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Expert Coaches

Chris Andrus
multi-sport / cycling

Coach Chris Andrus is proudly a Coach Jay Associate Coach. Chris is a USA Cycling (USCF) "Expert Level" cycling coach, a USA Triathlon (USAT) Certified Triathlon Coach, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.

His work in the health and fitness industry includes three broad areas: Multi-Sport Athletic Coaching; Personal Training and Conditioning; and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consulting.

Sherri Allen
Speed and power training

Sherri Allen has a history both as a competitor and as a strength and power coach. She began her career with a B.S. in Exercise Science from East Carolina University, where she was a 4 year scholar athlete and captain of her Division I Softball team. This was followed by an internship as a Georgia Tech Strength / Conditioning coach. Sherri´s athletic accomplishments include being strongest female athlete in the history of both her high school and college, and state Power lifting Champion in Georgia and South Carolina. Currently Sherri is a member of the National Strength Conditioning Association, and especially enjoys working with young athletes.

Sandy Geisel
Adventure racing, running

Sandy Geisel has distinguished herself repeatedly as both an athlete and a coach. Her love of health and fitness has her coaching all levels of athletes, personal training and doing motivational speaking for corporations and groups. Sandy began running in 1996 and has since competed in 16 marathons, a handful of ultra marathons from 32 miles to 50 miles. She is a member of the Atlanta track club competitive team for four years, and is currently one of the clubs running coaches. Adventure racing has become her passion and she has competed around the world in numerous races, including the Eco Challenge Malaysia, Eco Primal Quest and British Virgin Islands 4 day adventure race. Her next race is the Eco Challenge in Fiji. Sandy founded the Atlanta Trail Blazers, an adventure racing club, where she is able to put her extensive knowledge and skill to use inspiring others to join the sport She has also coached the Leukemia Society's Team In Training adventure team. Currently Sandy is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and is a US track and field coach. She enjoys challenging herself with running, kayaking, as well an intensive competitive race schedule.

Matt Russ
Cycling, multi-sport

Matt Russ received a BS in Commercial Recreation from Georgia Southern University. He has been a competitive runner for ten years, a multi-sport athlete for six, and an adventure racer for three; competing in races from coast to coast. Matt is owner of Dynamic Fitness Systems and has trained, coached, and counseled hundreds of people over the last seven years. He currently is an ACE certified level II personal trainer, ACE certified weight management consultant, AAFP Post rehab specialist, and a USAC Expert Level cycling coach, and CTS coach. He has specialty recognition from ACE in strength conditioning. Matt considers each clients life style, and attempts to integrate balance and consistency into their training programs.

Elite Coaches
Lynn Pinyerd

Lynn Pinyerd has 27 years of running experience and has competed in distances from the 5k to marathon. She ran cross country and track at Auburn University where she competed at a national level. In addition, she has competed in numerous races across the U.S. as a member of the Atlanta Track Club's Competitive Team. She graduated from Auburn with a B.S. in Health and Recreation and received a M.Ed from Mercer University. Also, she is an IFPA Personal Fitness Trainer. Lynn believes the keys to good coaching are encouragement, motivation, and communication.

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