Amanda M., Wheaton, IL Triathlon Coach

Amanda M.



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Competitive triathlete with experience coaching up to the Iron level. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults

  • Running, Cycling


  • University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults

  • Running, Cycling

More About Coach Amanda

I started competing in triathlons and duathlons after suffering from injuries early in my running career. I found cycling and swimming to be great cross training for running, and next to running, cycling and swimming are my other two passions!

I have competed in dozens of triathlons and duathlons, up to the half-iron distance with great success. I have been educated in the Total Immersion swim method. Since becoming a USATF certified coach, I am now continuing my education and professional development in the specific area of cycling. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion with fellow

A typical session will involve either all three sports in one, or focusing on the sports individually, whichever the athlete prefers. A video-taped running gait and swim stroke analysis will be done to discover what the athlete is doing right and what areas can be improved. I will discuss nutrition in training, past injury history, as well as short and long term goals. I will write the athlete weekly training schedules, and encourage email or telephone contact as often as necessary.

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Client Reviews

Coach Amanda is awesome! She is caring, compassionate, and a definite Run Pro. Amanda is helping me with some pretty specific goals. I don't know what I would do without her.

Amanda has been maybe the most important tool I have to achieving my goals in running. In only a 8 months she coached me from being able to run a half mile to a full marathon. Her focus on staying healthy throughout your training is great and puts your mind at ease.

Amanda was an awesome resource in coaching my 14 year old daughter who wanted to run a marathon. Her weekly plans were detailed and well thought out. I was concerned about my daughters age, but Amanda paid close attention to my daughter health throughout the training. Her race plan for the marathon was perfect and my daughter ran a great race and most importantly she had fun and loved the experience and finished under 4 hrs!. Amanda depth of knowledge and experience make her an excellent resource whether you are trying to be competitive or just want to make and complete a big goal like a marathon.

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Coach Amanda is great! I went into the session believing that I my form and gait was completely wrong and that I had a lot to improve upon. Amanda reassured me that I was not as bad as I thought which gave me confidence in my running. She told me things that I did need to improve. She gave me drills and after a few weeks of practicing them, I feel my run is smoother and more efficient. She is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I definitely recommend her as a coach whether you are beginning out or just need a little tweaking.

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Coach Amanda is the perfect coach! I'm a 62 year old woman who signed up to run the Marathon for charity. My goal is to cross the finish line - injury free. We first met to assess my needs. Amanda ran with me to check out my running form. She also emailed a plan for stretching, core exercises and running goals. Amanda is knowledgeable, thoughtful and inspiring. I feel fortunate to have her as my coach.

Great initial meeting. Discussed my goals, experiences and went for a short run to have a good feel for my current status. We discussed plans moving forward and Coach Amanda sent my weekly training plan to me that same night.

She was very thorough, and gave me a great schedule to follow during the week when I'm not with her. Definitely will book again!

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Amanda was great. Knowledgable, personable and a good coach.

My daughter's first experience with a personal coach. Coach Amanda was obviously a good choice for her...they made a good connection right from the start.

Coach Amanda was very responsive and available to answer all questions that I had. She took time to understand my goals and actively participates in my workouts.
I highly recommend Coach Amanda to anyone who would like to improve in running.
Thanks for all your help!!

Coach Amanda is great. She is very encouraging and is always happy to answer questions and provide feedback.

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I have never worked with a professional coach before, and was not sure what to expect. Coach Amanda was extremely responsive to my questions and setting expectations. She took time to get to know me and understand my goals then explained her approach to training and how she'd like to proceed. She actively participates in my workouts providing on-the-spot feedback as well as motivation. Her energy and encouragement is infectious and she pushes me just far enough that I reach paces I did not think I could run. My overall experience is extremely positive and I look forward to continued training for the foreseeable future.

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Coach Amanda is great! Besides giving me excellent feedback on running style
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Coach Amanda is the exact type of coach I was looking for. I have some lofty goals I want to accomplish and couldn't have asked for a better coach to make these dreams a reality. Coach Amanda does an excellent job of listening, observing where you are in the process and setting up weekly plans so you can successfully achieve your goals. Not to mention, she always available and is quick to respond to any question you have. If things go awry due to injury, she does a wonderful job of being encouraging and getting you back on your feet ASAP. I'd recommend Coach Amanda to anyone of my friends or family. Thanks, coach!!

Coach Amanda was great. She listened to my concerns and after seeing me run made some suggestions for improvement. I appreciate the training plans to help me reach my goals!

Coach Amanda gave me some great tips on my form along with some drills and stretches to help with my hip rehab. She also shot some video of my gait so I could see the issue and share with my PT. I will be scheduling with her again in the Spring. Finished a little early, I probably should have asked more questions!

Coach Amanda is excellent! She's been a huge help as I trained to significantly improve my pace for my 4th consecutive Chicago Marathon. The race is in 2 weeks and I am going into it stronger and faster than ever.

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I never worked with a coach before and I was looking for someone to help guide me to try and improve my running as well as assist in balancing my running and cycling schedule. Amanda has been great. It's a huge relief to not worry about what my schedule is - she just tells me what to do and I do it! She provides me almost daily feedback any time I send her my results of a workout. She adjusts when I run into a wall but also pushes me to improve! I took 20+ minutes off my half marathon time and am looking to improve even more for my 2nd half of the year. She is responsive, helpful and knows what she's doing! You can't go wrong with Amanda as your coach!

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Amanda is great. Highly recommended!

Getting back into running after a long lapse and Amanda has been the perfect fit. She's very invested in my progress and her knowledge and experience is top notch. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to become a better runner.

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Amanda has really helped identify the proper training routine and we ready for a marathon in Oct. She's very professional and knowledgeable.

Amanda was a great coach that knew how to help me become a better runner.

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Amanda has been a wonderful help in preparing me for Airmen basic training. I have already met my running goals for entrance and now we're pushing for graduation requirements before I even leave. She's focused on the goal of the client and she's very encouraging.

Amanda is a dedicated and reliable coach. She gives weekly workouts that pushes you and trains you safely. She checks in with me and is always asking how my training is going and how I'm feeling. She is knowledgeable and incredibly experienced! I aways look forward to our training sessions!

Very Smart and Informed. She looks a each client different. i would tell other people about her great skill set.

Amanda is a great coach!! She's very thorough.. And follows through with everything.. Texts. Calls or emails! Sends me weekly workouts that are amazing, and always answers any question you may have. I would definitely recommend her! Thanks! :)

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Coach Amanda has provided a wealth of info for me to improve my running. She's been on-time and always available for me with answers to my many questions. I would highly recommend her.

We have only been working with Amanda for a brief time, but she has been terrific! She has been working with my daughter during track season and has given her valuable instruction and feedback throughout. Amanda is very generous with her time and attention.

Amanda has been a tremendous help to me and a great choice for a personal running coach. She took the time to understand my abilities, my current training challenges and needs, then tailored a training regimen to help me get on the path to achieving my goals. She followed up on what she said she would do and provided valuable feedback for me to help me understand where I needed to improve. She gave me valuable tips to help with the physical and mental challenges of long distance running. I highly recommend Amanda to anyone who is serious about taking their running training to the next level.

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