USA Fit Philly Coaches
|Click on a color group above to see the list of coaches for that group.|
|About the Organizer|
|Paula Tansey firstname.lastname@example.orgHi my name is Paula Tansey. I first joined Phillyfit in the spring of 2008. 6 months later with the help of the coaching and encouragement I received from this group I finished my first marathon. I was hooked on running and addicted to the friends I had made. This year I look forward to bringing new and old friends together for an exciting and rewarding season.
Grouping participants by pace we will help you prepare physically and mentally for the long run.
10 min/mile and faster = Yellow
10 to 11.5 min/mile = Orange
11.5 to 13 min/mile = Red
Walkers of all paces = Purple
|Maggi Buckler email@example.com|
Hi! My name is Maggi, and this is my third season running and training with this amazing, supportive and inspiring group. I completed the Philadelphia Half-Marathon with PhillyFit in both 2010 and 2011; this year, I am challenging myself to complete three more half-marathons. (If all goes well, I will have my first half-marathon of 2012 under my Asics by the time the PhillyFit season starts in May!)
This is my first season as a coach with the group. As Core Coach, I will augment our training program with a focus on core strength, by providing tips and brief seminars, and being available for questions. Look for some fun* challenges throughout the season!
*Fair warning: some people think I have a strange idea of \"fun\".
|Kristie McCourt firstname.lastname@example.org|
I started to run in 2003 when a friend suggested a marathon to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. I love a good challenge and I love a good cause so I figured why not! I have since run three full marathons, and many halves, with USAFITPhilly, and served as assistant coach to the yellow group last season.
Six years ago I started having unexplainable health issues that affected my running and my daily life. I decided to study health and nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY. I fell in love with the material and decided I wanted to combine my passion for running with my newfound passion for nutrition to act as a resource for others.
This season I am here to answer all of your nutrition questions, to share some tips on fueling for runs, and to address whatever the group wants to learn. I am a certified health counselor who loves to talk food, running, and yoga!
I am excited to be the nutrition coach for USAFit Philly this season and look forward to meeting new faces and running with old friends. This is an amazing group and I feel privileged to be a part of the experience.
If you would like to find out more about me and what I do, or where I studied, feel free to check out my website.
|John Carre email@example.com|
Hi, my name is John Carre (car-ray). I am a bicyclist turned runner. I had bicycled many miles in the past, but never could get into running more than a couple of miles. In February 2010, I found USAFit Philly at the Oaks Endurance Sports Expo. Since I had read Born to Run earlier that winter, I got the impression that running could be enjoyable. I joined PhillyFit that Spring and sure enough running became fun and challenging. The coaches and encouragement of the group inspired me to try my 1st half marathon & 1st marathon that Fall. Last year was another memorable journey with PhillyFit with many more running events. I am looking forward to coaching the Yellow Group runners this year. Let\'s enjoy running and reaching our goals together!
|Mark Diehl firstname.lastname@example.org|
Hi! My name is Mark Diehl. I started training with Philly Fit in 2004 to run my first marathon. I had run many races 5K, 10K and several Half Marathons prior to this and finally decided to attempt a marathon. I tried training alone and was never able to consistently get the long training runs completed. With the assistance of Philly Fit in 2004 I was able to complete the Philadelphia Marathon. After training with Philly Fit for several years and completing several marathons, I was asked to be a coach and I have enjoyed doing this for the past several seasons. I would not have been able to complete nine marathons without the support of this group. I\'m looking forward to helping others this season run their first 1/2 marathon or Marathon. You will not find a more friendly or encouraging group to help you meet your running goals.
|Paula Tansey email@example.com|
Distance running or walking is an individual sport made better when done in the company of friends. Each of us competes with only ourselves; yet we support and have the support of the friends we have made. Join our running family and you will find yourself reaching new heights in a safe, friendly environment.
|Craig Cardimon firstname.lastname@example.org|
My name is Craig Cardimon. I started walking with USAFit/Philly in January 2011 to get some exercise. After being cooped up in an office all week, I enjoy stretching my legs for a few hours every Saturday morning. I have signed up as a walker for the April Fool\'s 5K in Collegeville and the CertaPro Painters 5K Run For Our Troops on May 20th in Ridley Creek State Park.