John Rhodes   Axes Coaching

With a degree in Nursing and 20+ years in healthcare, I approach endurance coaching with a significant understanding of the human body and how it functions. I then transitioned from working with the sick & injured to attempting to prevent illness by becoming an endurance coach. This medical knowledge helped me develop training plans tailored to the individual’s desired outcome, in conjunction with the client’s medical team.


In 2007, I entered the fitness world and earned the Certified Strength & Conditioning Certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association. This certification led to me working as a personal trainer in Gainesville, FL. While a personal trainer I was assigned several clients with advanced medical issues, including cardiac disease and Multiple Sclerosis. After several moves, I landed in New Jersey and obtained his RRCA Coach and Obstacle Course Racing coaching certification and began training clients. In 2018, I decided to switch from the retail side of triathlon and pursue coaching once again. I began working with Axes Performance Coaching, earned my Ironman Coaching certification and learned from their mentorship program many of the fundamentals that are not achieved in the classroom environment.

Over the years, I has coached hundreds of athletes in the U.S. and Canada for all distances of triathlon, running and obstacle course racing from Full Ironman to 5K running races to 13-mile Tough Mudder obstacle course challenges.

Through Axes, we offer customized coaching to optimize his clients’ performance every day, not just on race days. Being a father, husband and triathlete, helps me understand my client’s needs to balance their journey in endurance sport with the rest of their lives.

Licensed Registered Nurse, Ironman Certified Coach, USAT Level I coach, Road Runners Club of America Running Coach, and US Swimming certified coach.


Daniel Island, SC
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

Sport Types

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




115 Bounty Street
Daniel Island, SC
United States