Meet Our Coaches

Meet Coach Danielle 

Danielle’s nutrition and fitness journey started when she was just a kid playing ball with the neighborhood kids. When she would come home, her mom would only keep healthy food options in the house which fueled her desire to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

As a freshman running cross country at a D-1 school, she was able to maintain the same principles that had been instilled in her as a child.

 

After college, Danielle started her career in Corporate America, got married to her wonderful husband, and had her two amazing boys. While prioritizing her family and career, Danielle lost sight of her health and wellness.  So, she started running again and began racing half-marathons.

 

With her passion for running reignited, Danielle still didn’t feel completely fulfilled. She realized it was time to find a balance.  With that goal in mind, Danielle left her office job and started working towards finding a better balance. She began exercising regularly, eating cleaner, and training for triathlons. This huge life change led her to her true passion – COACHING!

Danielle is an accomplished Triathlete with qualifications in 3 Ironman 70.3 World Championships (2017, 2019, 2022) and a recent qualification to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI (2023).


Danielle loves to motivate others. Whether training for their 1st triathlon or 11th Ironman or a complete lifestyle change, she loves to see her clients reach their goals! 

Specialties

 

Experienced Triathlon Coach

Holistic Health Coach

 

Healthy, Quick Cooking

 

Menu Planning for Endurance or Everyday Life

Sports Nutrition

Meet Coach Tracy 

Tracy is a mother, recovered anorectic, and an athlete with a B.S. in Medical Technology. From cheerleading as a child to running to stay in shape, Tracy has been active her entire life. 

 

Wanting to do more, Tracy began running marathons in her 40's due to the influence and help of running friends. She has now run 5 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Influential friends continued to encourage Tracy she could do more, so she did. She started riding a bicycle, and then decided to learn to swim. 

At the age of 50 Tracy completed her first full Ironman (IM): 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Since then she has completed 5 full Ironman events.

 

Her biggest thrill was qualifying in 2015 for the IM World Championships in Kona, HI (2016). In that race she went on to have the second fastest bike split in her age division and placing 12th overall in her age group. In 2017, Tracy qualified for and raced the IM 70.3 World Championships.

 

Tracy’s passion is to encourage and coach you to become fit so that you can enjoy everyday actives, reach your goals and even complete an Ironman if you desire!

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Specialties
Experience Triathlete

B.S. in Medical Technology

Older Athlete Needs & Differences

 

Healthy Meal Planning for Endurance & Recovery

 

Healthy Snack Planning

 

Endurance Workout Nutrition

Specialties

 

Division 1 Cross Country &

Track Athlete

 

Collegiate Coaching

Experienced Mountain Biker

Gravel Riding Expert

Endurance Events

 

Meet Coach Chris

Chris started in athletics when he was in middle school growing up in Maryland, with running 5k beach races at his grandparents residence of Daytona Beach, FL. That love of running turned into high school running, followed by collegiate running as a Division 1 athlete. Post graduate work put him back into running again, as he became the  Graduate Assistant coach for his alma mater. He was able to continue to run longer distance races, completing his 1st half marathon in 1993, all the while dabbling in a little mountain biking in the coastal town he was living in at the time.

After graduating with his Master's in Finance, he pursued a career in Chicago, got married to Coach Danielle and proceeded to help raise two sons, Matthew & Sam. All the while running was put on the back burner until he decided to run for 90 days straight post the birth of his 2nd son. That led to Chris getting the burning fire of running back in his belly! He continued to run to stay in shape, as well as chasing his two boys around baseball, soccer & skate parks.

He moved to Northwest AR with Coach Danielle and their boys in 2008 and continued to stay busy with his two sons as a full-time stay at home Dad. Once Coach Danielle left her corporate job, they both decided to get back into the gym. One thing led to another and Chris started competing in multi-sport events.

A year and half into multi-sports, he went back to his love of anything on two wheels and got on the mountain bike again. He has competed in local AMBCS races, as well endurance races, such as Leadville 100. After a few years of mountain biking, Chris moved to gravel riding and his 1st attempt at Mid-South 100 was on a fat-tire bike. Lesson learned and he has been back several years. Now he combines his love for both by competing in the Mid South double...Friday, 50k run, Saturday, 100mile gravel ride.

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