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Trail Transformation
Nordic Skiing Coaching

Our comprehensive Nordic ski coaching is designed to help athletes of all levels and ability. Whether you are a Birkie veteran or just learning the difference between classic and skate skiing, we can help you get comfortable with flying on the snow. Our coaches are seasoned skiers in both classic and skate disciplines.  

With training plans that incorporate regular tempo workouts, technique drills, easy days, and mobility-specific rest days, the Trail Transformation coaches work to make Nordic skiing accessible, safe, and fun. Additionally, as certified physical therapists, our coaches can advise you on prehab and rehab exercises to make sure your body is ready to tackle any distance.


Benefits of working with a Trail Transformation coach

  • Combined 10+ years of Nordic skiing experience at your fingertips

  • Insight on technique, wax selection, and drills 

  • Consistent feedback on progress, challenges, and goals

  • Access to a coach for questions, concerns, and celebrations of success


The feeling of gliding across snow is hard to beat. But Nordic skiing can be a challenging sport for both novices and veterans. If you’ve never tried classic or skate skiing, you might feel nervous about taking a lesson or picking out gear. If you’re a competitive Nordic skier, you might find it hard to time your training with your race calendar—or to get through that nagging shoulder, hip, or ankle pain. 


Our coaches are here to help, whether you’re just getting started or striving to glide past your course PR. Let’s get to work.


Nordic Skiing Coaching Program

  • Customized training plan for any distance or simply for the love of working out in the snow

  • Skiing-specific strength training

  • Nutrition support

  • Race-focused programs from 6 weeks to 1 year

  • Suggestions and guidance on finding trails

Trail Transformation Athletes

  • Birkie veterans 

  • Cross-training runners 

  • Midwest winter enthusiasts 

  • Weekendwarriors

  • Do I need a watch?
    No, Coaches can help guide you through your training based on manually entered activities. However, the added data that can be attained from a watch, will increase the accuracy of your training exponentially.
  • Do I need computer?
    No, our training software can be used directly from your smart phone.
  • How do I pay?
    Trail Transformation accepts all major credit cards, as well as Paypal. Once you start your coaching package, your coach will guide you through our simple payment process.
  • Am I good enough for a coach?
    Absolutely, runners of all abilities benefit from coaching. Coaching not only gives you short term training goals, but also aids in injury prevention.
  • What do I do if I need to change things on the plan?
    Communication is key! Your coach will be happy to help you adjust things in a way that best meets your schedule. The best way to contact your coach is via email, but if it's urgent as in changing a workout the day of, a text message will likely work best.
  • Can you help me with a road race?
    Absolutely, Trail Transformation has coaches that specialize in all areas of running.
  • I’m just getting started in running, is that ok?"
    Yes, the start of running is one of the best times to work with a coach. Often new runners try to do too much too soon and end up getting injured. Another benefit of working with a running coach early, is they can help you break any bad habits before they are truly formed.
  • Can you I be trained for a fast 5k, half marathon, boston qualifier?"
    Yes, both Coach Michael and Coach Tyler have had lots of success on the roads, and know what it takes to perform well in these events.
  • I’m not signed up for a race, I just want to run injury free. Can you help?"
    Yes, running is a life long sport. We're here to help you in any way possible.
  • I’m limited on time, can the program still help?"
    Absolutely, in fact time crunched runners often benefit the most from a training plan. Instead of just getting out the door, our coaches can help you maximize the time you do have.
  • I’m currently injured, can you help me get back?"
    Yes, many of our coaches are Physical Therapists by trade and specialize in helping runners return to the sport they love.
  • I have a question for the coach, how do I reach out?"
    Shoot us an email at
  • Can I request a specific coach?
    Yes, if you have a relationship with a coach already, and are looking to work with them specifically we will do our best to accomodate. That being said, our priority is always making sure that the client gets the coach that is best equipped to help them maximize their training.
  • I don't have a gym membership, how do I do the strength exercises?"
    The coaches will work with you to develop a routine that you can perform at home. The gym opens up opportunities for more exercises, but they can also be done at home.
  • I'm not close to any trails, how do I train for a trail race?"
    Our coaches have ways to simulate the challenges of a trail race. If you can run, then we can train you for a trail race.

The Trail Transformation Difference

Trail Transformation takes a holistic approach to Nordic ski coaching. We don’t simply coach you for a race—we help you develop healthy habits that serve you for life. Many athletes who reach out to us are already injured, which is why we are committed to minimizing factors that can lead to injury down the road. 

Coaching Philosophy 

Higher mileage and intensity levels are not always better, especially for the longevity of a Nordic skiing career. 


At Trail Transformation, we focus on developing a lifelong skier. It is our responsibility to forgo short-term success to protect the long-term health and development of the skier. We help all Nordic skiers stay injury-free and train to their maximum potential, so they can reach their skiing goals.

Trekking in Snow



Bi-weekly Training Plan

Basic Strength & Mobility Program 

Unlimited Communication

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


Bi-weekly Training Plan

Unlimited Communication

Custom Strength & Mobility Program 

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


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Mark M - Trail Transformation

Mark M

Working with Trail Transformation has brought me from a middle of the pack runner, to a contender in every race I enter.

What People Are Saying

Andy H - Trail Transformation

Andy H

Going through the MRT process with Rachel has helped me feel better every single day.

Rose R - Trail Transformation

Rose R

In 2018, I took 4 hours and 45 minutes off my previous 50 mile PR, all with the help of the Trail Transformation team!

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