Triathlon Coaches


John Scott Rhodes

Daniel Island, South Carolina 29492
Phone: 202-329-4896


Education: Graduate degree, Graduate science or exercise-science degree, Undergrad degree, Undergrad science or exercise-science degree
Certifications: IRONMAN Coaching, USA Swimming level 1, USAT level 1
Services: One-on-one swim instruction on pool deck, Online coaching, Regular group swim workouts on pool deck, Regular track or group run workouts in person, TrainingPeaks scheduling

General Info

General Info: With a degree in Nursing from Rutgers University and 20+ years in healthcare, I approach endurance coaching with a significant understanding of the human body and how it functions. I have worked in several nursing specialties, including Critical Care, Emergency and Pre-hospital care. I then transitioned from working with the sick & injured to attempting to prevent illness by becoming an endurance coach.

In 2007, I entered the fitness world and earned the Certified Strength & Conditioning Certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association. This certification led to me working as a personal trainer in Gainesville, FL. While a personal trainer I was assigned several clients with advanced medical issues, including cardiac disease and Multiple Sclerosis. This medical knowledge helped me develop training plans tailored to the individual's desired outcome, in conjunction with the client's medical team. After several moves up the East Coast, I landed in New Jersey and obtained his RRCA Running Coach and Obstacle Course Racing coaching certification and began training clients in running and OCR from 5K to marathon distance races. In 2018, I decided to switch from the retail side of triathlon and pursue coaching once again. I began working with Axes Performance Coaching and gained knowledge from their mentorship program many of the fundamentals that are not achieved in the classroom environment.

Over the years, I have coached hundreds of athletes in the U.S. and Canada for all distances of triathlon, running and obstacle course racing from Full Ironman to 5K running races to 13-mile Tough Mudder obstacle course challenges. As an athlete, I am an Ironman Finisher and has completed multiple Ironman 70.3 races and has achieved Ironman All-World Athlete status 4 years in a row. I have also completed multiple marathon and half marathons, is a 5x Tough Mudder (10-12 miles) finisher, Civilian-Military Combine Finisher, and GoRuck Tough Finisher.

Through Axes, we offer customized coaching to optimize his clients' performance every day, not just on race days. Being a father, husband and triathlete, helps me understand my client's needs to balance their journey in endurance sport with the rest of their lives.
Rates & Fees: $199-$300/ month for 1-on-1 coaching
Training Camps Offered: We are planning multiple camps for 2021, including Clermont, FL, Charleston, SC and Greenville, SC.
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STConcierge at August 20, 2020 1:49 PM