Coach Steve (Founder)

Coach Steve is a certified Level II USA Cycling Coach and a graduate of Northwestern University.  He started in the sport of triathlon in 1996 after being a paratrooper in the United States Army as an Airborne Combat Engineer.  Notable races he has competed in are:  multiple Ironman triathlons (including 2 Ironman races in one week), countless sprint, olympic, and half Ironman triathlons, several 24 hour adventure races, and multiple marathons.  Steve continues to enjoy pushing the limits in all areas of his life by his motto “You have not tasted success until you have succeeded at something you truly thought not possible.”

In addition to coaching he also continues to use the sport to raise money for charity including Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (www.aamds.org) and Endure to Cure Foundation (www.enduretocure.org); raising over $20,000 so far.

Under Coach Steve’s leadership, his athletes have been able to realize previously unobtainable accomplishments.  Just a few of his athletes’ accomplishments include:

  • 1st place age group win
  • 1st place overall win
  • Numerous podium finishes both age group and overall
  • USAT National Championship qualifiers
  • First time Half Ironman finishers
  • First time Ironman finishers
  • Ironman personal record by over 50 minutes
  • Increases of Funtional Threshold Power (FTP) in his athletes between 20%-50%

Coach Brett

Coaching and competing are two of Coach Brett’s passions. Consistently expanding his knowledge in exercise science, Coach Brett brings a unique perspective to his multi-sport athletes. Brett’s academic and professional certifications include:

  • Masters Degree in Movement Sciences (Combination of Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology)
  • Appointed USAT Mideast Team Elite Performance Coach
  • USA Cycling Level II Coach
  • USA Triathlon Level II Triathlon Coach
  • Serotta Certified Bike Fit Technician
  • FIST Certified Bike Fit Technician
  • Completed all course requirements for a Master’s degree in Psychobiology
  • Completed all course requirements for a Doctorate in Pharmacology
  • Brett’s contributions were recognized at the 2008 Multisport World Conference and Exposition

Coach Brett is continually actively seeking continuing education in the form of attending clinics, completing addition coursework, conducting research, and self-study. Coach Brett recently completed a clinical externship in the cardiology department of Mercy hospital (both non-invasive and non-invasive cardiology) to gain valuable experience in clinical exercise physiology. This experience has given Coach Brett many new perspectives that will prove invaluable to his athletes.

Coach Brett began competing at the age of 12 when he began studying the art of Tae Kwon Do. Within 4 years, he earned a black belt and placed in the top three at several national tournaments.

At 20, Coach Brett became a cowboy and started riding bulls in the rodeo. After several hospital stays, it became clear that expenses exceeding earnings and this cowboy rode off into the sunset . . . only to appear at age 22 in the mountain bike competitions. Within one year of taking up the sport, Coach Brett was competing at the collegiate national championship. In 1998, he switched to triathlons where Coach Brett has been competing ever since.

Coach Brett’s athletic highlights include:

  • 2 Ironman finishes
  • USAT National Championship
  • Top three finish at USAT Long Course Championship (qualified for Worlds)

Coach Gary

Gary is a certified USA Cycling Coach and is a 29 year veteran of triathlon competition.  During that time, he has been fortunate enough to work with some of the most visible coaches in the sport including several Olympic coaches and feels that this coaching was a major factor in his success as an athlete.  He has competed in countless races of all distances but found that long events are more suitable to him.

He has been named USAT All-American 4 times and has qualified 4 times for Team USA for the ITU Long Distance World Championships representing the United States in France, Denmark and Spain.  His 9 Ironman efforts garnered him a number of podium finishes including qualifying for Ironman World Championships in Kona 2 times.

Gary’s wealth of experience, combined with his on going study of the latest advances in training methods allow him to customize training for his athletes so they achieve the most from their time invested.  His passion is working with highly motivated individuals in creating a close athlete/coach relationship to push through mental and physical boundaries and reach higher goals.