About Bridgette

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Author and fitness coach Bridgette L. Collins is the owner of Just In Time Publishing and Just In Time Fitness. Through her literary works and structured fitness programs, she provides her clients with creative solutions for achieving healthier lifestyle habits. Her motivational messages on the "Five Cs" (choice, commitment, change, courage, and control) for living abundantly have helped many people around the world gain traction on disease prevention and management.

Coach Collins is the author of three books, Broken In Plain Sight, Destined to Live Healthier: Mind, Body, and Soul, and Imagine Living Healthier: Mind, Body, and Soul, which have educated, encouraged, and empowered many through her intriguing and creative novel-like self-help stories that peel back the masks of challenges with weight, health, work, marriage, relationships, and lack of self-love. 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 move their lifestyle habits in a different direction.

For over 10 years, Coach Collins was a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Combining her fitness training and passion for healthy living with over twenty years of human resources management, training, and program development experience, Bridgette has consistently delivered practical and actionable health and fitness solutions.

Coach Collins is a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America, and has been an avid runner for more than 20 years, participating in a plethora of race events (from 5Ks to marathons). She has coached many beginner walkers and runners both privately and for national organizations like the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. For over ten (10) years, she has served as the race director and committee chair for the KwanzaaFest Beat Obesity Walk/Run Events held annually in Dallas, TX. As part of her commitment to train, encourage, and empower individuals throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth communities, the National Black Marathoners Association selected her to be one of the "2015 Hall of Fame Honorees". Read about her community service Hall of Fame recognition at The National Black Marathoners Association.

Coach Collins encourages all who crosses her path to "Find purpose, peace, and a passion for living by pushing and positioning themselves to not only pursue their goals but to go beyond them. Never Give Up!"