Meet Coach Meg

Meg Stolt Johannessen, or Coach Meg
‘I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13′
 My journey from athlete to coach has been a long and interesting one.
As Coach, I teach and train athletes of all levels and abilities to pursue their dreams. I am passionate about women in sport and thrilled to be able to coach. I am challenged daily to keep learning and striving to improve as a coach to empower these young men and women to chase down their goals.
I am able to help you:
complete your first race — running, cycling, open-water swimming, and triathlon;  
teach a new skill-set to aid in overall improvement;

Become more comfortable as an open-water swimmer;
Take the step from short-course to long-course in triathlon; and build strength appropriate and necessary for your racing.   
I believe EVERYONE should have a great swim! 
 I am part of the GAIN (Gambetta Athletic Infomation Network) and a member of the United States Lifesaving Association and USA Triathlon; certified by National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Triathlon, USA Track and Field, as a Spinning (Indoor Cycling) Instructor, USA Swimming and also a certified open water lifeguard. I have a BA in physical education and a MS in Sport Injury Management.
I serve as a #RunInfluencer for Brooks Running and am Part of the HoneyStinger Hive.  
As an athlete, I began my running career in high school track with the 400m and 800m races. I even did long jump and high jump. I later ran cross-country and longer distances. Currently, I train and compete in various running events including open-water swims and half-marathons and half-irons. My favorite distances are the 10K, half-iron and half-mary. I share my personal adventures on my fun blog, Surf-Girl Can Tri.   
 My coaching philosophy is simple:
  • Programming surrounds you the unique individual. It is athlete-centered and coach-driven. 
  • Coaching is more than a training plan.
  • Each training session has a specific purpose.
  • Fundamentals First.
  • I believe in FUN.
  • Anything is possible.
  • There is no busy work. (Quality over Quantity).
  • My OBJECTIVEis to take the guess-work out of the programming and training for you.You are an individual, and your training and program should reflect that.
My goal is to empower you, the athlete.