Local Resources

TRIATHLON SPECIFIC

Kona podium winner and 3x Kona finisher, Coach Bernie Sher, a USA Triathlon and USA Track and Field-certified coach offers triathlon and running coaching to individuals and groups. http://www.coachbernie.org/

 USA Triathlon and USA Track and Field Coaches Suzie Enlow and Linda Cowart offer triathlon and running camps for adults and kids. Check out their current camp offerings at www.yourbesttri.com

The Triathlon Training Store in Cocoa offers Brevard’s only CompuTrainer Multirider System including 3D and real course training as well as SpinScan testing. Individual and group triathlon coaching also available. www.triathlontrainingstore.com

Check out five-time USAT All American Rob Downey’s Pineapple Man blogsite for all things Pineapple-related at http://pineappleman2010.blogspot.com/

Coaches Suzanne Coullias and Becky Moody offer group triathlon training. Check out upcoming camps at http://www.beachsidetricamp.com/

Titusville Run and Triathlon Club, Brevard’s newest tri club offers multiple group training sessions, racing ‘field trips’ and is free to join! Check them out on facebook or on their website at http://titusvilleruntri.com

This club, based in southern Brevard county, founded and continues to provide support to the Health First Triathlon.  http://www.sctriathletes.com/

SWIMMING

Rockledge: Coach Mike Rochelle at Quest Aquatics – located at Rockledge High School Pool – offers early morning training and coaching for triathletes, masters / senior games competitors, and adult fitness swimmers. For more information, go to www.questaquatics.com or contact the new slim-lined version of Coach Mike at 482-8898.

Indian Harbour Beach:  Coaches Annette Pallowick and Chris Crotty offer adult beginners the Swim Stroke Clinics to prepare them to complete their first sprint triathlon open water swim.  The clinic meets weekly in the heated Indian Harbour Beach Gleason Park. For upcoming dates and more information, visithttp://sites.google.com/site/apallowick

Palm Bay: Coach Patrick Love offers workouts for beginners to seasoned athletes at the heated Palm Bay Aquatic center at the Palm Bay campus of Brevard Community College.  Contact Love at 759-2720 or plovecoach@aol.com for more information.

Titusville: Coach J.T. ‘Lucky’ Jordan offers Water Work, one-on-one and group instruction to swimmers and triathletes of all abilities at the Parrish Health and Fitness Center on SR 50. Participants do not have to be Center members to participate. Contact Jordan at 267-6466 or jtjlucky@juno.com for more information.

Various locations: Coach, pharmacist, chemist and author Ed Nessel, hosts a series of one-day clinics providing stroke analysis; corrective instruction; above and below water videotaping plus classroom discussion for swimmers of all abilities. For information about upcoming clinics or individual instruction from Ed, contact him  at 253-0906 or ednessel@aol.com  or check out his website at http://www.movingthroughwater.com/Welcome.html

CYCLING

Space Coast Freewheelers, Brevard’s oldest cycling club, offers group rides on Wed. evening and Sunday morning as well as beginner-specific rides on Sat. mornings. Participants do not have to be club members to ride. Visit http://www.spacecoastfreewheelers.com/

Space Coast Velo Sport offers rides for all athletic abilities and club membership is not a requirement to participate. In addition to the ride and event calendar, their Web site also features a forum where riders swap the latest information about equipment, training and racing. Visit http://www.spacecoastvelosport.com/

Easy Riders offer Sunday morning rides at various locations throughout southern Brevard followed by optional brunch. Visithttp://www.mapmyride.com/community/groups/1193815285 or contact Dave Leacock at 321.951.0574

INFINITY Bike Shop offers even more than a huge selection and inventory for cyclists and triathletes. Co-owners Earl Bradley, Marshall Reeves, Al Steiginga and Gary Stern harbor an unprecedented wealth of training and racing expertise which they are willing to freely share.

Here is just a short list of the breadth and depth of their collective experience:

Gary Stern: four-time state time-trial champ; former elite endurance mountain biker; and former physical therapist and certified athletic trainer.

Marshall Reeves: more than 200 triathlons, including a dozen IM-length events; long-distance international mountain and road bike racing.

Earl Bradley: Cat 1/2 road racer; state and regional mountain bike champ.

Al Steiginga: Although new to the sport of triathlon, Steiginga is rapidly moving his way up on the finish charts in local races, bringing a fresh perspective to the rapidly-changing sport.

Check them out at 1600 S. Babcock Street in Melbourne or www.infinitybikeshop.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter@infinity.

Adventure Cycles:  Stop by Adventure Cycles at 625 N. Courtenay Parkway and ask for shop owner Carol Horner. She and her late husband, Dave, started Brevard’s first multisport club — Team Rocket; hosted the first local duathlons  — then still called biathlon — at KSC; set up the first weekly times trials on North Tropical Trail north of the barge canal; and hosted the first local criteriums in Rockledge & Melbourne. Additionally, Carol was instrumental in getting the first paved shoulders in our county through her tireless effort with the Brevard MPO.

Revolutions Cyclery in Suntree offers multiple rides during the week and their event calendar breaks down each ride by distance and anticipated average speed. Visithttp://revolutionscyclery.com/

Bob’s Bicycle Shop in Indian Harbour Beach offers group road and mountain bike rides. Scheduled times and locations available at http://bobsbicycles.com/

RUNNING

Space Coast Runners, one of Florida’s largest running clubs, offers the long-standing Space Coast Runners Runner of the Year Series as well as a county-wide race calendar, results, tips and training groups at http://www.spacecoastrunners.org/ You can also check out the club on Facebook.

SCR also offers free group runs (three to 12+ miles) at 6:30 a.m., Sundays  from River Front Park (Harrison St.) in Cocoa Village. Mile markers, water and Gatorade are available on the course. Contact Linda Cowart at landclearing@bellsouth.net or Suzie Enlow at suziee@cfl.rr.com for more information.

Free group walks are also  now being offered on the same course at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Make new friends while gaining new fitness. Contact Carol Ball at cball1@cfl.rr.com

Melbourne: Running Zone, a running, walking and triathlon specialty store at 3680-C N. Wickham Rd. across from BCC – Melbourne campus offers free fun runs, various clinics and links to local running camps. The store also offers free gait analysis and a huge selection of apparel and gear.

The Running Zone Race Series offers family-friendly fun as well as super competitive fields. Their races are the largest in Brevard and all proceeds are channeled right back into our community via the Running Zone Foundation.

Check out http://www.runningzone.com/ for more info!

The Starting Line: Running Zone offers a free monthly E-letter, The Starting Line, “providing tips, athlete coverage and encouragement to fuel a healthy lifestyle”. Click on link at right for a copy and sign up to receive it via Email.

Set Goals Not Limits Coach Doug Butler, one of Brevard’s best coaches and runners offers, training camps throughout the year at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Log on to http://www.setgoalsnotlimits.com/ for more information and future camp dates.

MORE GOOD STUFF!

It’s all in our heads.  Really. Dr. Virginia Savage has a proven track record of helping athletes quiet their minds and overcome the fears and anxieties that hinder personal excellence in sports performance and life. Check out her website at http://www.savageperformance.net/