Eric has been coaching since 2005 and has coached over 20 athletes, many of which are still with him today. Eric has worked with all levels of abilities and has guided all of these athletes to first time finishes, to podium finishes, to 70.3 World Championships and to Ironman World Championships.
Eric has been actively racing for over 15 years. His love for coaching comes from working in the fitness industry for over 25 years combined with a passion for sports. Eric believes that hard work, consistency and discipline are key drivers for success but strongly encourages life balance above everything.
Eric's accomplishments include:
- 7 X Ironman Finisher
- Ironman PR 10:17 (Lake Placid)
- 70.3 Worlds Qualifier in 2013
- 70.3 PR - 4:37
- All American Honorable Mention 2008
- All American Status 2010 & 2013
Like most athletes, Dana started out in endurance sports. As he progressed as a competitor, he became enamored with the science behind the sport. Achieving maximum performance, both from himself and others, became his passion. In his journey as a competitor and coach, he has learned not only what it takes to be successful in triathlon, but also the importance of having a solid life balance.
Dana’s approach as a coach is to create specialized plans for individual athletes to maximize their abilities and best utilize the time they can dedicate to training. He believes there are no gimmicks or hidden training secrets to a successful race, it is simply the result of proper preparation, hard work and the right attitude.
Since starting in endurance sports in 2008, Dana has competed in over 90 different events ranging from 5Ks and sprint triathlons to ultra marathons and Ironmans. These races have included numerous podium finishes, twice earning USA triathlon All American honors. His accomplishments include:
- 3 X Ironman 10:35 PR
- 17 X Half Ironman 4:30 PR
- Boston Marathon qualifier 3:07 PR
- 2014 and 2015 USAT All American
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Dana is also a full time firefighter, husband and father to two children under 3 years old, as well as a rather large German Shepherd. He fully understands what it takes to juggle training and family, while also racing at a high level.
Mike has worked with athletes behind the scenes over the last few seasons, helping them achieve their goals. He has dedicated himself to the sport and his athletes, and Force is proud to bring him aboard.
A native of Brewster, NY, Mike discovered endurance sports in 2011 after having grown up playing ice hockey and lacrosse. Running his first 5k shortly after college and quickly following that up with a sprint triathlon he was hooked.
He did his first 70.3 in 2012 and the following season tackled Ironman Lake Placid finishing in 11:53. Having self coached himself to solid results, Mike decided he wanted to be more competitive and began working with a coach and completely dedicated himself to achieving peak results. With a singular focus on triathlon and the proper training plan, Mike was able to qualify for 70.3 Worlds in Mont Tremblant the following year.
The next season Mike once again set his sights on the Ironman distance at Ironman Maryland. With a shortened swim and less than ideal conditions (race date moved at the last minute) he still set a huge PR taking second in his AG and nabbing a coveted Kona qualifying slot for the following year. While in the midst of training and having his best season to date, Mike broke his collarbone falling from his bike during training. This injury certainly changed his focus going into Kona but despite the setback he was able to amend his training and still post a solid result on the big island.
Mike's accomplishments are:
- 2x Ironman 9:37 PR
- 12x half Ironman 4:27 PR
- Ironman and 70.3 Worlds qualifier
Mike is currently living in Brighton with his wife. He holds a B.S. degree in exercise science, and works as a personal trainer. He is also certified in the TRX system and is studying to become certified in fitness nutrition.
Consistency and proper preparation
is the key to confidence.
Force Multisport's one-on-one coaching program is designed to meet YOUR running, cycling and/or triathlon goals. FMC coaches will create an individualized program and help guide you to YOUR finish line whether you're an Elite, Junior or Newbie to the sport.