Our Coaches

Stephen Kinnison

Assistant Coach - Orange Half Marathon

My background did not include running. Matter of fact, I disliked running. You could even argue that I hated running.

Being a bigger guy, I stayed away from running and focused on weightlifting. It was a more natural fit. Even being a member of the track team in high school, I found ways to stay out of races and focused on the strength events.

A couple of years ago, after having achieved my iron-pumping goals, I found my self staring at 270 pounds. I needed a new goal and a new challenge. So I decided I would tackle the hardest thing I could think of: running. I only had plans to get to the point of running a 5K, but then I met USA FIT Cypress. One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew, I was training for a marathon.

I struggled. I almost gave up. But the coaches kept encouraging me. And November of 2010, I finished the San Antonio Marathon. I went from barely able to run two miles to running 26.2.

After the challenges I went through, I knew I had to come back to help others. So, here I am, enjoying running and hoping to help someone else enjoy running.