Frank S., Bellevue, WA Triathlon Coach

Frank S.

FGS Coaching


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#1 Ranked Tri Coach on CoachUp! Former elite runner (Top-25/US) w/ 20-yrs. of coaching experience. Certified by USATF, RRCA. We'll maximize your training time, fitness & fun! View all coaching experience

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

Over 2-HOURS of private, 1-on-1 coaching. (30-minutes FREE!) customized to YOUR needs and goals... NOT a generic online template or impersonal group instruction. This is an in-person discussion--including Form/Gait Assessm... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$178 4 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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1. RUNNING FORM / GAIT: Multiple Sessions (SAVE $134.)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

At least 6-HOURS of private coaching, comprised of (4) individual workouts (90+minutes each) w/ your coach. (Plus-- two "tracking sessions” to account for any FREE additional coaching time provided over 90-minutes during a... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$498 6 sessions ($83/ea) + one-time fee

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2. ENDURANCE / SPEED / TECHNIQUE: Multiple Sessions (SAVE $134.)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

At least 6-HOURS of private coaching, comprised of (4) individual workouts (90+ minutes each) w/ your coach + (2) sessions for your coach to analyze your Garmin Biometric HRM Run (Form & Gait) data or to track FREE session... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$498 6 sessions ($83/ea) + one-time fee

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

2-HOURS of optimized human performance services. Utilize our most advanced technology and thorough athlete assessment and training tools—to run faster, further, and with fewer injuries. Select this special discounted packa... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$198 4 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

1.5-HOURS of private coaching. This 90-minute workout may include (4) highly customized parts/sessions: 1. Warm-up, Stretching (dynamic/static). 2. Drills: Speed & Form (speed, strength, range-of-motion), Strides (f... See More

Session Length: 25 minutes

$138 4 sessions ($35/ea) + one-time fee

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In-Person Training for a single athlete

Please contact Coach Frank BEFORE purchasing this service-- so we can determine your needs and how best to achieve your goals in a group environment. (Price and session length are only placeholders-- both will vary dependi... See More

Session Length: 1 minute

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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CONSULT: Video, Email or Phone/Text
Online Training for a single athlete

60-MINUTES of personal coaching. (Up to four, 15-minute, sessions. Run/bike only.) Now you can have your very own ON-DEMAND running coach. Get your QUESTIONS ANSWERED with individualized and personalized solutions and ... See More

Session Length: 15 minutes

$98 4 sessions ($25/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Eastern Washington University (WA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Running, Cycling

  • Transitions, Injury Prevention, Drafting, Pacing, Breathing


  • Eastern Washington University (WA)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Running, Cycling

  • Transitions, Injury Prevention, Drafting, Pacing, Breathing

More About Coach Frank

(Seattle Area.)

+ #1 Ranked Duathlon Coach on CoachUp.
+ Ranked #3 out of ~24,000 coaches (all-sports) on CoachUp.
+ Only "Gold Tier" Rated Duathlon Coach in WA State (Highest Rating on CoachUp.)
+ Over (125) FIVE-STAR Reviews: All from VERIFIED CoachUp Clients.
+ 20-years of Running/Coaching Success at the High-School, Club, Collegiate and Elite Levels
+ Only Coach in Seattle Certified by these (4) National Running/Cycling Certification Organizations
-- 1. USA Track & Field (USATF)
-- 2. Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
-- 3. Run S.M.A.R.T. Project (VDOT O2)
-- 4. USA Cycling (USAC/pending)
+ Elite Coaching Run Summit: w/ Olympic & Hall of Fame Coaches J.Vigil & J. Daniels
+ Coaching Conventions/CE: WA State HS Track & Field/Cross-Country (WSTFCA)

+ CPR / AED / First-Aid: All Certifications Are Current

---------------------------- ALL AGES AND ABILITIES ARE WELCOME! -----------------------------

Thank you for taking the time to read my Coaching Profile. Selecting an effective coach for yourself, or your child, can be a complex and confusing endeavor. I hope this info. helps...

I have been the head coach at FGS COACHING for over 20-years. (The FGSC staff include four award-winning coaches. We are all former elite and/or successful college athletes.) I am certified by (3) national coaching organizations and have passed extensive, yearly, background-checks.

*** I specialize in providing highly personalized training services-- CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR SPECIFIC GOALS & ABILITIES. I respect your time and investment in your fitness-- our goal is to get you to "I DID IT!" with the least amount of time and effort necessary. ***

You'll never receive a generic workout template downloaded from an online site or a re-purposed/old workout of mine or some other athlete I am training. Together, we'll develop an individualized plan that is going to WORK BEST FOR YOU-- with an emphasis on healthy results and injury prevention.

Runners who train with FGSC have gone from "back-of-the-pack" athletes to "mid-pack"-- and even "front-of-the-pack" athlete. Some have achieved national-rankings as Masters and Age-Graded athletes. Most have set new lifetime or Age-Group PR's while training with FGS Coaching.

I've also helped younger runners qualify and medal at their State High School & National AAU/Jr. Olympics Track & Field and Cross Country Championships meets.

Young or "old"... swiftest in the state or slowest on your street-- my goal is to help you get running faster, and farther, based on your individual abilities, race goals and training availability.

