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Triathlon Coach Memphis
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ABOUT US

Everyone deserves to lead a happy and healthy life whether that’s racing at an elite level, or just enjoying the journey.  Our training philosophy is built around communication with our athletes and individual, customized planning based on proven methods learned from some of the greatest in our field.

Our clients span a broad range of age and ability.  Maybe you're looking to qualify for Boston, compete in an Ironman or just looking to have some fun racing and staying in shape.  We're here to help guide you through that process in a healthy way.

We're having a blast!  We'd love for you to join us!

Like many athletes, running and triathlons completely changed the course of my life.  I found so much joy in meeting up with friends to train, spending time on the trails and going to races together.  I was hooked immediately.

 

​This racing journey started in the 90's with a $200 used bike and a Duathlon.  Here we are now 20+ years later after 100's of races that include many half and full Ironman's, Marathons and Ultra's, as well as Boston Marathon.  Besides having a blast, so much has been learned through these experiences.  The most important was that this is my passion!

When I began Be Fit and Train in 2015, it was to immerse myself in something that I love and to share that with others.  Since then I have worked with clients of varied backgrounds and abilities and helped them accomplish things they never thought possible.  That experience includes everything from beginners who have never run, then gone on to finish an Ironman to crewing an experienced athlete in some of the most prestigious Ultra runs and rides in the world.

My clients tell me I’m approachable, available and supportive.  If I’m not talking with them or analyzing their data, you can find me on the trails with my friends and my pups or hanging out with my awesome hubby.

Certifications

RRCA Level II Running Coach

USA Triathlon Coach

ISSA Personal Trainer

Healthy Running Coach

Slowtwitch Swimming Coach

Noteworthy

Ultra Runner

2 Time Ironman

Boston Qualifier/Finisher

Los Locos Multisport Team

Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC)

Crew Chief:

  • Badwater 135 - 2018 & 2019

  • Brazil 135+ - 2019

  • Down Under 135 - 2019

  • HURT 100 - 2019

  • Natchez Trace 444 - 2018

  • Tunnel Hill 100 - 2017

Michelle Bingham

Coach

I started off my athletic journey playing soccer.  I was very average as a kid, and played mostly for the friendship and Dr. Pepper after the games.  Over the years, my commitment and work ethic grew, and I found myself taking the sport more seriously, including club play and being the captain of my high school team.  In addition, I discovered I loved running and joined the track team in high school.  I was not the most naturally talented or athletic, but I loved to learn about the sport and how to maximize my own running.  

 

I was fortunate to get an opportunity to play soccer in college, and I continued to run recreationally on the side.  After a significant knee injury in my mid-20s, I was told by several physicians that I would not be able to run or play soccer again.  I was determined to defy the odds and started cross training in the pool and on the bike.  Like most beginners, I could barely make it across the pool before I had to stop and rest.  I decided to join a Master's swim class to learn how to swim, which introduced me to my new lifelong friends and the world of triathlon. My goal, which had been to return to soccer, was replaced with my new found love of challenging myself in endurance sport.      

 

I was hooked on triathlon from my very first race, and I have since competed in many races from sprint to ironman distance.  Along the way, I have also been able to continue to run, which is a lifelong passion.  I am always looking to show gratitude on the race course, encourage others, and get the very best out of myself on race day.  I have experienced the highs of meeting big goals like qualifying and running the Boston Marathon, as well as the lows of disappointing races, injuries, and setbacks.  I understand what it is like to have to really work to achieve your goals.  I know I did.  I know what it is like to have the desire to find your best and truly commit to the journey; but as well, I know what it is like to have big work commitments and/or a young family that needs attention. I truly enjoy helping others find their inner athlete and help them redefine what they think is possible.  Running and triathlon are my passions, and you will often find me getting updates on obscure track races or re-watching old ITU triathlon videos when I get a tiny bit of free time from work as a physical therapist and mom to two young, fabulous kids. 

Damie Roberts, PT, DPT, MS

Coach

Certifications

RRCA Level II Running Coach

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Noteworthy

3 Time Ironman with 10:49 PR

Boston Qualifier/Finisher

USA Triathlon All-American

Ultra Runner

Los Locos Multisport and Wattie Ink Alumna

SERVICES

 
 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"I LOVE working with you!!  You are so supportive and flexible with my insane schedule.  You understand and respect balancing work and family life, which is SO hard!"

 

CONTACT

Michelle Bingham

(901) 461-8419

michelle@befitandtrain.com

Damie Roberts

(504) 491-7888

damie@befitandtrain.com

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