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Mark Van Akkeren   MVA Racing

Greetings, 
I'm an independent professional coach based in Boulder, Colorado. I coach primarily triathletes but have also worked with runners, swimmers, cyclists, mountaineers, ski mountaineers and folks just looking to be fitter and healthier.  I got into coaching by always seeking to leave no stone unturned in the goal of getting the best out of people. In light of that I have experience in a wide array of evaluative skills: stroke technique, run form, bike fit, and nutrition.

Bio

For the last 11 years I have coached and guided athletes to their goals. In that time and before it I personally competed at the international level in swimming and then raced both short (ITU) and long course triathlon professionally. For the last 6 years I have dedicated my focus to assisting others reach their full potential. While my formal university training was in Finance, I have spent the past 12 years post graduation constantly digging into both the latest physiological research and studying the way the best coaches in the world operate. It is a balance of art and science that guides athletes to their highest potential.

Mine is a holistic approach. Performance does not happen in a vacuum, it happens concordant with our daily lives. While not all stress can be objectively quantified it all needs to be taken into consideration.  In line with this, open communication is absolutely key. When the athlete understands the path we are walking together they become a greater asset to the coach's work.

While I can't promise results I can promise you a method and a process that has produced countless Ironman finishers, over 20 70.3 podiums, 8 ironman age group champions, 31 Kona qualifiers and 3 Ironman World Championship podium appearances.

Location

Boulder, CO
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Services

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

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, Mountaineering, Corporate Wellness

Languages

English

Athlete Requirements

Athlete needs to be strongly intrinsically motivated.

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Address:

160 S 34th St
Boulder, CO
United States
80305