Personalised Triathlon Coaching Edinburgh

I help triathletes to get stronger, improve their movement quality and eat better so they can feel physically and mentally strong and achieve their racing goals.

An Ironman Triathlon consists 3.8k. swim, 180k cycle and 42k run and I believe you can do it!

Yes, even if you cannot swim or you have never run more than 10k, with a right training and positive mindset everything is possible.

The City to Summit

The City to Summit was my first endurance event and I got in touch with Leszek only 4 months before the challenge.
I really couldn’t have completed it without his help. He took the time to walk me through my training programme and why it needs to be structured in a certain way, the importance of nutrition (both during training and on the day) and also how your body works – e.g. mentally, anaerobic versus aerobic, heart rate zones etc.
As well as being an Ironman certified coach, Leszek is also a serious athlete, having competed in a number of Iron Man events himself – so he knows first-hand what it feels like. 

The City to Summit

Stephanie Livingston

Norseman 2019

Leszek has set me up with a simple but effective programme involving the development of technique at the start and then gradually building weight as we go on. My basic programme involves foam rolling at the start of any session and then a mixture of body weight and weighted exercises and finishing with stretching.

I’ve been doing the programme for just over a month with a gradual build in weight. As a general comment, I would say that I had been doing most things wrong or with poor technique previously and that (after some coaching from Leszek) doing the exercises with good technique is harder but brings better results and obviously less chance of injury.

Ready Bruce Story.

Bruce Wilson 

My first Ironman – Barbara’s successful story.

I had the pleasure to train alongside Leszek for my first Ironman.

Leszek has a genuine interest in the sport, in getting people involved and succeeding. I benefitted from his enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge and experience.

Triathlons are much more than swimming, cycling and running, and although like most sports, there is an element of trial and error, reviewing progress and training plans, or bouncing off ideas, allowed to make choices and decisions with more confidence and ultimately remain motivated.

I wouldn’t have done it without him, and the rest of the team.

Barbara Kuske

I am running better!

Thank you for a fantastic session tonight – my legs definitely know they’ve been working!! Even after that one session, my running technique was so much smoother. I never really had a ‘technique’ before now but you gave me lots of very simple, easy to adopt tips. Using my arms better (behind) was definitely useful

Zoe Paige

Ironman Italy 2018

After training with, being coached by, travelling alongside and competing in the same Ironman (Italy 2018), I can’t praise Leszek highly enough for his knowledge of coaching and competing in the triathlon.

David Scott Revel

Ironman Triathlon Training and Coaching

Training for a triathlon is complex. You do not only have to juggle three disciplines and add strength and mobility training but also you can you have to remember about a good nutrition, having adequate rest and recovery as well as focusing the mental training. It can be quite overwhelming.

Add in your work and family commitments and you are in danger of dropping the ball on one of the fronts.

To become an Ironman is a great goal, but is shouldn't come at the expense of getting injured or worse, divorced!

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Leszek with his athletes at the finish line of Ironman Italy. 

Let me help you

Yes, you can do it all on your own, as many did before you. You can learn from your mistakes but why would you? Why struggle and make it potentially long and painful if you can avoid most of the obstacles and rookie mistakes?

You will not only get a triathlon training plan - I will help you with planning, getting the right equipment, choosing the right events, and working on your weaknesses. I will get involved in every step of your journey and I will be there to answer all your questions. Plus you get access to a fully equipped fitness studio


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What will you get with Triathlon Coach Edinburgh?

  • Bespoke triathlon training plan structured to your own needs.
  • Unlimited adjustments to your triathlon training plan 
  • Unlimited contact with your coach (via text, phone and en mail and regular face to face sessions)
  • Season goals setting
  • Initial performance testing
  • Advice on race nutrition and strategy
  • Access to the strength training sessions 
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Leszek with his wife Joanna

About Your Edinburgh Based Triathlon Coach

I've been involved in sports for as long as I can remember, and been coaching and helping people achieve their best for last 20 years (as an Edinburgh based personal trainer and owner of successful Fitness Soul Studio)

For the last couple of years, I've focused solely on triathlon type events. I've competed in numbers of competitions myself, everything from the sprint distance to full Ironman distance. I am a Certified Ironman Coach, so I not only know my subject, I've gained a lot of first hand experience.

Now I'm helping others to achieve their dreams.

The coaching roster is limited to 5 athletes to protect the quality of the relationship.

Leszek Stelmachowski