Michelle Howell, Arlington, VA Track & Field Coach

Michelle Howell

Track & Field


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Professional runner + USTFCCA Accredited coach passionate about helping others reach their potential View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  • Jacksonville University (FL)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprints, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Running the Curve, Sprinting, Passing, Pacing, High Jump, Form, Baton Handoffs


  • Jacksonville University (FL)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprints, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Running the Curve, Sprinting, Passing, Pacing, High Jump, Form, Baton Handoffs

More About Coach Michelle

My coaching experience comes from over 15 years of competing in track and over 6 years of coaching at the high school, middle school, and club level. I am a USTFCCCA certified coach with experience coaching middle distance, relays and hand offs, high jump, and cross country.

2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Semifinalist
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Qualifier
2x NCAA Division I All-American
Jacksonville University and ASUN Conference Record holder 800 meters
6x ASUN Conference Champion

Current Professional runner competing for the District Track Club and Under Armour with over fifteen years of experience in track and field. As a middle distance runner, I bring to the table first-hand experience training and racing short sprints to cross country.

At the college level, I was a 2x Division I All-American for Jacksonville University. I held the program and conference record in the 800 meters and spent my time off the track helping coach others. In high school, I was the 2013 FHSAA State Champion in the 800 and currently hold the third fastest time in Florida High School history in addition to holding records at the district and regional levels. In 2013 I was a nominee for the Palm Beach County Athletic Hall of Fame.

I am a firm believer that no two athletes are the same and take an analytical approach to find the perfect training plan to achieve success. My goal is to help each athlete improve in their event, gain confidence, and most of all enjoy the process!

All sessions follow the same structure:
warm-up including dynamic stretching and plyometric drills addressing the athletes skill set and needs
Customized workout
Cooldown segment followed by a strength circuit.

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Client Reviews

Michelle is great!

My teenage daughter is new to the sport and had a preconceived notion that a personal coach was only for those who already excelled at track so she was very anxious before our first session. Coach Michelle's demeanor put that unease to rest almost immediately! In just our first session coach Michelle had my daughter run through drills on proper running technique, provided constructive feedback on areas that need improvement and after our session forwarded a series of drills and techniques to follow in order to address these areas. Highly recommended and we look forward to future sessions!

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Michelle is a great coach! If you’re a student trying to drop time in track & field or a military or law enforcement serviceman/woman trying to get ready for a fitness test, she’s your coach! Michelle has helped me decrease sprint time and increase confidence. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about running/sprinting/warm ups/cool downs until I started training with Michelle. Definitely encourage the 3 session package. Seeing the difference between my first session and my last has really been encouraging and I am so very happy with my progress! If you want help from a real pro, choose Michelle!

Fantastic workout.

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My 14 year old daughter had several sessions with Coach Michelle for high jump and hurdles. Michelle is terrific. She gave clear, specific instructions, very knowledgeable about proper technique, and quickly put my shy teenager at ease. Highly recommend!

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Our first session was about getting the pre and post workout routines down. Very knowledgeable about body mechanics and equally friendly. Looking forward to getting our next session in.

Great online coach and very responsive to any questions I had. Her plans were easy to follow and helped me improve my run. I would definitely recommend.

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Coach Michele was friendly and knowledgeable. She helped my high school aged daughter improve her high jump. Michele went through my daughter’s technique, quickly targeted areas for improvement, and practiced each part of the jump. She gave my daughter step by step instructions, and drills to practice after the session. My daughter is having some issues with her ankle, and Michele gave her tips to protect her ankle. Thank you Coach Michele!! We will book her again.

My 15 year-old daughter who is new to track had a great first session with Coach Michelle. She focused on drills and techniques for the 100m. We will be scheduling more sessions!

Very knowledgeable! I felt that my needs were acknowledged and addressed!

Michelle is a fantastic coach. She took the time to understand my situation and designed a customized plan that helped me achieve my goals

Excellent first session with Coach Michelle. Sasha (11) and Nina (10) are looking forward to upcoming sessions to complement their school track program.

OMG! Coach Michelle is SIMPLY THE BEST! An amazing COACH that is the BEST at what she DO! MY son learned so much about sprinting from her . Coach Michelle made it fun without losing intensity. My son is excited about working with Coach Michelle again! "LET'S GO "!!!!

Great session! Hannah really appreciated all of your input!

Coach Howell knows a lot about the sport and is especially good at breaking down drills and technique. She is always kind and supportive, even when you feel down, always giving good advice.
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