Training Young Champions
Competitive Cross Country
Junior Olympics
Off-Season Training and conditioning

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Summer Camps
Jul - Aug
Competitive XC
Aug - Oct
Junior Olympic XC
Oct - Dec
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Our Mission

Training Young Champions
The mission of Fit180 ATHLETICS is to provide young athletes with age appropriate training and coaching; Guiding them with healthy choices, proper training technique and sportsmanlike competitive strategies.


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Our Programs


Competitive Middle School XC Program

  • Aug - Oct
  • Grades 6th - 8th
  • 8-Week Program
  • Pre-Conditioning Available
  • RRCA Certified Coaches

$80 | $159 | $219

Junior Olympics

USATF Junior Olympics XC Program

  • Oct - Dec
  • Ages 9 and up
  • 8-Week Progam
  • USATF Competition
  • RRCA Certified Coaches



Athletic Conditioning for Spring Sports

  • Jan - Feb
  • Ages 8-14
  • 4-Week Program
  • Two Locations
  • RRCA Certified Coaches

$ 119


Professional Training for 5k Road Race Series

  • Mar - Apr
  • Ages 8 and Up
  • 8-Week Program
  • 2-Days A Week
  • Two Locations
  • RRCA Certified Coaches

$ 145


Post-Season Junior Olympics Track Program

  • May - Jun
  • Ages 9 and up
  • 8-Week Program
  • 3-Days A Week
  • USATF Events
  • RRCA Certified Coaches

$ 210


Post-Season Junior Olympics Track Program

  • Summer
  • Ages 9 and up
  • 1-Week Camps
  • 2-3 hours/day
  • 3 Locations
  • All Fitness Levels

Starting $119

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muscle build
  • 10:00 - 10:45
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yoga beginners
  • 11:00 - 11:45
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Our Coaches


RRCA Level II Certified Coach - AFAA Certified Personal Trainer - AFPA Certified Nutrition Consultant

Lisa Sluiter

Lisa Sluiter has enjoyed competitive running for over 20 years, competing in everything from 5k’s to Marathons; triathlons to adventure races. She has a passion for life and a wide range of experience that uniquely qualifies her as a professional running coach and personal trainer. She is certified as a personal trainer, running coach, nutrition consultant, and FMS (Functional Movement System) specialist. Lisa also...



Chris Barajas

Chris Barajas has enjoyed many successful years as a dedicated head coach for the Weddington Middle School cross country team. His charismatic coaching style has inspired hundreds of young runners that he’s coached over the years. His love for the sport and competition is contagious and evident to everyone he’s around. Coach Barajas began...


ASSISTANT COACH - AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Karen Wood

A mother of two girls, competitive runner and triathlete, Karen has been competing for over 10 years and has completed five Ironman triathlons. Her love and passion for running and racing is further evident in the long list of triathlons and marathons including the Boston Marathon. Her Christian faith being a guiding principal, Karen loves to take the gift she has been given and transfer the skills and...


Assistant Coach - USAT Triathlon Level One Coaching Certificate

Steve Hall

When it comes to endurance sports, Steve has established a reputation in the Charlotte area for his ability to help the athletes reach their potential. He has competed in all ranges of triathlons, including the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, as well as endurance running events, and the Eco Challenge Primal Quest. With his experience in the military, Steve has developed a coaching style with structure and accuracy, and has infused his unique ability to motivate and inspire each of his...


Assistant Coach

Joe Hussey

Lorem Joe Hussey began running competitively in sixth grade. He performed in Junior Olympics for three years, qualifying for the National JO Champions for two consecutive years. He continued competitive racing until 2016 when he decided he would try his hand at coaching. Joe assistant coaches for Cuthbertson MS and more recently joined Fit180 as an assistant coach. He is a great example and mentor that has a powerful connection with young athletes.


Assistant Coach - RRCA Certified Run Coach

Emily Erwin

Emily Erwin has been an avid runner for over 26 years and has a great passion and love for the sport. One of her greatest passions is supporting local races that raise money for cancer research. She was a coach for. the Isabella Santos Dream Team for two years. Emily has run many half and full marathons, while her greatest running accomplishment was running the Boston Marathon.

Latest Fit180 News

5k Results: Dash for Down Syndrome

March 24, 2018 by Jack (1) Comments

Fit180 Supported the 2018 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome, with 21 of our Runfit athletes on Saturday March 24.  This was a first 5k…

12 Weeks to Peak

February 16, 2018 by Lisa Sluiter (0) Comments

Did you know it takes 12 weeks for your body to fully acclimate to a particular training base?  Another way of saying that is,…

Marissa Bosland: USATF All-American Champion

December 9, 2017 by Jack (0) Comments

Marissa Bosland Tallahassee, FL- 2017 Event: 3,000 USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships Time: 11:33 (PR) Place: 22nd out of 369 Not to be…

Nate Jaster: USATF All-American Champion

December 9, 2017 by Jack (0) Comments

Nate Jaster Tallahassee, FL- 2017 Event: 4,000 USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships Time: 13:06 (PR) Place: 15th out of 401 A very full…

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What People are Saying

  • Fit 180 has it all. Coaches who are very personable bring the kids together as a team, not just a group. Athletes are given goals to reach, and motivated to do their best! The team’s personal bests and race results have shown how the coaches teach and motivate the kids. Thanks Fit 180!

    Fit180 Has It All

    (Leah, )

  • We were extremely impressed with the quality of coaching and the overall training program. [My son] learned about stretching, speed drills, and endurance training. The coaches facilitated and fostered a wonderful team environment – teaching each athlete what it means to both contribute to the overall team performance and support other team members.

    Quality of Coaching

    (Danna, )

  • The program offers top notch training from coaches with years of experience. They then apply it to the kids at their level. My boys were encouraged not only by the coaches but also by their peers. They loved every minute of their cross-country and junior Olympic experiences.

    Top Notch Training

    (Krissy, )

  • “We love Fit180’s goal-oriented, personal approach to fitness training. As our daughter learns nutrition, running and technique, she is also developing great friendships on her team. The coaches are excellent role models and take a holistic approach to running and fitness. Our daughter has felt empowered and a sense of accomplishment as she sees her hard work and responsible choices pay off. This is a wonderful program.”

    Goal Oriented, Personal Approach

    (Patricia, )

  • Thank you coaches!
    Not just for a great season of coaching but
    for all the life skills, character building, and self discovery
    that this opportunity is providing!
    Thanks Fit180!

    Skills, Character & Discovery

    (Stephanie, )


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