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Run the Mile you are in !

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But at Mile 1 Fitness, we make it fun — and we’ll help you find a fitness routine that works for your lifestyle and personal goals. Whether you want to work your core in one of our classes or pump iron on the bench, we’ve got what you need to get in shape and feel great. We were founded back in 2017 by Mark Higgins, to be a place where anyone can come and get a great workout. We want you to leave feeling better than ever. Showing up can be the hardest part. Let us take care of the rest.


Mark A Higgins 

Get Motivated, Be Motivated, Stay Motivated

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But at Mile 1 Fitness, we make it fun, the science understandable and give you the confidence you can achieve all while keeping you focused on your goals.



Mark represented the Irish Triathlon Team for 5 years during 1996 - 2001. During that time he raced many International Triathlon Union races including the ITU World Championships and the ETU European Championships. In 2001 he decided to go back to college and became a Physical Therapist 

Upon moving to the US in 2005 he become a Licensed Massage Therapist, Sports Performance Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. 


Train With the Best

I have been involved in fitness for as long as I can remember. From almost qualifying for the inaugural Olympic Triathlon in the 2000 Sydney Olympics to standing on podium in the Beijing Olympics sharing in the gold medal victory with the US Women's Soccer Team. In 2009 I decided to start back racing Triathlon and concentrated in Long Distance Triathlons. I have raced countless Ironman 70.3s, Marathon and Full Ironman Races. Qualifying 3 times for Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii, 70.3 World Championships, ITU World Triathlon Championships and the world famous Boston Marathon

  Results Include:

4th Place 2009 Ironman70.3 Steelhead

1st Place Overall 2013 Half Ironman Effingham (*Course Record)

2nd Place Overall 2013 Galena Triathlon

1st 2016 Route 66 Half Ironman (*Course Record)

5th Place In age group  2015 ITU World Championship 

9th Place Overall 2015 Louisville Ironman

2nd place 2017 in Ironman Mont Tremblant  

3rd place 2019 Ironman Chattanooga 


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