About Kelly Lutz

Hi! I’m Kelly Lutz, owner of Coaching Klutz and running and strength coach.

In 2009, I decided to take the leap and sign up for my first half marathon. I had played sports all through my childhood and had run a couple fun 5Ks, but a half marathon seemed so BADASS. I fell in love and ran another half marathon 6 months later.

After those races, I walked on the D1 cross country team at my college and vastly improved my running with the help of my coach and our personal trainer. This is when I first saw the value in working with a coach for running.

Fast forward to now, I’ve run multiple 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and 50Ks. I am also a multi sport athlete who strength trains regularly.

My mission is to help women, trans, and non-binary folks ditch their perfectionism, train sustainably, dream big and realize they can do more than they think, whether that’s starting to run consistently or completing their 50th 50k.

Check out my coaching packages here.


UESCA Certified Running and Ultrarunning Coach
80/20 Certified Coach
VDOT O2 Certified Coach
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification

My Coaching Values

Sustainable Growth

Sustainability is at the core of my coaching. Training should fit into your life, not the other way around. #trainsustainably

Along with sustainability is a focus on long term growth. I want you to be running for a long time (assuming you want that as well).


You won’t always enjoy training, but overall my goal is for you to enjoy the process on our way to your goals. If you’re not enjoying it, why are you even running?

Data Informed

A training plan should be data informed, which includes both hard data (pace, HR, etc) and subjective feedback (how you feel).

Connection & Communication

Coaching is a relationship that requires connection and communication. The best results come from mutual trust and open communication.

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