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Welcome to efitnesscoaching!

Dr. Elaina (Mertens) Biechler began coaching and personal training in 2007, and can offer you a customized fitness plan to make your goals a reality! 

Elaina has worked with many athletes of all ability levels to personal bests in triathlon and running events of all distances. Elaina holds her Ph.D from Springfield College in Exercise Physiology, and her BA in Health & Wellness from Coe College. She is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (E-PC), and holds her Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

Elaina was an Age Group National Champion for Long Course Triathlon in 2013. She competed for Team USA at the 2011 Long Course World Championships, and in 2016 competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. She enjoys competing in triathlons of all distances, running, snowshoe and cycling races.

Elaina has published and presented research related to performance factors for distance runners and triathletes. Her passion is helping you reach your endurance goals!

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Passion is powerful...nothing was ever achieved without it, and nothing can take the place of it. No matter what you face in life, if your passion is great enough, you will find the strength to succeed. Without passion, life has no meaning, so put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts...this is the essence of passion.

PO Box 707

Dubuque, IA 52004 


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