Fit & Able Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served Cary and the greater Triangle area since 1997. Our mission is to promote health, fitness, and wellness in the community and we pursue our mission through a variety of activities, including more than 15 athletic events that also benefit other local charitable causes and an all-season, all-ages training program. With everything we do we encourage athletes of all ages, skill levels, and abilities to participate and do their best! Fit & Able’s events, teams, and programs are open to the general public – children, adults, seniors, families, and sometimes even pets.
A Brief History
You might not believe it but “Fit & Able” goes way back to 1984 when Mike Wright Colopy created a cartoon short story about a husband (“Fit”) and wife (“Able”) who took control of their destinies and reclaimed their health. Those characters perfectly illustrated the Fit & Able philosophy. No matter how old you are or what shape you’re in, it’s never too late to take control of the healthy life you deserve. And, transformative journeys are always better when someone travels that road with you!
Fit & Able really came to life in 1996 when the Wright Colopy family moved to Cary. That year the CDC released a report ranking states by youth obesity rate: North Carolina was dead last. Worried about the unhealthy environment she was introducing her own young kids, Travis and Glen, to Coach Alisa went into action. Combining her long background in public health programming and elite competitive racing, she set herself to getting kids and their families moving again. Coach Alisa knew that she couldn’t turn things around for everyone across the entire state. But she believed that she could have a positive impact on her own local community. Even if it was just one kid at a time, she would help them take hold of the healthy lifestyle they needed.
The earliest programs started while she working at the Cary Family YMCA as the youth fitness coordinator. These programs quickly grew into Team Fit & Able, a youth triathlon training team, and, as they say, the rest is history.
For over 20 years Fit & Able has continued to build a healthier community one person at a time through organizing creative events and programs.