Okotoks , Canada
English, Norwegian, Swedish
Marjaana believes as an endurance athlete, you need to be able to move better and the roadmap is via deliberate strength and mobility training. All endurance athletes benefit from not only moving better but building stronger muscles to withstand the repetitive movements during our day-to-day training and achieve efficiency to maximize our capacity.
Her services include endurance, strength and nutritional guidance which complement each other so that you can perform at your best!
Marjaana is a former cross-country skier in Finnish national level, track & field athlete, runner and now an Ironman triathlete. She is also a world traveler, wife, mother, running/skiing coach and a believer of continuous learning. Being a busy master's athlete with ambitious goals with 3 small children she truly understands the time limitations of any athlete.
Marjaana holds a master’s degree in Sports Sciences from Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, with a specialization in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. She has also Personal Trainer Certification from NASM and Sports Nutrition Professional Diploma.
Her knowledge in Exercise Science goes way beyond the master’s degree. She has over 30 years of experience of being an athlete- with it comes both ups and downs in forms of victories, goals reached and injuries.
She has coached runners of all ages from children to adults in all running ability levels. She works with athletes from beginners to seasoned athletes in running and Nordic skiing. One of the cornerstones of her coaching philosophy is strength training. She believes all levels of athletes can maximize their running/skiing/biking/swimming capabilities by hitting the gym regularly as research has shown benefits of strength training in endurance athletes in the form of injury prevention and increased running economy.
She has been involved in a variety of sports from running, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, surfing, and triathlon.