My Mission Statement
My goal is to provide athletes with an affordable yet customizable training plan specific to the athletes goals and abilities. The level of service that I offer is NOT the same for every athlete because I feel that every athlete should be treated equal therefore you will not find a silver/gold/platinum hierarchy of my services. How an athlete follows a plan should not be limited to a cookie cutter or one size fits all approach.
It is a well known fact that most athletes require coaching to reach their full potential. This is for a number of reasons, such as: guidance, support, physiological knowledge, motivation etc. Being an athlete myself made the progression to coaching much easier, as I understand what athletes want in a coach and what it takes to reach the next level.
My first experience with Triathlon was in 2003 at age 23. Having grown up a runner and always being active as a kid, I would often over exert myself to the limits and more often than not, this would lead to injuries from a result of over training. Through a series of new friends that I would meet later that year, I was convinced that cross training was my only option if I wanted to avoid injury. It was at this time when I bought my first road bike and signed up for my first triathlon, the Pittsburgh Triathlon. Over the next seven years I would find myself surrounded by great athletes and also great coaches including 6 time Ironman World Champion, Mark Allen and Luis Vargas. I would learn that through hard work and executing a solid training plan, you can reach your athletic potential.
As an athlete, I've spent a considerable amount of time training and racing the Ironman and 70.3 circuit which has resulted in podium finishes at some of these events. As a coach, I have an excellent knowledge base to offer my athletes and racing experience from an elite and age grouper level to back it up.