Joe is incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. He's been working with my son for a few weeks now and my husband and I are both very impressed so far!
Joe is a fantastic coach who really sees the potential in what his athletes can achieve with his guidance. His plans are tailor made to not only my goals but also my schedule and is there every step of the way to help me get there. Highly recommend.
So thankful that we connected with Coach Joe on CoachUp. He is, in one word, amazing. We sought distance coaching for our high school aged daughter who loves running and would like continue at the collegiate level. Joe uses technology to benchmark current performance and is so generous with his time and extensive knowledge. After just one session, our daughter feels her mechanics have improved and has gained confidence that we are sure will grow. Looking forward to a great coach/athlete partnership!
My friend, colleague and coach Joe Gigas is bringing all his gifts to the world! His company, On Pace Sports, does it all. He uses his skills as an endurance coach to train newbie runners all the way up to advanced runners; he has an Adventure Travel company and leads group travel excursions for walkers, runners and hikers & he does event management. He was the Race Director for the New Jersey Marathon for many years. Interestingly enough, I have had the pleasure to experience all of Joe's expertise in all his businesses. He is training me right now for the Runner's World Half Marathon. So if you are looking for a one-on-one coach, I highly recommend him. He can train you anywhere in the world!
I would like my friends to know about my good friend & phenomenal coach Joe Gigas. I had the pleasure of getting to know Joe in 2011, when he coached me to run the 2011 NJ Marathon. I was a first time runner, started running for the first time late 2010 and in 12 weeks, Joe coached & trained me to run the marathon. I was able to finish the marathon in 4:28 - a feat I couldn't have achieved without his caring guidance. He is amazing, caring, analytical & has attention to details. He works with you to help you achieve the goals in the right way! He has now started to train me for my next big run. He has also started a company called On Pace Sports, where he is able to use his experience, knowledge, reach to help others in many ways. He & his company can train newbie runners all the way up to advanced runners; he has an Adventure Travel company and leads group travel excursions for walkers, runners and hikers & he does event management. He was the Race Director for the New Jersey Marathon for many years. I highly recommend Joe to anyone who is interested in running, hiking or adventures - he can train you anywhere in the world!
I first met Joe while working in a restaurant that he frequented regularly. We began to talk when I discovered that he was an avid hiker as my husband and I also loved hiking. Joe was the race director of the New Jersey Marathon at that time. I always liked running, I would run two or three miles but had never run in any kind of race. It was around this time that I received the news that a very close friend of mine had been killed in a car accident. My friend was a runner and I was thinking about attempting to run a half marathon as a tribute to my friend. When I mentioned this to Joe he offered to coach me and encouraged me to take on this challenge. At this time, the idea of running thirteen miles seemed like an impossible goal. A friend of mine offered to join me and together we started to train.
Joe provided us with a training schedule and a world of information that I have carried with me through every race I've since run. Everything from what to wear, what to eat (or not eat), choosing running shoes, stretching. The list could go on and on.
We dedicated ourselves to our training and finished our first half marathon.
I have gone on to run 6 half marathons and 4 full marathons, including the New York Marathon for St Jude Children's Hospital and will be running for St Jude again this April in Nashville.
I tell Joe he's the guy who changed my life.