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Triathlon Coach Details

Coach Details
Coach: Chris Navin
Company: Fitness Formula Clubs - TriMonster, TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)
Location: Chicago, IL
E-Mail: cnavin@ffc.com
URL: ffc.com/trimonster
Services: Group training for cycling, running & triathlon training programs from sprint to ironman distance, including CompuTrainer classes.  Individual swimming, running, and cycling lessons, performance testing with HR and power zones, and complimentary consultations.  Visit www.ffc.com/usat or http://ffc.com/computrainer for more information.
Specialities:

Triathlon (beginner to ironman), Cycling (beginner to recreational racer), Running (5k to marathon)

Background:

  

CHRIS NAVIN, USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach

Head Endurance Coach @ Fitness Formula Clubs, USAT Certified Performance Center

Coach Chris is a Level 2 Certified Triathlon Coach for USA Triathlon (USAT) and serves as Head Endurance Coach for Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC).  FFC is a premiere Chicago-based health club rated "Best Club to Train for a Triathlon" (Examiner) and "Best Gym" (CitySearch; Competitor).  In 2013, Chris helped FFC Lincoln Park get nationally recognized as the first and only USAT Certified Performance Center in the Mideast & Midwest regions.  Under the FFC "TriMonster" triathlon club, Chris directs all swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon programs for over 200 athletes across 9 Chicagoland FFC locations.  He also serves as head coach for several local charity training group programs including Team Bright Pink and the TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) triathlon program which is the official charity of the Chicago Triathlon.  


Chris is a 9-time Ironman with over 50 triathlons and nearly 200 race finishes under his belt.  He actively competes in all triathlon distances, and has raced at the USAT and Ironman U.S. National Championships.  Chris has over 30 top 3 podium age group finishes to his name and in his age group ranked 9th in the U.S. and 33rd in the World in the Ironman Age Group Ranking in 2012. 

Since leaving a corporate job as an information security specialist and Certified Ethical Hacker, Chris is now a full-time coach and endurance sports junkie.  He loves sharing his passion of endurance training with his friendly and 100% intimidation-free coaching style for runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels.

Over the years, Chris has been a member of, or coached with many other clubs and groups, including the Chicago Tri Club (CTC), TeamWILD, Vision Quest Coaching, Wellfit, XXXRacing-Athletico, Fleet Feet Racing Team, Team Bright Pink, TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) and of course TriMonster.  

In 2010, he placed top 3 in his age group 9 times including 8 races in the top 10 overall: five top 5s and two overall wins.  A 9-time Ironman and 16-time marathoner, Chris has completed over 200 races across the world, including 3 continents (Australia, North America, Europe) and 14 states (CA, AZ, UT, NV, IL, WI, IN, MI, MA, NY, OH, TX, NC, PA).   In 2012, he ranked 9th in the U.S. and 33rd in the World in the IRONMAN Age Group Rankings in 2012 and in 2013 ranked in the top 5% as an IRONMAN ALL WORLD ATHLETE.

 

Notable race results:

DUATHLONS:

Galena Duathlon 2010 - 1st in AG

Galena Duathlon 2009 - 2nd in AG Run & Roll for the Dole Duathlon 2013 - 1st in AG, 2nd OVERALL

Run & Roll for the Dole Duathlon 2012 - 2nd in AG, 3rd OVERALL

Run & Roll for the Dole Duathlon 2011 - 1st in AG, 2nd OVERALL

Run & Roll for the Dole Duathlon 2010 - 2nd in AG



TRIATHLONS:

Chicago Tri 2013 - 9th in AG, 25th Overall (Sprint) Chicago Tri 2009 - 3rd in AG (Supersprint)

Chicago Tri 2009 - 6th in AG (Sprint)

South Shore Tri 2010 - 2nd in AG

South Shore Tri 2008 - 3rd in AG

South Shore Tri 2007 - 4th in AG

South Shore Tri 2006 - 4th in AG

Leon's Triathlon 2012 - 5th in AG

Leon's Triathlon 2011 - 2nd in AG

Cutting Edge Half Classic HIM 2009 - 3rd in AG

Lake Geneva Half Extreme HIM 2010 - 4th in AG

FFC Indoor Triathlon Series - several event and overall series wins



STAIR CLIMBS:

Hancock Hustle 2013 - 3rd in AG, 18th Overall

Aon Step Up for Kids 2013 - 5th in AG, 20th Overall

Storm the Stadium 2012 - 3rd Overall

Presidential Towers - Fight for Air 2012 - 1st in AG, 12th Overall

Presidential Towers - Fight for Air 2011 - 2nd in AG, 11th Overall

Presidential Towers - Fight for Air 2010 - 2nd in AG, 10th Overall

Presidential Towers - Climb Chicago 2009 - 4th in AG

AT&T Corporate Center - Climb MS 2008 - 3rd in AG



RUNNING:

Lakeside 5k - 3rd OVERALL Race for the Cure 5k 2013 - 3rd OVERALL Chi Town Big Game 10k - 2nd in AG CPD Foot Chase 5k 2011 - 1st in AG, 3rd OVERALL

United Network of Strength 5k 2010 - 4th OVERALL Chicago AIDS Run/Walk 10k 2013 - 2nd in AG, 10th OVERALL

Chicago AIDS Run/Walk 10k 2011 - 2nd in AG, 5th OVERALL

Chicago AIDS Run/Walk 10k 2010 - 2nd in AG, 4th OVERALL

Chicago Blackhawks Mad Dash to Madison 5k 2011 - 3rd in AG

Humana Race to the Taste 5k 2011 - 3rd in AG

Home Team Charity Run 10k 2012 - 3rd in AG

Home Team Charity Run 10k 2011 - 5th in AG

Chicago Firefighter's 5k 2011 - 5th in AG

CPD Run to Remember 2009 - 3rd in AG

Coach Photos
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: USAT Performance Center
Caption:
Chris helps FFC Lincoln Park achieve status as the nation's 6th USAT Certified Performance Center and 1st in the Midwest & Mideast regions.
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris at Steelhead 70.3
Caption:
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris at Wrigley Field Road Tour
Caption:
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris - TriMonster!
Caption:
Head Endurance Coach for FFC / TriMonster
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris - T2
Caption:
Chris as head triathlon coach for TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris & Katie
Caption:
Chris with Katie - #1 Triathlon Spectator!
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris at South Shore Triathlon
Caption:
True Grit Coach Linnea
Posted By: cnavin
Title: Chris T2 Coach
Caption:
At pre-race dinner for Chicago Tri

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