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Stephen L., Stafford, VA Running Coach

Stephen L.

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UESCA, USA Track & Field, and RRCA lvl 2 Certified Coach, Pn1 Nutrition Coach, 20 year Marine Corps veteran, and ultra marathoner with a passion to help others achieve their goals. View all coaching experience

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Initial Athlete Assessment
Online Training for a single athlete

1 hour call or in person evaluation. The goal of the initial assessment is to identify what the athlete's goals are, what type of training plan best suits the athlete, and discusses how training will be tracked. This is... See More

Session Length: 1 minute

$25 1 session + one-time fee

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Initial Athlete Assessment w/Nutrition
Online Training for a single athlete

Up to a 2 hour call or in person evaluation. The goal of the initial assessment is to identify what the athlete's goals are, what type of training plan best suits the athlete, and discusses how training will be tracked. T... See More

Session Length: 2 minutes

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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3D Running Gait Analysis & Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

--Please Email Before Booking Package-- This package includes a Runners Readiness Assessment, 3D Running Gait Analysis, and correctional exercise routine based on the assessments to do at home or at a gym. *Options ava... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$300 1 session + one-time fee

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Resting Metabolic Rate Test
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Book a session to test your resting metabolic rate. This test will provide: -Fuels source and percentages that an athlete uses day to day (fat & carbohydrates) -Metabolic health compared to your demographics of age and gen... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Military & First Responders
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Training for a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for the military/law enforcement/first responders. Tailored program to increase your score and performance. This program will have two in-person sessions a week with a 6 day tra... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 2 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Military & First Responders w/Nutrition
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Training for a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for the military/law enforcement/first responders. Tailored program to increase your score and performance with nutrition plan. This program will have two in-person sessions a w... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$115 3 sessions ($38/ea) + one-time fee

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Military & First Responders (Virtual)
Online Training for a single athlete

Training for a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for the military/law enforcement/first responders. Tailored program to increase your score and performance. This program is a virtual training plan with a 6 day training plan that... See More

Session Length: 1 week

$35 1 session + one-time fee

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Military & First Responders w/Nutrition (Virtual)
Online Training for a single athlete

Training for a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for the military/law enforcement/first responders. Tailored program to increase your score and performance. This program is a virtual training plan with a 6 day training plan that... See More

Session Length: 1 week

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Military & First Responders Body Composition
Online Training for a single athlete

This program is a 3 month minimum program and is to assist military and first responders with body composition to meet service height/weight standards. We will focus heavily on nutrition coaching with running to assist wi... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$320 12 sessions ($27/ea) + one-time fee

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Race Training Package (Virtual)
Online Training for a single athlete

A virtual training program that is tailored to you running capabilities and will safely develop your running to meet your race goals. (up to marathon distance). Training plan length is based on race distance and goals.

Session Length: 1 week

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Race Training Package w/Nutrition (Virtual)
Online Training for a single athlete

A virtual training program that is tailored to you running capabilities and will safely develop your running to meet your race goals. (up to marathon distance). Training plan length is based on race distance and goals. Nut... See More

Session Length: 1 week

$55 1 session + one-time fee

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Race Training Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

In person program that is tailored to you running capabilities and will safely develop your running to meet your race goals. (up to marathon distance). This training plan includes up to a 6 day training plan with up to two... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$55 1 session + one-time fee

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Race Training Package w/Nutrition
In-Person Training for a single athlete

In-person program that is tailored to you running capabilities and will safely develop your running to meet your race goals. (up to marathon distance). This training plan includes up to a 6 day training plan with up to two... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Fitness Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

Are you and your friends or coworkers training for a race or want to lose weight together? This is the package for you. Train together as a group.

