The Toronto Triathlon Club coaching staff are all NCCP Community Trained or higher to provide you with safe and effective training opportunities. Their activities include:
Sport(s) that you coach: Swimming/Triathlon/Cycling
Certifications: NCCP Triathlon Community Coach, NCCP Swimming Skills Coach, RMT, MSc
Coaching Philosophy / Why I coach: I like to help beginner triathletes feel confident in the sport. I like to help more experienced triathletes become as strong/fit/fast as they can. I use a scientific approach to my training plans and a periodized program that is designed to help peak athletes for the summer race season.
When I'm not coaching I: I am an RMT in west Toronto and a professional triathlete.
Sport(s) that you coach: Triathlon / Running
Certifications: Certified NCCP Triathlon Competition Introduction Coach, Trained NCCP Competition Introduction Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Nutritional Consultant.
Coaching Philosophy / Why I coach: As someone who was active in their youth but not again until early my early adult years, I learned how hard it can be to get started. I started coaching people on their nutrition habits in 2006 when I founded HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) and training & coaching a few years later with the goal to help people get started reaching their goals of becoming healthy and fit. I love coaching beginner athletes, but I also help experienced athletes optimize their performance. I believe that communication is key in a successful athlete-coach relationship and that coaching is just as much art as it is science.
When I’m not coaching: I’m helping people to Healthy Eating and Active Living through speaking engagements, article writing, and creating new recipes in the kitchen. I’m also busy training for triathlon myself and planning my next great adventure.
My favourite part about coaching is seeing athletes break their goals and the happiness that brings them.
For more information on Tara and her services please visit her website at: www.heal-nutrition.com or email at Tara@heal-nutrition.com
Eric been coaching athletes towards their running and triathlon goals for over 7 years. He is a trained NCCP coach (Triathlon and Cycling) and certified cycling instructor and works with athletes of all abilities – from those just learning to run – to Ironman competitors.
Eric fell in love with running and triathlon in 2004 and have developed an ever-growing passion for the sport – and for coaching others – helping them to achieve their goals. Eric has competed in various distances of running, cycling and triathlon events from 5km to Iron-distance.
For more information, visit Eric's website: limitlesscoaching.ca
Sport that I coach: Cycling
Certifications: NCCP Trained in Triathlon, NAASFP Certified Run Coach
Why I Coach: I coach because I love to help people achieve things that they once thought were impossible.
Coaching philosophy: Coaching is like a partnership. In order for a partnership to be successful, you need to communicate clearly and you also need to be able to listen both empathetically and objectively. I believe that open and frequent communication is key to a successful coaching partnership.
When I’m not coaching I’m: Training, blogging, reading and making a mess in the kitchen.
For more information, visit Phaedra's website: PKPerformanceCoaching.com
Certification: NCCP level 1 swimming
Coaching Philosophy: I believe swimming smart is the best way to see results. There should be a goal behind every meter swam in workouts, working towards efficient strokes. In addition, to race fast, you need to train fast. As a swimmer you only get out what you put in.
When I'm not coaching I'm: Working on becoming a full time firefighter and playing water polo.
My favourite part about coaching is seeing athletes have break throughs in their events.