Coach Details

John Taipale
Lifetime Fitness
Plymouth, MN

Customized training plans are built for the upcoming week based on athletes' feedback, heart rate, power data, etc.
Unlimited phone and email contact to discuss training, race strategy, etc.
Regular one-on-one coaching sessions and personal training.

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Coach John has been involved in sports from a young age, participating in football, basketball, and baseball. Following high school, he became a US Army Ranger, serving as a Fire Support Team Leader, and completing five combat deployments. While in the military, John discovered the sport of triathlon and has been training and racing since. He has competed in numerous endurance sports events with results including top tens, podiums, and overall wins. Coach John is a USAT All-American Triathlete. 


  • USAT Level 1 Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
  • Emphasis in Human and Sport Performance
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certified