The Get Fit team is a group of dedicated, enthusiastic, and friendly experts who are committed to helping you Get Fit!


Karen, owner, is a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach and the 2009 president of the Lone Star Runners Club. A native New Mexican who settled in Amarillo in 1986, she holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Eastern New Mexico University and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Mid-Management Certification from West Texas A&M University. She was employed in the Texas

public school system for over 22 years as a coach, teacher, counselor, and administrator. An experienced runner, Karen has been competing in road and trail races since 2002 and was proud to add the Boston Marathon to her resume in April 2008 and 2010. Her passion for running has inspired her to open this store with the goal of helping our community to “Get Fit. Live Well.”


Positon with Get Fit: Co-Owner

Education/Background: BBA-Accounting; PharmD; both from Texas Tech University

Years Running: Off and On for 3 years

Favorite Race: Marine Corp Marathon

Running Accomplishment: To date, the MCM has been my biggest running accomplishment. Months of training and the discipline it required to complete was humbling for me. I absolutely loved seeing all of the Marines in their fatigues cheering us on. What an inspiration that these young people who could be deployed at any moment to put their lives on the line to defend our country were there cheering for me! Crazy!



Position with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/background: Computer Technology Amarillo College 1978

Years Running: 11 years

Running Goal: Run PD 50K and one marathon in 2014


Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: VPM Associate in Kinesiology, working on Bachelor of Athletic Training.

Years Running: Played soccer for 15 years

Favorite Race: Paul and Mike's Excellent Mile

Running Goal: run a half marathon with my dad

Favorite Quote: Never judge a run by the first mile. 



Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: B.A. WTAMU, Native New Mexican transplanted to Texas in 1989.

Years Running: Off and on for 13 years

Running Goal: Training for first Half Marathon

Favorite Running Quote: Exercise is good for your mind, body, and soul. Susie Michelle


Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: B.S. in Sports Exercise Science/Math and M.Ed. in Counseling both from WTAMU

Years Running: 20+

Favorite Race: Boston Marathon

Running Goal: Fortunate to run the Boston Marathon in 2001 and 2005. My goal is to qualify and run Boston again.



Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate and Get Fit Coach

Education/Background:Grew up in Canyon, Texas

Years Running: 5 years

Favorite Race: OKC Memorial Marathon and PD50K Trail Run

Running Memory: Jim once ran the OKC half marathon in jeans.

Running Goal: To Run a Boston Marathon



Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: Served in the military for 10 years, Currently attending college

Years Running: 12

Running Accomplishment: Completed Tough Mudder on October 26th, Completed Marine Corp Marathon on October 27th



Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Years Running: 10+ years

Running Goal: To eschew the gym and spend more time trail running.

Favorite Quote: "They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music."


Positon with Get Fit: Floor Manager

Education/Background: Associate in Medical Records Technology, Bachelor in Elementary Education, Minor in English

Years Running: 11 years

Favorite Race: Bolder Boulder

Running Goal: Boston Someday

Favorite Quote:“Motivation has to come from within.  I make up my mind to shoot for the moon. Even if I don’t make it, I’ll be among the stars.”



Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Texas Tech University, Masters in Public Heath from UNM

Years Running: 8 years

Favorite Race: St. George Marathon

Favorite Quote: "That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is". - Kara Goucher"


Andrea Blackmore

Positon with Get Fit: Sales Associate

Education/Background: B.S. Exercise Science Health Promotion

Years Running: 30 Years! Say What?!

Favorite Race: Chicago Marathon and Bataan Memorial Death March

Running Goals: To always enjoy running at any age and to run Boston one more time.

Favorite Quote: The miracle is not that I finished...The miracle is that I had the courage to start." John 'The Penguin' Bingham


Positon with Get Fit: Sales associate/Running Class Coach/Social Media 

Education/Background: Edu/background: grew up in NW PA. Studied art at Edinboro university. 

Years Running: 7 years

Favorite Race: Erie Marathon

Running Goal: to retire in the mountains so I can run the trails whenever I want. 

Favorite Quote: "Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Run Happy." - Margaret Lee Runbeck/Brooks slogan.



Positon with Get Fit: Mascot

Education/Background: Graduated from Pet Saver Academy

Years Running: 2-3 years, I'm not sure how old I am

Favorite Race: "Hot Dog"

Favorite Place to Run: My favorite place to run is at the dog park and when I got out and about with my people "kids".


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