AS A COACH
I started my training in 1995 at the Higher Institute of Physical Education in Florence with the degree thesis “Modification of the Tactical Training Techniques and Training of Triathlon on the Trail”.
In 2004 I attended the specialized degree course in Exercise Science at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Florence, with a graduation thesis of “The Frontier of Endurance: The Ironman”.
During these years I have continued to update myself on the new methodologies and techniques of training, obtaining the qualifications of:
- FITRI Instructor
- Ironman Certified Coach
- Ironman Freestyle Stroke Analysis and Evaluation
- TrainingPeaks Certified Coach
- FIN instructor 2nd level
- FIDAL Instructor
AS AN ATHLETE
My career as an athlete started at the age of 4 and since then it has been a succession of new experiences and emotions, which I still feel every time I participate in a sports competition.
I competitively practiced various sports such as track and field, soccer, tennis, karate, motocross, MTB, and cycling.
I finished 7 marathons, 23 half marathons, falling in love with the triathlon in all its distances and specialties in 2001, completing 159 races in Italy, and abroad, including 12 Ironman and 60 Ironman70.3 and Half Distance.
PRESENTATION OF THE COACH
I’m a training methodologist, since I plan and lead training programs for endurance sport’s athletes. I began my career in 1995 from the university of Florence and I’m continuing to do it in a professional way in the MTrainingLab activity. I’m not only a coach, in fact for over 20 years I have been also an athlete.
During these years I have competed in a lot of events around the world, and I have completed 12 Ironman and other 60 competitions (Ironman 70.3 and half distance, 10 marathons and 23 half marathons, numerous Gran Fondo, time trials and MTB competitions).
I know the sacrifices that an athlete has to do in order to balance his private life, sport, job, family and hobbies. I know what it means to face difficult trainings and then return to the ‘normal’ life as if nothing happened, and I also know what it means to wake up with aching legs and prepare yourself for another training. I know it because I have already faced these feelings many times, and I will face them that many! Fortunately, thank to my methodology and my experience , you will face it in a natural way, without stress or inconveniences.
Thanks to my experience as an athlete and as a professional coach, I will create for you a perfect balance between trainings and private life by teaching you how optimize your time and what you need to eat before, after and during training sessions, and how to always be in shape and chipper!
After years as a coach in my facility MTrainingLab (www.mtraininglab.com), where I have trained hundreds of athletes and where I’m still exercising my role as a coach, by organizing training camps, functional test, specific trainings for group of athletes, one to one trainings at our center in Tuscany (www.casalechiesina.com), I have decided to give you a vast range of training programs, allowing you to benefit from the success of my methodology.
M TRAININGLAB CENTER
Surrounded by approximately 3 hectares of land, Casale Chiesina offers a perfect place where you can train in all disciplines, running, cycling and even swimming, thanks to the equipped swimming pool (14 x 7 m). All this, immersed in the nature and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.