Meet Fitz Koehler. This woman is a powerhouse. And if you are a runner, then you most likely have heard her voice before. She is one of the premier race announcers in the country. We are talking about some of the largest and most prestigious races like the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, and the DC Wonder Woman Run Series. Fitz is also a TV personality, corporate spokesperson, speaker, author, celebrity trainer, journalist, and most recently a breast cancer survivor. In this episode, Fitz discusses her journey on how she was not going to let cancer stop her and it didn't. She also shares tidbits from her book, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, where she kept it real 100%. Connect with Fitz:Website: www.fitzness.comBook: https://fitzness-store.myshopify.com/Instagram: Fitz Koehler (@fitzness) • Instagram photos and videos
Conquering Breast Cancer While Balancing A Fitness Lifestyle With Fitz Koehler
WE Have Cancer
On this episode of WE Have Cancer, fitness guru Fitz Koehler joins Lee to discuss her journey with breast cancer. When it comes to cancer, it can happen to anyone - even those with a perfectly healthy lifestyle. That was the case for Fitz, who through early detection and a no-holds-barred attitude, has managed to make it through stronger than ever.Guest biography: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, announcing marathons, and been participating in fitness for decades. With her unique cancer journey, she took her experience and authored a book explaining the gory, nitty-gritty details of breast cancer and everything that comes with it.Table of contents:From A Clean Mammogram To A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Fitz had always been adamant about getting cancer examinations and checkups because if there was a chance that she could have cancer, she’d want to know as soon as possible. In late December of 2018, she walked out of her mammogram with no signs indicating anything was going on. Less than 7 weeks later, she felt an itch under her breast during a self-breast examination. Within 30 seconds, she called and made an appointment. Days after that, she was told she not only had a tumor but also several hard swollen lymph nodes.Chemotherapy Within 3 Weeks After Discovering Breast Cancer After a biopsy and a diagnosis, specialists went back to look at Fitz’s scan from the previous December. The doctors took Fitz’s concern seriously as they realized that it was fast-moving breast cancer that was developing quickly and rapidly. Less than three weeks after finding the lump, Fitz had started treatment. Her official diagnosis was ductal carcinoma, stage 2 breast cancer.Two Years Breast Cancer FreeFitz considers the type of breast cancer that she had to be a fairly curable type of breast cancer in the scope of things. First diagnosed in 2019, she finished chemotherapy Mid-May of 2020 after 15 months, 33 rounds of radiation, and several surgeries. Currently, Fitz is in cancer-free remission.Friends And Family Reaction To DiagnosisWhen Fitz found herself diagnosed with breast cancer, not only was she surprised, but her family and friends were floored. She was dedicated to fitness, so it didn’t make sense. Her kids were resilient, despite worrying about their mother, and Fitz felt the need to remain strong as a parent for her kids as she fought. As for her fans, they were more surprised than anything. Fitz got up and hosted some of the largest running events in the US and was heavily involved in marathons and running. She was always perceived as loud and strong in front of thousands of people on stage.Chemotherapy Hair Loss And Publicly Announcing Breast CancerFitz was worried about chemotherapy hair loss, not because it was her identity, but because it was something that she enjoyed. As she was going through chemotherapy, she was traveling and announcing marathons. With her hair loss starting to show as she stood up in front of thousands of people, she found that she could no longer hide it. Fitz posted a video to her social media, explaining that she had cancer and that she was going to look different, but that she was fine. Eventually, she shaved her head with her family.Parenting With Breast CancerAs Fitz was going through her cancer treatment, she had the mindset of never letting her kids see her cry. She tried to be as happy as possible - but this meant she cried in private. It got harder as her treatment ramped up and became more intense, and she had friends and neighbors drive her kids to school and take them to places. She decided to not let her kids come with her to her treatment appointments so that they didn’t have to see the other sick patients. During this time she relied heavily on her husband to not only support her but the kids too.My Noisy Cancer Come Back Fitz is famous for being loud, unapologetically herself, and bossy when it comes to fitness. She is famous for making a happy noise, and that’s how she wanted to handle cancer. As soon as she was diagnosed, she decided that she was not going to give up on any of her events, or any special time with her kids. She wanted to truly live her life with cancer, and a lot of suffering was spent off of the stage and behind the scenes. After her cancer journey, she wanted to write a book that shed light