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We provide professional running programs developed by experienced coaches to guide you through your training and help reach your running goals

Running Programs


Improve your running and reach your goals with your own structured training program and coach. All programs are create with your abilities and goals in mind as well as applying scientific training principles. Our dedicated coaches will be with you every step of the way to monitor your training and provide you with training feedback.

Training Plans


Get a race or distance specific 12 Week training plan. Improve your running and reach your goals with a structured training plan. All training plans will have been carefully created to get the best out of your training and includes easy to understand speed and interval sessions. 

Trail Running


Improve your running and reach your goals with a structured training program. All programs are create with your abilities and goals in mind as well as applying scientific training principles. Our dedicated coaches will be with you every step of the way to monitor your training and provide you with training feedback.

About Fitness From Africa

Fitness From Africa was  founded in 1998 by MarcĂ©l, a very competent runner with local and international racing experience at that stage. The  vision was to build and develop runners at all levels and take their fitness onto the tracks, roads and trail arenas of the world.


Since then we have had athletes participate in their multitudes not only in South Africa, but also most of the other continents, including the big city marathons like New York, Chicago, Boston, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin, Frankfurt, and also at the World Masters Athletics Championships in France, the Pasatore 100km, Great Wall of China marathon, and many, many more.


[ Client Testimonials ]


I've been running marathons and ultras for 5 years. I have always just been a "finisher"getting to the finish within t he time but not being able to run faster during the race, I decided to join FFA with one goal in mind - to run faster. After a few months my times over the 5km, 10km and 21 km all improved significantly. I love the track sessions, aimed at improving speed with a lot of variety and drills mixed into the sessions. With my program worked out to the include the races I want to target, this has helped me achieve my goals this year and with my times over the shorter distances getting faster, I'm excited to try get a PB on my next marathon.

Heidi Joubert

Trail runner

After the great results I had in the 2011 training with FFA I decided to up my game again this year as i prepared for my first Comrades as a "Grand Master". I found myself almost staring down the barrel of the 12 hour cut-off gun. Luckily I found my second wind after Cowies and managed to pick up the pace. That was when the months of training kicked in. I was in the zone. I had to dig deep to make up for lost time, but I made it in just under 11 hours. This was my 21st Comrades medal, and if it wasn't for FFA coaching I don't think I would have finished.

Peter Kisbey-Green

FFA runner

I started training with FFA in April 2016. I wanted to run a marathon as part of my bucket list and thought is would be nice to run 42km in the year I was turning 42! Training for a marathon was hard work, but nothing compared to the amazing feeling of crossing the finish line of my first marathon amid cheers and shouts from people who not only knew my name, but knew my journey. I have since completed 3 more marathons, 2 ultra marathons and numerous half marathons. I can confidently say the FFA program works. I have achieved more than I ever thought I could in my running and have learned a lot about myself. 

Lilian Lomosi

FFA runner

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