Heather Helzer   Turnagain Training

My mission is to encourage multi-sport athletes of all abilities and ages to become more active in triathlon, in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment. My speciality is beginners working towards their first sprint triathlon through Ironman distance. I also enjoy working with parents and kids.


Athletic Credentials:

-1st Overall Female in RunFest 49K, 2017

-Completed in 5 Ironman Triathlons; Ironman Lake Placid 2010 & 2013, Ironman Arizona 2011, Ironman Canada 2014, Ironman Texas 2015

-1st Overall Female in Lake Placid Marathon, 2013

-All-American in Aquathon

-Qualified for World Championships in sprint triathlon, olympic triathlon, long course, duathlon and aquathon Worlds in 2010

-7th place at Long Course World Championships, Perth, Australia, 2009

-Won Sprint Nationals, 20-24 age group, 2008

-Qualified as Best of U.S. NYS Representative in 2007

-Division 1 Scholarship Athlete at Long Island University; golf, cross country running, indoor/outdoor track

-Ranked 12th Nationally while competing on Vortex Racing as a Junior Elite, 2005

-Competed in my first triathlon in 2003

Professional Credentials:

-Head Coach – Central Middle School Cross Country Running; 2012-2019

-Head Coach – Central Middle School XC Skiing; 2013-2016

-Head Coach – Varsity Track and Field ; Service High & East High 2011-2012

-USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach & Youth/Junior Elite Certified

-BS in Physical Education
-MS in Adapted Physical Education

-NFHS Certified Coach

-NCAA Certified Coach

-Unified Certified Coach

-First Aid, CPR/AED Certified


Anchorage, AK
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


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

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, Cross Country Skiing, Skiing, Mountaineering, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

I prefer athletes to have a smart watch.


13611 Capstan Dr
Anchorage, AK
United States