on things that she experienced through treatment that wasn’t often talked about.Trying To Exercise During TreatmentFitz’s fitness journey during and after treatment started with Fitz from wiggling in a pool to walking up a hill near her home. Despite being knocked out of exercise for a while, she feels like she’s made progress and gradually increases without hurting herself. After chemotherapy when she really could go back into the gym and start building up her strength, she was so proud. It was not only a physical outlet but a mental outlet. It took a while for Fitz to build her fitness and strength up to where she is today, but she is proud of the journey and where she ended up.Links mentioned in the show:Fitz Koehler’s Website: Fitzness.comFitz’s Book: My Noisy Cancer ComebackSubscribe to the “WE Have Cancer” Podcast -Follow WE Have Cancer on Social Media:Like our Facebook pageJoin our private Facebook groupFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on LinkedInKnow someone touched by cancer who has an inspiring story? Email Lee
🍿 Perfection Isn't An Option🎤 with guest Fitz Koehler 🔥 Professional Speaker and Race Announcer 🔥 Author of "My Noisy Cancer Comeback" 🔥 Breast Cancer Survivor👆🏻 In this episode, you'll hear Fitz talk about how to thrive even when you're fighting for your life. Fitz will tell you how to overcome your fear in business and create winning scenarios for yourself and your team.Visit Www.Fitzness.com for a copy of her book "My Noisy Cancer Comeback" available in ebook, audiobook, or get a signed copy in paper or hardback.
Fitz Koehler - Fitness Expert & Breast Cancer Survivor | Creating Opportunities in Life & Getting What You Want
Fearless Freedom with Dr. G
Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S. of Fitzness.com is one of the most prominent and compelling fitness experts and race announcers in America. As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, DC Wonder Woman Run Series, and more, she brings big structure, energy, and joy to sports. She’s passionate about guiding others to live better and longer through her company, Fitzness®. She’s appeared on national media outlets and has worked as a spokesperson and speaker for corporations like Disney, Tropicana, Oakley, and Office Depot. Fitz has also inspired millions of kids to get active through her successful school running/walking program, The Morning Mile®. Her memoir, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, was released in October 2020 and has become the go-to source of inspiration for thriving for surviving cancer. Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, animals, hugs, sarcasm, and travel. She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and two kids. Find Fitz at Fitzness.com and follow @Fitzness on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook. _______ Hello Fearless Freedom tribe! This was the episode that almost didn’t happen because I SLEPT IN!! Yes, that’s right. I’m so thankful Fitz was able to record with me later than planned. She received a public verbal apology on the podcast but I just need to write it out all over again. Even though I’m 3 months in with our move to Guam, I’m still randomly struck by the drastic transition of the time zones. Oh boy! So, to you, my tribe, thank you for being here with me. Thank you for listening, subscribing, and sharing the podcast with your friends. You really are helping make this podcast a success! _______ I could shout this from the rooftops and you may feel like I have said this too many times, but I truly love podcasting and I truly love uplifting others. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to check out the podcasts from the amazing women who launched podcasts after taking the Podcasting Launch Course for Professionals. It was such a privilege to witness this process as they brought their podcast visions to life. I’m so proud of each of them. Show them some love by subscribing, leaving a 5-star rating, sharing, and leaving a positive comment. (If you work with me in my course or done-for-you service to get your podcast launched, I’d be honored to share your podcast with the world just as I am for the podcasts highlighted below.) The Single Well Podcast (Formerly Pivot & Bloom) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1150310 The Drama-Free Workplace with Patti Perez https://bit.ly/DramaFreeWorkplace Living at Your Finest https://www.buzzsprout.com/1202669 Ignite Your PowHer https://igniteyourpowher.buzzsprout.com/ _________ RESOURCES: Looking to start a podcast? Now is a great time to do just that! Check out the free podcast launch masterclass I created to see if starting a podcast is a match for you. http://bit.ly/podcastinglaunchmasterclass Are you too busy to participate in a facilitated course but still want to get your show started? The Podcast in a Box is for you! You provide the audio for your first 5 five shows to launch with a bang, we do the REST. http://bit.ly/doneforyoupodcasting Are you a podcast host or have the desire to be a podcast guest? You will want to check out PodMatch, a free service that automatically matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews. Here’s my invite link: http://bit.ly/joinpodmatch Get off the fear fence today. Your tribe is waiting to hear your voice!
