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 trained with a generic plan and got injured within my first month (don’t worry – I started training far enough in advance to run and complete my race!). 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 have become a United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy Certified Running and Ultrarunning Coach and NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I am also a multi sport athlete who strength trains and rock climbs 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.

As a coach, I look at the whole picture of your life when building your training plan. Training should fit into your life, not the other way around. #trainsustainably

UESCA Certified Running and Ultrarunning Coach
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification

In the Media:
Help Me Understand Podcast: Moving Through All or Nothing Thinking w/Run & Strength Coach Kelly Lutz
Start Running: 8 Coaches Show You How to Go the Distance
This is Joy & Claire Podcast: How to Start Running with Coach Kelly Lutz
Interview with Voyage Denver
Multi-Sport Athlete? 5 Ways to Keep Running in the Mix
Interview with CanvasRebel