RUN FASTER, FARTHER with FEWER INJURIES-- and have FUN along the way:
My athletes tell me they experience fewer injuries since joining FGS Coaching-- while achieving better meet results. They also say their fitness ramps up quicker and they are sustaining their meet-readiness, for peak-performance longer (physically & mentally). The key is our Progression & Periodization approach to their customized training. (Principals developed, tested, and approved by USATF and RRCA-- the most prominent, and respected, T&F coaching organizations in the US.)

Please read my 100+ FIVE-STAR reviews for unbiased feedback on my coaching philosophy, session and results.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions-- I hope to see you at the track soon!

Coach Frank
#1 Rated Triathlon/Duathlon Coach on Coachup!


+ Nationally (Top 25 in USA): 400m Hurdles
+ National Class (Age-Graded): 400m, 1500m/Mile, 3K, 5K, 10K
+ Regional Class (Age-Graded): Marathon
+ Qualifier: Boston Marathon
+ Elite Qualifier/Finisher (Age Group): Carlsbad 5000, Steve Scott Festival of Miles
+ HS, USATF/JO Record Holder: 300m/400m Hurdles, 400m, 400m Relay, 1600m Relay
+ Course Record Holder (Relay): Tri-Cities Marathon, Lewis-Clark Half-Marathon
+ Sponsored Athlete: Tabori Sports, Hammer Gel, RunLog Software, ExOffico Activewear

CYCLING: Certifications
- Cycling Coach: USA Cycling-Pending (USAC)
- Ride Leader: Cascade Bicycle Club, Eastside Tours
- Bike Repair: Park Tools: Certified Mechanics Course; Bike Repair Classes: Cascade Bicycle Club & REI

- STP Ride: 1-Day Finisher (204 miles, averaged 20+ MPH.)
- RAMROD Ride: 1-Day Event (149 miles, 10,000+ ft. net elevation gain)
- RSVP Ride: 1-Day Finisher (175 miles)
- Century Rides Completed: Flying Wheels, Chilly Hilly, 7/14 Hills of Kirkland, Kitsap Color Classic-Double, Daffodil Classic, Tour de Peaks, Chuckanut, Bike MS Deception Pass Classic, Ride Around the Sound
- Outdoor Training Series: RCC: RAMROD; CBC: CTS & HPC (High-Performance Cycling)
- Indoor Training (Spin Leader): House of Cardio, The Sweat Shop

Every athlete is unique. Every workout has a specific, personalized, purpose. With those thoughts in mind, below is a GENERAL outline of a typical workout:

1. Discussion: Athlete Status Check, Session Goals
2. Warm-up
3. Stretching: Dynamic & Static(lite)
4. Drills: Form/Technique & Speed
5. Accelerations
6. Run, Bike, Swim or Brick Workout: Distance/Event Specific
7. Strides
8. Warm-down
9. Stretching: Problem Areas, Static (If Needed.)
10. Discussion: Key Session Takeaways; Training: Guidelines/Goals, Tips & Advice

Specialized Drills & Equipment May Include:
Video Analysis: form, gait, foot-strike; stroke: arm, pedal; Speed Ladders, Speed Sack, Plyometrics/Jump Box, Wicket Hurdles: form, gait; Leg-Drive Resistance Bands; Cycling Drills: Handling, Cadence, Single-leg/Pedal Stroke, Spin-ups; Swimming: Kickboard, Pull Float, and more...

*** Workouts last ~90-MINUTES and consist of three :30-minute sessions. Each session within the workout has a purpose: (1) Adequate warm-up/down for injury prevention, (2) proper drills for form/speed/strength development, (3) maximizing your training benefits from athlete-specific coaching and key workouts to achieve your race goals. (24-hours notice is required for session cancellations. Unused session-hours expire after 90-days.) ***


Here is some logistical info. and tips to help make your training with FGS Coaching go easier than running—downhill, with a tailwind, after a taper week. (But with a thorough warm-up first, as always!)

Coaching: 8A - 8P (Various times/locations.)
Phone/Text/Email: 8A - 10P (NOT answered or checked while with clients/at track.)

MONDAY - TUESDAY: Not Available
Coaches are not typically coaching-- and are out of the FGSC office and away from phone/text/email, M-Tu. (Just like with running—recovery is important to peak coaching performance! ;)

May be arranged on for an urgent need or upcoming/time-critical event.
*** Contact your coach directly.***

Please allow 24-hours for replies from your coach to your non-emergency inquiries sent to FGS Coaching via voicemail/text or email during coaching days, Wednesday – Sunday.

Your coach is focused 100% on you, and maximizing YOUR training time, when we work together at the track. So your coach is unable answer his phone or respond to voicemail/texts/emails during training sessions.

Also, please keep in mind these training sessions can go from early morning til late evening—especially on good weather days, weekends, and during build up to important meets/races.

Contacting your coach directly, via TEXT or EMAIL, is the best method to ensure you get your preferred session day/time. (Pls. review your New Client & Weekly Coaching Availability emails for complete details.)

Please do not use the CoachUp Schedule Request/Calendar Tool. Currently, it does not provide your coach’s availability in “real-time.”

We make every effort to accommodate all session requests. However, due to multiple dynamic factors: weather, access to training facilities, demand, daylight hours/lights; I schedule sessions at central locations which are the most convenient for the MAJORITY of my client requesting sessions for that day.

