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    Triathlon Trainer

    With enough courage, you can go a long way.

    According to triathlon trainer, Scott Berlinger, triathletes must have “heart and commitment to do something that most people will not have the courage to do.” He also says, “You have to be able to put three different modalities–swimming, biking, and running–together and race them.”

    Berlinger conducts his training at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. In a day’s work, he coaches athletes in their weakest areas and, “make[s] sure they understand that we can accomplish any goal with hard work by motivating.”

    In order to maximize his assistance, he has to understand who the athlete is, his or her capabilities and goals, as well as what his or her needs are. Scott then creates a work out strategy for the athlete.

    Berlinger loves his job as a triathlete coach for numerous reasons.

    First off, he enjoys connecting with his athletes. Also, it requires him to stay in shape.

    One of the most exciting parts of his occupation is that he gets to travel all over the country to compete with his athletes.

    “While this does include the same stresses that others feel at their jobs,” Scott says, “I at least get to train and race to release it all.”

    Some of his best tips to stay fit are to start working out gradually, have structure in the way you work out, and to make it a long-term commitment to exercise so you will feel good and stay healthy.

    “If you ever look around the room and you are the best in every area of training and racing,” Scott Berlinger adds, “you need to find a new room.”

    By constantly challenging yourself and having fun, training for an event or just staying fit will be much more enjoyable and worthwhile.

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