Coach Juda

Education

MA Exercise Physiology, Adelphi University

Experience/Philosophy

coach judaMy experience with athletics began at a very young age with team sports such as soccer, basketball and rugby. Following a significant weight loss of 40 pounds, I fell in love with running and triathlon, competing in over 50 marathons and 15 Ironman events. 

This passion for a healthy, active lifestyle led me to pursue an education in exercise physiology, and a career in corporate wellness.  I have coached individuals to their first events, from 5K to a marathon, sprint triathlon to Ironman, as well as helped some become competitive in their age-groups and overall.  

I am able to combine my own lessons and science knowledge to develop personalized training plans.  It has been an honor to guide people toward the achievement of their goals, and their accomplishments continue to be the most rewarding aspect of coaching. 

The plans I offer are designed on an individual basis, and factors such as available training hours, work and family are strongly considered.  I do my best to communicate the purpose of training practices to each athlete, so they feel engaged in the process. 

As a coach, I am constantly open to learning new ways of helping athletes succeed in their sport.  I am thoroughly excited about my new relationship with Michelle, Krista and Taryn on TeamBSC, and look forward to everyone’s successes

group of runners

Juda is much more than a coach.  She’s a listener and a believer.  She listens to your goals provides realistic feedback and provides the evidence-based support to show you that you are better than you think you are.  She put together a plan for my 2016 Chicago Marathon that had me run more volume and quality than I had in my previous 10 years of running.  I was challenged, healthy and most of all prepared to succeed.   If you commit, Juda’s approach will get you where you want to go.  I owe my 16 minute PR to Juda!

Mike N.

For the year and a half that Juda has been coaching me I have set personal records in the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.  Her workouts have not only provided structure to my running routine but I feel stronger while running.  I’ve been able to run faster times with less effort.  She knows exactly when to make the workouts harder, but also knows when it needs to be backed off in order for my muscles to heal when they are sore. I could not be happier to have her coaching me and I can’t wait to see what I continue to accomplish through her expertise.

Jody B.

Juda has been coaching me since 2015.   That first year, she coached me for my third Ironman.   That year I set a 25 minute PR in the 70.3 distance and a 43 minute PR in the Ironman.   I could not have done this without her guidance and expertise.   

Juda’s infectious positive attitude, her incredible personal experience racing, and her creativity in fitting the training into my hectic schedule made the working relationship productive and very positive.   She came up with some very effective workouts that made it possible for me to get a lot of bang for my hours spent.   

Juda also looks at the big picture, not just the data from each workout.  She is always open to making adjustments on the fly as needed when life demands have caused stress on the training.

Additionally, I was lucky to have had Juda on course with me on a few occasions.  She volunteered at an aid station at my Ironman race and has paced me for a couple long distance running races.  In the moment, she’s amazing at pushing without being pushy. He has helped me regroup and come back from the “dark place” on several occasions.

I’m looking forward to another year of racing success under her guidance!

Alex K