Avery Pontell-Schaefer   IronLife Coaching

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.


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.


New York, NY
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


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

Sport Types

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



Athlete Requirements

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


New York, NY
United States