April 2013 - THE DESIRE TO INSPIRE and MALONE COACHING are excited to announce we are now offering coaching to motivated young athletes. We specialize in triathlon, running, and cycling.
Cristina Lindsey will be leading the program at Greenville Fitness & Rehab, located at 205-B Cedar Lane Road, Greenville,SC, 29611 (beside the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery). With its proximity to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, this location offers a safe environment in which to train. The atmosphere created by the cycling/fitness/health- focused businesses is conducive to the development of young athletes (not to mention it gives parents a great opportunity to squeeze in a workout if they desire!).
EQUINOX YOUTH and DEVELOPMENT (EYD) is unique. Coach Cristina uses each athlete's goals and skills to customize individual training plans. She coaches in a manner that helps each athlete translate what he or she is learning and incorporate it into everyday life. Each athlete will have an individual Training Peaks Login, so they will be able to see their workouts for the week and record their workout data after completion. Coach Cristina will also ask the athlete to login in advance and list anything that may interfere with workouts, such as exams or after school activities.
Your athlete will not only continue to develop his or her athletic skills but will also learn how to plan ahead and balance tasks with everyday life!
Coach Cristina's Profile:
Growing up on a large horse farm with two brothers in Tigerville, SC, I had no choice but to be active. I was mucking stalls and competitively showing horses by age 7.
During high school, I played basketball and ran track. I went on to North Greenville University with a basketball, soccer, and ROTC scholarship. I graduated with a business degree and went into the ARMY as an Engineer Officer. During this time, I raced motocross and was ranked nationally. After my two-year military commitment, I came home to be with my terminally ill father. Upon my return, I turned professional in the equestrian world as an English Hunter/Jumper rider/trainer. In 2001, I started training with the Olympic Equestrian coach and quickly realized I needed better fitness, so I began training for triathlons! With my competitive nature and good coaching, I excelled quickly. EventualIy, went on to compete in Ironman Brazil.
It was during my years of equestrian competition that I recognized my skill and passion for coaching youth. Through eight years of coaching, I came to love the challenge of working with the unique personalities of young athletes. I learned that my job as a coach is as much to train their minds for competition as it is to train their bodies. The mental focus learned through athletic training not only leads to success on the field of competition but also translates to success in everyday life.
During the course of my triathlon training I had a few injuries that seriously curtailed my running and swimming, so I began to focus on Road Racing. In 2011 I was the SC Masters State Road Race Champion, and I placed 4th in the Time Trial at US Master National’s in Bend, Oregon, as well as finishing 6th in the Criterium and 8th in the Road Race.
I say all of this because, while these accomplishments took a lot of personal hard work and dedication, the people who coached and mentored me were instrumental in my success. I would not have achieved these results on my own. I am excited to share what I have learned and be that positive coach/mentor to those who are eager to pursue their dreams.
Certified USA Cycling Coach
Certified American Riding Instructor
Participated as an instructor for Girls on the Run running program
Participates in The Big Brother/Big Sister Program
Participates with youth at Springwell Church
Pricing for EYD Program:
$35 for 1 one hour individual session
$65 for 2 one hour individual sessions
$95 for 3 one hour individual sessions
EQUINOX Monthly Coaching Package:
$110 per month for personal coaching
Training Peaks login
Weekly customized workout program
2 one hour individual sessions
1 weekly call from Coach Cristina
Athlete may contact coach anytime
Additional individual sessions are discounted to $25 per session
Athletes choose Malone Coaching for the one-on-one personal service. At Malone Coaching we believe you should be able to talk to your coach whenever you need to. Our coaches race with their athletes and when they aren’t racing, they are guiding athletes through every facet of triathlon. No other coaching service has as many one-on-one training opportunities with qualified coaches.
- 20+ years of racing experience
- 10 years of coaching
- Level 1 USA Triathlon Coaching Certification
- Level 3 USA Cycling Coach
- Personal Trainer for Gold’s Gym
- Professional/Elite triathlete
- 2006 SC Triathlon Series Overall Winner
- 2002, 2003 All American Triathlete
- 2003 Ironman World Championship competitor
- Collegiate NCAA, All Conference runner
- 20 Time Ironman
Malone Coaching requires athletes to have desire and commitment, to believe in themselves, and to work hard. We are serious about helping athletes reach their potential and expect and hope that anyone seeking our services wants to do that. We expect workouts and the training log to be completed.
The cost for the initial consultation via telephone or face to face is $40. This fee will be applied to your first month of coaching but must be paid in advance.
Malone Coaching personal training fees:
- $40 per hour consultations
- $40 per hour one on one training
- $85 underwater evaluation
- $215 per month or $1100 for 6 months
- Couples $300 per month or Discount of $1600 for 6 months
- $400 Road to Kona (limited)
- $2100 for 12 months (paid in advance)
We also offer couples coaching but you MUST be a couple to get this discount and both athletes must be using coaching services at the same time.
Additional individual coaching sessions in swimming, running or cycling are $40 per hour. Meetings are normally held at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Duncan SC.
Appropriate for schools, community functions or business meetings. Speech topics may be requested or I can make suggestions based on the desired outcome of the meeting.
References available upon request.