Deanna has coached fitness enthusiasts, runners, swimmers and triathletes since 2005. She has a master’s degree in Health and Wellness Management with a research fellowship in Sports Nutrition. She is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach, Certified Functional Strength Coach, US Master’s Level 3 swim coach, and principal of Athletic Pursuits LLC.
Deanna presents at Harvard University Medical School for their endocrine clinics and homeostasis lectures. She also presents for clubs, hospitals and symposiums on the science and art of training and coaching. She is a regular contributor to USA Triathlon’s e-newsletter and blogs about training and living with autoimmune diseases.
Deanna enjoys participating in triathlons and running races. She ran two marathons before being diagnosed with a rare endocrine disease in 2011. Since then she has qualified for USA Triathlon’s Age Group Olympic Distance National Championships three times. She competed twice and took 9 minutes off her time on the course. She also completed the Boston Marathon in 2016.
Though Deanna enjoys her own personal athletic pursuits, her professional work starts with her knowledge of her clients and from research and practice. She leads as coach and helps her clients grow from where they are right now. At the same time she understands that she is part of a broader team to help her clients get to the start, the finish and everything in between and beyond.
Cindy is a USMS-certified ALTS Instructor. Cindy comes to triathlon and swim from a running background that included 2 trips to the NCAA Div 3 Nationals in indoor and outdoor track. Feeling the need to challenge herself as an adult athlete, Cindy entered her first triathlon in 2009 without really knowing how to swim. Through books and videos (mainly Total Immersion), she taught herself how to swim freestyle.
After finding Athletic Pursuits and attending clinics and weekly workouts, she is now consistently in the top 10-15% of her age group exiting the water all the way up to the half ironman swim distance of 1.2 miles. Cindy has a passion for helping all swimmers, but particularly new and/or anxious swimmers, become comfortable and fluid in the water so that they can enjoy going for a swim just as much as they enjoy going for a bike or a run (or maybe even more)!
As an avid tennis player, Susan started casually running to increase her endurance on the court. She soon found running became her newest passion, and loved the benefits it provided to both her mind and body. This new 'habit' and lifestyle soon became life changing. She became passionate about health and exercise, and wanted to learn more. Susan became a NASM certified personal trainer, a NASM certified weight loss specialist, a TRX qualified trainer and a RRCA certified running coach. She is continually trying to better educate herself in both health and fitness, and is constantly incorporating healthy changes for herself and her family in hopes her healthy behavior inspires healthy behavior. Susan has completed several marathons in addition to numerous shorter distance road races. And, with the help of Athletic Pursuits swim clinics, she gained the confidence needed in the water to successfully complete 3 Ironman races. She currently serves as a coach on a large Boston charity run team helping both new and experienced runners prepare for all distance races. As a mom of two busy teenage daughters, she understands the stresses of balancing life, family and training. Her goal is to help others live a healthier lifestyle, and no matter what your goal is she is there to help you move forward, and to enjoy your journey.