We appreciate your for your willingness to travel to a nearby location which may not be your first choice. Your flexibility helps you, and your fellow runners, so we all can achieve our running goals with the least amount of inconvenience for everyone.

Please provide at least 24-HOUR advance notice when cancelling a session. (The FGS Coaching calendar is usually ~100% booked by Thursday, so a last minute cancellation could mean someone on the FGSC Wait List didn’t get an opportunity to train.)

Sessions cancelled within 24-hours of scheduled start time, that can’t be filled by your coach, are submitted to CU for payment.

Session-hours expire 90-DAYS after the initial purchase date. You paid CoachUp when you bought your session-hours. After 90-days, unused session-hours are submitted to CoachUp-- who then pays your coach.

We recommend utilizing your session-hours within an effective period of time based on your training and racing goals.

CONSISTENCY in your efforts (running, drills, stretching-ROM/strengthening) and training effectively are the keys to keeping your progress on track to achieving your goals. You’ll help yourself by getting your session-hours booked and completed on a regular-basis (e.g. If you have signed-up for the “Ready, Set-- GO” Pak, it’s best to meet once a week for four weeks than once a month for four months. It’s the same number of sessions—but DEFINITELY different results, rate of improvement, and sustainability of progress!)

THANK YOU for your cooperation and for being a good FGS Coaching teammate. Look forward to seeing you at the track soon!

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Client Reviews

Coach Frank is exceptional. He is obviously an incredibly accomplished runner, so I'll let his resume speak for itself. I think it's probably obvious that he loves the sport, too. Sincerely loves it, and wants you to love it, no matter your skill level. We found him to help our teenage son, perhaps not a natural runner, improve his time and form. I assumed it'd be a bunch of drills and running. But he delves far, far deeper into the sport, educating my son (and me!) every step of the way. When you're with him, he is focused on you. And he is patient, encouraging, but also straight-forward with his critiques and recommendations. We have continued beyond his initial pack, and expect to stick with him for some time. Give him a try! You won't regret it.

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Coach Frank is one of the best running coaches in the state and has really helped our son to improve his overall quickness and speed. He’s very knowledgeable, trustworthy and we highly recommend him.

I'm glad that I finally found a coach who can treat the problem and not the symptoms. Coach Frank pulls no punches and offers no magic pill, but I feel good about his plan and that I no longer have to be in my own way.

Coach Frank is positive and enthusiastic. He is able to quickly assess the athlete's strengths and weaknesses and come up with a training plan that strives to optimize potential.

Coach Frank is an excellent coach. I went to him to learn to run faster during my soccer games. His experience allows him to have an indepth understanding of the mechanics of sprinting. Frank uses that understanding to teach the mechanics and then hyper focuses on the small mistakes to sharpen your form. In our short time together I've already experience a noticed increase of speed. In addition to the mechanics, Frank is easy to to talk to and has a lot of great stories to keep me engaged throughout our session.

When you head into using personalized coaching, you think of all the athletes coaches will have and that if you aren’t fast, or strong or talented the coach won’t have time for you and will spend more time on his/her “better” athletes. Coach Frank is no such coach. If you are willing to listen, to train hard, to grow and overcome coach Frank will give you all he has back and more. He will connect with you and help you become a better person. You just have to commit. I have no doubt that coach Frank is one of the best coaches in the Pacific NW.

Thanks coach for all that you’ve given back to me.


Coach Frank was a great! After my son took one session, he likes how coach Frank worked with and explained the detail of his running behavior and where he needs to work on. My son looks forward working with Coach Frank next session. We would recommend Coach Frank!

Coach Frank is very knowledgeable and great with our children. We had a couple of sessions with him and are excited to continue training with him.

A lot of information in the first session, but it was all pretty easy to understand. Went pretty smoothly and I plan on doing more work with Frank.

Really knows his stuff! I can tell he's "seen it all" and has what it takes to bring my running to the next level, including my goals at both the 5K and marathon distance. Coach Frank brings a very holistic and thorough approach, and knows maximizing potential isn't just about tweaking one little thing - all the pieces have to tie together. I appreciate this!

Professional. Knowledgeable. Exceptional. Engaging. The most perfect words to describe this world class coach! We had the privilege of finding Frank through the CoachUp website. Our journey together has just begun, but we look forward to working together closely as he helps us achieve our training goals!

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I'm a "later-in-life" runner. Found Frank to help me get to the podium in my age group for Spartan Beasts and Ultras. He has helped my tremendously toward this goal!

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Very thorough and detailed individual analysis. Looking forward to continuing training!

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Coach Frank has been a positive force through the last cross-country season and made a big impact on my daughter's confidence, technique, and ultimately her performance. She's been looking forward to every session and frequently referred back to advice and coaching she had received from Frank during her everyday workouts with her school and club teams. I love that Frank patiently and persistently takes the long view of focusing on the inputs, celebrating incremental improvements over quick fixes, and ensuring that the sport still always remains fun and positive. I highly recommend him, but, for the record, we are in line first :)

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My teen daughter and I met with Frank for her first session together for nearly 3 hours. Frank was organized, thoughtful and practical in his approach with my daughter . He used an evidence-based approach to coaching built on his vast running and coaching experience. My daughter has already quoted many of the instructions Frank provided and cannot wait for her next session!

