Diabetes Training Camp

Denise is a certified personal trainer, RRCA run coach and USAT Level 1 triathlon coach. After 15+ years as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, Denise decided to pursue her passion of training and coaching full time in 2014. Denise coaches athletes of all abilities ranging from the beginner who wants to run their first 5K to athletes looking to PR (personal record) the 140.6-mile Ironman distance. Denise grew up playing organized sports in school but dreaded the mile test in gym class.

Never considering herself a “runner,” it wasn’t until a friend convinced her to run a half-marathon that she discovered her love of long distance running. There was something about adding mileage each week and being amazed at what the body could accomplish that left her wanting more and wanting to go longer.

She quickly transitioned to the marathon distance which, to this day, is her favorite. After spending a few years running road races from 5Ks to a 50-miler, Denise decided to dabble in the sport of triathlon after an injury left her only able to swim for a while. After landing on the podium at her first sprint triathlon, the fire was lit to see what else she could accomplish, and the following year she completed her first Ironman distance. Denise has raced over 15 marathons with multiple Boston qualifying times, is a multiple Age Group Nationals qualifier and finisher and holds several first female overall wins and age group podium finishes. She absolutely loves a challenge and believes training and racing should be fun.