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Improve your strength, durability, and endurance as a cyclist or runner to be your best and healthiest to tackle your bucket list adventure goals. Your performance over the long-term depends on endurance training for your event, targeted strength training, and yoga for mobility.

I am a former middle school teacher and lifelong endurance athlete, who retired early in to start a coaching business that helps a limited number of cyclists and runners like you improve their performance and check off their bucket list goals.


You have your bucket list of events you want to do, maybe with time goals or simply to finish.

But how do you hit those marks with limited training time and still have fun along the way? And how do you stay healthy while you train?

I’ll help you with coaching that includes endurance training, strength training, and yoga to improve your strength, durability, and endurance as a cyclist or runner.


Yoga For Cyclists and Runners

As a cyclist or runner, you are always moving – but only in a forward direction.

To improve your performance, you need to  improve your mobility and core strength without having to become a pretzel. I’m an older guy with lots of past broken bones, so I don’t move like a 25-year-old former dancer!

I’ll help you you move better, feel stronger, and breathe better, regardless of your age, ability, and flexibility. 


We use strength training to help you get stronger hips and core, build mobility and balance, and develop confidence as you reshape your body.

You can improve your performance, strength, and durability by doing the right kind of strength training. 

Not only will you build strength and fitness with lifting weights, but you will move better through life, prevent injury, and keep running or cycling as long as you want to! 

You can do strength training with me at my studio in Muskego, WI. You can also purchase strength training plans or courses. 

My coach, Paul, saw something in me that I didn’t see. He insisted that I do hard things with weights. I got stronger, but more importantly I developed confidence. I’ve done hard things all of my life – as we all have – but never thought I could do hard athletic things. Coach Paul taught me that I can. Today I was going to try to swim 1000 yards without taking a rest. As I approached 750 yards I was wanting to quit. But it occurred to me that I can do hard athletic things. Not only did I get my 1000 yards done, but I did it at a pace I’ll need to have when I do my first 70.3 next June. This was my longest, fastest swim since my surgery. Thank you, Paul!
Eileen W.

What's Your Adventure?

So what are your goals?

What adventure goal is on your bucket list? 

  • Riding the Stelvio in Italy? (That’s one of mine!)
  • Running parts of the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin?
  • Skiing your best time at the Birkie?
  • Bikepack a long dirt trail?
  • Beating your best time on a 5k?
  • Completing a century on the bike?
  • Improve your Sprint Triathlon time?
  • Upgrading from a Cat. 4 to Cat. 3 or 2?

You need to train to reach cycling and running goals! 

Regardless of your sport, your ability levels, your experience, or your physical condition, all endurance athletes need the same things:

I help you with all of these with my unique blend of endurance training, periodized strength training that utilizes what you have available, and frequent yoga that develops better joint range of motion. 

I met Paul several years ago when he led a cyclocross clinic that I attended. His passion for teaching/coaching athletes was evident even then. After he started his coaching/personal training business in 2019, I threw my hat in the ring to be part of his “adventure crew” in 2021 and was ecstatic to be chosen! The pandemic was a crusher for me mentally, so “adventure” was not in the cards. Paul shifted our focus to handle what I could while working to build my aerobic base from basically nothing leading into the offseason. I have been well supported and well guided in the process of starting to regain my cycling fitness, learning a lot from Paul about things like Heart Rate Variability to help me train/recover more effectively. I highly recommend Paul as a coach/guide!

Kevin T.


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Keep Your Training Simple - and Fun

What makes Simple Endurance Coaching different from other coaches?

First, I have a broad and unique collection of personal experiences,  knowledge, and research from decades of endurance sports, including cycling, running, cross-country skiing, even rowing.

Second, I use a unique holistic approach to getting you faster and building more endurance.

Simple Endurance Coaching blends endurance sports training together with strength training, yoga, and mental toughness work in order to build your durability and resiliency.

And third, as a retired middle school teacher, I’m going to make your learning fun, interesting, and fruitful. 

I take all of my experience, education, and research, and the holistic approach to support you in your goals.

Our plans and programs:

  • Include lots of fun and laughter;
  • Rely on years of endurance sport, strength training, and yoga experience; 
  • Utilize a depth of knowledge from years of reading and research; 
  • Learning from missteps and mistakes by “failing forward”;
  • Individualize your training program to meet your goals and fit in your time constraints.

Here’s the catch, though: Simple Endurance Coaching is just me.

I have a limited number of coaching spots available.

Are you ready to take the next step?