Trail Transformation Running Story
Trail Transformation was founded in 2015 in an effort to help injured runners bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance. Many times after treating an individual and providing education on how to safely return to running, our coaches found that the athlete would end up sidelined again by injury.
Most running-related injuries stem from training error, meaning an athlete did too much too soon or didn’t incorporate enough variety throughout his or her training. Trail Transformation initially served as a step-down program where individuals could transfer from being a patient to a coaching client.
Runners soon started achieving the results they wanted without incurring injuries that would send them back to the clinic. Our goal is to help all runners stay injury-free while training to their maximum potential so they can reach their goals. In order to achieve this, we took it a step further and created a preventative model. With a team of Physical Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Running Coaches, and a Registered Dietitian, we have set ourselves apart from other coaching organizations. From injury-specific rehab to tailored training plans, and performance-oriented nutrition guidance, we offer it all in a custom platform to meet your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 ClientServices@Trailtransformation.com
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.