Coach Frank shared a wealth of knowledge with me. I came away from our intro pak with a clear view into areas where I can improve and some ideas for how to do so. I’m excited about the opportunity to work more with Coach Frank and achieve a new PR!

Always happy with the Frank's work. Highly recommended.

Great first session! Can’t wait to continue working with Frank. He is very knowledgeable of the sport!

Frank is great. My daughter enjoys working with Frank and has learned a lot

My son had his first session with Coach Frank last weekend, and it was such a pleasure. He is professional, energetic and extremely knowledgeable, and my son is truly looking forward to working with Coach Frank!

Coach Story laid out a plan for my daughter both physically and mentally. The instruction he gave her was detailed and always positive. Looking forward to seeing how she grows.

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Coach Frank is the best coach! I started working with him before my first high school cross country season and the work we did helped me have a very successful freshman year. I like coach because he is very positive and always gives me new things to think about and work on that really help me. I'm going into my sophomore year now and Coach Frank is working on improving my hip strength by finding workouts that will make me stronger and will make me a faster and better runner. He not only coaches but constantly focuses on two main priorities: progression and no injuries. He has made me a more confident runner and a smarter racer. I highly recommend Coach Frank!

Coach Frank is awesome to work with. Straight to the point, fact based nutrition advice, personalizing the training to individual aspirations. Doesn’t pretend to be a miracle worker - but will match your athletes desire and willingness to be coached with focus and a competitors fire. Highly recommend him for every driven athlete.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Coach Frank last week for the first time. Prior to that, we spoke on the phone and I was excited to meet by the time that we hung up. During the initial meeting that feeling only intensified. Coach Frank is a very humble and knowledgeable man with so much passion for athletics. He’s motivating and encouraging, but also realistic and upfront. Truthfully that’s perfect for someone like myself. I’m in the military. I’ve trained hard and now I need to train even harder for the opportunity ahead of me. We discussed my running experience, what my goals and concerns are, and also a recent injury that I’m bouncing back from. He gave me so many pointers and advice. I appreciate that he let me know that even if I chose not to work with him that I should look for certain things in whatever coach I did choose. When I left our meeting, I had a renewed sense of confidence in myself. His passion sparked a fire in me to really put my all out there and not think about my injury unless I actually felt pain. The fear of “what if I fail” was wearing me down and I went home feeling like my comeback could be something phenomenal as long as I put my heart into training. That may sound a bit dramatic, but it’s honest. A stranger did that for me in just a couple hours of his time. I don’t know what your circumstances are, why you’re here thinking of hiring Coach Frank to coach you, but I know that we deserve someone who is going to be all in and committed. Start by setting up that first meeting with Coach Frank. He may just add to your life like he did mine.

I’m officially signed up to start my training with Coach Frank!

Coach Frank is very knowledgeable and definitely understands the science and mechanics of running. I learned a lot in my session with him.

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Coach Frank was great ! He is super professional and knowledgable. Can't wait for my next session with him

Coach Frank is great. Our son deals with some medical issues, and Coach Frank was able to make adjustments to take the medical issues into consideration. He is a very positive and explains things very well.

We had a great first training with Coach Frank!
His knowledge about all aspects of running is impressive. It is also very helpful to learn about nutrition, injury prevention, good sportsmanship.
My 14 year old son really enjoys the sessions. Coach Frank is a nice, fun and professional coach to train with.

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Coach Frank was knowledgeable, authoritative and articulate. He was very enthusiastic in his presentation. He obviously has lot of experience. I was quite impressed with the attention that he paid to our running form and gave us a quick run-down of our style and how to improve it. Two negative comments: 1. He said he brought his tripod but forgot his iPad. He took clips of our running with hand-held mobile phone. I was less than impressed. 2. He made eye contact with me only about 5% of the time. 95% of the time he was making eye contact with the other person with whom I shared the session.

Great at assessing strengths and weaknesses and providing effective, specific direction to improve.

Coach Frank is fantastic!

He is very knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic about running and preparing his students to be well rounded and healthy athletes. He covers nutrition, injury prevention and technique in easy to understand and memorable ways.

My 13 year old daughter really enjoys the sessions and finds his instruction direct and easy to follow.

I would definitely recommend Coach Frank to anyone interested in improving their running form and technique.

Coach Frank is very knowledgeable! He’s a great teacher and works hard to get the best out of you!

We had a great experience in our intro session with coach Frank. He had so many great things to teach my daughter in a two hour time. He treated her with a lot of respect and tailored his session to meet her goals.

Coach Frank is clearly an expert with a structured program to increase speed. He communicates well with both parents an young athletes. I highly recommend him!

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Coach Frank was very helpful. He really communicated in a way that my son understood to help him improve.

Frank was very knowledgeable and comprehensive, listened well and encouraged asking questions. Looking forward to working with him further.

I highly recommend Coach Frank! He’s honest; no nonsense; and kind. My sprint times improved right from the first session - obviously a huge plus - but what I found even more beneficial was that I felt incredible after a training. No aches and pains! Call Coach - have fun!

