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Elite Racing is designed to help your athlete become a better runner, by focusing on:

  • Proper running form, technique and biomechanics

  • Strengthening major running muscles

  • Agility & balance drills

  • First step explosion

  • Lengthening stride

  • Improved reaction time

  • Acceleration 

During this program, your athlete will have the opportunity to compete for ELITE RACING at local running events, USATF sanctioned races and Junior Olympics!  Here, they will learn about race strategy, pacing, pushing through discomfort, and gain confidence in their running ability.

All Elite Racing programs are instructed by fitness professionals led by Lisa Ziemba, MA.




Lisa has been working in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She received a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education/Sports Science degree from the University of Vermont in May 1984 while playing varsity soccer and track and field. During her senior year at UVM, Lisa was offered an internship at Twin Oaks Club, one of the largest fitness facilities in the East. That summer, after graduating, she was promoted to Assistant Fitness Director. Two years later she was promoted again to Fitness Director, where she held that position, until moving to California in 1990.

In her 20’s Lisa was introduced to the sport of triathlon! From that moment on she was hooked! She moved to San Diego to pursue her triathlon endeavors and continue her education in the Sports Medicine Graduate Program at SDSU where she received a Masters degree in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine.

After moving to California, Lisa worked as a Personal Fitness Trainer, attended school and trained for triathlons. In 1992, she started Elite Fitness, a personal fitness training company, working with adults and children. Many of her clients were elite adult athletes as well as Nationally ranked high school and college athletes. Lisa has extensive training and experience in personal fitness training, kid’s fitness, sports conditioning and coaching.

In 2006, she founded Elite Racing a development program designed to help athletes become better runners by focusing on various disciplines of running.

Lisa is a USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coach.

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