About the Coach

TREXLERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, World Cycling Champion Kimberly Geist at Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Brian Branch Price)

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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 that gained through experience as a competitive athlete.  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 in her full-time job.


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 including being a World and Pan American Champion, and Olympic long-team member (visit www.kimgeist.com for more)
  • Strength and conditioning training for sport
  • Physiological training strategies – power training since 2006, sports nutrition, weight loss, recovery, etc.
  • Psychological training strategies – focus, imagery, etc.
  • Sports management strategies – marketing, sponsorship, etc.

Kim, in addition to regularly reading and analyzing peer-reviewed articles, 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.

Kim has direct contacts with PhDs, authors, medical doctors, physical therapists, and other international-level coaches, exercise physiologists, dieticians, and sports psychologists.  She regularly takes part in seminars & webinars as an attendee and presenter.

 


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"I started working with Kim after coaching myself my first season of racing (and burning out early!).  She had done pretty much everything I wanted to aim for in cycling.  For 5 years she created training plans that were easy to understand, doable with my full time job, and still helped me continuously improve and attain several goals, the crowning achievement being a second place finish and PR at the elite track national championships."

elite national championship medalist

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