My two sons (Ages 15 and 17-Freshman and Junior in high school) met with coach Frank for an initial evaluation on Sunday afternoon from 3:00-6:30 pm at Shorewood high school. He provided feedback on what the boys were concerned with in terms of their efficiency in the sprints as well as the long jump. He also spent a good deal of time discussing nutrition, training habits and focus, sleep patterns and hydration. He was able to bring his national experience to the table and provided new information for my sons and reinforced many of the fundamentals I have been telling them for some time. They were very attentive and can’t wait to start the training sessions. Already today and tonight they were implementing his changes without me having to get on them. Our experience was Five star and they are looking forward to working with coach Frank.

My first session with Coach Frank was amazing! I reached out to Coach Frank at the recommendation of my husband who had taken lessons with him the previous year. We spent a good amount of time discussing training methodologies, nutrition, hydration, and injury prevention. Because I'd already purchased a set of lessons, we just did a quick gait/form analysis with some drills. Coach Frank was incredibly knowledgeable, and even in just the first two hour session I was able to walk away with some great tips and lessons for next time. He's an amazing person with so many great stories and anecdotes. Absolutely would recommend to anyone interested in becoming a strong, more efficient runner!

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We signed up our 13 year old for sessions with Coach Frank and he was great. Very informative with a wealth of great advice and insight. We will be signing up for more sessions with him today!

Coach Frank is very knowledgeable and is able to adapt his skill set to your individual needs. In one two our session with him to date I have learned more than all in my hours of online searches and have a much better idea of what I need to do moving forward. As soon as I have taken care of my injury I am going to continue working with Coach Frank.

Great start with Coach on my next running journey.

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Very thorough and descriptive when coaching, adaptive to the athlete and what kind of person they are but still remains informative.

Coach Frank does an AMAZING job of working with my 14-year-old son!! He is extremely positive, knowledgeable, and skilled in communicating the intricacies of running form and technique in a way that is clear and understandable. My son has worked with Coach Frank for a couple of months now and is already seeing a noticeable improvement in his form, as well as greater levels of confidence as an athlete. I highly recommend Coach Frank!!

The sessions with coach Frank were full of great information from the very minute we sat down to the moment we left the track.
It was nice to talk with a coach who understood not only the sport, but the life of a high school athlete.
We look forward to navigating the world of track and field with coach Frank.

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I've had a fair amount of training in a variety of disciplines, with good coaches, bad coaches, and plenty inbetween. I consider Coach Frank to be top tier. He's knowledgeable, hard-working, and passionate. I highly recommend him.

I believe Coach Frank is an absolutely phenomenal coach and with no hesitation would highly recommend him to anyone desiring to improve their running. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner Coach Frank has the knowledge, experience and expertise to take you to the next level(s) safely and efficiently. He’s helped me out immensely. Thanks Coach!

Coach Frank was excellent! In our first session, he spoke to my 11th grade daughter and gave her specific and actionable advice. Following his advice, which was very different from her typical strategy, my daughter ran the best race of her career.

He’s a great coach and he knows what he is doing.

Very passionate about what he does, experienced, and seems genuinely concerned with helping you attain your goal not just for the short term, but the long term as well.

Coach Frank did a excellent job communicating during our intro session. I can tell he has a thorough detailed approach and understands both the technical aspects of running and how to communicate well with his clients. We look forward to scheduling more sessions with Coach Frank.

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We have been looking for a trainer that could offer specialized track and field training for our son. It became clear to us that Frank has the knowledge and coaching skills that can help take our son to the next level. We are thankful to have found Coach Frank.

My 14-year-old son is the client and my son's enthusiasm and energy constitute an unambiguous endorsement. New to Athletics all around, my son is not really interested in competition so much as learning how to run better and feeling ready to join a team. I was concerned this might not be a fit for someone who coaches more seasoned athletes. It is a non-issue, Coach Frank intuitively listened, understood, and crafted a plan to help my son meet his goals. Kudos.

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very helpful! Will definitely sign up for more sessions!

Coach Frank is super knowledgeable and a great motivator. We look forward to our future sessions.

Coach Frank has been a fantastic resource for our aspiring athlete. He’s been a huge help to our Middle School/High School son, as he makes the transition to truly competitive track and field. He’s been able to work closely, and build technique, and clean up bad habits in a few sessions. Our son is now competing at a USATF/Junior Olympic Regional Level, which would not have been possible without coach Franks hard work and dedication.....He has regularly made significant efforts to accommodate our hectic family schedule, and his communication and commitment are second to none.

Coach Frank is a great coach! definitely recommend to anyone. My son had a great time with him and feels Coach Frank can help him with his goal to be a good competitive runner. We are booking more sessions with Coach Frank.

Coach Frank was great! He was professional, yet friendly and fun. My son thoroughly enjoyed his training session and we look forward to more work with Frank.

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Coach Frank is a true athletic professional. He knows his game inside and out. He knows exactly what any athlete needs to improve and takes a logical approach to get the athlete to improve organically without injuries.

Looking forward to continuing working with him. Definitely worth every dollar. Highly recommend.

Coach Frank was very informative and definitely knows what he is talking about in creating great athletes! He is very kind and shows he truly is concerned with your development as a athlete. His motivation and advised is gold and I always look forward to our next training!

