Endurance Company, or ECo, was founded in 2010 by Joe Company, PhD. Before founding ECo, Joe had been working with a number of endurance athletes, but wanted to make his expertise available to more people. ECo is the product of Joe's experience.
ECo's inaugural year was extremely successful with numerous athletes exceeding their expectations and performing better than they imagined they could. ECo worked with a number of athletes who were new to endurance sport, and many competed their first long-distance event (1/2 marathons, full marathons, 1/2 Ironmans, and Ironmans). ECo also works with veteran athletes, and many of these athletes reached USA Triathlon All-American, Honorable Mention status, and road-running honors. Two highlights from 2011 included: Angie Turner's performance at the Columbus marathon, which qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and Jackie Pearce's inaugural Ironman performance where she placed 8th overall female at Ironman Canada, qualified for Ironman World Championships in Kona, and qualified for her professional card.
Currently, ECo works with a wide variety of people, from elite endurance athletes to folks looking to lose weight and improve their quality of life. In addition to performance coaching, ECo offers nutrition services for health and performance as well as sports psychology services. The ECo athlete has access to comprehensive training: body, mind, spirit. As ECo continues to grow, so will the website database, exercise information, and training options.
About the Endurance Company website
The ECo website serves many purposes, but the overall goal is to provide you with useful information and services to help you reach your health and athletic goals.
TESTIMONIALS: Many athletes have worked with ECo. Click on thier name to read their experiences and success stories.
LIBRARY: One of the most valuable resource is the LIBRARY, which contains articles written by scientists, athletes, coaches, and other professionals in the healthcare field. There are new articles added to the LIBRARY frequently, so you will want to bookmark that page!
ECo ELITES: This page contains information about the athletes on the current ECo Elite Athlete roster. If you are curious about what makes an elite athlete tick, check out their personal blogs, race reports, and insightful articles.
TRAINING: This page contains all of the coaching options offered by ECo.
METABOLIC TESTING: Big Tree Laboratory is where all of the fancy scientific testing occurs. This page contains descriptions of the metabolic testing offered at Big Tree Laboratory by ECo.
NUTRITION: Jill Trotman is a licensed dietitian who adds a valuable resource for ECo athletes. This page describes her services as well as displays her latest nutrition, recipe, and diet posts.
PSYCHOLOGY: Linds Adams holds a PhD in psychology with over 25 years of clinical experience. This page provides information on Linds and his services.
About Joe Company
- PhD in Biomedical Science
- Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology
- Coaching athletes in endurance, speed, and strength events since 1996
- Former professional triathlete
- Current elite-age group triathlete
- 9-time Ironman finisher
- multiple time USA Triathlon All-American
- Experience designing training programs for people with lifestyle diseases (type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome)
- Lecturer and guest speaker
What Can Joe Offer?
Joe competed in elite-level athletics since 1996. This included competing in professional track events in the U.S. and Europe in the late '90s as well as racing as a professional triathlete from 2003-2007.
In addition to Joe's experience as an athlete, Joe has a doctorate in biomedical science and a master’s degree in exercise physiology. His athletic experiences and exercise physiology studies have shaped the way he works with athletes. Joe not only looks at athletic goals when designing a training plan, he also works with them to keep a balanced and healthy life so they can continue being active for their lifetime. Joe also understands that most folks have a lot of things going on in their life besides training so he designs training programs that maximize the athlete's valuable time and energy so each workout will make the best use of their time.
From Joe: "My goal is to design a plan for you in which you gain the most fitness while making the most efficient use of your time. I understand the need for a healthy balance between family stress, work stress, social stress, and training stress. But I also understand that you want to become the best athlete you can be! I want to help you achieve your goals while maintaining balance in your life. This is where my experience as an exercise physiologist, athlete, and coach is most beneficial – whether you want to train 5 hours a week or 40 hours a week, I want to guide you do the best work at the right times to produce the best results.
Things You Can Expect When Working with Joe and ECo:
- open channel of communication between you and Joe
- scientific and anecdotal rationale for your plan
- thoughtful, analytical feedback on your workouts
- quality, proven workouts that give results
- a plan that makes the most efficient use of your time
- improved health, fitness, and performance!
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