Coach Julie Kirkpatrick

  • BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University
  • 10+ years of coaching experience
  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach
  • Coached World Championship qualifiers in Ironman, 70.3, and Olympic-distance
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES), American College of Sports Medicine
  • 15+ years of personal training experience
  • Voted one of the top three Endurance Coaches by Iowa Momentum Magazine (2013, 2014)
  • Voted one of the top three Personal Trainers by Iowa Momentum Magazine (2013, 2014)
  • Voted 2008 Best Personal Trainer in Story County by the Ames Tribune
  • CPR, AED, First Aid certified
  • USA Cycling Category 1 Cyclist (Mountain Bike)
  • USA Cycling Category 3 Cyclist (Cyclocross)
  • Three-time Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series Category Winner (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Two-time Nebraska Psycowpath Mountain Bike Series Category Winner (2009, 2010)
  • Two-time Ironman finisher (Wisconsin, Coeur d’Alene)
  • Two-time marathon finisher (Grandma’s, Chicago)
  • Racing experience in triathlon (sprint to Ironman-distance), mountain bike (cross country, marathon), cyclocross, running (5K to marathon)

I believe that the greatest rewards in life come through stepping beyond the boundaries that are set around us. If we are willing to challenge ourselves to do more and to be more, we can experience the best life has to offer. As an athlete, I believe you should enjoy your journey to higher fitness, make your health a priority, learn the whys of what you do, incorporate activity into your daily life, and expect to do more than you thought possible!