Coaching

“I’ve worked with Ryan and ZAP for the past two years. My original goal was to qualify for Boston – accomplished and more (beat my PR by 20 min and the standard by 15) through Ryan’s coaching. Now my goal is to run healthy, for a LONG time, qualify for Boston every year, and have fun (plus I want to run faster than the other women in my age group… and those younger chicks:)” 
-Sheri Nemeth, coaching client since 2011



ZAP Fitness Coaching is for runners of all levels from beginners to experienced age group competitors. It does not matter how long you have been running, everyone needs guidance in their daily running to maximize their potential, stay injury free and most importantly, to keep it fun and enjoyable.

Your Coach will provide you with an individualized, daily training program geared toward meeting your goals for any distance. For a fee of $135 a month your coach will be available for unlimited email and phone contact and training consultations. Through an initial consultation we will learn about your training and racing background as well as your goals in order to develop a training program appropriate for you. You will then start to receive your personalized daily plan and provide feedback on your training. The feedback you provide is vital to the development process and allows your coach to tailor each week of training based on what he sees in the previous weeks. With unlimited access to your coach, you are able to consult about racing strategy, working your training around last minute changes in your schedule, and any other individual questions you have along the way.

ZAP Fitness Coaching also provides personalized 12-week, 16-week, or 20-week training plans. The training plans do not offer the same access to a coach as the personal coaching, but they are customized specifically to your goals and background through an initial consultation. The ZAP Fitness Coaching philosophy focuses on aerobic development and keeping runners healthy so they are able to train consistently. The optimal way to meet these philosophical tenants and reach your personal goals is different for everyone.

Please check out our Meet the Coaches page to get to know Coach Matt and Coach Ryan and our Training Plans Page for more information on which plan is right for you. If you have any questions please contact us or feel free to call ZAP at 828-295-6198 for more information. We would be happy to talk with you more about our coaching philosophy and your personal goals!