I start the Cancer stories season in a noisy way sharing my friend Fitz Koehler's story. Fitz is one of America's prominent race announcers as the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Buffalo Marathon, DC Wonder Woman & Batman Run Series, OC Marathon, Carlsbad Marathon, Long Beach Marathon, Monterey Bay Half, San Diego Half, Encinitas Half, St Pete Runfest, Surfing Madonna - World Record for Largest Beach Run, Savannah Women's Half, Mermaid Half & 5k and more and she has worked with The DBZ, Daytime TV, Emotional Mojo and regional network affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX Fitz is also the founder of the Morning Mile a programme that is aimed at combatting childhood obesity by getting children to put one foot in front of another for 20-45mins at the start of each day . On this episode Fitz talks about: 👉 Her compelling role as a fitness expert; 👉Her job and passion as a noisy race announcer making everyone at any race feel like a winner, pouring love on them; 👉Welcoming them to the finish line and celebrating achievements on different levels; 👉Her experience with breast cancer which was diagnosed less than seven weeks after a clean mammogram; 👉How she felt her story was going to be so tragic ; 👉How she had 16 months of aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatments 👉The weird side effects her aggressive chemotherapy had on her that she had not expected ; 👉Her adventures zigzagging across the USA, hosting twenty two massive races during her treatments; 👉How she felt inspired to share her cancer story in her book 'My noisy cancer comeback' ; 👉How her choice to stay positive in spite of everything that was going in her life impacted on her recovery journey ; 👉She also shares practical tips that got her through this period in her life; 👉She shared how her friends family, fans and her running community and race mums helped her; 👉She talked about different instances when strangers helped her ; 👉She described how to do a self examination to check for unusual growths in both men and women ; You can order a copy of her book My noisy cancer comeback at Fitzness Store (myshopify.com) Fitz is available on Instagram Fitz Koehler (@fitzness) Download, share and subscribe, leave comments ,and follow this podcast via platforms accessible on The meademusing's Podcast You can also follow us on our social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @Meademusings. Love what we are doing? Support us on buy me a coffee TheMeadeMusings (buymeacoffee.com
Being noisy and bossy in business with Fitz Koehler.
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 decades.She’s the 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. http://www.fitzness.com/blog/meet-fitz/ Everybody! #BeGoodDoGood, #BeGoodDoGood, #BeGoodDoGood….. For more info, listen below.Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Biz4GoodShow, LinkedIn and please email us at email@example.com with suggestions, concerns, or reviews. “It’s not just a podcast, it’s a movement”
Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S. is one of the most prominent and compelling fitness experts and race announcers in America. As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, DC Wonder Woman Run Series, and more, she brings big structure, energy, and joy to sport. She’s passionate about guiding others to live better and longer through her company, Fitzness®. She’s appeared on national media outlets and worked with corporations like Disney, Tropicana, Oakley and Office Depot. Fitz has also inspired millions of kids to get active through her successful school running/walking program, The Morning Mile®. Her second book, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, was released in October 2020 and has been welcomed with fantastic sales and reviews. Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, animals, hugs, sarcasm, and travel. Fitzness.com #raceannouncer #fitzness #author #fitz #fitness #mcnook #freetimefreespill #somethingforeveryone
144. Noisy Cancer Comeback with Race Announcer Fitz Koehler
Power Up Your Performance: Your Fitness Motivation and Guide to Movement for Empowerment, Confidence, and Resilience
