Coach Details

Brian Helsel

Spartanburg / Greenville, SC

[email protected]


I offer professional, individualized, and affordable coaching for the triathlete who is looking to increase their performance or finish their first event. Whether you are just starting out in the sport or already an elite athlete, I am confident I can help you reach your multisport goals. More information on coaching services will be available upon contact. I will be able to accept up to 5 clients at a time, but am only willing to work with clients who have interest in working with a coach long-term. Clients will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

I specialize in Olympic and Half Iron distance triathlons. I have a strong understanding of the biomechanics and physiology involved in triathlon with my background in exercise physiology. I am also an Ironman Louisville 2014 finisher and can work with athletes who wish to finish their first Ironman or better their race time.

After starting my triathlon racing career in 2008, I quickly realized that I have a passion for the sport. I have raced in over 40 events of all distances and have a great deal of experience and knowledge from my educational background. I graduated from Grand Valley State University with bachelors degree in clinical exercise science in 2012 and finsihed my masters of science in exercise and sports medicine while studying exercise physiology at Western Michigan University in 2014. Since graduating from college, I moved down to the Upstate South Carolina region and have begun my full time career as the Healthy Living Director at a YMCA while teaching as an adjunct faculty member in a personal training program at a local college and coaching part-time.


I have a great deal of experience with program design and assessments. I also have the biomechanical and physiological knowledge that can help you increase performance and prevent injuries. I am a Certified Strength & Condition Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and have the Exercise is Medicine credential through the American College of Sports Medicine.


I am looking for dedicated athletes who have a high work ethic and willing to put the time and effort in to achieve their goals. If this sounds like you, then send me an email and we can chat to see if we will be a good fit!