Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

"I thought I knew it all until I hooked up with Coach Al. He helped me incorporate functional strength, flexibility, and mobility consistently into my training, both from his program Runner-CORE, and from his one-on-one form analysis and coaching. I have improved significantly, especially the run! I have less time to train but became faster now than I was in my twenties and thirties. I attribute this to smarter training prescribed by Coach Al! Thanks Coach!"

—– Lisbeth Kenyon, 2x Age-Group Winner- Ironman Kona

"I thought I knew it all until I hooked up with Coach Al. He helped me incorporate functional strength, flexibility, and mobility consistently into my training, both from his program Runner-CORE, and from his one-on-one form analysis and coaching. I have improved significantly, especially the run! I have less time to train but became faster now than I was in my twenties and thirties. I attribute this to smarter training prescribed by Coach Al! Thanks Coach!"

—– Lisbeth Kenyon, 2x Age-Group Winner- Ironman Kona


Jeff Merriam, Pursuit Athlete - Coach Al is my competitive advantage! "My name is Jeffrey Merriam I am 41 years old and live in Connecticut. I am a triathlete, and coached by Al Lyman.

In the fall of 2010 I had became more active and began running. I quickly found that running was a great outlet for stress relief, and it fostered a healthy life style. After several months and few local 5k races, I decided it was time to get the same kind of support for my running.

My sister had a friend who was coached by Al. She was very happy with her training, and that was reference enough for me. I was thrilled to find he was local too, although I know he works with athletes from all over the country. I quickly made an appointment for a visit.

We began the coaching process with a gait analysis and a functional movement screen. I quickly learned about my weaknesses and my personal configurations of compensation and dysfunctional movement patterns. This process of learning was incredibly eye opening to me, with light bulbs going off left and right! There was so much to learn about how to be the best athlete I could be. What potential did I really have lying in wait?

I worked hard with Coach Al to fix my form and get stronger. With my passion cranked up full tilt, we began an ongoing coaching relationship. The rest is history."

During my visits to the lab, I noticed the Ironman posters and the pictures of Coach competing all over the world. Boy, that’s what I wanted to do next!

So, patiently, he took me through the steps of becoming a triathlete. From our first swim lesson together, to my first wet suit purchase, to my first sprint, he held my hand through the process. That winter, he included me in his annual Arizona cycling training trip—and I learned to ride. Again, he patiently taught me how to ride correctly, efficiently, and powerfully. I learned how to ride with a group, what to drink, what to eat, what to wear. I quickly fell in love with cycling as well.

That following spring I was ready for my first triathlon. Long story short, I began racing with a local sprint, then moved up to the Olympic distance, and, finally, in July of that same year, I raced the Amica Ironman 70.3. I finished the 70.3 with a respectable time of 5:30.

Here I am now, less than two years later, placing in my age group and having blast. I continue to learn from Al every day. Most importantly, I am durable and can race week after week injury free. Coach has given me the confidence with each race that I belong in the world of triathlon—and I can be successful.

Al is not only my coach, but he has become my friend, my mentor, and so much more. Without a doubt, out on the race course, Coach Al is my competitive advantage!
(Photo Credit: Robert Berkley of Robberkleyphoto.com)

—Jeff Merriam, Pursuit Athlete: Coach Al Is My Competitive Advantage!


Lisbeth Kenyon"I thought I knew it all until I hooked up with Coach Al. He helped me incorporate functional strength, flexibility, and mobility consistently into my training, both from his program Runner-CORE, and from his one-on-one form analysis and coaching. I have improved significantly, especially the run! I have less time to train but became faster now than I was in my twenties and thirties. I attribute this to smarter training prescribed by Coach Al! Thanks Coach!"

—– Lisbeth Kenyon, 2x Age-Group Winner- Ironman Kona