Coach James is great. He is knowledgeable, patient, and creative with drills facilitating learning swim techniques.
Michael Harlow is the Founder and Head Coach of Endorphin Fitness. Michael is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach and USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Certified Coach. In addition, he was invited to participate in the USA Triathlon Elite Mentorship Program at the US Olympic Training Center, an honor only given to the top coaches in the country.
Furthermore, Michael is recognized as one of the top youth and junior coaches in the country with the recognition as a High Performance Team coach, his team currently one of the top ranked teams in the country.
As a coach, Michael has coached hundreds of athletes from age 5-75 across all levels. He has taken athletes from beginner to top honors at National & World Championships. Michael has extensive knowledge of physiology and what it takes to excel at triathlon, but more importantly, his success as a coach has resulted from his ability to communicate this knowledge effectively while creating a close relationship with his athletes that develops an understanding and bond that motivates them to achieve their goals.
As an athlete, Michael has been competing in triathlon since 1993, during which time he has consistently ranked in the top 5% in the Nation. Michael won the Virginia Triathlon Series overall title in 2009 and 2010. He has represented the state of VA in the Best of the US Competition twice and raced for Team USA for 3 World Championships in Short Course Triathlon, Long Course Duathlon, and XTERRA.