XPT Coach of the Week: Meghan Newcomer
Name: Meghan Newcomer
Hometown: New York, NY
Business/Gym Name: bEncouraged by Meghan
Social Media Handles: @bebymeghan
XPT: Hey there, Meghan Newcomer! Tell us a little about yourself.
MN: I’ve been coaching athletes ages 5-75 for nearly two decades. I excel at providing personalized, precise training to help athletes optimize their potential physically and mentally. With a background in competitive swimming and triathlon, I’m at home in aquatic environments. I enjoy working with novice athletes, individuals with a focus on improving their health, and athletes who wish to take their racing to the next level.
XPT: What’s your favorite XPT related tip, discipline, or activity, to teach your clients?
MN: I really embrace Breath, Move, and Recover equally. However, I offer a unique ability to teach the in-water strength component of XPT.
XPT: How has XPT impacted you and/or your clients? Share some success stories with us.
MN: XPT has added a new dimension to my physical and mental training. I used the principals when preparing for the World Marathon Challenge and came in second place to the World Record holder. I have started integrating the principles into my athletes’ practice sessions. The swimmers and triathletes are thriving. Prior land-based strength athletes who have previously stayed clear of the pool are starting to dive in too!
XPT: How were you able to immediately implement XPT learnings into your training following your certification course?
MN: I was able to incorporate BOLT scores and cadence breathing patterns into a run workout the day after my certification. The thermal challenges and water-based strength training took more time and planning, but have been well worth the effort.