Adam Fortin is a USAT level 1 certified coach and a ACSM certified trainer. He uses these certifications to coach and train all ages in multiple endurance disciplines from 5k to marathon in running and sprint to Ironman in triathlon.
Coach Adam is an Arkansas native who has been working with kids almost 20 years and coaching kids triathlon for 8 years. He came to the sport of triathlon after college when he heard about the sport from a family friend. He completed his first triathlon, Ozark Valley Triathlon, and knew he found a sport he loved and wanted to share with others. He was asked to help coach a group getting ready for Trifest for MS. He loved the experience of sharing what he had learned, supporting athletes, and motivating them to reach their goals. After that year Adam was given the chance to start a program to coach kids for Trifest and this is when he found his huge passion. He loves working with kids giving them skills they can use for the rest of their lives to stay healthy and active, and giving them confidence to be themselves.
Adam said if you’re around him enough you’ll hear him talk about control – “what you can control”. For him it starts with his smile😊 . His favorite quote that he shared he got from Chris McCormack’s book I’m Here to Win. He has a quote “when the pain comes you know what I do? I smile” that quote has helped Adam tremendously over the years change how he views pain. Smiling helps him switch his mindset and think positively. If you have to be in pain might as well do it with a smile.
Brittney is a NWA Native and UESCA Certified Running Coach. She and her husband, Grant, started running 13 years ago. She quickly fell in love with the local running community and the sport, specifically the marathon distance, completing ~15 marathons including Chicago, New York, & Boston, with Berlin scheduled for this Fall. About 7 years ago she decided to give triathlon a try via TriFest for MS. After some swim lessons and riding a borrowed bike, she tackled her first triathlon and SHE 🏊♀️ LOVED 🚴🏼♀️ IT 🏃🏽♀️!!! Brittney has since competed in numerous short distance tri’s + 6x70.3 including the 2022 World Championship and 2x 140.6 Ironman triathons. She races & serves with the Rush Running team in the Half Training Group every year, is on staff with the Rampy MS Research Foundation supporting the Fund-Racer for MS community, trains under Coach Patty Pittman & Team One80 MultiSport. Her passion for helping others grow in their running goals led her to get certified as a Run Coach.
Brittney has two kids, Reese (8.5, on One80 Youth) and Grahm (~13 who races XC/Track and plays baseball & soccer). She believes everyone should be encouraged as an athlete and that looks different to every individual. Brittney can’t wait to bring JOY & excitement to your kids as we grow and compete in Multisport this season together!