Kim Geist loves her job.  LOVES it.  Helping athletes reach their goals is what she has always wanted to do.  And, she has always wanted to do it the right way - based on knowledge gained through education as well as experience.  Kim knows the tricks of the trade having "been there, done that" - she has competed at the highest level of athletics.  But, she also knows the reasons why the tricks work - she has the knowledge based in education to explain the how's of physiology in training, nutrition, and the like.

Education and Certifications:

- M.S. Applied Nutrition, specializing in nutrition and fitness - Northeastern University

- B.S. Sport and Exercise Science, minors in sport management and in psychology - DeSales University

- Level 2 Coach *with distinction - USA Cycling Coaching Association

- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association

- CPR/AED/First Aid Certified - American Red Cross

Athletic Experience:

- Elite, international-level competitive cycling (visit

- Strength and conditioning training for sport

- Physiological training strategies - sports nutrition, weight loss, recovery, warm-up, etc.

- Psychological training strategies - focus, imagery, etc.

- Sports management strategies - marketing, sponsorship, etc.

Kim consults with other professionals in various related fields and takes part in continuing education and experience-building activities outside of her direct coaching in order to stay up-to-date in an ever-changing field.

Examples of Recent Continuing Education and Experience-Building Activities:

- Plan/Execute/Maintain a Training Plan Seminar - Presenter

- Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes Seminar - Presenter

- USA Cycling Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Camp - Assistant Coach

- Thermoregulation and Recovery Methods Consultation with Stacy Sims, Stanford University - Participant

- The Competitive Advantage of Optimal Sleep for Peak Athletic Performance Consultation with Chery Mah, Standford University - Participant

- USA Cycling Aerodynamics Testing without a Wind Tunnel Webinar - Participant

- USA Cycling Overtraining Webinar - Participant

- USA Cycling Strength Training for Sprint Track Webinar - Participant