We are a group of individuals with a common goal and a sense of solidarity towards improving our fitness levels. Although we do conduct other forms of training activities, we are predominantly a distance running group (ranging 5 km and above). Our training sessions cater for everyone, no matter what their shape, size or fitness level is. Whether one is looking to get started on the fitness journey for the first time or is looking to push their performance to the next level, they will find our team very inspiring, motivating and positively challenging.
Although the group is growing and the diversity in fitness levels is significant, we plan our training sessions in such a way that participants are able to focus on their goals based on what they want to achieve under the auspices of team spirit. By coming together and spurring each other, we help each other to break down the numerous barriers associated with individual training. On our longer distance runs, we have pacers and support crew who give encouragement to runners and help with refreshments respectively.
We train almost every day of the week from different locations although we have taken the Arcades Shopping Centre as our main base because at least three days of our runs each week are conducted from there.
Lusaka Fitness Squad has either been involved or simply influenced the start of fitness squads in a number of towns across the country, as well as satellite fitness squads within Lusaka. We summarize ourselves as a group of individuals who run so others can run too.