Anne-Marie helped me with my goal of becoming an Ironman, in under 13 hours, with a smile on my face! She set up a structured 6 month training plan, which focused on interval training, and integrated seamlessly with my existing group training (e.g. Masters Swims, track workouts, and long ride groups). She setup all the workouts to effectively build endurance over time, without burnout, and adjusting along the way for injuries and personal time conflicts. While we were physically located 300 miles apart, we were in continuous email communications reviewing the Garmin data that I would upload to Training Peaks, as well as a few calls to discuss race strategy. The individualized feedback and adjustments were invaluable for keeping me focused and motivated. Anne-Marie also offered me valuable first-hand advice on all the intangibles of endurance racing, such as nutrition, equipment and race day planning. I highly recommend Anne-Marie’s unique brand of coaching services for athletes looking to accomplish new goals or achieve their personal bests.
–Rob, Financial Analyst – US Dept of Energy, Alexandria, VA
I utilized Anne-Marie as a coach to increase my 5k and half marathon time as well as to complete a 70.3 distance triathlon. I met all my goals with great success and I largely attribute that success to Anne Marie’s coaching. We seamlessly work together from two different parts of the country. Anne-Marie was incredibly informative, responsive, flexible and offered amazing guidance along the way. I highly recommend her as a coach.
–Jodi, Fort Meyers Beach, FL
When I first sat down and talked with Anne-Marie halfway through 2013, I just wanted to build up to running a 5k – that’s really all I was hoping for. With AM’s guidance, the miles kept adding up and I ended up running 8 5k’s, three half marathons, my first multi-sport race and finishing my first full marathon in New York City in November 2014. I was stunned that in just over a year, I had learned and done so much. Anne-Marie is patient, well versed on nutrition and sports science and a very experienced athlete herself. I would not have accomplished as much as I did, as quickly as I did, without her help. I couldn’t ask for a better coach!!
–Pete, Physician & father, Pittsburgh PA
Anne-Marie has been the perfect coach for me. She is able to listen to all of my concerns and answer my questions thoroughly. She helps me respect the balance between work, family life, and my competitive goals. She knows when I’m nervous about trying new things (like open water swims and long bike rides) and helps me push myself out of my comfort zone and realize new achievements. She also knows my strengths and remembers them and encourages me to use them to work harder and dig deeper. She’s helped me eat better and get stronger. She’s also managed to keep it fun, which can be hard when life gets busy.
I trust Anne-Marie, I rely on her and I know she believes in me. These elements are really important to me in a coach-athlete relationship. I’m not looking for someone who makes me feel bad if I get injured or family life makes it too hard to train on a certain day. I’m looking for a coach who keeps me positively encouraged, who supports me, who works with me to set goals and celebrates with me when I reach those goals. Anne-Marie works hard herself, too, which is also inspiring. I couldn’t ask for a better coach.
–Elizabeth, Business owner & mom of 3, Pittsburgh, PA
I had the pleasure of working with Anne-Marie for six months to improve my cycling strength. It was a busy time during my PhD and I wasn’t able to motivate myself to ride. Anne-Marie tailored a rigorous training program that also fit my busy schedule. In addition to spinning techniques, I learned how to use my Garmin on rides as well as the Training Peaks software. Anne-Marie also taught me nutrition and the importance of integrating more protein in my diet (rather than eating carb heavy). Anne-Marie is a very strong rider and superb coach. She is generous with her time and listens well. I highly recommend her services!
–Katie W., Albany, NY
It was a pleasure to work with Anne-Marie. She was able to clearly explain the process of Metabolic Efficiency to help us improve our eating plan. As athletes, it is critical to fuel properly for your workout or competition, as well as daily living! She was readily available to answer any questions and support our needs. Anne-Marie is a very approachable individual. She is easy to work with and non-judgmental in an area where people may have built-in sensitivities. So glad that we found Anne-Marie to guide us on a heathier journey!
–Deb and George S., Pittsburgh, PA
Anne-Marie created a strength training program that got me started and staying with a regular strength routine. The plan was customized to my home gym, for my ability, and structured to grow as my strength grows over time. I highly recommend Anne-Marie as a sport and health coach.
–Katie V., Pittsburgh, PA