Mission: To empower our youth to face fears and conquer obstacles, knowing their worth, building self-worth as well as becoming stronger physically. Obstacle Racing, particularly in team racing, develops community, unity, strength and empowerment by helping others. No one is left out, left behind. If one person can’t do an obstacle, their teammate will help, or even do it for them. Everyone has their favorite strength and obstacle, together we face them and are victorious.

Michele “shell” Luccketta

Creator & Director of Lionhearts Fitness






First off, let me start by saying our one year, in EXISTENCE, anniversary was December 8th 2019! We were a two-woman volunteer team for that year. We are now a one woman show. (One who is desperately getting as many community volunteers as she can!) My previous partner had to secure employment to provide for her family.

Lionhearts Fitness uses 100% of all donations and help for our youth! Someday, if we get a large grant, we will hire a director.

We are currently sponsored by: IBEW Local 175, Lowe’s (TN and GA,) and mentored by Emerson Russell

Thank you for considering endorsing / sponsoring the nonprofit: Lionhearts Fitness and Youth OCR organization. We highly recommend that you visit our website for more detailed information. We welcome your e-mails and telephone calls. We have grown so fast, because of community needs, that we haven’t been able to keep up with much of our informational handouts. I have included one of our brochures.

We provide no cost, donations only, fitness to all youth! Ages 5-22.  We do so with everything from Obstacle Course Racing, Fishing, Art, Theater, (We are even starting our own chess club!) We have baseball camp, basketball, all free to the youth of both No. Georgia and E. Tennessee. We are a NO PHONE Zone! Phones are all put away and we have no screens, just PLAY!

No bullying, Team building, and community building.

We started with 6 youth and now serve up to 100! We have become the largest Spartan youth team (in just under a year,) In the WORLD! We had nearly 30 youth getting their “Spartan Kids Trifecta Medals,” this past season. That means that they all raced a minimum of 3 races in the season! Traveling out of state for many events. This was all provided by our community. Our community for the community.

No youth may be a Lionheart, unless they participate in the mandatory, monthly, community service! We have adopted a creek, we have fed the hungry, provided warmth in blankets and jackets to the local homeless.


I am just going to put it out there. WE NEED MONEY!

We just started this organization in December 2018 and the youth are pouring in! We already have serviced over 100 youth plus their families! Mass Media exposure is available. In our first few months of “moving” we have already been featured on multiple local TV spots, news radio, and print. We have been internationally recognized as the largest youth Spartan team to ever participate in their races.

We are nationally recognized by Elite Athletes, and Adaptive Athlete organizations such as More Heart than Scars. 

We  were a finalist in the Chattanooga Best of the Best and in December 2019 we were up for 4 (four) Best of the Best Categories !
Gym, Non Profit, Place to Take your kids and Physical Trainer. We won in two categories! Best Place to take your Kids AND Best Non Profit.


Lionhearts Fitness has opened up it’s own Facility!

We are now at 4075 Cloud Springs Rd. Ringgold GA only doors down from where we have been having classes.



Recent Article in the Catoosa News

We now have Lionhearts Homeschool Fitness

Lionhearts OCR

Lionhearts Camps





Sponsorship Opportunities and breakdown on bottom of the page and on the Sponsorship Page.

 What a great opportunity. Thank you Channel 9. WTVC-TV
How fun is James Howard?? Delightful.
Thank you for your support of Lionhearts Fitness/OCR at Our House studios!! We will be back for another taping in 2019!