Fitness / Running Coach

When Bridgette started running over twenty (20) years ago, she would have never imagined what lied ahead. She simply started running to eliminate excess body fat. But, something extraordinary happened on her journey. Because of the transformation she made (emotionally, mentally, and physically) she wanted to help others achieve the same. She began to understand that running had become a part of God’s plan to elevate her to a position where she could make a difference in the lives of others.

In the early 2000s, she created an organization called MAC Fitness (Making-A-Commitment to Fitness) which was focused on encouraging and empowering others through a structured walk/run program to incorporate walking and/or running into their daily lives to facilitate healthier lifestyle changes.  Little did she know her program had caught the attention of another running program in the community that wanted to increase their representation of minority runners. In 2003, She partnered with Luke’s Locker (in Dallas) and USA Fit in an effort to attract more minorities to run as a healthy lifestyle option.


She progressed to served as a walk/run coach for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s Team Challenge program. In 2010, when Walton A. Taylor, MD, FACS was looking to add a physical fitness component to his “All About Life Breast Health Center” program in Dallas, TX, Bridgette was selected to designed a program that focused the program participants’ attention on healthy eating and physical activity.



Bridgette is the author of five books, Imagine Living Healthier: Mind, Body, and Soul, Destined to Live Healthier: Mind, Body, and Soul, Broken In Plain Sight, The Chip Maker, and Yes! I Am Fed Up. Now What? 4 Self-Driven Steps to MOVE Your Well-being and Work Forward (which was released in November 2021). She is featured in The Ultimate Runner by Ultimate HCI Books, publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her story, "Never Give Up: My Journey to Become a Runner", of transitioning from the sofa to the streets to become a marathon runner has inspired many to use running as their fitness option to get fit and stay fit. She is also a co-author of Color Outside the Lines: Stories of Extraordinary Leadership.

Through the years, Bridgette has been blessed with so many opportunities to write health and fitness articles for hard copy and online publications, church newsletters, blogs, etc. such as Cruz Magazine (based on London), Inform Magazine, Gospel Today, L.I.V.E., etc.


Speaker / Facilitator

For nearly twenty years, Bridgette Collins has educated, inspired, and motivated audiences throughout the U.S. A health and fitness enthusiast, Bridgette has shared her message of choice and change to empower people of all ages to better understand the importance of implementing and sustaining healthier lifestyle habits. Using her expertise as a half marathon coach and former personal trainer, she is able to shift perspectives, transform attitudes, and inspire behavioral changes with her insightful words. Through her books, workshops, radio programs, published magazine articles, and teleseminars she is empowering individuals everywhere.


Her knowledge and action based messages provide audiences strategies for healthy living and encourage participants to take responsibility for their health and lifestyle choices. Bridgette’s presentations are packed with practical tips and tools. Motivating and engaging, Bridgette not only informs her audiences she encourages active participation. Live demonstrations and interactive exercises make a session with Bridgette exciting and impactful.

Through the years, she has been blessed with countless opportunities to spread her message of choice and change by serving as guest speaker for organizations such as the Galveston County Gulf Coast Black Nurses Association Annual Scholarship Banquet, Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church W.I.N.G.S. Women’s Retreat, Life Beyond Trauma Dissociation and Sexual Trauma Conference, Word of Life Ministries, Wellness Event at Joshua Chapel AME, The Black Vegetarian Society of Texas, etc. She has been a workshop presenter for various health fairs and organizations such as the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce where she served as a board member. In the early 2000s, for nearly two years, she provided fitness tips to the listening audience of 105.7FM during the Sunday morning gospel show, hosted by the late Rev. Adrian Drake and Dr. Sherron Patterson. Whether you are seeking a keynote speaker, skilled facilitator, or inspirational presenter, Bridgette Collins is the perfect person to deliver a powerful message of choice and change that will empower your event attendees to refocus their thoughts and expand their perspectives to live healthier: mind, body, and spirit.

 Awards / Publications