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Triathlon Coach Details

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Coach: Chris Kaplanis
Company: Ridgewood Tri Athlete (RTA)
Location: Bergen County, NJ
E-Mail: Chris@RidgewoodTriAthlete.com
URL: http://www.RidgewoodTriAthlete.com/athlete

Ridgewood Tri Athlete offers a full range of private multisport coaching and fully customized training plans tailored to you, your goals and busy schedule.

Most of our clients are busy high level professionals that need to maximize their training time and have no time to worry about what they should be doing.

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Chris Kaplanis, owner of Ridgewood Tri Athlete LLC (& FULL TIME coach), has over 10 years of coaching experience in multiple sports. He is a USA Triathlon, USA Cycling and USA Track & Field certified coach. As a competitive triathlete, Chris regularly places in the top of his age group.  He is a 4 x Ironman® finisher and has qualified and competed in the Ironman 70.3® World Championship and USAT National Championship.  After several successful years in the financial world, Chris understands work can be demanding and the importance of training efficiently & effectively. His energetic and results driven mentality are a visible reminder of the dedication that he shows to each and every athlete that he coaches and trains. VIDEO



4 Ways You Can Prepare for 2014 Excellence - 11/26/2013
Your season has ended, you’ve (hopefully) taken a little time off and the holiday season is quickly approaching. This can only mean one thing. The triathlon preseason is here. Think of the preseason as a new beginning and prime opportunity to start working toward your goals for next year. Are you going long for the first time? Do you want to set a new PR or land on the podium? Below are a few things you can do to prepare for 2014 excellence.

8 Tips to Boost Your Confidence For Your Next Open Water Swim - 7/6/2013
3… 2… 1… BANG! The gun goes off and your race begins. Your adrenalin soars. It’s time to swim! You know how to swim, but this time it’s a little different. There’s other athletes all around you, no black line to follow and you can’t put your feet down. Open water swimming – especially on race day, can cause a lot of athletes stress and anxiety. However, with a little practice and a few tips and tricks you can boost your confidence and shave minutes off your open water swim.

Are You Always Tired? - 8/29/2012
Why is sleep so important? Well, for starters, only when we are well rested and recovered can reach our full potential as athletes. It is when we sleep that the body rebuilds itself and balances hormonally.

Do You Enjoy Being Injured? - 4/8/2013
When you’re injured, you’re miserable and when you’re miserable no one, including your family wants to be around you. The good news however, is there are steps we can all take to help actively reduce our risk of running injuries. It is important to take an active approach in preventing injury then being reactive because once you’re injured there’s typically no magic overnight cures to whatever you’re suffering from.

Running a 12 Minute Mile with a HR of 170?!?! - 1/4/2012
It was a cold brisk day and I wanted to mix things up a bit. There was about 6 inches of fresh powder on the ground so I decided to go for a run. I put on my shoes, made a couple of quick adjustments, started my watch and I was off. A few minutes into the run I was already a bit winded. I took a glance at my Garmin and screamed like a little girl. A 12 minute per mile pace and my heart rate was at 170?! I better slow things down a bit!

SWIM FASTER: 3 Keys to Your Next Swim PR - 1/28/2013
The offseason is an excellent time of the year to improve upon your weakness in the water and start swimming faster. Instead of ignoring your swim skills (or lack thereof), it’s time to face them head on with 3 simple keys towards your next swim PR.

The Foundation of All Body Movements - 1/2/2012
Do you want to take your training and racing to a whole new level? For most of us, the answer is a quick “Yes”, followed by, “What’s it going to cost me?” Well, my friend today is your lucky day. There is no monetary cost involved here. In fact, the only cost is

Why You NEED to Join a Triathlon Club - 1/30/2014
Triathlon may be considered an individual sport on race day, but getting to the start line doesn’t have to be. Joining a local triathlon club brings a seemingly endless number of benefits. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned athlete, you can’t go wrong. In addition to group training opportunities, the fun and camaraderie is priceless. The memories will be endless and sharing your passion with other like-minded people is sure to pay off. Not sure if joining a club is right for YOU? Continuing reading and then decide.

Will You Accomplish Your Goals in 2014? Are You Sure? - 1/4/2014
I want to lose 10lbs, 20lbs … 50lbs this year. I’m going to floss every day. I want to run a half marathon (or maybe a FULL marathon). I’d like to do a triathlon. I want to get “faster.” At the beginning of every year lots of people set “resolutions” or goals. Often times these resolutions have something to do with health or fitness. Some are realistic and others, … not so much. Health clubs are always PACKED for January and February. By March, it’s no longer difficult to find a parking spot as many New Year’s resolutions are short lived. Below I will take you through 3 keys to stay on track and help accomplish your goals. Let’s make 2014 YOUR year!

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