Bozeman, MT , United States
IRONMAN Certified Coach, USAC Cycling Coach, RYT200 Yoga Instructor, NSCA CSCS Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Stacy Sims Women are Not Small Men Certified.
In my 20s I was a weekend warrior. I spent my free time in the mountains, skiing and mountain biking. I held a firm belief that exercise should only happen outdoors and that gyms are where the soul goes to die.
Eventually injury lead to rehabilitation, and therein, an appreciation for yoga and strength training, for balancing the body and building strength rather than burning all the matches at each go.
I have participated in a variety of outdoor endurance disciplines, from regional skimo, cyclocross, and mountain bike races, to the Rock 'n Roll Marathon, American Birkebeiner, and Ironman races all around the world, including the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa in 2018.
I began studying coaching while working for a biomechanics startup where I was exposed to strength and conditioning programs at schools across the US. My role was to convey quantitative performance metrics and communicate the value and meaning of data in a way that was understandable and actionable.
That job lead me to want to develop a greater understanding of the mechanics of movement. I completed my yoga teacher training, got certified as a strength and conditioning coach, and began working at a functional fitness studio where I lead cycling, yoga, and group exercise classes.
These experiences shape the training plans I create. They're intended for everyday athletes who enjoy competing as a piece of a bigger puzzle.