Thank you for all of your coaching and support. I truly attribute my day (which I was so pleased with) to all of your planning and especially the race day preparation/execution plans. I think lots of athletes would have better days if you were their coach! I am so happy with the day!
Rena, Ironman Canada 2008
Angie and team Trilife has been an amazing gift to me. It feels wonderful to say, with honesty, that I am a triathlete. The first few years I was faking that I was a triathlete, but now with Angie’s guidance, support and excellent coaching skills, I am a triathlete. Christine Forner, 41, working towards her first half Ironman
Christine Forner
Angie the work you do is important and makes a difference to a lot of people including me. It means a lot to make a difference and you do – so take that into your next training session knowing that Angie the athlete sets a great example for the people training under the guidance of Angie the coach.
I hope you already know this, but I just wanted to let you know that the past training camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Not only did I get to know all of the athletes substantially better, but I truly discovered that you are an amazing person with extreme dedication to triathlon and benefiting us as athletes. I would also like to add that Trevor was a huge asset, I could not think of a more perfect person for the camp. Not only was he very helpful, but he is extremely nice and was a great addition to the general atmosphere. Thank you so much for dedicating so much of your time to us and ensuring that we had an extraordinary time. I am already missing everyone and looking forward to next years camp!
From Joel, an athlete at the Arizona Training Camp, March 2012
Your support throughout the journey to GWN was both professional and personal. My friends and I discussed what it would be like to be a triathlon coach. We all agreed that as a coach you have to be prepared for whatever comes at you from your athletes. We also agreed that it takes a special person, who is capable of listening, responding and problem solving when dealing with an athlete who was nervous about her first half Ironman! You were that person for me. For that I will always be grateful.
Leslie Ann, Great White North Half Ironman
Angie, it should be me thanking you for bringing such a great bunch of people up from your area! I paused a couple of times down at the lake on Saturday morning, watching you work with your athletes on transition and rules and I was very impressed. If only all coaches could take the time to work these little details out with their athletes it would all go so much easier for them. Your dedication and commitment shows in each and every one of them!
Wade, Race Director, Great White North 1/2 Ironman
I got my program and it looks really great! You worked hard on it and you even put in where I need to get a baby sitter! I also love that you have put it all one schedule and have given me some options if I am tired!

You are the one who got me to Cochrane on my bike. But it’s more significant then just arriving to a place I never believed I could get to. It’s been a life long dream of mine to be outside arriving at a spot all by myself that the view is so beautiful that it reminds me of how alive I am and essentially that is what this whole training process is for me! Thank you Angie!

I would never have completed a triathlon, let alone think about doing one if it weren’t for Tri-Life. I always thought, “Why would anyone want to put themselves through that?” I changed my mind after a couple of spin class sessions with Tri-Life. During those classes, I saw how much camaraderie everyone had. Everyone talked about triathlons, running, biking, swimming and how much fun they had. I decided I wanted to try one too. Only problem was that I didn’t know how to swim, not one stroke. I tried swim lessons outside of Tri-Life for more than a year and could barely go one length while only slightly drowning. Wasn’t pretty. I finally asked Angie if she could teach me. She said yes, and after a lot of work, I was able to do my first open water swim triathlon in 13 months. I’m still learning and having fun.
Just want to say thanks again for all the coaching and training activities on the weekend. It was an amazing experience with a great group of athletes. It was tough at times especially on the bike, I wanted to give up but didn’t. My most amazing teammates and coach motivated me to continue on and finish each day strong. I loved getting that feeling where I didn’t think I could continue and had to dig down deep in order to carry on because I know that feeling comes in an ironman which is why it’s called an ironman. It’s crazy to think about how far we have come in a little less than a year. You are a great inspiration to me and the best coach an athlete could ever ask for. I’ve learned an incredible amount about the sport of triathlon from you and our amazing team. I’ve also learned a lot about myself. I joined this sport not only to get in shape but also to gain more confidence in myself more so mentally than physically. Triathlon has given me the courage and strength to successfully start tackling other issues in my life. It’s been such a positive experience, the learnings I get from this sport can be applied to so many other things than just sport. I’ve made some incredible friends along the way including yourself and feel like this is where I belong and love the fact that I finally found something that I am passionate for. When you almost started crying on the weekend it showed how much I care about us and the sport. Can’t wait to be an ironman with you, I’m going to cry like a baby. Anyway sorry if I am rambling but just wanted you to know your much appreciated and I’m the luckiest person in the world to have such a great coach with such a great team.