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Joanna Ezinga:

    Joanna Ezinga, owner of Ezinga Fitness, is a USAT Level II Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 coach, and certified personal trainer.  She specializes in short course and middle distance triathlon coaching for those new to multi-sport racing.  In addition to private coaching, each spring she offers a women's only group training program.  Give It a Tri: Triathlon Training for Women has a 12 week beginner program and a 16 week intermediate program for women traithletes.

Joanna holds a Masters in Educational Psychology and a certificate in Physical Fitness.  She has been an active triathlete for the past seventeen years and is a frequent age group winner.

Mark Snowise, MD

Mark is a local Family Medicine physician who is also fellowship trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He has worked with athletes of all levels and abilities, helping them deal with various injuries and develop  proper taining programs in order to prevent further injuries.  Mark will be completing his USAT Level I coaching certificate this April.  Mark's sports medicine experience enables him to incorporate very specific fitness testing into his medical practice.   Athletes will be able to undergo an array of tests to accurately determine VO2max and lactate thresholds in order to better customize training plans.

Mark has raced all distances of triahtlons but his main focus is on half and full ironman distances.   He has been highly competitive at the half ironman distance and completed his first Ironman this past September, falling just shy of qualifying for Hawaii.