No Gut Training, No Glory

As endurance athletes we tend to be a “picky” bunch. We spend hours picking out the perfect bike, getting the perfect aero position, devote time to finding just the right chamois for all those hours in the saddle for training, and let’s not forget time spent analyzing and comparing all that training data. We leave…

Who We Are

How it All Began APEX Coaching has been helping athletes Achieve Peak Endurance eXperiences since 1999. From our humble beginnings to where we are today, we call Boulder, Colorado home. After finishing his Masters Degree at Colorado University – Boulder, Neal Henderson founded APEX Coaching & Consulting. Starting with the name, Neal made sure that the purpose…

Neal Henderson

Founder, President of APEX Coaching & Consulting Elite/Pro Multisport & Cycling Coach Neal Henderson began coaching endurance sport athletes in the early 1990’s and founded APEX Coaching in 1999. He has helped numerous athletes achieve first-time finishes, and has coached several national champions, multiple world champions, and several Olympians. Neal raced triathlon professionally from 2000-2003…

Grant Holicky

Head Cyclocross/Mountain Bike Coach, Technical Swim Advisor Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, Road & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Grant Holicky has been coaching with APEX since 2008. He came to APEX via swimming where he has coached national champion and Worlds team members in the pool, the open water and triathlon. In recent years Grant…

Cody Moore

Administrative Manager & Fit Specialist of APEX Coaching & Consulting Road, Track & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Cody is APEX Coaching’s Administrative Manager & Fit Specialist, and has been coaching with APEX since 2014. His coaching experience extends from helping first timers achieve finishes, to the professional/World Tour level for both cycling and…

Mac Cassin

Lead Cycling Physiologist & “The Sufferfest” Physiologist Road & Track at the Elite and Amateur Level Mac has been coached by Neal since 2009 and began working at APEX Coaching & Co in 2015, focusing mainly on time crunched athletes.  Having spent time racing internationally on the road and track while earning a degree in Integrative…

Joe Cavarretta

Lead Running Physiologist for APEX Coaching & Consulting Running & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Joseph Cavarretta has been a member of the APEX coaching staff and sport science team since 2016. He has coached runners of all levels since 2012 and helped numerous athletes achieve personal success. Joseph performs exercise testing at the…

Jarrod Shoemaker

Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Jarrod is a 2008 US Olympian in triathlon. He began racing triathlon in 2004 after graduating from Dartmouth College where he ran cross country and track and was an Ivy League Cross Country champion. In 2005 Jarrod won the Under 23 ITU World Championship and in 2009 won the ITU…

Amy Brophy

Head Swim Coach of APEX Coaching & Consulting Swimming & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Amy is a Colorado native, current Aquatics Director and Head Age Group coach at RallySport in Boulder. She is passionate about swimming and has competed at many levels in the sport. A key reason for her success as a…

Susie Kelly

Medical Advisor for APEX Coaching & Consulting Susie Kelly is a Nurse Practitioner with a passion for triathlon. Clinically, she has delivered care in a variety of settings including Long Term Care and Rehabilitation, Transitional Care management, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine. She has practiced in settings ranging from Atlanta’s main level I trauma center, to…

Simon Bennett

Road, Track & Multisport at the Elite and Amateur Level Simon began his athletic career as an elite level swimmer in his home country of Australia. After a successful swimming career, Simon transitioned to coach swimming with an emphasis on stroke technique and triathlon from beginners to developing World Champions. As an Australian Level 1 Triathlon…

Jeff Hoobler

MAT Specialist for APEX Coaching & Consulting Road at the Elite and Amateur Level Jeff Hoobler is a Cycling and Strength coach with over 25 years of experience working with athletes of all levels from beginners to world champions. He has a degree in Sports Psychology and Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and is…

Ruth Winder

Road & Track at the Elite and Amateur Level Ruth began cycling at the age of 15. Since then has been competitive at a high level. Her largest successes coming from being a part of the Team Pursuit team to win a World Championship in 2016 and making the 2016 Olympic Track Cycling Team. Before being a…

APEX November Blog – Factors of Success at Ultra-Marathon Distances

If you could categorize 4 primary determinants of success in the completion of a race longer than 42.2km how would it look? And how would you rank those items in order of importance? Throughout my time working with distance runners I have consistently seen a theme following strong race performances–the runners that do well have…