Frank is extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. He is committed to getting results!

Coach Frank is the real deal. His training sessions are thorough and specific to the needs of our High School athlete. She appreciates the focus, technical experience and constructive feedback he provides. Her ability and confidence are growing in a positive way --- she's training smart, listening to her body and reaching new goals. Coach Frank is an excellent mentor, listener and motivator. If your athlete is ready to take training to the next level, our family would highly recommend investing is sessions with Coach Frank.

Frank has a very positive way of getting the kids to gravitate towards him. They left wanting more. It was fantastic to see the bond grow as quick as it did. Frank has a special gift about engaging with his students. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I have seen for training and staying healthy. The guy knows what he is doing. Outstanding, my kids want more!!!!!

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Very personal and understanding of the specific needs for my ultimate goal. Plenty of tools and helpful techniques for success.

We had a great first session with Frank, unbelievably knowledgeable and passionate about coaching. It is clear that he has dedicated himself to his calling. I would highly recommend Frank to anybody interested in taking the next step in their respective events.

Fantastic first session. Coach Frank shared lots of great advice and tips. I would highly recommend Coach Frank to anyone looking to improve & progress. I’m a beginning runner and his suggestions were spot on for my ability level.

Amazing first session with Frank. i have been running marathons for a decade, and booked a session with Frank for coaching around recovering from a hamstring injury and in order to take my running to the next level. Frank provided helpful information on improving my running form and modifying my approach to speed work. I highly recommend him.

Thanks to Frank for a very strong first session that included a video-aided form assessment and a number of immediately-implementable recommendations/suggestions. Looking forward to session #2.

Coach Frank had some great advice, even in the first session. Looking forward to future sessions with him.

Coach Frank was excellent! We purchased 3 video/phone sessions with him for my high school son who runs the 400 and 800. All the information he gave us was very informative. The analysis of his running technique was excellent and the suggestions to improve his technique were also excellent. I would highly recommend Coach Frank!

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Frank is definitely very knowledgeable and is a nice guy, but seems to have more on his plate than he can handle at the moment. It wasn't easy to communicate or schedule time with Frank, apparently due to him moving and then some email issues on his end. He kept telling me how busy he was, but didn't seem to have much regard for how busy I was. He did give me a couple of good tips on my form, but after spending an hour on a questionnaire and then a bunch of time trying to get him videos he wanted to analyze my running, I received a couple generic handouts and what seemed to be just a few minutes of actual analysis on his part.

My daughter's first session with Coach Frank was wonderful. Coach Frank was very professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with. I'm very excited to have my daughter start training with him.

I met with Coach Frank to work on my 300m Sprint technique in preparation for the FBI physical training test. I came in just barely passing, running about a 51s sprint. I left my time with Frank running under 48s consistently. The man knows what he is doing and his ability to teach is unparalleled. However, his ability to get you better is based on YOU buying into the program and trusting in what Frank is telling you to do, both when you are on the track together and when you are training on your own. Trust the process, come motivated and ready to work, and Frank will not only not let you fail, he will make you better than you ever expected.

We had our introduction session with coach Frank for my son. He was patient, listened and gave a lot of constructive feedback for my son. He is great with connecting with teens and very honest in his approach. We will definitely be going back for more sessions and highly recommended him.

We met with Coach Frank for an initial meeting for my son, who is a HS senior. I appreciated that Coach Frank was very thorough, honest, and straightforward in our meeting about process and expectations. He spent a lot of time getting to know my son's goals and background and making a basic assessment. I feel quite comfortable that his work with my son will be very focused and individualized. We look forward to working with him.

We had a great first session with Coach Frank! He really spent some time getting to know my son and I so he could tailor a plan just for us. We are looking forward to working with him to improve form and efficiency, and he will be offering advise on which events Ty will be most successful in as a runner. We couldn't be more happy!

Intro session was informative and Coach Frank took the time to understand my goals and background. Looking forward to understanding and implementing the plan in the next few sessions.

Coach Frank is a great coach and I enjoyed my session with him.

Ton of knowledge based on his long time coaching experience.
Very satisfied first lesson.
Highly recommend coach.

Coach Frank is a great Coach, very nice and professional.

Coach was passionate about the sport. He went well over the allocated time (actually double). We went over my running history and the injuries I was suffering from. He was honest -- when he thought it would be risky for me to run hard with my injuries, he did not hesitate to suggest me likewise. He made video recording of my running and found out two inefficiencies in running that day which I could fix easily to have free mileage. I would like to have more sessions with him and would recommend him to my friends.

Coach Frank is professional and thoughtful in his approach. My daughter is enjoying working with Frank and feels like he is giving her excellent tips, advice, and mental support in her running. We highly recommend Coach Frank if you are looking for additional support for your athlete!

Frank is a great coach for young athletes. My son just turned 17 and he thinks Frank is a great coach and has great patience.

Keep up the great work!

Coach Frank started the session with my daughter by asking all the appropriate questions about her athletic interests, her lifestyle and her goals. He offered information about good habits for her to strive to acquire during the coming weeks of coaching and analyzed her running style. By the end of the session, Coach Frank described for her strengths and areas she need to work on. A very productive first session, efficient and professional.

