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Working together has allowed us to share ideas on athletes and training methods. Many of the qualities that we have as endurance athletes and our enthusiasm for the outdoors was forged years ago during our organic upbringing. Yaro was always much stronger and faster, which served him well in both team sports and track and field, whereas I gravitated to the distance events out of necessity. Now we both pursue endurance sports with similar goals but different strengths and weaknesses. As coaches we have experience working with all types of endurance athletes. We have worked with triathletes, runners, cyclists, adventure racers, and general fitness athletes. We have coached a variety of athletes from obstacle racers to ultra runners, and from beginner triathletes to advanced triathletes. In addition, we work with pure cyclists, mountain bikers and cylcocross racers.

 

All of our coaching is done online through Training Peaks. Training Peaks is a useful tool allowing me to keep open communication with my athletes. Daily e-mails direct my athletes on their next workout and we receive e-mails whenever a workout is entered in the training log. Our monthly coaching fee includes the Training Peaks subscription and contact via phone and e-mail. Additional services are also available such as video analysis and one-on-one training sessions.

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Josiah Middaugh

In March 2012 I completed my second degree in the field, a Masters in Human Movement from A.T. Still University.  My undergraduate degree is a BS in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation with a major in Health Fitness and a minor in Science from Central Michigan University.  I have been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for over 10 years and recently completed the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist certification exam.  My coaching philosophy is based on an evidence-based training approach as well as intense personal experience.

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Yaro Middaugh

I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with minors in History and Exercise and Health Science from Alma College. I also have a Masters of Arts in Humanities from Central Michigan University. I have been a USAT Certified Level I coach for 10 years, and I have actively coached for that period. I have lived and coached in nearly every region of the United States from the far west and White Salmon, WA and Palm Springs, CA to the high mountains of Vail, CO where I coached Nordic skiing and strength and conditioning for high school athletes. I have also lived in Michigan where I coached high school cross country for three years, put on a triathlon camps and conducted open water swim clinics.

 

My family currently resides in St. Augustine, FL. Living and training in many different regions of the United States has given me a unique perspective into coaching athletes all over the country.

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