MEET OUR COACHES
Get to know what we are all about!
We feel like it is important for all potential athletes to know who we are and what we do before they sign on with us. We take a kinesthetic and intuitive approach to coaching by “tuning into” the needs of each of our athletes and making sure we are the right fit as a coach-athlete team is step one.
Coach bios are below!
We were given the unique opportunity to be interviewed on the Women Run Canada podcast with Kirsten Parker. If you want to take a deep dive into learning more about Coach Leanne and Coach Lynsey check us out here:
Coach Lynsey Romano
I began my running career in 2012, having never ran or raced before. The last eight years have taken me from 5 and 10km's to the Boston Marathon.
I am a NCCP Trained Club Coach, RRCA running coach, Training Peaks certified coach, National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Canfit Pro personal trainer. More importantly, I am a life long learner when it comes to the art of coaching distance running.
My career highlights include winning the Calgary Half Marathon in 2019 and placing 3rd at the Edmonton Marathon in 2018.
2019 Personal Bests:
- 5km 18:18
- 10km: 36:57
- Half Marathon: 1:20:21
Coach Leanne Klassen
Leanne has not always been a runner but has always been a devoted athlete with a competitive spirit and love for team sports. She played college level basketball and in her third and final season she was an ACAC all-conference, a CCAA all-Canadian and was named SAIT’s female athlete of the year. Her coach that year was Donovan Martin who said of her “Leanne is an inspiration to the others. Totally unselfish, totally dedicated. A coach’s dream.”
After college Leanne started teaching spin classes at Goodlife fitness in Calgary, AB where she continues to teach. After having her second daughter in 2016 she turned to running to stay in shape and very quickly fell in love with the sport. Her passion for running and desire to push the limits has led her to race at an elite level in the marathon and half marathon distance. Team spirit and passion have now brought Leanne to coaching.
“Helping others set and achieve goals they never thought possible makes me so happy! I can promise you; I will be your biggest cheer leader!”
Some of Leanne’s biggest running achievement include winning the 2018 Edmonton Marathon as well as the 2019 Calgary Marathon.
Half Marathon 1:15:32