I have been in athletics since 2001 participating in numerous road races from 5k’s to 10 milers and half marathons across the US and internationally. By the end of 2006, after having been an engineer, recruiter and small business owner, I decided to join the fitness industry full time by becoming a certified spinning instructor. That turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg! Since then, I have diligently and passionately pursued this career and developed my capabilities through education and training, and have gained a solid understanding of injury prevention.
Because I Love Helping People, Be Healthier, Be More Fit, Be More Confident
I joined the triathlon arena in 2008 participating in my first few sprint triathlons, but quickly advancing to the Olympic distance. I was on the podium in the first year of competing in triathlons while also managing a busy lifestyle at home and lots of traveling with my husband Jim. Since then, I have participated in numerous Olympic distance and Half Ironman triathlons as well as the full Ironman in South Africa. During my time in South Africa, I gained international experience, where I was also fortunate to have been able to train with professional triathletes. There, I also participated in a number of triathlon training camps that were led by legendary US triathlon coach Joe Friel. I passionately motivate people of all shapes and sizes to keep moving and pursue a healthy lifestyle. I am very proud of having successfully coached absolute beginners to score 1st in their respective age groups from sprint to Ironman distance and my more experienced athletes frequently enjoy a new PR in run races and triathlons of all distances.
As a mentor for Tri It For Life, I coached a group of ladies of all capabilities to compete in their very first super sprint. I also had the opportunity to coach Team Challenge for three seasons for their participation in the Virginia Wine Country and Las Vegas Strip at Night Half-Marathons!
MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY
My coaching philosophy largely follows the concepts taught by Joe Friel and contains two components:
Please contact me directly to help you figure out which service level would suit you best based on your sports and your goals. All services are on a monthly basis. If you sign-up for a 3-month minimum, I will waive my startup fee*. Otherwise, a 1-time startup fee will apply.
Bronze/Basic level coaching includes a basic TrainingPeaks membership, personalized training plans posted 1 month at a time (with room for 1 update, if needed) and an email check-in to assess training progress two times per month. There will be no detailed file review.
Silver/Premium level coaching includes a premium TrainingPeaks membership, personalized training plans posted 2-4 weeks at a time (typically one meso-cycle), a weekly HR/Power/GPS file review as well as one 30 minute phone consult per month. This also includes nutrition guidance for 1 key event per year and strength training within the training plan as required for key race.
Gold/Premium+ level coaching includes a premium TrainingPeaks membership, personalized training plans posted weekly for maximum personalization, ongoing HR/Power/GPS file review as well as unlimited access to your coach for short phone consults. This also includes nutrition guidance for 1 key event per year and strength training within the training plan as required for key race.
*The Start-Up Fee Includes: Initial setup on TrainingPeaks (creating/connecting accounts) Review of assessment forms and prior training A 30 minute call to discuss goals Setting up Annual Training Plan (ATP): periodization of goal races and priorities, with up to 2 adjustments per season to keep room for being sick or other unforeseen things happening Setup applicable training zones in TrainingPeaks
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