YOUTH & ADULT COACH AND PERSONAL TRAINER
Erin Horil is a “Double Duke” from James Madison University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Physiology. In her years at school, Erin was involved with participating in and helping conduct research in JMU’s Human Performance Lab. The lab focuses on endurance performance and nutrition, and her thesis work investigated the effects of sleep restriction and caffeine on recovery from heavy exercise and performance.
Erin immediately joined the triathlon club at JMU and quickly found her passion in the sport and the people that surround it. She was elected the Race Director of the club for her junior year and President for her Senior year.
Throughout her graduate school years, Erin served as a mentor and eventually help the title of assistant coach for the triathlon club. Her passion for and experience with coaching began at an early age, giving her over 12 years of experience coaching swimmers.
Her time at JMU gave her the opportunities and resources to not only coach athletes on the triathlon club, but to begin taking on athletes that wanted more individualized attention for running and endurance cycling. Although Erin loves any endurance racing involving swim, bike and run individually, Erin has found her niche in racing triathlons, with competitive results in races ranging from Draft-legal Sprints to Half-Ironman distances.