Desire Intentionality Consistency
Adam’s passions have always been two things – running and leadership. His philosophy is both intertwine with each other as running creates a strong need for leadership of self.
At 47 years old he’s driven to help others achieve their fitness goals – whether it’s
overall fitness, completing a race, or a goal time. With each client he works with, Adam focuses on three core values to be successful. The desire to achieve, to be intentional in route to achieve, and be consistent across the board. By embodying these principles the better the outcome.
While tech driven fitness is convenient it is not truly individualized. There is no one communicating adjustments. Whether illness, work, family situations, tweaks in the body, etc. Adam prides himself on communicating daily with clients for check-ins and adjustments for the next day. Adam’s vision is to coach individuals all over the country humanizing technology through Zoom, text, and Facetime.
Adam brings a personal touch through his coaching experience that strengthens the athlete/ coach relationship. Adam’s running career includes 1st team all-state accolades as a high school athlete. He then ran for Georgetown College before moving on to his passion of coaching others. He served as an assistant coach on three state cross-country championship teams. After taking a role as head coach he helped guide two more state championships and one state runner-up team. He also coached several individual state champions in cross-country and track. Adam left coaching behind to work in his other passion of leadership. He served as a principal and regional director for 16 years leading various large groups to academic and cultural improvements. This limited Adam’s time for running, which he missed greatly.
In 2012 he made the decision to train again after 11 years. Two years into his comeback he was diagnosed with paralyzed diaphragms due to an autoimmune disease and reactive arthritis. He underwent three surgeries to stitch down his diaphragms which significantly limited his oxygen capacity. It took Adam 7 years to attempt another comeback all the while learning to breathe again, running at a much slower pace and learning to love the sport regardless of the speed. His philosophy for this comeback was simple – he wanted to be a part of what he loved and he had to humble himself enough to put ego aside and just get better each day. Since that time he has completed five marathons and thirteen half marathons. He consistently runs 75-90 miles a week, granted much slower than he used to but he still loves it – for the love of running.
Adam personalizes coaching with small motivational daily texts to the academy each morning.
He sends emails, informational blogs and articles on Sundays pertaining to the sport. He also posts daily on his social media channels to share his training and lessons learned
for the day.
Finally, Adam values the trust people put in him. He takes it very personal and the fulfillment of the athletes he works with is most important to him. It’s all about leadership from you and him. We hope you can join us!
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