As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, DC Wonder Woman Run Series, and more, Fitz Koehler brings big structure, energy, and joy to sport. She’s passionate about guiding others to live better and longer through her company, Fitzness®. In this episode, we talked about what it was like to travel the US announcing races while enduring the biggest battle of her life. She is able to find the humor in her breast cancer story, telling the story as if she's the star of your favorite sitcom. We also talked about the importance of early intervention in cancer treatment and other health conditions and how the pandemic is affecting health. We talked resilience, youth fitness and running, and we talked about her book, My Noisy Cancer Comeback, which is a triumphant tale, revealing the details of her 16-month breast cancer battle, all while zigzagging across the United States announcing massive running events. Episode Sponsor: Iris Digital Media Group Iris Digital Media Group helps small businesses with social media strategy and content creation to help small business owners shine a light on their big ideas. We create social media content and videos for websites and sales presentations, in addition to helping businesses with website creation and YouTube set up. Contact us to learn more about how we help small businesses. Connect with today's guest, Fitz Koehler Website Book Facebook Instagram ***** Resources Train with Kim: https://www.crushingmygoals.com/Train-with-Kim Endurance training is not one-size-fits-all. Sign up for Kim's mailing list to receive emails, tips, and resources that will help you be a stronger, more resilient athlete. Additional links: Kim's website: www.crushingmygoals.com Kim's Instagram Power of Run Facebook Contact Kim at CoachKim@ThePowerofRun.com
Can you imagine being healthy and fit your whole life... you eat healthy, exercise, and even your career is all about fitness... and then you get a cancer diagnosis?! This is what happened to one of USA's most sought-after running event announcers, Fitz Koehler.My Noisy Cancer Comeback takes you through Fitz experience with breast cancer starting with a clear mammogram about 3 months prior to finding a lump in her breast. In the first chapter she describes her life as being a dream come true. Her work is a passion, she is in a healthy relationship, and has two healthy thriving children. By contrast, the second chapter is titled “I’m Definitely Dying”. Fitz takes us through he journey, in chronological order, from the moment she finds a lump and calls her doctor, to chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, more chemotherapy, and then trying to recover her fitness and getting rid of “chemo butt” in the remaining 16 chapters. Although Fitz is a very positive person, she describes in great detail the emotional roller coaster that she tried to keep somewhat private while it was happening.Big thank you to Fitz for responding to our request, and for spending time with us to record this episode. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book, Fitz will personally sign any hard or soft cover copies purchased directly from her website: http://www.fitzness.com/blog/ Any feedback or suggestions on this review or any of our other podcast episodes would be greatly welcomed. Leave us a review using your favorite podcast player or contact us on social media.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runningbookreviews/Twitter: https://twitter.com/reviews_runningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningbookreviews/Podcast webpage: https://runningbookreviews.buzzsprout.com
This week, I sit down with Fitz Koehler of The Fitzness Show, and author of the book My Noisy Cancer Comeback.On her podcast, Fitz talks about the smart, crazy, effective and fun stuff in fitness. Fitz is also an author and TV personality, and has an incredible story to share about her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent journey, which we talk about in this episode. Topics up for discussion this week include:why it's important that her podcast is a fun endeavourwhy she only puts out episodes when she has something to saywhy she doesn't get starstruck when working with celebritieshow male celebrities can often be under more pressure than female celebrities to look a certain waywhy doing something that won't hurt you is keyhow she came to discuss getting a husband with her teenage daughterhow she's trying to share some of her mom's teachings with her daughter, while still respecting space and room to growwhy she isn't afraid to drop the angry mom card on her son if neededwhy she started the Morning Mile fitness program for kids around the world why her diagnosis with breast cancer was not going to deter her from continuing the way she lived her lifehow she wasn't expecting the sheer amount of chemotherapy and toxic treatment she underwentwhy being loud about her cancer and treatment gave Fitz her formula to survivewhy she took the raw and honest approach when it came to her book about her cancer journey why she has big plans for her podcast and other programs in 2021why Chris Hemsworth would be a dream fitness clientSettle back for a fun, engaging, moving, and uplifting chat about motivation and finding your formula to survive.Connect with Fitz:Fitzness.comThe Fitzness ShowMy Noisy Cancer ComebackThe Morning Mile ProgramInstagramFacebookTwitterContact me: firstname.lastname@example.orgMy equipment:RODE PodMicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen Audio InterfaceTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewing