are simply looking to get fit after a long period of inactivity;
are looking forward to finishing their first 10K run race, or marathon;
have been swimmers or runners, and would like to train for a first, short-distance triathlon;
are training for various triathlon distances, including Ironman races;
are training for a week of biking in the French Alps, or Provence in the South of France;
are training for a biking trip through the US, such as Chicago, IL to Boulder, CO;
are advanced, serious athletes aiming at a podium at the races that they enter.
I provide highly individualized training services (no generic monthly templates are being used) that take into account many aspects of each individuals personal and professional lifestyle including constraints in terms of work and family schedule, physical strengths and limitations, and personal goals and objectives. Among the athletes that I coach, some are executives with extensive worldwide travel schedules and business commitments, others are teachers with more time available to train during the summer months, and several clients have work schedules that require working night shifts or other non-standard hours. etc. My training approach accommodates a variety of personal needs and training schedules... from as little as 4 hours/week to several hours per day.
The people that I train do not have to be located where I live. Thats the beauty of this approach that I have described below. Some clients are located in the general vicinity where I live, while others live in (or are constantly on the road visiting) different countries, such as Singapore.
In short, I apply scientifically driven approaches, where science can be combined with pragmatic experience to result in customized, optimum training plans, while taking into consideration individual capabilities, family constrains and work schedules. Nutrition and strength training are included as well.
I am a Level 1 USA Triathlon and Level 3 USA Cycling certified coach. I have been coaching triathletes, cyclists and runners since 2007 and have been racing since the mid-80s. I have a 100% success rate at training athletes compete at the Ironman distance and had athletes qualified for the US national 12 Ironman and Olympic distance championships.
My racing career started in 1988 in my native country, France, where I competed in my first Olympic distance triathlon just outside of Paris. Since then, I have been competing in multiple run, cycling and triathlon races, ranging from Olympic to Ironman distances. Once in a while, I also enjoy racing criteriums.
I have also ridden many of the major climbs in the French Alps and Pyrenees, including Aubisque, Tourmalet, Peyresourde, Luz Ardiden, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Telegraphe, Galibier, Mont Ventoux, as well as the infamous Alp d'Huez climb. Not to mention the more relaxing roads in the Provence and Luberon regions in the south of France. That's why I particularly enjoy organizing biking trips in France to give people the unique opportunity to discover these fantastic roads and sceneries.