Natalie was born and raised in Westbury, New York and graduated from Carle Place High School in 2005. She attended Eastern Connecticut State University where she played lacrosse and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communications in 2009.
Natalie went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2015. Since graduating, she has attended courses on functional mobilization, kinesiology taping and running medicine. Natalie has become certified in several diverse ventures including canine rehabilitation, veterinary assistance and barre fitness. For the last 6 years, she has been working as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist.
Natalie has focused the last several years on combining her passion for running and physical therapy! She has become specialized in treating running related injuries and optimizing running performance. She has taken courses and is always consistently reading materials put forth by the top researchers within the field. She has earned certifications as a Running Technique Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a RRCA Running Coach. Natalie believes in educating clients with evidence-based practices to better understand their own body, the reasons behind every work-out and creating a plan that works for them!
Tom was born and raised in Mineola, New York and graduated from Chaminade High School in 2003. He attended Fordham University where he studied Public Accounting after serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He now works as a risk analyst for a Private Bank on Wall Street.
After graduating from High School, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps Infantry where he completed two combat deployments in Iraq in 2006 and 2008. He uses the skills he learned in every aspect of his life including training others to compete at their highest potential.
Tom is a RRCA Running Coach that provides individualized training plans while helping athletes understand the reasoning for each workout and how it fits into their plan. Tom believes that running is a long term commitment and tries to help athletes achieve their long term goals through hard work and education. From his own training, he understands what it’s like to try and squeeze workouts into a busy schedule.
Tom currently coaches with the elitefeats running group on Tuesday evenings at Hauppauge High School, Long Island. All runners are welcome!
Natalie and Thomas have finished all race distances in running and triathlon events including 5ks, 10ks, Half Marathons, Marathons, Sprint Triathlons, Olympic-Distance Triathlons, and Half and Full Ironmans over the past 11 years. They also have a very busy household with their toddler and four dogs!
natalie and thomas work together to create your individualized program that best fits your needs!
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