Nadja Tapkas   Gotta Tri It

My goal is to guide triathletes, runners and cyclists of all levels to achieve their personal goals, staying injury free. I offer online and hands-on coaching in all 3 disciplines by providing a realistic training plan with daily workouts. I am dedicated to providing my clients extremely personalized service with a hands on approach coming from personal experience, education and training. I have successfully coached absolute beginners to reach their goals and my athletes often enjoy a new PR.


I have been in athletics for the past 18 years coming to the sport of triathlon fairly late in life. By the end of 2006, after having been an engineer, recruiter and small business owner, I decided to join the fitness industry full time by becoming a certified spinning instructor. That turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg! For the past 12 years, I have diligently and passionately pursued this career and developed my capabilities through education and training, and have gained a solid understanding of injury prevention. I joined the triathlon arena in 2008 participating in my first few sprint triathlons, but quickly advancing to the Olympic distance.

I was on the podium in the first year of competing in triathlons while also managing a busy lifestyle at home and lots of traveling with my husband. Since then, I have participated in numerous Olympic distance and Half Ironman triathlons as well as the full Ironman in South Africa and Hamburg, Germany.

During my time in South Africa, I gained international experience, where I was also fortunate to have been able to train with professional triathletes. There, I also participated in a number of triathlon training camps that were led by legendary US triathlon coach Joe Friel.

Key Certifications and Accomplishments:
USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
Certified in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, Level 2
Ironman Certified Coach
2016 Silver Ironman All World Athlete
2017 Bronze Ironman All World Athlete


Charlotte, NC
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

Sport Types

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


English, German


Charlotte, NC
United States

To hire Nadja Tapkas as your coach, select the coaching service that is right for you.

The coach consultation includes a one hour discussion with a TrainingPeaks Level 2 coach on the phone or video call. This also includes one month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition and a completed coaching consultation summary after your call.

One Hour Consultation

Each monthly coaching service comes with a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, a TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition account, a start-up consultation, goal planning and an individualized plan.

  • Bronze
  • $119/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • 2 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 1 training plan update per month
  • No device file reviews
  • Silver
  • $189/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • 1 call and 4 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 2 training plan update per month
  • Weekly device file reviews
  • Gold
  • $299/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
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  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted weekly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews

* Note: You will only be charged the $99 startup fee today. Monthly billing will begin after TrainingPeaks connects you with your coach.