Professional Endurance Coach & Co-owner of the Milwaukee Cycling Center
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
Certified Level 1 Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist – FCP
Red Cross Lifeguard Certified
Individual and group coaching to include specialty in swimming, cycling and running. Organizing curriculum and coaching indoor computrainer cycling classes. Head Coach for MKE Hubs’ High Performance Junior Triathlon Z3 Team. Click here for the various of coaching options Heather provides.
Heather’s coaching philosophy is based on the art and science of training. Her main focus is on maximizing her athlete’s time, understanding their history, fitness level, strengths and areas of improvement to help them achieve their goals. Heather provides the opportunity to help each athlete understand the “why” and “what” of training and she continually looks for new and innovative ways to connect with an athlete. While a heavy emphasis is on the practice of their preferred sport, it is just a piece of the puzzle; technique, strength/flexibility, nutrition, mental skills, rest/recovery and stress levels all need to be considered to boost the athlete’s goals.
In addition to coaching adults, Heather works with junior triathletes (ages 12 and over) who may be interested in pursuing multisport at the high school and collegiate level. She works under the guidance of Jenny Weber, the founder of the Z3 High Performance Triathlon Team for youth and juniors – a team focused on draft-legal racing at the highest level based out of Des Moines, Iowa
Heather started coaching part time in 2005 and in 2009 she chose to turn her passion into her profession by coaching full time after her last season racing as a Professional Triathlete. She has helped hundreds of athletes achieve their athletic goals from finishing their first Ironman to winning their age group.
In her free time, Heather enjoys active travel trips from riding her bike in Europe to hiking in Colorado and spending quality time with family and friends.
Raced as a Professional Triathlete from 2002-2009, more than 50 overall wins, several top overall Ironman placings, qualified and competed in the Ironman World Championships, 8-time USAT All American, 2004 USAT Female Triathlete of the year, 2004 Silver medalist World Triathlon Championships, Elite level runner.
Recent, 2016 Podium finishing at the USA Master Road, Criterium and Time Trial Championships, Tour of America’s Dairlyland Category 3/4 Champion and currently races as a Category 2 cyclist, winning numerous of local races and competing in 2017 as a guest rider for the Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling TEAM at North Star Grand Prix, Tour of America’s Dairlynad, and the Intelligentsia Cup in Illinois.