USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, RRCA Certified Coach
Competing in numerous running events and triathlons over the years got me hooked on endurance sports. I am passionate about working to improve, as an athlete, as a coach, and as a person. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering — with a background in engineering and physiology, I am keenly interested in the science behind endurance sports and how our bodies respond to athletic training. With the mindset that we are the best subjects for training experimentation, we will chart a course, assess results, and adjust the plan accordingly. We will use the latest technology, including power meters for biking and GPS for running to guide us. Being an engineer and scientist by training, I am keenly interested in training and racing with power and have been doing so since 2008. Though we will use an analytical approach, I have raced many triathlons and can balance the science with the art and understanding of the “non-linear” aspects of endurance sports, bringing the more subjective side of training and racing to the mix.
Chris Rankin (I’m in the middle)
USMS Level 2 Certified Coach;
Hi there! If you’re reading this you are probably interested in using a coach to help you reach your goals… Let me give you a brief summary of what you can expect after you decide to hire me as your coach. Attention to detail, open and honest communication and a personal approach to training. Individualized and custom workouts setup after completing an intensive Q&A session and paperwork. I love feedback, so I’ll expect lots of it. I’m talking after every workout, so If you want to right me a book about your most recent workout, I’ll read it! LOL I believe thats how we get the most out of each workout and isn’t that what we’re wanting to do?
I take coaching seriously and expect my athletes too also. But I love to laugh and have fun so you’ll get a good mix “Chris’ make me cry workouts” and jokes that only we’d find funny… If you’re interested to find out more click on the link below and try not to make to much fun of my sunglasses… They’re all I had for that race!
Registered Dietician, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
Sheila became interested in the field of sports nutrition and cardiovascular health when working in the Cardiac Rehabilitation – Applied Exercise Physiology Department at San Diego State University, California. Since then, Sheila began applying the principles of functional nutrition for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease. She has a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and attended Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, to complete a Dietetic internship and Master of Science course work in clinical nutrition.