Triathlon Training

Renowned Coach Denise leads TSNW’s Triathlon Training program, which will strengthen your body, refine your technique, and foster a supportive community spirit. Coach Denise will guide you through tailored workouts to enhance your body mechanics and skills across various disciplines such as swimming, cycling, walking/running, and more. 

Training happens several times a week from May through August and encourages growth, achievement, and fun for those at any fitness level!

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Team Survivor Northwest’s Triathlon (Multisport) Training focus will rotate from session to session, but all workouts include a thorough warmup focusing on balance and flexibility. Coach Denise will help you strengthen your body and improve your endurance through rotating workouts that will challenge you while helping you operate at your best level.

Triathlon Training meets a few times each week, and beyond the basics, each workout session will be either single focus (swimming, cycling, or track) or brick workouts (combining two or more).

Safety prerequisites

For most Triathlon Training sessions, beginners are welcome!

Everyone, at any stage of treatment or recovery, can enjoy being together outside. However, for your safety and for the safety of the group, we offer some additional guidance to help you determine when this program might be right for you in your own wellness journey. You do not need to attend every type of training activity to participate in this program.

Many workouts allow you to go at your own pace, but there are some exceptions. Below you will see activity participation requirements: 

  • Swimming (Mondays, some Saturdays): Must be able to tread water for 1 minute and swim 2 laps (4 lengths of a pool)
  • Outdoor cycling (some Saturdays): Must be able to ride at least 6 miles
  • Indoor cycling (Tuesdays): All levels
  • Track workouts (Thursdays): All levels

Coach may also set additional skill requirements for specific workouts/locations at the coach’s expert discretion, and the coach will communicate that in advance. Throughout the program, you will receive consistent and additional information about the program’s weekly workouts. 


moderate to high

Moderate to High

“I wanted to do a triathlon but after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I put the idea on hold. A friend suggested I join Team Survivor. They offered the training, resources and support I needed to actually accomplish my goal—maybe. I was terrified of the water and unsure whether or not I could actually do a triathlon. Practice swims with other survivors helped build my confidence. When I came out of the water, my coach excitedly came up and exclaimed “you did it.” A copy of the course description and my finisher medal hangs on my wall to remind me every time I pass by that “I did it!”

- Sharon

TSNW Member since 2006

coach denise geroux

coach denise geroux

Coach Denise Geroux is the owner of Coach Denise Bodyworks, LLC. – offering functional personal training, group exercise classes, triathlon training and individual bodywork in modalities of massage therapy, Feldenkrais Method, Functional Integration, and more. Coach Denise brings a playful enthusiasm for educating her clients and students with humor, precision and a mastery of human body mechanics in action. A personal trainer since 2005, massage practitioner since 1994, Feldenkrais Practitioner since 1991 and an avid triathlete and triathlon coach since 2006, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all she does. Coach Denise is also an ACSM-certified Cancer Exercise Trainer. When she is not leading classes and training clients online, she is chasing her cat Izzy or out hiking and climbing trees. 

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