Robin began coaching in high school while racing herself and assisting with swim teams at the Local YMCA and Erie Mason high school 1985. After high school and getting her Exercise Physiology degree from the University of Toledo and then her Massage degree at the Humanities Center in Tampa FL, she continued to coaching youth swim teams at the local YMCA.
In 2013, she decided to turn her passion from the hospitality industry to the Triathlon community and started her company, Excell Tri Coaching. In 2015, the company expanded and added coaching for children and groups. She continue to create and develop new relationships USA Triathlon and the local Triathlon community and feels this is a way to pay it forward.
As an athlete, Robin completed in her first Triathlon 1994 in Clermont, FL which was where her love for the started and has competed in all levels of Triathlon and Xterra Racing and is added Aqua Bikes, Time Trial Cycling and Road Racing. With her experience and love for the sport she paves the way for the future. She has accomplished many podium finishes with Triathlon, Aqua-bike, Running, Swimming and Cycling. In 2017, she attended her first ever World Triathlon festival in Penticton, Canada and finished 6th overall in addition in coming in first overall of the Koz events series in Aqua Bike. In 2018-2019 she continue to pay it forward by becoming a guide for the visually impaired and a USA Triathlon Ambassador.
RDN OF FOR EXCELL YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS
Joanie is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a dietetics degree and she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is a school Nutrition Program Specialist and Kids Eat Right member. She provides nutrition education to youth groups as well as helping kids develop and align their nutrient needs. Joanie's goal is to put the fun in "Eating Healthy"
CO-FOUNDER OF PURPLE MINIONS
Clark is a USAT Level 1 Coach. He has been a youth mentor and coach for 31 years. Clark has completed 2 Ironmans, 7 x 70.3 IM, 2 Marathons, Boston Marathon Qualifier and Duathlon National Championship.
Jennifer has been assisting with Purple Minions since 2017. She is an Excell Tri Team athlete and a member of Tucson Tri Girls. Jennifer has completed various marathons including New York City Marathon, El Tour de Tucson (106 miles), a 1/2 Ironman and many sprint distance triathlons.
Isela is a USAT Level 1 and Safe sport coach and mentoring under Coach Robin to learn as much as she can to help others reach their person goals.
Isela entered the world of Triathlon in 2015 with a super sprint race in Tempe. Since then, she has completed many Sprint and Olympic distance races and one Half Ironman. She is committed to increasing her participation in multisport world and increasing the visibility of Triathlon in her community. She is a member of the Tucson Tri Girls and volunteers at local running and triathlon races.She became a USAT Level I certification in June 2019 and is looking forward to developing her skills and knowledge as a coach for Youth and Adults.