As a multisport athlete himself, Coach Gary understands through experience the training needs of multisport athletes. He has completed two Ironman triathlons, numerous half Ironman and shorter distance triathlons, obstacle course racing (including qualifying for the OCR World Championships in 2014 and 2015) as well as many running and cycling events. Gary has also climbed numerous high-altitude peaks in the Himalaya of Nepal, Andes of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, the Cascades, and also rock and ice climbs regularly in the mountain ranges of the northeastern US. In addition, he kayaks, skis (alpine touring, traditional backcountry, and Nordic skate and classical skiing), and mountain bikes. Gary has a passion for adventure sports and brings this passion to all aspects of his life.
As a natural teacher and leader, one of Coach Gary’s greatest skills is his ability to motivate individuals to define and attain their goals, as well as communicate complex training principles into simple, easy to understand strategic and tactical training programs. By focusing on life balance for the individual athlete, as well as principles of specificity, and appropriate progression and overload in addition to attending to the details of recovery, strength, flexibility, nutrition, mental training, long-term strategy and short-term tactics, Coach Gary designs programs that are personalized, effective, and safe to achieve results.