SUPPORTED IN STRENGTH/ Custom Strength Plan

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Do you want to start strength training but don’t know where to start?

Does the idea of making your own training plan with everything else going on in your life overwhelm you? Or do you just need someone to hold you accountable to your training?

I hear you. I’ve loved lifting for a LONG TIME, but I don’t always like making my own training plan – especially when I’m training for running or climbing at the same time.

During 2020, I had big running goals, but I also knew I needed my body to be strong to support all of that training. I was creating my own running plan but felt overwhelmed trying to do both and also needed someone to tell me to go lift each week. I run, climb and lift, so fitting the three of them in each week gets tricky, and when I don’t have a plan, one of them drops off (usually lifting).

So I hired a coach. Thanks to her, I got back into my lifting routine, felt strong AF and have been lifting consistently since. And now I want to help YOU.

Hi, I’m Kelly.

I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and certified running and ultra running coach with a passion for helping women realize their strength, on and off the trail.

I always say that nothing makes me feel more BADASS than lifting heavy sh*t or running REALLY far, and I love helping others awaken their inner badass.

Wondering if this is for you?

This is for you if…

  • You have big goals but aren’t sure how to get there or IF you can get there.
  • You want to start lifting but you don’t know where to start.
  • Making day to day decisions about training drains you.
  • You want motivation, support and accountability.
  • You want a plan created for YOU based on YOUR life and priorities.

This is NOT for you if…

  • You just want a strength training plan with no support.
  • You want to figure things out on your own.

What you’ll get:

  • More brain space for the other important parts in your life.
  • Consistency in your strength training.
  • Motivation and support.
  • Feeling STRONGER.

What’s included:

  • 8 or 12 week customized training plan for your goals delivered via True Coach.
  • Unlimited coach access via email, slack and True Coach messaging.
  • Weekly email check ins.
  • Alterations weekly based on your feedback.

FAQ’s

Do I have to be a runner to work with you?
Nope! I love my runners, but I also love helping anyone who just wants to get stronger!

Do I have to start my training as soon as I apply?
I ask that you start your training within 2 months of application since I only take a limited number of athletes at a time.

Will you be taking on athletes on a rolling basis?
Yes, as long as I have an open spot on my team.

Is this plan monthly or a set amount of time?
This plan has a commitment of 8 or 12 weeks. Payment can be in full or monthly.

Can I combine this with your FULLY SUPPORTED/1:1 Running Coaching?
Yes! The cost will be more than just SUPPORTED IN STRENGTH alone but you can combine the two!

Ready to get started?

See what some of my running athletes are saying about working with me:

“Working with Kelly was integral to getting back on my feet (literally) after two significant running injuries that required physical therapy. My physical therapist recommended that I use a running coach to avoid re-injuring myself, and Kelly was the perfect coach to get the job done!  Kelly was able to develop a comprehensive plan that helped to build my mileage back up and my confidence back. After only a couple of months, Kelly had helped me to run a half marathon over the course of a weekend. Despite it being early in my plan, it was a cause near and dear to my heart, and Kelly helped me make it happen!

In the middle of my training with Kelly, I had a significant family crisis. She responded with empathy and understanding, and she was able to tweak my plan accordingly. As someone who is very self-competitive, I was disappointed in myself that I was unable to train as much as I did previously, but Kelly was so encouraging and wonderful throughout it all. She helped me to celebrate my accomplishments and remain positive; she went way above and beyond what I expected of a running coach!

I would highly recommend Kelly to any runner! I look forward to using her again in the future!”
-Rebecca

“Kelly is a great coach, motivator, and supporter. I worked with her on building my running base while I had a couple of injuries and some major life changes. She was not only helpful in figuring out a running plan that would keep me moving forward, but also adapted it to what I could physically/mentally handle. Also she got me to do that accessory work (core/stretching) that I knew I needed to do, but never had the motivation for. I definitely recommend working with Kelly wherever you are in your running journey!”
– Lexi

“The reasons why EVERYONE who is serious about running should get a coach. 

One of the reasons is accountability, obviously. I hold myself pretty accountable in my runs, however, I hold myself a lot more accountable for the activities outside my runs. Before a coach I would occasionally do stretches or strength exercises, when I felt I needed them. However, with a coach it has been  amazing to have those planned out. It holds me accountable to execute them. I think I have had little injury and have felt stronger because of those exercises, and I never would have likely done them twice a week if I hadn’t had a coach. I also like being held accountable for things I don’t want to do, like hill sprints. I was dreading them and not into it at all as I’m not good at being fast… at anything. However, with Kelly I felt supported in them and motivated to get them done. It was nice to have that accountability to do something I really didn’t want to do. 

The other thing with  accountability I don’t think people think of, is that Kelly holds me accountable for not doing too much. It is so common for people to train too hard out of the gate or go too fast because they feel good that week. However, then they suffer because they are over trained. They decide to do a big mountain day and go for a run, or they climb for 8 hours then run the next day for 12 miles. Kelly makes sure I am not doing too much by creating a schedule that helps me know what I can spend time on. Basically, having a coach for this has really helped me with my problem of over training. I often over train and  Kelly keeps me in line. 

I cannot stress enough how much I like the mobility strength exercises that Kelly gives me. They compliment my running so much. I actually feel way better on runs after having done them. If I had done a generic training plan  I would have chosen generic mobility exercises. However, Kelly gives me specific strength exercises for things I need to work on like my hip mobility and strength. I seriously feel a difference when  I’m running and I love that  those stretches are paying off. 

I am a climber and having a coach helps me balance climbing and running better than if I was trying to figure it out on my own. Kelly works climbing days into my schedule, so I don’t have to give up climbing. Climbing isn’t my main focus right now, but it’s nice to still be able to climb and feel like I can do both. 

The bi-weekly meetings are also very helpful to check in and ask questions about the plan. Even just generally talking about running helps and sometimes renews my psych. Mostly having access to a coach to ask questions has been really helpful, with an online plan if I didn’t know something I would just have to improvise. I also like that we focus on nutrition, you would NOT get that with an online plan as well. 

People made me feel that working with a running coach to run a  50K was overkill, however, it is the best use of my budget that I spend on health and exercise. I feel disciplined and excited to train and I owe that to Kelly. I’m about to head out the  door to train  and even just talking about it gets me excited. I think using a coach for  running is so wise, because I feel better when I train, I feel motivated, I feel consistent (omg I didn’t even talk about the consistency and how I love it) and I feel accomplished. 

Another reason to have a coach, I consistently run. Before I would run a larger mileage 3 days a week, instead I  run much smaller mileage 5-6 days a week  and I have been feeling much stronger doing that. I feel more  prepared for my later training stages because it helped me get used to getting on my legs everyday, running when I’m not recovered, which can be hard to do. 

I need to stop, but getting a coach was the smartest  thing I did to prepare for my 50K and my life in general. I’m an athlete and I haven’t worked with a coach since  high school and it’s nice  to be back into that type of training. I  have  a goal and because of a coach it has  become an important part of my every day. Kelly is the best, you should definitely let her coach you.”
– Sarah