35. From OVERWEIGHT to FIT and one of the BEST Florida Triathlon Coachs meet John Slocum
In the episode you will learn: How John went from being overweight, to fit from Triathlon. And now helping others follow his path from being Unhealthy & Out of shape to being in the best shape of their lives. Meet and amazing Human John Slocum
My name is John Slocum and am a USAT Certified Level 1 Coach.
Raised in a sports-oriented household I began swimming at 4 and competitive swimming at 8. I played all the major sports and was competitive in softball all the way to the national tournament level. Stick and ball sports were not my "thing" and I took up racing Motocross and eventually Drag Racing where I had a successful 15-year career scoring multiple victories.
I always loved watching the Ironman World Championships on TV but at 239 pounds I thought I could never do that...and I couldn't...I was overweight and out of shape.
This is when I saw "The Biggest Loser" Triathlon and found out there are shorter distances for a triathlon, running, and cycling events. I found a very short beginner Sprint Tri 3 months away, borrowed a bike, and started training. I found out I could bike about 1.5 miles and run halfway around the block. I wish there was a beginner coach but there wasn't.
I completed the race with a mid-pack finish but they announced "John Slocum you are a Triathlete". I remember that announcement like it was yesterday. Fast forward to now and I have competed in well over 100 triathlons, running races, century rides, and have many Age Group wins, 2 Ironman finishes, and 4 years after finishing mid-pack in my 1st race I want back and won it overall.
My Winning Philosophy
I believe that the beginner and intermediate level athlete is just as much an athlete as the best athletes in the world and deserves the best coaching at reasonable pricing. I believe that each athlete deserves personalized training systems and not "cookie-cutter" programs. I believe that this coaching should integrate Nutrition, Hydration, and Exercise systems that allow for gradual buildup, with minimal soreness, injury, or fatigue...after all well all have to go to work the next day.
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