Hey, I am Abbie Yellen and I am the founder of Grit & Grind Endurance Coaching. I’m a mental health counselor, life-long runner, mountain biker, and outdoor enthusiast. I have also been a fitness coach for over four years and have always had a big-time love for endurance races. I have participated in more than twenty endurance races in the past eleven years and my love for the ultra and endurance culture continues to grow.
Grit & Grind was born out of my personal need as an athlete for a more comprehensive coaching experience. I personally never felt known by my coaches and my training experience was severely impacted because of this. I’m here to change that! Because of my background in mental-health, I do not believe that you can train an individual without knowing them – knowing about their lives, their kids, their work, their motivations. It all matters and it’s what makes you, you!
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
FITNESS – CUSTOM TRAINING PLANS DESIGNED FOR YOU
Base fitness building
Tempo and interval workouts
Strength and conditioning workouts
Stretching and recovery implementation
NUTRITION – ASSESSMENTS AND ADAPTATIONS
Evaluation of lifestyle and performance nutrition
Education around pre/post workout intakes
Strategy around gut training and race day nutrition
COMMUNICATION – FREQUENT COACH CONTACT
Continual workout feedback
Monthly progress check-in’s
Updates on physical, social, and emotional experiences
RESOURCES – TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK AND KEEP YOU GOING
Access to tailored referrals of varying specialities outside of Grit & Grind
Sports Massage Therapists
Mental Health Counselors
Education based coaching format