Fitness Expert * Speaker * Spokesperson *TV Personality * Author * Publisher
Fitz Koehler is a fitness innovator with a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida, who has been teaching fitness around the globe for over two decades. She’s president of Fitzness International LLC, a fitness company that specializes in fitness education via mass media, and fitness programming for children (Morning Mile). Along with teaching to millions in person via corporate speaking engagements and seminars in over a dozen countries…Fitz has promoted fitness through every avenue of mass media; books, television, films, radio, magazines, journals and online. Fitz’s mission is to tack ten years on to everyone’s life she comes across. Fitzness is not only an aggressive force in the worldwide push to increase health; Fitz has created a brand. Fitzness is a gimmick free, innovative, concise, fun and attainable form of fitness.
TV Personality: Fitz frequents national outlets like The Daily Buzz and Daytime TV regularly while appearing on FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC network affiliates over 200 times. She also regularly fills in as cohost of the nationally syndicated talk show, Emotional Mojo.
Corporate Spokesperson. Fitz has served to tie several Fortunate 500 companies to healthy living as a proud spokesperson or brand ambassador for corporations including: NuStep, Office Depot, Oakley, Tropicana, Everlast, Therafit and more. Known as a true expert, (honest, educated and experienced) who never sells out on the consumer by pushing phony or ineffective products. Her list of previous clients demonstrates, Fitz only works with the best – companies she truly believes in and audiences respond to that.
The Morning Mile. Fitz is changing the health of the next generation with her creation and widespread implementation of this before-school walking/running program, which allows students to begin each day in an active, healthy and fun way. The results have been spectacular so far with the children of 180+ schools completing almost TWO MILLION MILES! Fitzness International LLC is excited to have spread this energizing and effective program throughout the United States, Canada and Japan.
Speaker. Fitz brings a truckload of passion and the masterful art of coercion to the podium. She likes to joke that she has a PhD in harassment, but the fact is … when Fitz talks, people respond! She speaks on a variety of health and fitness related topics, does keynotes, speaks to athletes and can customize her message to fit your needs. She also speaks at universities to help college students choose the right career path and how to excel in any profession. Her client list includes: Disney, Tropicana, Sports Authority, NY Life, Nordstrom, runDisney, Big Sur Marathon, Unilever, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Moffitt Cancer Center, Everlast, the University of Florida and more.
Race Announcer. Fitz works the microphone to organize, excite and launch race participants off for both the smallest and largest distances! Managing and supporting crowds of 25,000+ and then welcoming each runner, cyclist or triathlete back through each finish line is one of her favorite things to do. She also serves as expo MC and educational/motivational speaker during race weekends. Past events include: Big Sur Marathon and Half Marathon, OC Marathon Weekend, Long Beach Marathon Weekend, Detroit Women’s Half Marathon Weekend, Battle Frog and more.
FLIP FLOP ABS. Fitz’s core training DVD hit the market in December of 2013 and has achieved tremendous critical and sales success. This Fitzness International production includes three 12-15 core workouts designed to hit your core at every angle leaving it dazed, confused, lean and strong. Through a unique series of innovative planks, side-planks, bridges and crunches, this workout targets the abs, hips, low back and glutes in an unprecedented way. With 100% five-star reviews on Amazon, these workouts are guaranteed to please.
Author. Fitz’s book The Everything Flat Belly Cookbook: 300 Quick and Easy Recipes to help drop the belly fat and tone your abs (Everything (Cooking))published by Adams Media hit shelves early in 2009 and was one of the highest ranked books on Amazon.com. She’s publisher of the popular online fitness magazine Fitzness.com, and has published over 2,000 articles as a freelance writer for many major news organizations.
Celebrity Trainer and Journalist. Fitz has worked with hundreds of the biggest stars in television, radio, film and sports. Brooke Shields, Christina Applegate, Donnie Osmond, Cameron Mathison, The Wiggles, Vanessa Williams, Venus Williams, Carl Lewis, dozens of Olympians and more have trained with Fitz or taken time to share their personal fitness story and suggestions with her audience. She’s an effective trainer to those of any status and a trusted journalist famous faces enjoy working with.
Athlete. Fitz has appeared on ESPN several times as a result of her prestige as a competitive full-contact kickboxer. She’s retired from fighting, but enjoys water sports and running distance races as a more easy breezy form of fitness.
Awards. Winning the University of Florida’s “Outstanding Young Alumni” award in 2011 was an incredible honor, which continually leaves her beaming with Gator Pride. In 2013, Fitz received the “Community Leader” Award by the President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She was also recognized with the YMCA “Sportswoman of the Year” and Business in the Heart of Florida Magazine’s “40 Under 40” award.
Charitable work. Most important to Fitz is her time spent working with nonprofits and children. Over the years, she’s spoken, performed and written for amazing organizations such as: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Girl Scouts of America, March of Dimes and more. She’s also very grateful for the regular opportunities with UF’s College of Health and Human Performance and College of Journalism to give back by speaking to students and hosting interns. Fitz is a Leadership Council Member for the University of Florida’s Diabetes Institute.