Lauren Vallee Updyke   Base Tri Fitness

We do one thing at BASE. Focus on our athletes and their success. We don't believe in gimmicks, fads, or any other hocus pocus. We rely on science. Utilizing our unique testing protocol we set training parameters that meet the needs of our athletes. No two athlete plans are the same - just as no two athletes are the same. For more information visit and get ready to Build the BASE.


In the fitness industry since she was 18, Lauren has always questioned why something is done. Whether it was in her schooling or in her own athletic endeavors, she wants to understand the mechanisms that make the body move and how we improve them. She has used that curiosity in all of her career from Corporate Wellness to Campus Recreation and Wellness. In 2010 she opened BASE Tri Fitness, an endurance coaching company.

Lauren was a competitive swimmer in her youth and played ice hockey for 10 years. In college, she developed debilitating depression and an eating disorder. During the healing process she discovered running as a way to 'get out of bed' and eventually it turned into trying her hand at triathlon. Now 10 years later she is a top age group athlete, 10 x Ironman, endurance coach, and philanthropist who believes that just because you're born with certain genes doesn't dictate your athletic potential.

M.A Sport Management, The Ohio State University
B.S.ed Physical Education and Sport Management, DePaul University
USA Triathlon Level 1 Triathlon Coach
IRONMAN Certified Coach


Columbus, OH
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Training Camps, Swim Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

Committed athletes only. Heart rate monitor with GPS. Power meter on bike. Must have basic knowledge of the sport they are asking for coaching in.


Columbus, OH
United States