Hickory, NC , United States
Whether you are looking to participate in your first event or wanting to improve your performance to compete at the highest level, I can help. Whether you are a youth, junior, age group or senior, I have coaching experience with someone just like you.
If you are looking for motivation to get off the couch or want to win a world championship I would love to be part of your journey to the best version of yourself that you can be.
I believe that being active every day is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and for those around us. Taking care of YOU allows you to be a better version of yourself in all that you do for work, family, and every aspect of your life.
With 15 years of experience coaching running, cycling, multisport (triathlon in all formats, duathlon and aquabike), I have coached athletes from middle school to age of 75. Over the past 20 years I have transitioned from being an exerciser to competing at the highest level. I was fortunate to compete as a professional duathlete for three years, and as an age grouper have been world champion in both duathlon and aquabike. I have competed in triathlon from sprint (draft legal and time trial) to iron distance, qualifying for and competing at Kona.
Professionally I am a physician with a specialty in sports medicine. At work, I love working with people who want to transition from a sedentary to active lifestyle, and with people who are already active but need help with "return to play." I love that "exercise is medicine" and helps us prevent many chronic and debilitating medical problems.
As a coach, I love being able to guide people to do things they didn't think were possible; to discover things about themselves; and to get braver about doing things in their lives that are uncomfortable, whether in a sport or life setting.
Certifications: USAT Level I (Level II Oct 2019), Youth and Junior, USAC Level 2, Training Peaks University