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Melissa Ross   Killer Coach


Phoenix, AZ
United States



Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, IRONMAN, XTERRA

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Our moto is “What doesn’t Kill you, makes you stronger.” -Niche

Whether you are a beginner mountain biker, training for the local road season, your first Ironman, or tackling 24 hour endurance events, we can help you tackle your goals! No matter your challenge or busy schedule, we will customize a plan to fit around your lifestyle and maximize your results!

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Co-Founder of Killer Coach, Cycling & Triathlon Coach

Melissa has an extensive career in cycling and athletics. Starting in 2004, Melissa switched her focus from running to cycling and fell in love with the sport. Over the years, the bicycle has taken her all over the world from touring Italy, racing across Europe and the US as a professional athlete (with the US development team and riding for Team Kenda), to exploring the trails across Arizona and even South Africa! Recent accomplishments include finishing 1st in her age category for the Leadville Trail 100 in 2014 (3rd in 2015), and competing in and finishing 13th at the world’s most grueling mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in 2015 as the only US women’s duo!

As a new mom, Melissa understands when ‘life happens’ and how to make the most of limited time to achieve those adventurous goals and of course, have fun during the process!


Coaching since 2010
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Professional Mountain Biker
Professional Road Cyclist

Has coached the following types of individuals:

Road, Time Trial, Criterium, Hill Climbs & Cyclocross Races
Masters racing throughout USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America
Gran Fondo and Charity Rides
Multi-day events
Beginner cyclists or athletes just training for fitness
Leadville Trail 100
24 Hours Mountain Bike Races
Arizona Trail Race, Bikepacking events
Breck Epic
Andalucia Bike Race
Absa Cape Epic

Contact Melissa:


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

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Phoenix, AZ
United States