I've only had the first session with Coach Frank but I can already tell by his enthusiasm and sheer knowledge of the sport that it's going to be a productive endeavor. I'm looking forward to getting more sessions under my belt with Coach Frank and watching my times drop!

Coach Frank is definitely 5 stars quality! Our first session he was so helpful and answered every possible question I had, and provided me with very good feedbback, along with guidance into the next steps. I am excited to continue working with him. I very highly recommend Coach Frank, he is fantastic!

Just had my first session with Frank. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and I came away with some good drills to improve my form and some training tips. Bought the 6 hour package immediately after. Looking forward to training more with Frank!

The best time i ever had , cleared my mind alot and helped me alot .thanks alot hope to see you in future

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We've just met with Coach Frank once and, so far, our impression is very favorable. He went above and beyond to give us a thorough evaluation of my son and his running. He's very knowledgeable and is able to impart his knowledge and feedback in a way that is easy to understand for my son. Very much appreciate the thoughtfulness and frankness we received from Coach Frank and are looking forward to future coaching sessions with him.

Coach Frank is very thorough. He does not rush things but seems to know that laying a good is of utmost importance. He is also focused on preventing injuries & keeping athletes running rather than just having them perform well for the short term. Love that!

Great first session. I appreciate the time coach took to get my daughter's running history, training routine, aches and pains as well as given his own background. By the time we actually started warming up, which by the way, every warm up exercise had an explanation as to what that warm up works on, it was clear that he was passionate at coaching. At the end of the session, my daughter and I had a clear idea of what to work on to improve her technique and running mechanics.
We are looking forward to working with couch Frank.

Frank was extremely thorough with our son- we all know Jake is in great hands to learn to be safe and build a love for running. Thank you Frank!

My daughter has now had two sessions with Coach Frank. We were happy after the first session and his initial analysis of where to focus coaching, but I wanted to wait to review until we met a second time. He gives great individualized attention that should help her meet her goals. We're looking forward to her best season yet.

Coach Frank was able to squeeze my daughter right before a very important track meet. He spent a lot of time with her going over technique for the triple jump. He is patient and very knowledgeable. We will be signing up for more sessions with Frank so he can continue to help our daughter. Thanks Frank!

Coach Frank is awesome!! He was able to squeeze us in for 2 sessions last minute before prelims and championship meets. He was careful to not overwhelm my son with too much info right before meets but helped tweak and refine so that my son could improve his PR his last week of the season. We hope to work some more with Frank this summer to get ready for next year! Thanks Coach!

Coach Frank helped my son to get to another level in javelin - one hour made a huge difference and his professional, yet easy going approach made the lesson fun all around - we look forward to more lessons in the future

Coach Frank is a great coach. He is very prepared and professional. My daughter loves to go to his class.

I highly recommend coach Frank. He clearly works with all different runners or runner wannabe like myself. I didnt know there are so many techniques and different practice to become injury-free running. I had my second session today and look forward to many more. Thank you coach! I'm motivated!

Frank sat down with my wife and son to go over what I thought was going to be just a few things. No, he talked over strategy in races he's never been taught. Also, talked about mechanics with his arms running around the corners of the track. Some thing he's never heard. I could go on, but I would recommend him to anyone wanting their son or daughter to be better prepared for race day.

My daughter just had her first session with Frank.....she is 16 and can find something wrong with most people right now, lol....not Frank!! He quickly made her feel comfortable, he is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable!! He clearly knows his stuff!! He is very well educated in running and all that goes into it; body mechanics, stretching, endurance, safety and so much more!
As he evaluated our daughter, he gave her instruction and encouragement. It was especially good how he explained not only the things they would need to work on, but also made sure she knew what she was already good at....so important for a teenage girl!!
The best part.....she wants to go back and she said, "I really liked that, it was fun!". I don't think you can get a better compliment from a teenager!

Thank you Coach Frank!!


Coach Frank has a great approach. He is positive, professional and inspiring with athletes. His skills are phenomenal in terms of form and speed improvement.

Coach Frank is as top-notch a trainer as you can get, whatever your level. I use him for online training only, but his expertise and advice have far exceeded a well-known, in-person running coach I had hired last year. He is extremely thorough in getting all the information necessary to determine the appropriate goals for an athlete, and to steadfastly work with the athlete to achieve those goals. You will not go wrong with this coach, whatever your level or goal.

Frank treated me with respect. He was thorough in gaining understanding of my running goals, passion for running, and overall lifestyle. He is good at making manageable adjustments in small increments to improve my running. I was skeptical going into the first session, but it didn't take more than an hour before I felt confident in his knowledge of running form and training.

Coach Frank, is an excellent teacher. Great listener, calm, patient, attentive and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with how clearly and simply he guided me on improving my running form. In few hours of training with him I felt inspired, confident and supported. His expertise, presence and methods of teaching instantly sparked my desire to commit to running and explore this great sport. Thank you, coach Frank for sharing your passion and knowledge.

Coach Frank is amazing, keeps you motivated and moving! Great knowledge of the sport!

Just finished my first week of training. Extremely knowledgeable and informative and super nice guy. I can see how he has the ability to coach beginners like my self and push athletes to become better in their sport!! He has a complete plan that will help you reach your goals! Best investment I've done in my health!!

