Our Coaches


Gladys Ciarallo

Assistant Coach - Yellow Half Group

I was never a fan of running. In fact, I was never a fan of any physical activity, even in high school.

I was engaged with running back in 2010 during a birthday party. Yes, a birthday party. It was a challenge from a tri athlete fellow, who challenged a group of friends to train for a half marathon. I was excited with the group activity but the running. I was pretty good doing the training, while I was gaining strength and endurance.
Few months later, the race day! I have to admit, that I will never forget the time I crossed my first finish line… at that time I realized about the big accomplishment. It was worth the effort!

After all the excitement and emotions following my first race, I decided to Join USA Fit Cypress in 2011. Initially, the driver was to keep challenging myself, but I also found an amazing group of people that make me enjoy every run. As a team, we pushed and support each other, something that seems to be “contagious” once you join the group.

Six years later, 26 half marathons and many 5Ks and 10Ks, I can say I’m a proud RUNNER who is constantly looking to improve and for new goals.

Now, I’m excited to share my experience and help others to achieve their goals!