Georgie Islip

Georgie Islip

Georgie Islip Running and Online Training Coach

Calgary, 
Alberta

About Me

I have always played sport and run to just keep fit. Running has always made me feel good. In 2001, I changed careers when my first son was born from Sales and Marketing to a fitness and running coach because I love to help people to get fit and then feeling better about themselves. In 2007 I had the opportunity to enter a race I had only ever dreamed about. This was the Marathon des Sables (MdS) and it was a 250km staged race across the Sahara desert. It just caught my imagination. So in training for this run I began to love running long. I loved the challenge it brought to me in terms of mental strength, physical effort and self management. I want to help others experience this type of challenge because it gives you such self confidence and really helps re-set you! So ever since the MdS I have run long, completing several 100 miler races, 100kms, 80k and marathons. Just recently I have run the R2R2R for fun and I loved it! I really want to help clients realize that with some hard, but enjoyable work they too can achieve their goals. For me the best thing is seeing my athletes cross those finish lines, not because it is the end but because it is the beginning of their running journey.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it's the courage to continue that counts.

~ Churchill

My Coaching Style / Methodology

Being a mother of two teenage boys, I understand time constraints, so I will develop training programs to help meet your goals and fit in with your lifestyle. My key philosophy is to help my clients understand more about their body so they can try to prevent injuries. I will help you with the mental strategies needed to run long, the nutrition which can make or break a race and the training plan to fit into your life style. I am definitely more about quality versus quantity when it comes to training. Every client is different, so my programs are designed to meet individual needs. I regularly contact my online clients to find out how they are getting on. My only ask is that clients let me know and keep me posted on how they are doing so I can adapt and alter their plans if needed.

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