Dana DeBardelaben   Dana Trains

I coach athletes of all ages from beginners to aspiring elites. You may want to complete your first 5K or compete in a long course triathlon, or maybe you just simply want to be fit and healthy.

Triathlon and Run Coaching
Youth and Junior Triathlon Team

I will work with you to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.


I got my start as an athlete at 40 years old. Before then, I “worked out” (primarily walking and Jane Fonda), in conjunction with starvation diets, as a way to drop a few pounds here and there as needed. I had always believed I “couldn’t” be an athlete, as if there were magic genes one needed to possess and I just didn’t have them. At 40 I changed my mind…and my body followed suit. As I moved from the “I can’t” to the “I can” and then to the “I most certainly will and nothing will stand in my way” mindset, I realized being an athlete is less about the body you have, but the work you do with it. I believe anything we desire to do well is more about the process than it is about the end goal. As a coach, I focus on establishing a solid training foundation and build your plan with proven techniques which allow you to have the best race day, life, possible.


Huntsville, AL
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Mental Skills, Swim Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming



Athlete Requirements

You must be willing to be coached and have a desire to be engaged in the process.


Huntsville, AL
United States