Purpose Statement

My purpose is to give my athletes life changing journeys through in-depth individual training and coaching. I bring tireless commitment, gratitude, compassion, knowledge, and experience to you. Together, we will work hand in hand to achieve your dreams.

National Champion!!!
National Champion!!!

The top step! Doesn't get any sweeter then this! Maarten is your USAT Sprint Draft Legal National Champion!

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Fred, You Are An Ironman!!
Fred, You Are An Ironman!!

Sub 12 hour first time Ironman! Crushed it!

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Dream it, Plan it, Achieve it!
Dream it, Plan it, Achieve it!

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National Champion!!!
National Champion!!!

The top step! Doesn't get any sweeter then this! Maarten is your USAT Sprint Draft Legal National Champion!

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"This weekend I had one of the most gratifying athletic experiences of my life. It’s no coincidence, though, or luck, or good genes. Yeah, a fair amount of hard work, bla bla bla, but the work means nothing if it is not working towards a goal, deliberate, and guided by an expert eye. I could not do that myself. This guy here, Brant Bahler who runs Dream Big Triathlon Coaching has been my coach for 5 years now, and has been indispensable. He knows exactly where we can and are going. He entertains big goals, and breaks them down into realistic chunks, adjusts and adapts as I inevitably get myself injured, mess up, or go on a bike ride twice as long as was prescribed. He’s the method behind the madness to use a cliche, but so far it has worked. Thanks Brant for your help and support while I dream big!" - Maarten Bout

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"Our coaches are unsung heroes. They write amazing training plans, teach us proper technique, advise us about nutrition, deal with our pre-race emotions, inspire us to dream, and care about us as people. And yet, when we PR or podium, they get little or no recognition. 

My coach, Brant Bahler, and I are a team of two. His job is to write a perfect training plan. My job is to execute his plan perfectly. My success is his success, and visa-versa! Big kudos to Coach Brant and to all triathlon coaches who deserve the highest accolade for the role they play in their triathletes’ successes! 

This post-race photo was taken just beyond the finish line at USAT Nationals 2018." - Sue

  By the numbers! 2010-2021 

World 

Championships

 

 12- World Champ Qualifiers  across all distances (Sprint,  Olympic, 70.3, and 140.6 (Kona) 

Sprint Distance 60-65 AG - Female -1st American,  4th overall

Olympic Distance 35-39 AG - Male - 2nd American 

9 - Team USA Qualifiers

Nationals 

Championships 

5 - National Championship Podium Finishes 

6 - USAT All Americans 

Ironman

32 First Time Ironman Finishes

41 First Time Half Ironman Finishes

10% average increase in repeat finishers 

performance in half and full ironman.

Over 100 Nationals Championship Qualifiers 

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