Avery Pontell-Schaefer
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Avery Pontell-Schaefer   IronLife Coaching


New York, NY
United States



Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, Personal Training, Corporate Wellness

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


I was the kid in school who walked the mile; the girl who never dared to call herself an athlete even though I was a fish in the water; The woman who laughed when my mom asked me to do a triathlon with her. For anyone who has ever doubted their ability, who doesn't know their own strength, who has been told they can't do something: I became a coach for you. Finish lines change lives. I'm on a mission to help others do things they once thought impossible. The only limits we have are self-imposed.

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I'm Avery Pontell-Schaefer, known by friends and family as IronAve. I'm an Ironman and marathoner. I've completed 2 Ironmans, 3 Half Ironmans, 4 Marathons, 14 Half Marathons and countless other races. I'm a Level 1 USA Triathlon Coach, Level 1 RRCA Running Coach, Tier 3 Personal Trainer at Equinox Sports Club, and a Shaklee Health Coach. I partner closely with Dr. Jordan Metzl, Sports Medicine Physician from HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery), and team with him to promote the importance of strength training as a means of injury prevention. I've been featured in Shape Magazine and Runner's World and have appeared on The Today Show. I am here because it's time to do your impossible.


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

Athlete Requirements

My best athletes are the one who doesn't know they're athletes yet.

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New York, NY
United States