Meet the Coaches

“We are not interested in being like everyone else. We are here to wake up and shake up the world of endurance sports”- Coach BJ

BJ: Triathlon and Run Coach
Coach “Beej” has a zeal for life that is infectious and a deep passion for serving others to achieve their greatest dreams. He works one-on-one with his athletes to empower them to be an active participant in their process of physical and mental growth. When he’s not swimming, biking or running, he’s found in the yoga studio standing on his head, making room to answer life’s epic questions.

BJ is a 15x Ironman triathlete, Ironman 70.3 World Championship and Boston Marathon qualifier, personal trainer, triathlon and running coach with major street cred. He is a 200-hr Live Love Teach trained yoga instructor and certified in Plant-Based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

JESS: Mindset Coach
Jess has 15 years experience working with athletes on body/mind mastery. She is a well-respected meditation and mindset coach within the endurance and ultra-endurance sports community. Jess has worked with Ironman and Ultraman Champions, doctors, lawyers, and high-performers across the board.

She is a long-time endurance athlete, ultrarunner and multi-time Ironman triathlete. She is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, 500-hour Live Love Teach trained yoga instructor, speaker and podcast host.

Jess is the author of the YogiTriathlete Cookbook: High Vibe Recipes for the Athlete Appetite and High Vibe Pie: Pizza Night Finally Done Right. She has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, Elephant Journal, Massage Magazine, and TriZone, as well as many blogs and podcasts for her expertise in holistic health and nutrition.

KYLA: Run Coach
Kyla has been an avid explorer of running for over two decades. She ran cross country for Pepperdine University, holds a degree in Sports Medicine and is trained in the Wim Hof Method.

Most recently, she landed in Bozeman, Montana after a year long, nationwide tour teaching yoga to underserved. Under the coaching and mentorship of Yogi Triathlete, she ran a half marathon monthly, in each of the new cities she was living in. Running became her way to connect. To community, nature, and herself. Not only did she get faster and faster every month, but she also found so much growth beyond the physical aspect of running that comes along with Yogi Triathlete Coaching.

Kyla owns Long Time Sun Apparel, a Kundalini Yoga clothing and lifestyle brand she created in 2012. She’s the Executive Director and Founder of Long Time Sun Yoga Project. She’s certified in SuperHealth, Kundalini Yoga for Addiction Recovery, Trauma Informed Yoga through the Purple Dot Yoga Project as well as the Path of Service Outreach Teacher Training through Shri Studios.

She is extremely passionate about sharing the precious and personal journey of mindfulness, healing and presence that can be taken as one explores the magic of endurance sports.

About the Founders
Jess and BJ are co-founders of YogiTriathlete and lead coaches for Team YogiTriathlete. They combine tried and true endurance training philosophy with a what they consider to be the real mindset training.

They are proof that when we train the mind we can live a life beyond limits. YogiTriathlete is on a mission to create a better world and Jess and BJ live what they coach every single day.

In 2016, Jess and BJ sold their dream home, got rid of most of their material possessions and hit the road to raise awareness that living a more vibrant life is within reach for all.