Coaches / Trainers
Sean Belfast has 25+ years of cycling under his belt. With a heavy emphasis on road and cyclocross, Sean has worked with and trained with some of the best professional and amateur cyclist in the nation. Sean has worked as a race mechanic in the professional peloton, raced on the road, dirt and on the cyclocross circuit across New England.
Jason’s philosophy is to find balance in health, nutrition, and wellness. Living our lives in balance is not simple; it’s challenging. “The irony is that when we do maintain a sense of balance, life is simple.”Whatever your journey towards health and wellness is, Jason will educate you through knowledge, proper nutrition, and training programs. Whether your goal is to live healthier, participate in your first race, or looking to train for a personal best, he will make sure you reach your goal.
Nick has competed in over 40 triathlons; including 4 Ironman’s and has raced as an “elite” in several others most recently qualifying for Team USA at the 2012 national championships. Nick is a USAT Level 2 Coach, USA Cycling Level 3 Coach, USA Triathlon Certified Race Director, CPR/AED, MADD Dogg Spin, Crossfit Endurance Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Dan was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lived in London, England and Graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelors Degree Engineering in 1988.
He raced bicycles as a Cat2 for Team Navigators in NJ, and competed in several Marathons in NY and Boston before moving into Triathlon racing. He competed in inaugural Ironman Florida in 1999 and several 70.3 and Olympic Distance races since. Dan is currently a consistent Top 10 finisher in the competitive 45-49 Age Group braket, qualifying for USA Triathlon Nationals for the past 2 years. As an analytical, bio-mechanics’s oriented 46 year old Martial Artist/Engineer, he brings his unique and curious perpective to our coaching team
HEATHER BADEN, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN
Heather is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in Dietetics and Nutrition Education. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Georgia State University with a sports nutrition emphasis at the Homer Rice Center for Sports Performance at Georgia Tech. She earned her Masters Degree in Human Nutrition at the University of New Haven.
Heather is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the New York State Dietetic Association, as well as several Dietetic Practice Groups including: Pediatrics, Weight Management, Women’s Health and Reproductive Nutrition, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN).
Her expertise includes: Sports Nutrition, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Nutrition, Weight Management, and more.
In her free time she enjoys marathon and triathlon training, reading, and cooking with her family.
Hydration is easily the most important, and often overlooked, aspect to successful performance. The last thing you want to do is try and play catch-up on hydration while already exercising; you should always begin your ride, run or swim properly hydrated. As summer is quickly approaching (did anyone see Spring this year?), you’ll want to perfect your hydration before those sweltering days in July.Read more