About Coach Brant

Background:
           Being an athlete my entire life and having influential coaches has shaped my own philosophy in life. They not only taught me about the art of competing, but also life experiences. Their impact developed in me a passion to become an effective coach, to help others achieve their goals and reach their full potential.


            I am committed to getting you to the starting line of your next event in your best physical and mental shape, while avoiding injury. With my knowledge, experience, and passion, we will develop a plan specifically for you, implementing up-to-date techniques, testing, and training procedures in all aspects of cross training.


Personal Accomplishment and Goals:


           I have coached many athletes, ranging from ages 3-72. These athletes participated in many sports, such as soccer, high school track and field, and youth & adult triathlon. More specifically, I've trained triathletes in every distance from sprint to full Iron-distance races, leading them to age group and overall wins, age group Nationals Qualifiers, National Champions, and all 3 major World Championship Qualifiers (ITU Age Group Worlds, Ironman 70.3 and Kona).

 

            In route to becoming a full time endurance coach I've served as the head coach of the YMCA’s Adult Triathlon, Half Marathon, Endurance Training groups, Youth Triathlon Summer Camps, and Wellness and Personal Training Coordinator. In 2011 I was honored to be named the YMCA Employee of the Year.



            Using my past experience as an athlete in soccer, basketball, and track in high school, and pole-vaulting for the Indiana University Track and Field Team, as well as my continued knowledge in triathlon, I've been able to personally find success as an amateur triathlete. I have competed in all distances from sprint to Ironman, including overall race wins, multiple overall podium finishes, and countless age group wins. I have achieved Age Group National Qualifying Status, All World Athlete Status from the WTC, and I am a 70.3 Ironman World Championship Qualifier. 

 

            I will continue to use my knowledge and experience in the sport of triathlon to help you reach your own personal goals. I am dedicated to continued learning so I can incorporate as much new knowledge and education this area has to offer.

Coaching Certifications 

Brant Bahler

Founder & owner



Education and Certifications:

  • BS Recreation, Indiana University

  • USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • ASFA Certified Sports Nutrition 

  • Certified Metabolic Practitioner

  • Certified Triathlon Coach / Heart Zones Coaching Company

  • USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach

  • Published Author (USA Triathlon Magazine, INStride Magazine) 

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR

  • American Red Cross First Aid

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Coach Brant with Craig Alexander  at Ironman Kona 

  • Athletic Achievements 

  • Pole Vaulter at Indiana University 

  • 70.3 Ironman World Championship Qualifier

  • All World Athlete 

  • Spartan Ultra 50k Winner 

  • Ironman Finisher 

  • Multiple Overall Triathlon Winner

USA Triathlon Certified Coach

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ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

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Heart Zones Certified Triathlon Coach

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USA Cycling Certified Coach

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I was told by my athletes that this photo needed to be on the website with the caption, "Coach Brant will light a fire under your a**!"

Nutrition Certifications 

Metabolic Fitness Certification

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Sport Nutrition Certification

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ACSM Nutrition Course Certification

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