Colin Izzard   CTS- Brevard


Pisgah Forest, NC
United States



Sport Types

Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Swimming, Personal Training, Corporate Wellness

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


I have been a full time strength and endurance coach since 1998. Along the way I have worked with athletes of all levels and disciplines in cycling, swimming and motorsports. Since 2007 I have also focused greatly on development of gravity based mountain bike athletes and enduro riders. Many of whom finding success at the highest levels of national and international competition.

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I graduated from Syracuse University in 1998 with a BS in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. After a short play with Physical Therapy schooling while coaching at Niagara University for the swimming team and strength and conditioning programs; I decided that I wanted to coach full time. From there I have served as the Head Coach for USA Swimming Teams as well as working at UNC Chapel Hill as a swimming and strength coach. In the early 2000’s I was racing semi-professionally off-road and coaching some cycling athletes and came across CTS and their internship programs. From there as they say the rest is history. I have worked for CTS ever since. I still love helping newer to the sport athletes get started and learn as well as finding that 1% needed to move up a step on the boxes for my professional athletes! It’s all a wonderful challenge and puzzle to piece together.

As a professional coach I find that there needs to be a marriage between technology and understanding of personalities. There needs to be a well rounded approach to coaching. The numbers mean little if you do not have a good working relationship between coach and athlete.

From a personal athletic standpoint I grew up swimming year round for USAS teams and eventually swimming at Syracuse University for four years. In the mid 90's I also began racing road and mountain bikes. I raced at a Semi-Pro level regionally and at the former NORBA National Series.


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Swim Analysis

Athlete Requirements

Willingness to give 100% and desire to improve!



11 Mamas Way Suite B
Pisgah Forest, NC
United States