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4 STAR COACHES

Looking for a coach? Meet and connect with some of Chicago’s most experienced endurance sports coaches who are members of the CHICAGO ENDURANCE COACH ALLIANCE (CECA) as some of the top certified coaches in the endurance sports disciplines of running, cycling, triathlon, and swimming. We have a large network and team of over 20+ volunteer, part time, and full-time coaches – including several who are now available for custom-tailored training plan support via TrainingPeaks!

Ready to hire a coach?
Explore our private coaching offerings through our 4 STAR PRIVATE COACHING packages, and then simply contact us via the links and info below!

Have a great experience with one of these coaches? We’d love to hear from you!
Contact us via the links below, send a testimonial through a facebook review, drop a friendly “tip jar” donation below, or consider providing support to a 4 STAR ENDURANCE program – or make a donation to one of our charity partners!

Our coaches are available for various coaching services both virtually, privately in-person, and through our 4 STAR ENDURANCE COACHING SERVICES. Several coaches are now also available for group and private SWIMMING LESSONS too! We offer private 1on1 coaching, consulting, workshops, clinics, webinars, and even large group training program design for partner organizations, corporate wellness, and charity training programs and events.

Get in touch with us at coach@4starendurance.com for guidance on getting matched with a coach that would best serve your needs, or see below to connect with us directly!

COACH CHRIS

CHRIS NAVIN

EDUCATION:
B.S. – Business Administration
(Computing & Information Technology)
Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA

CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 2 Coach
Metabolic Efficiency (METS I-FCP)
11x TEAM USA Qualifier (Age Group)
20+ IRONMAN Finishes
39+ Marathon Finishes
150+ Triathlon Finishes

SPECIALTIES:
Human Performance Testing
VO2 Max & Blood Lactate
Metabolic Efficiency
Running Form & Marathon Training
Cycling Performance & Bike Fit
Iron & Ultra distance race fueling
Swimming Technique
Triathlon Training


TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
“Enjoy the journey!  Always challenge yourself to learn, train smarter, and enjoy the multisport lifestyle by having FUN!”


LINKS & CONTACT INFO:

SCHEDULE WITH ME (Calendly)
CHAT WITH ME (WhatsApp)
PAYMENT LINK
BLOG
TRAININGPEAKS PROFILE
TRAININGPEAKS LINK
ZWIFT, ROUVY, GARMIN

EMAIL: Chris@MetabolicAthlete.com

TWITTERS:
@cnavin
@4starendurance
@MetabolicRunner
@Chi_IronMonster

INSTAGRAMS:
@chicagoironmonster @Metabolic_Athlete
@4starendurance

YOUTUBES:
@TriCoach-Chris
@4StarEndurance

LINKEDIN: @ChrisNavin

COACH JOY

JOY MILES

EDUCATION:
B.A. – Smith College,
Northampton, MA
MBA – Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL

CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
TrainingPeaks University Level 1 Coach
USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 1 Coach
USA Track & Field (USATF) L1 Coach
US Masters Swimming (USMS) L2
Certified Pilates Trainer
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)

SPECIALTIES:
Swimming Technique
Marathon Training
Triathlon Training
Iron-distance Triathlon
Pilates for Endurance Athletes

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
“I meet you where you’re at!”

SCHEDULE WITH ME (Calendly)
PAYMENT LINK
BLOG


LINKS & CONTACT INFO:

EMAIL: Joy@FourStarEndurance.com
TWITTER: @jreneemiles
INSTAGRAM: @fitness724
LINKEDIN: @joymiles

COACH GILLIAN

GILLIAN FORSYTH

EDUCATION:
B.A. – Ryerson University,
Toronto, Ontario
CGA – Certified General Accountant

CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 1 Coach

SPECIALTIES:
Long “Ultra” Distance Cycling
Marathon Training
Iron-distance Triathlon
Triathlon Training
Training with Diabetes

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
“Trust the struggle”


LINKS & CONTACT INFO:

EMAIL: Gillian@FourStarEndurance.com
TWITTER: @bffbikes
INSTAGRAM: @bffbikes
LINKEDIN: @gillian-forsyth

COACH TERRI

TERRI FRIEL

EDUCATION:
B.S.MEng – Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
MS DE – Engineering Management, Southern Methodist Univ.
BA French, Eastern Kentucky University


CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 1 Coach
IRONMAN U Certified Coach

SPECIALTIES:
Iron-distance Triathlon
Triathlon Training

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
“Every challenge is a new opportunity to learn.”

LINKS & CONTACT INFO:

SCHEDULE WITH ME (Calendly)
PAYMENT LINK
BLOG

PLAN. TEST. LEARN. INSPIRE.

Train Smarter. Join our 4 STAR CLUB to enjoy 20% off coaching services including 1on1 private coaching and training programs from 4 STAR ENDURANCE, along with a TrainingPeaks PREMIUM upgrade. Explore how a certified coach and supportive community can help streamline and optimize your training using one of the most advanced training and analysis tools… TrainingPeaks!


Questions? Ready to get started? Let’s chat!


Sometimes the easiest way to get started is in your own words! Feel free to contact us before signing up, committing, or submitting any payments by simply shooting us an email with a little personal intro on your training history and goals. So feel free to contact us directly at coach@4starendurance.com or schedule a virtual Zoom chat with COACH CHRIS at calendly.com/chrisnavin


4 STAR ENDURANCE – COACH PAYMENT & TIP LINK

Use the form or scan the QR code below to submit a coach payment…
… or a contribution to our virtual tip jar!

Please list your coach’s name and/or service type.

THANK YOU for your generous support and dedication to the sport!




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