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Alive November 2016

At Tri-Active Endurance, I work with athletes of all levels, from Elite-level Ironman athletes, middle of the pack “age-groupers”, ultra runners, and those just coming off the couch in pursuit of their first 5k. Unique in their own right and each presenting a different set of strengths as well as challenges, they share a common bond: to be a little bit better today than they were yesterday. As a coach, my priority for my athletes and personal training clients is to help them not only meet, but exceed their goals in a manner that encourages them to take another bite of the apple while still maintaining their life’s primary obligations such as family and work. Oftentimes, age group athletes struggle with time management in this regard. A L I V E E A S T B A 40 Y n o v e m b e r 2 0 1 6 Over the years, I’ve learned that it is important to design a program that fits into an athlete’s lifestyle, versus falling into the trap of making their lifestyle fit into a training schedule. For serious “type A” personalities, this is often a struggle as priorities can become blurred when performance begins to increase. I have two absolute rules when it comes to training athletes. The first is: Family first. Period. This is non-negotiable. The second rule is: Give your best effort for that day at any given session. I am also adamant that athletes know their “why.” When an athlete approaches me about coaching, I invite them to interview me and I, in turn, ask many questions, the most important of which is, “What’s your why?” If a person is not clear about why they have chosen to engage in the endurance and/or fitness world, they are more prone to struggle and perhaps will even give up on themselves during key and/or difficult sessions, leaving them to question their ability. I firmly believe we all have it inside, we just need to be clear about what our motivating factor is and make that work for us. My philosophy is simple, and because of my background as a therapist/ practitioner, I’ve found that I am able to help athletes be clear about their “why,” and keep the fire lit when necessary. Performance means many things to different people. At the end of the day, it comes down to two things: It has to make sense to the individual (fit into the lifestyle), and it has to fit under the umbrella of overall health and wellness. I don’t think that sacrificing this for a single performance goal is sustainable, and for most, pursuit of endurance sports is much more than a one-off adventure, it a lifestyle that can give you more in return than you could have imagined. Rob Reinhard welcomes you for a free consultation to discuss your triathlon, run, cycle, swim, endurance, or general fitness goals. Tri-Active Endurance has a State-of-the-Art indoor cycling studio offering fully coached Computrainer sessions (using Perf Pro, Trainer Road, Zwift, & KICKr), coached group run workouts, 1:1 run video analysis ,Trueform running, individualized swim stroke video analysis and group swim sessions, TRX ,VIPr training, and more. Rob is USA Triathlon Certified, Ironman University Certified, eNRG Performance Institute Advisory Board Member, Metabolic Efficiency Testing Specialist, Level I (METS I), a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)and has an M.Ed Psychology. You can reach Rob at rob@triactiveendurance. com. Mention ALIVE Magazine and receive a free drop-in class. Why Hire a Coach / Trainer? REACH YOUR PEAK I ROBERT RE INHARD


Alive November 2016
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