About Us

Debi Bernardes, Head Coach, Owner and Founder

USAT Level II Certified Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Debi has had an extensive background in the sport of not only triathlon, but also in running and swimming. With over 35 years of coaching experience, and race experience, she can help you navigate you through your first sprint triathlon to an Ironman. Her extensive knowledge in the sport can help you show up to the starting line feeling not only ready, but confident that you will have the race of your life.

B.S. Physical Education, Drake University, 1980.

Coaching experience: Two high school cross country and track teams, several years as a USS Age Group Coach/Head Coach, several years of Head Coaching summer league swimmers, Head Coach with King George High School Swim Team from 2007-2015

Crossfit L2 Coach – Bio Crossfit – Head Coach

Be Activated L2 Practitioner, Reflexive Performance Reset L2 Practitioner.

StrongFirst KB Instructor

Focus: Beginner to Pro Athlete

Rob Falk Rob Falk, Assistant Coach

USAT Level I Coach

Rob Falk has been a multi-sport athlete for over 16 years. He is a certified USAT Level 1 Coach, Road Runner Clubs of America certified running coach. He also teaches indoor cycling, boot camp and TRX training. Rob has successfully coached middle of the pack athletes to podium finishes. As general counsel for a national non-profit, he understands the challenges of balancing work, training and home. He works with his client to tailor training to their scheduling limitations.

Jimmy Sosinski, Pro Triathlete

Jimmy Sosinski has been involved with competitive running for over 20 years now from High School, through college as an athlete on scholarship, from marathon running to triathlon.  Jimmy grew up as a long distance sprinter then transitioned to long distance running in 2009 and triathlon starting in 2010.  Jimmy has completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 2009, 2010, and 2015, where he qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2012 and 2017.. In 2017, after overcoming injury and a 6 week hiatus that spring from running, Jimmy competed in the Boston Marathon with a PR of 2:49.

Jimmy began his triathlon career in 2010 at the Nation’s Triathlon and completed his first Ironman 70.3 in 2011, and his first Ironman at Lake Placid in 2012.  Jimmy has completed 2 to 3 Ironman 70.3’s every year since 2011, and has competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant in 2014 and Chattanooga in 2017. 

His goal from the start of his triathlon journey was to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.  Jimmy has completed Ironman Lake Placid(2012 & 2013), Ironman Maryland(2014), Ironman Muskoka (2015), Ironman Texas (2016), and Ironman Lake Placid (2017).  Jimmy qualified for the 2017 Ironman World Championships at Ironman Lake Placid (2017) by placing 1st in the 35-39 age group (PR of 9:23), and taking 4th amateur and 15th overall.   He completed the Ironman World Championships in 2017 with a time of 10:02. 

Jimmy has decided to turn pro starting in 2018 and will primarily race Ironman 70.3 distance races throughout the year.  He has also decided to take his passion and love for the sport and begin coaching runners and triathletes with the goal to help them reach their goals while in turn, educating each athlete about the training and racing process.

In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys traveling with his wife, Brandi, and his 5-year-old daughter, Hailey.  He enjoys competing in cyclocross in the off-season, cooking, and playing the occasional round of golf. 

Pricing: $150 a month for triathletes, $85 a month for runners

Jemila Najjar-Keith, Assistant Coach

USAT Level I coach

Jemila has been involved with sports and swimming before she could even walk. She was a four year varsity soccer goalkeeper in college and decided after she graduated that she wanted to give triathlons a go. When she crossed the line of her first Olympic triathlon she knew that she wanted more! Since 2009 Jemila has completed three Ironman’s, five Half Ironman’s, and well over 10 Olympic and Sprint distances. She has also completed over four half marathons and one full marathon (outside of the Ironman’s). Jemila believes that we all have the ability to be the best version of ourselves each and everyday.

As a special education teacher she constantly sees children who need extra help and reinforcement. She uses her athletic abilities to motivate, encourage and boost their confidence each and everyday. Over the past year Jemila has faced a serious of medical obstacles that have side-lined her from racing. Through positive energy, challenging herself to stay active with other endeavors and sending out positive vibes to the universe Jemila she is planning to be back in race mode come June 2017.

While her background is in swimming and specializes in direct swim instruction and guidance, she has molded herself into a multi-sport athlete and coach. She was certified in 2013 to be a USAT Level I coach. She works well with her athletes and ensures that they have goals in mind, their training schedule fits their life schedule and they communicate when they are confused or need that little extra encouragement.

“How you run the race-your planning, preparation, practice, and performance-counts for everything. Winning or losing is a by-product, and aftereffect, of that effort.”

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  • June Races
  • Rock Hall International
    Chris Vaughan 3rd AG (30" PR)
    Elizabeth Carroll 2nd in AG
  • Conquer the Cove 25k
    Kate Moga 2nd AG and PR
  • Raleigh 70.3
    Steven Albert PR (6:55)
    Rose Hall Hoyle at 6:25
  • Buffalo Oly Tri
    Veronica Bondi 1st in AG
  • DK 100 Miler
    Drew Holton 1st Male overall
  • Naylors Beach Sprint
    Nick Husson (1:11) 3rd overall
    Sierra Huber(1:30) 1st AG
  • Victoria 70.3
    Drew Holton in 4:50 for 14th ag
  • Boulder 70.3
    Abby Sanford in 5:26 (PR) and 9th AG
  • Eagleman 70.3
    Brielle Lizmi, 5:14 and 9th AG
    Donna German 6:47
    Christopher Stock , 4:18, 1st Amateur!!
    Liz Schieber, 5:55
    Debi Weber Bernardes, 6:23
  • Jamestown Oly
    Brian Quintana, 2nd AG and 2:18
  • Sprint Tri in NC
    Rose Hoyle in 1:27
    Andrew McKechnie in 5:56
  • Pride 5k
    Sharon Jessup 30" PR
  • 2k Lake Anna Swim
    Ciara Graves 1st AG!