My goal is to guide triathletes, runners and cyclists of all levels to achieve their personal goals while staying injury free. I offer online and hands-on coaching in all three disciplines of swimming, biking and running by providing a realistic training plan with daily workouts. I am dedicated to providing every client extremely personalized service with a hands on approach coming from personal experience, education and training.
I have been in athletics for the past 15 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 9 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.
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
Corrective Exercise Specialist, The Biomechanics Method, Level 1
2016 Silver Ironman All World Athlete
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
Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming
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