Why Hire a Certified Coach?


Coach Valerie, head coach of Victory's Edge Triathlon Coaching

Bridging the gap from athlete to coach is not always an easy task. It requires a much broader view than what can be seen from the athlete’s perspective. Triathlon coaches must understand individual abilities, goal setting, tactics, movement analysis, progressive training techniques, and sport psychology. Without these competencies, even great athletes often instruct people to simply “do what they used to do.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for everyone. Hiring a certified coach guarantees that your coach has received training in all of these areas.

A certified coach  follows a unique and highly effective approach - establishing a true partnership between coach and client. As an Elite Ironman Triathlete, motivational speaker and coach, Coach Valerie successfully combines the latest sports specific knowledge with passion and energy to create a properly balanced training plan for all her clients.

Coach Valerie understands the need for a multi-dimensional approach to be successful in training. She knows how to optimize your training time with quality, sport specific workouts, integrated functional strength training, flexibility, rest, recovery, nutrition and mental focus to help you reach your goals.  You will receive a personal, customized training plan that balances your professional life, personal life, training time and leisure time. Her clients are coached for balance in five dimensions:

  • Sport Specific Training
  • Integrated Functional Strength Training
  • Lengthening and Strengthening of the Mind and Body
  • Nutrition
  • Rest and Recovery

With Coach Valerie you get more than just your sport specific training plan. She believes in providing you a total lifestyle training package with all the tools and guidance you need to be successful in every aspect of your training, racing, nutrition, health and work-family balance.