gale bernhardt

Gale Bernhardt

Gale Bernhardt traveled to Athens, Greece as the 2004 USA Triathlon Olympic Coach for both the men's and women's triathlon teams. This honor was in addition to the selection by USA Triathlon as the 2003 Pan American Games Coach for both the men's and women's teams.

Her first Olympic experience was as a personal cycling coach at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Gale has instructed or coached athletes since 1974. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University, is certified as an Elite Coach by USA Cycling and a Level III Coach by USA Triathlon. She was among the first, small, group of Level III coaches certified. She has served as the Chairperson for the National Coaching Committee for USA Triathlon for five consecutive years and is one of only a few, select USA Triathlon World Cup coaches.

Gale uses her education and experience to help endurance athletes meet their race-related goals. Athletes utilizing her personal guidance include Olympic and professional cyclists; top national-level masters road racers, ultra-endurance cyclists, runners and multisport racers. Her athletes have placed at Olympic Trials and National Championships. She has coached multisport athletes to podium finishes at world championship events and others have traveled to the Hawaii Ironman competition.

Whether you are training to complete an event or compete at an event, you can use the same training principles that elite athletes use to improve your fitness. Pre-built plans are available for several different race distances and athletic goals.

She is a regular columnist for several print and online magazines. For example, she has articles in, but not limited to, Triathlete, the newsletters ( Triathlete, Cyclist, Insider, Runner and Women) Inside Triathlon, Rocky Mountain Sports and Fitness and the VeloNews Gear Guide.

She is recognized as an endurance exercise authority, with interviews in Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Her Sports, USA Today, Muscle and Fitness, HERS for Women, Newsday and Cooking Light to name a few.

Her books, The Female Cyclist: Gearing Up a Level and Training Plans for Multisport Athletes are best sellers. Her third book, Triathlon Training Basics released in 2004 is the most recent hot-selling book nationally and internationally, going to foreign book rights very quickly.

She created the Workouts in a Binder® product and co-authored the first edition of swim workouts for triathletes, which quickly sold-out four printings. These handy workout cards help athletes and coaches optimize workouts and are waterproof to prevent destruction from water, sweat and dirt. This product line expanded in 2005 and there are plans to add more Workouts in a Binder® products.