About System Jake
Jake in a Nut Shell
The simple version: I have enjoyed and competed in all types of sports since childhood. Back in the late 80's, I was in the Navy stationed in Sicily and had an opportunity to ride for Sicily's No.1 amateur team.
Since then, I have won, placed, and showed in overseas events, State Championships and numerous regional events. Four years ago, I came back to Triathlon after a twenty year hiatus and have had a great time training and competing placing high in Age group competitions.
My coaching began "unofficially" when I began working with some of the local athletes, including past team-mates about 7 years ago. It was then I realised I would like to consider this for my future career. Five years ago, I became certified through USA cycling as an elite (level two) coach.Four years ago I became a USA triathlon Coach and am now a triathlon Australia level two Coach and pending level two Cycling Australia coach (Whew!!).
Bottom line is that you can have all these little acronyms to put next to your name, but if you don’t utilise the proper combination of personal attention with what you have learned, it is naught. I am also well versed in teaching running, cycling and swimming technique and video analysis.
Fortunately, my two passions in life go hand in hand: training and cooking good food. When I lived in Sicily almost 20 years ago, I really developed the art of creating good food–an added benefit as it fuels me to get through the rigours of life. It is this Love of creating combined with the science of the body that makes me a good Coach.
Now I am living in Australia which has been a longtime goal of mine. I coach athletes in different parts of the world through one on one sessions, training peaks software and skype video chat. Let’s talk and see what I can offer you.
Thank you, Jake