About

COACHING. PROGRAMMING. RACE DIRECTING 

AKT3 programs are multi-level programs designed to be delivered either locally in the Annapolis Valley, NS or to support individuals, groups and clubs in their home location. Often, getting help connecting the dots can make all the difference in making your fitness and athletic aspirations come alive.  I have a few decades of doing this under my belt and it’s something I have a passion for!

New for AKT3 in 2018-2019 is the TRIhub Swim Academy with several options, including custom club programs with a progressive, 5 phase training plan delivered via Training Peaks.  For details and registration information follow the links on this site. Online payments now available.

In addition to coaching and designing programs, this was the year that AKT3 & Momentum Multisport Association brought to life the inaugural Keji Multisport Festival (consisting of the Keji Women’s only Triathlon and Multisport/Culture Circles), and in response to some unfortunate cancellations in the Triathlon Canada and Triathlon Nova Scotia calendars, a day of racing for men and women vying for World Qualifying Spots in the Standard (Olympic) Distance. The seed for the Keji Multisport Festival was first planted in my heart while attending the International Mountain Bike Summit in Steamboat, Colorado in 2014 and the magic of triathlon at Keji did not disappoint!

{Keji Photos can be viewed on the Kai Multisport Festival Facebook Page.  They are studying and well worth a look!  Many Thanks to triathlete and Triathlon Nova Scotia Board member, Devon Peavoy for taking the majority of the photos, and to Nadine Barteaux and assistant from Annapolis County for doing double duty and getting some great shots too!}

Creating an event as special as this one has been incredibly rewarding. I was able to link in some supporting programs with the open water bootcamps and an online training plan to encourage many first timers to get to the starting line on day one. I owe much to all the amazing volunteers and the fabulous multisport leaders who pitched in to  make the day so special for so many women and girls! Equally rewarding was the opportunity to offer something new and different (or from my perspective back to our earthier tri beginnings) for the veterans who came to play on day two.  I couldn’t have imagined a more exciting and contrasting two days of triathlon and multisport fun!

I believe we that while we are all an experiment of one, participating in sport and recreation is also be an opportunity to create community through camaraderie and shared experience.  Over the course of my life I have gained some precious insights into the art of balancing sport / fitness with juggling family, work, and community.   It has always been a deep desire for me to live my life in the most creative and innovative way possible, and while the balancing and juggling were at times challenging and the way forward, not always crystal clear I find myself entering the Third Act of Life with a thriving family, excellent physical health, and a passion for working with others in navigating their own unique way forward.

My coaching expertise lends itself well to those looking to learn or hone new skills, take on a physical challenge that is movement and performance-based, and looking for an active lifestyle based on a balanced, and holistic approach. Participating in sport does not have to be all consuming nor limited to youth.  Assessments and personalized program design are entirely dependent on individual needs, capacity and resources.

Although most of my coaching certifications are in the sporting world (with accreditations in triathlon, swimming, cycling, and running ) my past work life includes qualifications in life planning facilitation (PATH), career coaching and teaching calligraphy from my own gallery /studio.  I have been swimming, biking, running for over 40 years, so yes it is a lifestyle that works for me, and continues to guide my daily activity choices.  Keenly passionate about being outdoors I love being in/on the water just as much as hoofing it in the woods!  Through sport I have had some of my most cherished memories and closest friends.

I enjoy introducing “newbies” to my muses and surround myself with an active tribe. I have witnessed first-hand life-changing transformations of those who aspire to discover that inner athlete at any age.