Submitted by: Cindy Royed

's Success Story

"Running with Cindy and her group for the 2010 Surf City Half Marathon was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Cindy is an amazing coach and provided our team with endless amounts of training knowledge and support; she motivated each of us to do our personal best and was with us every step of the way...literally. Crossing the finish line alongside all the wonderful and inspirational women I trained with felt like such an accomplishment, and it was a moment I will never forget. Thank you for everything Cindy!"
- Melissa

"I have known Cindy about 1 1/2 years. As a person Cindy has a way of making you challenge yourself physically and emotionally. I now have done 3 1/2 marathons since Oct.2009 and I am still wanting to do more. I had not ran for 10 years-because of Cindy I have gotten out of my comfort zone and loving it. We get better with age as long as you keep moving. There is so much to say about you Cindy and your programs--I could go on and on."
- Cathy Jo
"I began training with Fitness at the Core in the summer of 2009. I saw that a running group was starting with an ultimate goal of completing the Long Beach half marathon in October. Although I was in pretty good shape, I had never run a day in my life, I was the girl who would walk the moment the PE teacher turned their back, but I had always wanted to try running and I thought that working with a group, like Fitness at the Core, would be a great way to start. I had no idea what I was in for, as it turns out running is different than any other workout I had tried. I had to learn how to run and if I had been forced to do it alone, I would have given up the first week. Cindy was awesome, she was so supportive and attentive she made sure that I went slowly and gave me realistic, attainable goals which made me feel successful every time I went out. Not only did I complete the Long Beach half but I went on to run the Surf City half, the Seal Beach 10k, and the San Francisco half. Thanks to Cindy and Fitness at the Core I have a new hobby. I love to run it's a great way to clear your mind and appreciate nature running has become a regular part of my life and I am very thankful for that."
- Carolyn G.: Seal Beach, CA

"Under Cindy's passionate and injury-free style of training I was able to reach my fitness goals of completing several half marathons. I was never a runner but with Cindy, I learned how to train safely and I did it injury-free! She takes the time to understand your goals and your challenges and helps you work through them but while pushing gently to train smart. I would call her style as balanced training! "
- Veronica K.