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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  • American Public University System (WV)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Gait, Stride, Pacing, Form

Credentials

  • American Public University System (WV)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Gait, Stride, Pacing, Form

More About Coach Stephen

UESCA, USA Track & Field, and RRCA lvl 2 certified running coach and Precision Nutrition certified Nutrition Coach. During my 20 years in the Marine Corps I was responsible for developing training plans and leading one on one and group workout sessions to keep Marines physically fit. I was also responsible for developing and leading fitness programs to assist those who fell outside of military standards to achieve healthy body composition percentages and increase their physical fitness test results. I have trained military family members to achieve amazing goals as running their first mile without stopping all the way to running their first marathon. I have coached clients across all military services, young adults training to enter the armed services, and law enforcement personnel.

If it is running related I will attempt it. I have multiple road and trail marathons finishes and currently looking at achieving entrance into the Marine Corps Marathon running club. I have run countless half marathons and shorter distance races, both trail and road. My passion is ultra marathons and timed race events. These are true mental and physical limitation tests, especially the timed endurance events that really don't have a finish line, just keep moving for 6, 12, 24+ hours. I am currently training for the Badger 100 mile race and the Across Florida 200 mile race in 2020.

No two athletes are the same so no two training plans should be. Let us talk about your goals, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and motivations and we will come up with a tailored plan to meet your work/life schedule. If a training plan isn’t convenient to the customer then there is a higher likelihood the customer will quit the training. This includes price. It is more important to me that you reach your goals than sticking to a price plan. Price will be based on your training goals and total training sessions. Discounts will be provided to military/law enforcement/first responders and also for monthly plans.

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Coach Stephen was amazing. Very thorough assessment and explained each step in detail. The feedback he provided was priceless and he included links to all relevant exercises and related documentation so I could really put his advice into action.

Been working with Stephen for a few weeks now coming from a military background and hating running due to the constant go-hard running culture in the military. Since he also had a military background I was cautious, but in our first conversation he showed me what I suspected all along - running shouldn’t suck so much all the time. He knew the culture I was coming from and the difficulty I’d have slowing down, despite hating running for being painful as I constantly pushed into high intensity it had become a habit, the only way I really ever ran or did physical training. Well, he’s shown me a different way of doing this running business, and it’s far more enjoyable. His coaching will definitely push you, but it’ll be more focused and methodical while not constantly draining you. Awesome coach!

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Stephen is very knowledgeable and patient. You can tell that he has a deep passion for running as well as making his students better. It has been the upmost privilege working him thus far and I know it will only get better!!

Coach Stephen has been awesome! He took time to understand my goals and my current ability before he built my program. As things got tough, he offered encouragement as well as tips and tricks to keep going. He has a wealth of knowledge about running. I highly recommend him!

outstanding coach, highly recommend

Coach Stephen is a great coach to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their running performance wether you have a large goal ahead of you or are in need of expert fine tuning. You can expect a huge amount of knowledge and experience out of your training and should have confidence that whatever your goals are they will be met so long as you put in your side of the work.

Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Coach Stephen to all of my close peers and colleagues that wish to improve any aspect of their running ability whether it is form, endurance, speed, etc. He understands every individual had a different fitness and training situation and tailors it to their goals and needs. As a mentor, he is attentive to any concerns or questions during and outside of training sessions.

From day one, Coach Stephen has been extremely knowledgeable and professional. He speaks in a very friendly, down-to-earth manner when explaining the complicated science or methodology behind an exercise. He has introduced useful recovery tools and has also stressed the importance of proper macronutrient balance, recovery, and moderation - something I blatantly ignored as a novice runner.

As a very active and seasoned participant of ultramarathons, Coach Stephen practices what he preaches and is always willing to share his previous experiences or new excitement about an upcoming running event.

Amazing coach. Very knowledgeable and really helpful with all aspects of running. Highly recommend for any type of runner. If you have never run in your life and need to get better looking to run marathons, he does it all!

Stephen keeps the training sessions personal and as fun as possible. He reminds me that running is not a punishment and should be enjoyed. He keeps the programming varied so I don’t get bored but still challenged. He also works with my schedule and financial situation.
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