DTC Coaching & Fitness Team
Rick Crawford has had extensive experience competing as a pro athlete, coaching endurance athletes, and managing successful elite/pro level cycling programs in a career now spanning 40 years. He has been involved with DTC since the very first camp and has returned every year to offer his expertise and to be enriched and inspired by the DTC team and campers.
Crawford’s basic tenet is “work hard to understand the athlete, learn what makes them respond, and never stop working towards their ultimate potential.” Crawford has an uncanny intuition to anticipate what his athletes need. He is constantly probing progressive training methodology, and is not afraid to innovate to create programs that stimulate growth for his athletes. He realizes that athletes and their lives are dynamic requiring programming that responds to an ever-changing environment.
Crawford’s philosophy is anchored in fundamentals, always building the physiological base so it can support greater loads, employing progression and periodization, with the hub of his method being the ultimate respect for the role of the Central Nervous System as the governor of success. Molding coaching programs to athletes’ real lives and their individual stresses create consistency and longevity, essentials to achieving potential. Comprehensive management of the whole athlete addresses all limiters.
Coach Crawford lives near cycling mecca Durango, CO on a small farm with his wife of 26 years and three sons.
Jon has been a triathlete for over 10 years and he lives and breathes the sport. The sport changed his life because he’s learned to live as an athlete. “Living as an athlete isn’t simply participating in a sport, training for 30 hours a week or competing at the Ironman World Championship–although I’ve done these things” states Jon, “rather, it’s a life approach. It requires a relentless awareness of the body, mind, and environment and a willingness to live and adapt, rest and grow.”
Presently, Jon is racing as a professional triathlete and focusing on the half distance. Jon also enjoys the coaching age group triathletes. “There’s nothing quite like seeing the individuals I coach grow as athletes and human beings” says Jon. He is a USAT certified coach and received a BS in Heath Science Studies–with a focus in exercise physiology and the aging process– a BA in English from Quinnipiac University, and a MA from Duquesne University. He strongly believes that his education sets him apart from many other coaches: “My foundation allows me to educate my athletes about themselves from an acute, biological point of view, helping to prevent sickness and injury”.
In his down time, Jon enjoys watching series on Netflix such as MadMen, Breaking Bad, and House of Cards. He currently lives in Connecticut with his girlfriend Amber.
Bike Fitting Specialist, The Bike Doctor, Cycling Coach, S.I.C.I. Advanced Certified
Grant was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1975 at age 8. Already two years into soccer stardom, Grant struggled to compete during a time when insulin pumps were rarely used, blood glucose monitoring was still a dream, and rapid acting insulins were only being tested in a lab.
As an adolescent Grant grew to love cycling, spending countless hours enjoying the beautiful suffering and epic experience that is being on a bike. It was also during this time and through his experience at the Elliot P. Joslin Camp for Boys with Diabetes that Grant discovered the magic and joy of sharing personal and athletic challenges with other people with diabetes.
As an adult, Grant has enjoyed many years as a professional musician. Having retired in 2005 from 15 years of touring North America and Europe in a rock band, he now works as a music producer, composer, visual artist and bike fitter. Grant studied professional bike fitting at the Serotta International Cycling Institute in Saratoga Springs, NY and is certified as an Advanced Fit Specialist. His fitting skills serve both recreational athletes and professionals at the highest tier of the sport. Grant is also a USA Cycling certified level 3 coach. Currently, Grant divides his time between his recording studio and mobile bike fitting services.
Grant brings tremendous enthusiasm to Diabetes Training Camp with a passion for helping people achieve the most of their cycling experience through personalized and professional bike fitting services. No longer on the road 200+ days a year, he enjoys having more time to feed his love of cycling and passion for connecting with other people with diabetes through his involvement with DTC.
Marcus Grimm was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13, two years before he started competing in cross-country & track at the high school and collegiate level. After taking several years off from competition when his children were younger, he returned to action in 2006 and has since finished several marathons, including Boston, and ultra marathons up to the hundred mile distance. He has had top three performances in distances ranging from 5k to 40 miles.
He competed for Team Type 1’s first amateur running team, and was named the Team Type 1 Amateur Athlete of the Year in 2011 after an eighty-six mile bicycle ride visiting ten legislators in a single day to gather support for the PA Safe at Schools Bill. He is also active in his local JDRF.
In 2013, he dabbled in cyclocross racing and learned as much about finishing in the far back of the pack as running has taught him about finishing near the front. He lives with his wife and two teenage children in Lancaster, PA.
Universal Athletic Club
Certified Personal Trainers