Coaching Staff

 

Ryan Eckert, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Founder/Owner & Head Coach

My educational background is in exercise science and nutrition with a focus on strength and conditioning. I chose to study exercise science as I am passionate about the human body as it relates to health, wellness, and human performance. Strength and conditioning is a sub-field within the realm of exercise science, and it involves preparing humans physically and psychologically for athletic performance. I love the process of working with individuals and progressing them towards higher athletic performance in the pursuit of their fitness and performance goals. I grew up playing baseball and continued with the sport up through my freshman year of college while playing for the Arizona State club baseball team. A combination of changing priorities in college and the realization that baseball was not the sport I was meant to dedicate my time and energy towards led to the end of my baseball career. The following few years after I stopped playing baseball were tough as I felt like I had a massive void in my life. In 2014, I began running and cycling, and this eventually led me to my first triathlon in 2015. I have been a dedicated triathlete ever since, having competed in road running races ranging from 5Ks to marathons, trail running races, duathlons, and triathlons ranging from sprint-distance races to ironman-distance events. A few of my long-term personal goals are to win an Ironman 70.3 overall as an amateur and to eventually work towards qualifying for my pro card in triathlon.

Academic Education
  • MS Exercise and Wellness (Arizona State University - 2017)

  • BS Exercise and Wellness (Arizona State University - 2015)

    • Minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living

Certifications
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA)

  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

  • ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach

  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Coach

  • TrainingPeaks Power Certified

  • Adult First Aid & CPR/AED

 

Taylor Newgaard, RN, BSN, BA, ACSM-CPT

Swim Coach

Taylor Newgaard started her swimming career when she was 7 years old and began swim coaching when she was 15 years old. She grew up in Arizona and moved briefly after accepting a swimming scholarship at the University of Iowa, where she swam competitively all four years and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Physiology. Her coaching career continued when she moved back to Arizona after college, where she coached athletes ranging from children to adults. In 2015, Taylor began competing in triathlon while she was completing her second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. Since then she has completed four Ironmans (Ironman Arizona 2015, 2016, & 2018), earning the ROKA First out of the Water (FOTW) award in her age group all four years, and was the overall female winner of the 2018 Lifetime Tempe International-Distance Triathlon. This led her to begin coaching triathletes on swim technique and open water swim skills. Taylor is currently working as a PACU Nurse at St. Joseph's Outpatient Surgical Center and as a Swim Coach with Peak Endurance Solutions. Taylor holds a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) designation through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is a Certified Level 2 Coach through the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA).

Academic Education
  • BS Nursing (Grand Canyon University - 2017)

  • BA Health and Human Physiology (University of Iowa - 2014)

Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM)

  • ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach

  • Adult First Aid & CPR/AED

Referral Network

 

Courtney Warren, PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS

Owner, Physical Therapist

Performance & Recovery Lab, LLC

Dr. Warren of PR LAB isn’t just a physical therapist. He holds a variety of sports-related certifications, and is currently one of the PT’s for the US Swimming Team, making him an ideal professional for active athletes. He has worked with members of the NBA and MLB as well as collegiate athletes in many sports, but he is happy to work with athletes of all ability levels. He also loves swimming, owns AZ Open Water Swim events, and competes with Swim Devil Masters.

Website: https://prlabpt.com 

Sponsors & Partners

 

Roka

Roka is our go-to for all things swim-related! We are proud to work with Roka and to provide the opportunity for our athletes to wear the best wetsuits, swimskins, and eyewear (sunglasses, goggles) on the market! If you are an athlete with Peak Endurance Solutions and have NOT had a Peak Endurance Solutions roka.com account set up for you yet, message us and we will get you information to set it up. To learn more about Roka and the products they offer, click the link below and visit their site!

Website: https://www.roka.com

 

VR7 Cycling Apparel

For nearly a decade VR7 Cycling Apparel been designing and producing "The Very Best" cycling clothing available anywhere. They have a primary corporate goal of striving to help athletes look spectacular and push the level of performance to new heights. VR7 Cycling Apparel is recognized around the world for superior cycling apparel technology, offering premium durability, comfort and innovation. Peak Endurance Solutions proudly partners with VR7 Cycling Apparel to create and produce our cycling kits and triathlon racing kits. 

Website: https://vr7.com

 

MOXiLIFE

MOXiLIFE products bring with them a combined 50+ years of formulating & ingredient education, with in-depth supplement production process knowledge to include; bio-functionality of raw materials, manufacturing, and packaging of a supplement, combined with 65+ years of endurance racing. MOXiLIFE provides hydration and supplementation products geared specifically for the optimization of endurance performance and recovery.

Website: https://www.moxilife.com

 

Outreach Theraplay

Outreach Theraplay is a non profit organization that strives to facilitate community integration by providing play resources all over the globe, regardless of the environmental, financial, and/or accessibility challenges. Their mission is to utilize resources within communities throughout the world to create sustainable and diverse play opportunities for people of all abilities. Peak Endurance Solutions works with Outreach Theraplay to help raise money for their cause. Our biggest annual event of the year, Tri in the Pines, is in support of Outreach Theraplay and their mission. Click the link below to find out how you can get involved with Outreach Theraplay.

Website: https://www.outreachtheraplay.org

 

Take It Easley Productions, LLC

Take It Easley Productions is headed up by Isaac Easley, videographer and producer extraordinaire! Isaac works with us with video productions for bigger projects. If you want to learn more about Isaac and Take It Easley Productions, click his link below!

Website: http://www.takeiteasley.com

Contact

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