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Nicolette Griffioen

Coach Profile

  • UESCA Running Coach
  • UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification
Sport(s) Coached
  • Cycling
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Triathlon
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Sports Nutrition
Coaching Experience

5-10 years

About Nicolette

An active lifestyle is something that's inspired me from a very early age. I was privileged as a child to be exposed to many sports & encouraged to be active, but never forced to participate or compete. I grew up to love the outdoors, regular movement & eventually physical challenges as well.

I began a more professional journey as an athlete after school, competing in trail running, triathlon (road and off-road), mountain biking & eventually ultra running. Ultras presented me with nutrition challenges & inspired me to complete the UESCA nutrition course to assist others with similar issues.

Coaching Philosophy

“Sharing the science, art and love of movement for a lifetime of sustainable and optimal performance.”

My coaching philosophy is a multi-faceted Firstly, I strive to bring athletes the latest but most relevant and accurate science of sport. This applies to all areas of training - the way you eat, sleep & think is just as important as the way you move.

Second is the art of coaching. All the science in the world cannot design a training plan that is congruent with each individual’s schedule, work-life balance or training history & goals. Whether you prefer the drill-sergeant or cheer-leader coach, it will always take a human to listen, understand and motivate you when training gets tough.

Finally, my coaching is based on a love of movement. I promote a fun & sustainable training process which prioritises each athlete's long-term physical well-being as well as performance gains.