We are very proud to welcome to our team new coach Michelle Riordan Quigley. A life-long athlete, she played soccer, basketball, and softball in high school, earning team MVP honors in each sport, and joined the golf team at Boston College, where she also discovered her love of distance running. Attending law school in Los Angeles, Michelle ran her first marathon.
Having incorporated cycling and swimming into her training, she had the opportunity to race a triathlon when her mother, who had just overcome a battle with cancer, asked her to join her at the Danskin women's triathlon, raising funds for cancer research and treatment. Her 1st triathlon season was rather successful starting 3 races and earning 3 podium finishes.
Pursuing her passion for fitness, Michelle decided to forego being a lawyer to become a personal trainer and Triathlon coach. She received her personal trainer certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and became a Level 1 USAT Certified Triathlon coach and USA Cycling Level 3 coach.
As a Private Trainer at the elite Sports Club/LA, she has quickly developed a niche working with triathletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers, and other athletes looking to build a solid foundation to prevent injuries and improve performance in their sport.
USA Triathlon Coach
NSCA – CPT
3+ years coaching endurance athletes
Michelle is a great addition to our experienced roster of coaches as a great athlete, but most importantly, as a knowledgeable and experienced coach. She also brings an unmatched positive attitude and energy that will certainly benefit our athletes. Welcome to the team!