Coach Frank was well worth the money and time. I have had a little bit of run coaching in the past, but learned a ton from Coach Frank.

Coach Frank is great. He took the time to get a comprehensive idea of where I'm at in my fitness and seems genuinely invested in helping me achieve my goals. Looking forward to working with him more.

Coach Frank really listened to what I wanted to accomplish and helped me to set realistic goals. He provided me with custom work-outs and training tips that helped ensure I would not injure myself. He also made the work-outs fun- which was important to me. Coach Frank is the best! Shannon

Outstanding prep and initial session. Coach Frank is thoroughly prepared with a training plan and his assessment was great!

Coach Frank is a very good coach. He's very friendly and eager to help; on top of that, he's very knowledgeable. He knows what he's talking about and I would definitely recommend him.

Coach Frank has been amazing to work with. Anybody who runs for fun or for competition should be fortunate to work with Coach Frank.

He took a great deal of time to understand where I am at in my training and where I want to be.

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Coach Frank is very experienced and gentle on his approach. He is quick to spot the problems in my son, Kenny's running and make corrections. He makes sure that Kenny understands his directions and can do what needs to be done. In addition, Coach Frank is open minded and willing to work with Special Needs. My son has Autism, so his communication style is sometimes different from ours. However, Coach Frank is very patient, try to understand what Kenny is saying,. and always encourage him. I am thankful for Coach Frank and his efforts. I highly recommend Coach Frank.

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Coach Franklin was great! After just one session I can tell that I'm definitely going to improve my performance. He's very focused on the person and their overall health, how long they've been running, etc. I feel very fortunate to have him as a coach and I look forward to our next sessions!

I was absolutely impressed with Coach Franklin. He was extremely professional, and followed through on all communications. We are very pleased!

Coach Frank helped my son to improve his running technique. He is very patience and looks very careful at every detail that would boost an athlete's performance. He uses high tech equipment to identify issues and works with the student to change those bad habits. Coach Frank is very supportive and provides useful strategy tips ahead of a race. He also has an open conversation post-race and discusses what can be learned from that experience. I would strongly recommend him as a running coach.

oach Franklin was extremely knowledgeable in conditioning and preparation for biking, running and swimming. I think he would be great coach if you're a beginner or want to take your results to the next level.
I was a beginner to official competition and to knew even less about triathlons. Coach Franklin helped me immensely with both specific race preparation details, conditioning, along with general exercise advice. I plan on using him again and I've referred others to him.

Logan, my daughter, had a great first session with Coach Franklin. He took the time to call me before the first session to talk about goals, strategies and techniques. The training was held in the pouring rain, but Coach Franklin kept my daughter motivated and engaged throughout. We can't wait for the next one!

Franklin has been a terrific help to my athletic goals and progress. This coach is able to accurately and efficiently assess my strengths and weaknesses to help me improve. Working with him so far has been highly beneficial and I believe that he knows what he is doing to help me get faster and stronger. He is knowledgable when it comes to running and is able to accurately evaluate athletes, their performance, and what they can do to improve their times. I Would highly recommend him!

My daughter has Coach Frank (Franklin) Story (Seattle area) as her running coach from CoachUp. He is a superb coach in every way. He has gone over and beyond our family's expectations by encouraging our daughter, coaching/teaching our daughter, and designing a plan for her to be a more successful athlete. The amount of time he takes to make our experience top notch is impressive, and even more, he genuinely seems to care about all his athletes. We often pass other athletes on our way to/from our sessions, and he is motivational and encouraging to everyone. At the outset of CoachUp, our goal for our daughter was (and still remains) to be a more confident athlete. After working with Coach Frank, our daughter has improved and moved up her Cross Country team ranks way more than we expected. Much of that is due to the way Frank helps her strategize for each individual race. One more thing that I, as a mom of a teenage daughter appreciate is that he always includes us on the texts he sends to our daughter so that there is never a question about him contacting her without us knowing. He even goes as far as letting us know when she has texted him and not included us by sending a group message. That kind of safety/sensitivity is very comforting. We can't thank him enough for his coaching, and believe the lessons he is teaching her will serve well beyond her high school running years! Thanks so much for being an excellent coach, Frank! ---Dana and Jamie
I met Coach Frank through a coworker of mine that was also training for a Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Test (PFT). I was struggling with the long distance run requirement of the PFT and was extremely discouraged. My coworker had seen great results and passed a PFT with Coach Frank's training program so I thought he may also be able to help me. Coach Frank's coaching program not only helped me pass my PFT but also the two qualifying PFT's I had to pass beforehand. Coach Frank's program not only helped me pass my PFT, it also, eventually made long distance running enjoyable. Thanks Coach Frank for training me through the process.
Coach Frank got me into the best shape of my life for my Police Dept. / WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Physical Ability Test (PAT). To qualify as a WA State Basic Law Enforcement Academy candidate I had to pass a four-part fitness assessment. Unfortunately I failed the 1.5 mile run and 300 meter sprint portions on my first attempt. Coach Frank worked with me for a few months to make sure I not only passed, but I actually achieved the highest score for a female in my testing group! He was patient, knowledgeable, didn't waste my time at the track and was always there to motivate me when I needed it-- which was often. ;) I couldn't have qualified to become Police Officer without him!
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