Pedro Gomes has been a triathlon coach for over a decade and splits his time between Arizona and Utah, coaching both remotely and in-person. Coach Pedro likes to keep his training group small to ensure premium guidance at all times and in 2022, he coached 8 athletes to the IRONMAN World Championship. Pedro Gomes holds coaching certifications with USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, IRONMAN U and is currently taking NCCA-accredited personal trainer certification and RRCA level 1. Beyond the training plan itself, Pedro believes that establishing a good relationship with the athlete, understanding his needs and availability is key to delivering a successful guidance.
As an athlete Pedro Gomes is still actively racing and currently holds some of the fastest official IRONMAN times ever posted by Portuguese triathlete with a PB of 8h08 over the full distance and 3h48 over the half distance (70.3), a half marathon PR of 1h09 and a marathon PR of 2h36. Alongside having competed in IRONMAN World Championship as a professional for 5 times, he also likes to mix it up with other grueling endurance events such as Haute Route Alps, multiple trail races and trail challenges like Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim, the Abu Dhabi Cycling Tour, SwimRun events and the Triple Bypass in Colorado.
Megan Kupres has a stellar running record in Arizona, consistently in podiums at local trail events, winning and setting the CR at Cave Creek thriller 50k on her first 50K. She also finished 3rd female at UTMB Speedgoat 28k on her first sky running race, 5th at Black Canyon 60K in 2020 and conquering the night 100K at Black Canyon 100K early this year.
Megan Kupres is mentored and guided by Pedro Gomes and will take on the running coaching program duties for 2023
Tia has been a strength coach since 2010, and an Ironman triathlete since 2016. She's achieved many accolades in the worlds of bodybuilding, powerlifting, running, and of course in triathlon. Tia's focus on strength training for triathletes is based on sports science, years of experience, and a personal touch that makes each program unique and powerfully effective. She offers group programs, nutrition guidance, and 1:1 personal training for triathletes both in Phoenix and around the nation.
Carrisa Matenaer started swimming at the age of 5 and went on to be an All-American and All-State High School swimmer, as well as a collegiate swimmer for the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the corporate world, she worked full time as a Head Age Group swim coach in charge of all 14 & under programming. During these 8 years she had the opportunity to learn under some of the best age group and Olympic swim coaches in the country. She is now a USAT Level 1 certified coach working with triathletes to improve stroke technique and efficiency, and gain confidence in the water. Still an athlete to this day, she started focusing on the 70.3 distance just over two years ago, completing 9 Half Ironman races since then and recently qualifying for her 3rd Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Rachel Zilinskas swam competitively for 17 years and as member of the USA Swimming National Team in both open water and pool events, Rachel earned international medals competing around the world. Rachel retired from competitive swimming after a four year collegiate career at the U of Georgia where she was a 6-time All-American, team captain, and a member of two NCAA National Championship teams. After competing in her first Triathlon in 2018, the new hobby quickly turned into a new athletic career. Rachel earned her pro card in 2021 and in her first year as a pro triathlete managed multiple top 4 Ironman finishes, qualified to Kona and is currently the #2 ranked swimmer in the World by the PTO. Rachel loves using her many years of swimming expertise to teach others of all ages and abilities, having began teaching swim lessons in high school and continued instructing technique for the past ten years, specializing in freestyle and open water form
We do not charge any initiation or set up fee. Your first month includes a 60-90 min set up call as well as all the initial fitness tests and analysis needed to kick off your training
We operate on flat rates that include unlimited communication, remote guidance, weekly adjustments, all fitness tests necessary and initial assessments as well as strength, nutrition and gear consulting: starting at $180/mo for single sport athletes. Inquire for more details