Steel City Endurance is thrilled to announce our official recognition as a USA Triathlon Club!

We extend a warm invitation to all athletes seeking to fine-tune their triathlon performance while striving for a harmonious balance between work, life, and training. Our philosophy embraces the idea that triathlon training is more than a regimen; it’s a lifestyle that naturally adapts and shifts over time. Whether you’re taking a break from training or celebrating your 20th year in the sport, you’re still very much a part of the triathlete community. We encourage veterans and newcomers alike to share their journey and demonstrate how triathlon can integrate seamlessly into one’s life.

Your training journey is deeply personal and should fit into your unique lifestyle. Being a triathlete isn’t about dedicating countless hours each week to training. Whether you have only a few hours to spare for staying active, or you’re juggling a busy schedule, what matters most is our shared commitment to optimizing triathlon training in a way that enhances resilience, fosters personal growth, and encourages the shedding of fears and self-doubt. Together, we aspire to embody courage, confidence, and curiosity. We are a team dedicated to exploration, mutual support, and embracing inclusivity over judgment.

Join us at Steel City Endurance as we unite in our passion for triathlon, self-improvement, and community support.

Club Benefits:

When you join the Steel City Endurance Triathlon Club you will unlock a world of benefits designed to support and enhance your triathlon journey. From personalized coaching to exclusive club gear, every aspect of our club is tailored to meet the needs of our athletes, no matter their level of experience or their personal goals. As part of our community, you’ll gain access to a wealth of resources that will not only improve your performance but also foster a sense of belonging and achievement. Here are some of the key benefits you’ll enjoy as a member:

  • Coaching Support at Official Club Races: Benefit from professional coaching support at selected races, ensuring you’re fully prepared and supported on race day.
  • Choice of Training Plans: Select from a variety of training plans tailored to your specific goal distance and experience level, ensuring you’re on the right track to meet your objectives.
  • Monthly Zoom Team Meetings: Join our monthly virtual gatherings to share your triumphs, seek answers to your questions, and enjoy a social hour with your teammates, all from the comfort of your home.
  • Brightly Colored Silicone Swim Cap: Stand out in open water with a high-visibility swim cap, enhancing safety and making it easier for others to spot you.
  • Inflatable Swim Buoy for Open Water Safety: Increase your visibility and safety while swimming in open water with our inflatable swim buoy, a must-have for every open water swimmer.
  • Exclusive Access to Pre-Recorded Technique and Training Videos: Improve your technique and training regimen with our library of pre-recorded videos, accessible exclusively to club members.
  • Podium Polo with Steel City Endurance Team Logo: Wear your team’s colors proudly with our stylish Podium Polo, featuring the Steel City Endurance logo, perfect for casual outings or post-race celebrations.

 

Additional Member Perks:

  • Team Triathlon Kit: Easily spot your teammates during races and represent one of the most respected coaching companies.
  • Discount on Steel City Endurance Kits: Save on triathlon and cycling gear, including jackets for cold-weather training.
  • Private Access to Previous Team Meetings and Q&A Sessions: Never miss out on valuable insights.
  • Live Small Group Sessions via Zoom: Learn directly from experts in triathlon to broaden your knowledge.

Upgrade Options for Enhanced Support:

  • Premium TrainingPeaks Account: Direct connection to Coach Suzanne for group training updates.
  • Monthly 1-on-1 Zoom Session with Coach Suzanne: Enhance your training program with expert advice.
  • 1-on-1 Private Coaching with Level 3 USAT Coach Suzanne Atkinson: Tailor your training to your specific needs with our most personalized coaching option.
  • Video Analysis: Have your technique in swimming, biking, running, and strength training professionally analyzed for improvements.
  • Goal Setting Onboarding Session: Work one-on-one with a coach to set your annual goals and outline your training plan.

By joining the Steel City Endurance Club, you’re not just signing up for a triathlon training program; you’re becoming part of a community that values growth, safety, and the shared passion for triathlon. Our comprehensive range of benefits and upgrade options ensures that every member has the support they need to reach their personal best, whether you’re aiming for your first race or looking to set new records. Welcome aboard, and let’s achieve greatness together!

About Coach Suzanne Atkinson: Mastering Triathlon from Every Angle

In the dynamic world of triathlon, Coach Suzanne Atkinson emerges as a figure of unparalleled expertise and resilience. With an illustrious career spanning two decades, she has been a pivotal force in molding athletes ranging from enthusiastic beginners to world-class competitors. Suzanne’s coaching prowess is evident in her athletes’ remarkable achievements: from clinching titles in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons in the same year to guiding multiple world champions in triathlon, aquabike, and duathlon. Her mentorship has propelled numerous Ironman finishers from their first race to first place, and she has coached athletes competing in the Ironman World Championships and the Tokyo Paralympics.

Beyond the racecourse, Suzanne’s credentials are equally impressive. As a board-certified emergency medicine physician, she brings a unique perspective to coaching, blending scientific insight with athletic rigor. Her distinction as a USAT Level 3 Triathlon Coach—a prestigious title held by only thirty coaches worldwide—underscores her elite status in the coaching realm. Suzanne’s commitment to excellence extends to her role as an NCAA Division 1 Triathlon Coach and the visionary behind the TriCoachAcademy, dedicated to the continuing education of triathlon coaches.

Suzanne’s personal journey adds depth to her coaching philosophy. Having overcome back and ankle surgeries, she embodies the tenacity she instills in her athletes, proving that limits exist to be surpassed. Her experience as a caregiver for her spouse and mother has imbued her with a profound understanding of life’s complexities and the challenges of balancing training with life’s demands.

Through her Tri2Listen podcast, Suzanne connects with curious triathletes worldwide, sharing insights, stories, and inspiration. Her belief that life, like triathlon, is composed of seasons, each with its priorities and challenges, resonates with athletes at every level. Coach Suzanne Atkinson is not just a coach but a mentor, an advocate, and an inspiration, championing the belief that with the right guidance and perseverance, everyone can exceed their perceived limits.