Nashville, TN , United States
An endurance coach since 2015, Sarah Portella has worked with athletes all over the United States helping them reach their goals. Whether you want to complete your first Ironman, or qualify for 70.3 Worlds, Coach Portella will bring out your best. She enjoys working with a wide range of athletes, from beginner to advanced.
Coach Portella believes triathlon can be balanced between career & family. Measured performance can command great results. Coach Portella also offers group and private camps.
Several years ago I traded in my eight to five job in order to pursue my passion for coaching. Sport, running and later triathlon, had always been the part of my life that I enjoyed the most. I finally realized that I could make my passion my “job” and went through multiple courses to receive my certifications for triathlon coaching (through USAT as well as USAT Youth & Juniors) and running coaching (through USATF).
In the management positions I held in the corporate world I had the opportunity to hone in my skills of managing, administrating and, most importantly, training. Training others was the most rewarding part of my career because it gave me the ability to help individuals learn and grow.
Over the past several years I have been able to watch my athletes grow both physically and mentally as they learn new skills, set goals, and reach those goals.
Through structured training and measured performance, athletes see where they are in their training and where they need to go to reach their goals.
I am certified in the following areas:
USAT L1 & USAT Youth & Juniors.
Training Peaks University L1.
Zwift Academy Semi-Finalist (2017)
USAT All American (2019, 2021)
70.3 World Championship Qualifier (2017, 2019, 2021)