Brett and Tamara Donelson are both passionate about sports and the outdoors. They live, work, and play in the Vail Valley, Colorado. Coaching sports is second nature to them. They both come from a background of Ski Racing and Ski Coaching. Since they decided to stop following the endless winters they have been Personal Training, teaching fitness programs and classes at the Athletic Club at the Westin, in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Both Brett and Tam are fully certified Ski Instructors and Personal Trainers. Tam is a Level 2 and Brett is a Level 3 CSCF Certified Ski Race coach. They are both Certified USA Cycling coaches and USAT Triathlon coaches. They bring a wealth of knowledge from coaching kids and ski athletes for many years.
Brett and Tam are also competitive athletes. Brett’s passion is 12 and 24 hour Mountain Bike racing and Tam’s is Xterra Triathlon’s. In this past season Tam won her Regional and National age group for Xterra Triathlon. They love their sports so much that they sought to offer their love of Mountain Biking to some of the teenage girls in the Vail Valley that may notbe able to afford that opportunity. This led them to developing a program with The Youth Foundation and Ellsworth Bikes, called ‘Ells Angels’. This is a non-profit youth development Moutain Bike Team that they just started this year.
Brett and Tam understand as athletes how racing is about more than just physical fitness. There is a fine balance of emotional, mental, and nutritional training needed to support a well rounded performance as a successful athlete. They specialize in customizing training plans whether it be for winning a race or just finishing. They also offer training in weight management, strength training, and sport specific training. Both are strong believers in functional training and injury prevention through balancing strength and flexibility.
Brett and Tam will give you a personal plan for your goals, not someone elses. They are not cookie cutters and take pride in listening to their clients to tailor the program to their goals. Brett and Tam care about your success as much as you do. They are here to help you on your journey whether it be a whole season of racing, getting to your target weight, increasing strength or just staying in shape. Please contact Brett and Tam or fill out the client questionnaire to see if Donelson Coaching is what you need to take you to the next level in your fitness and racing goals.