Tonya Rivera

This will be my 6th season with Tampa Bay Fit. I have been married 20 yrs and we have 2 teenage boys. I work full-time as the Personal Lines Mgr at an Insurance Brokerage, I lead a couples group at my church and I am the secretary for the athletic boosters at Osceola High. Even with an extra busy schedule, Tampa Bay Fit has helped me find the “fun” in running and I am hoping to help others find that. 14 years ago at 29 years old I could not even jog a ¼ mile. I was 200lbs and knew I had to make a change. I am one of those people who LOVE to eat and who gets bored easily, so I always have to challenge myself to keep the weight off. 5 years ago I would have told you there was no way I could run a ½ marathon, but with the help of Tampa Bay Fit in Nov 2010,  I completed my 1st half marathon and that was just the beginning. I thank God everyday for giving me the ability to do this and I don’t take it for granted. I am honored to be an asst. coach for Tampa Bay Fit.