CERTIFIED COACH & TRAINER
USA Triathlon - Certified Coach
US Masters Swim - Certified Coach
USA Track & Field - Certified Coach
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Masters, MS - Sports Management
Coaching Philosophy - 5c’s
I firmly believe that coaching is not a single application of concepts or services that works for everyone. This is why I do not offer blanket plans. Each person is of course unique, but so are individual fitness levels, goals and needs. Even when coaching groups, such as the middle school cross country or track teams, there is way to help develop each personal individually within the team. I do believe in having a mantra (see above). It's one of my favorites and underscores the need to work hard with dedication from the coach and athlete. (Thank you to Jimmy Dugan - A League of Their Own- for that)
Confidence – you’ve got it, can get it and need to own it!
Commitment – sign up, pick a goal and stay the course
Competency – learn, listen and know yourself
Consistency – stick with the plan & skip the excuses
Character – positive attitude & pay it forward
About Me I hail from upstate New York and have lived in 6 major US cities as well as Paris, but San Diego, CA has been home for the past 13 years. I have my masters in Sports Management which included teaching undergrad PE as a teaching fellowship, and have since added 5 major industry certifications to my continuing education.
I have been obsessed with fitness since my teens and started teaching aerobics when I was 18. I also played multiple sports in high school and applied that passion to coaching multiple youth and adult sports throughout my career.
I completed my first triathlon at the Carlsbad Tri with a borrowed steel bike, t-shirt and sneakers in 2000. I also completed my first marathon 1 year after my first baby - this was my endurance sports rabbit hole I jumped into - but couldn't be happier and have never looked back. I went on to finish 4 Ironman races plus ran Boston and have never had a minute of regret. Like any athlete there have been ups and downs, injuries and reprioritization of goals and needs. This is all normal, but being in the trenches allows me to bring a wide range of real-world, relatable experience to my coaching.
I spent the first 2 decades of my professional career in sports management overseeing huge sports events such as the Orange Bowl, Super Bowl Tailgate Party and LA Watts Summer Games. After taking a break to have 3 beautiful daughters, I returned to my passion in fitness and paired it with my sports management experience to build my own training business and return to coaching youth sports.
I know what it is like to balance kids, work, soccer carpool and putting a meal on the table, all while trying to get in your own training. I believe the key is to incorporate and respect the demands of daily life with work, friends and family while trying to carve out personal health. I love working with every type of athlete (everyone in my mind is one,) and I will work until we achieve the desired results together.
I hired Christine during the 2015 triathlon season to coach me through my first Olympic distance race and help me work on my speed for my sprint distance races. Thanks to her coaching, I accomplished my goals for the season. The most successful part of her coaching is that at 54 years old, I’ve stayed injury free for the season! She did a great job checking in on my condition and also helped me with nutritional issues associated with diet. She also did a great job setting up daily workouts around my work schedule, which is full time, in the office and non-flexible. I’m looking forward to working with her to improve my race times during the 2016 season. Thanks to her help I did place third in my age group in the San Diego Triathlon Series!
Christine specifically coached 4 of our triathletes this past summer to prepare for their first half, the Vineman 70.3. The individual programs she wrote worked very well. Everyone was very pleased with their results. I am continually impressed with her knowledge and coaching abilities.”
Christine has been a phenomenal coach! She has been excellent for motivating me and pushing me toward my goals. Her vast knowledge of the human body help her to raise the performance of the athletes that she trains without compromising their well being. She knows when to push her clients to strive harder and when to encourage them to listen to their bodies and take it a little easier. Her workouts are always varied and fun, I never get bored. From her bike workouts, to her strength training program, to her advice for training for a 1/2 marathon she is full of practical information and techniques to use to increase my performance and keep me from injury. I feel my fitness level has increased significantly since working with Christine.
I began competing in triathlons in 2008 and loved the sport and the cross training features. Due to my lack of swimming talent, I only entered sprint triathlons. Early in 2015, I decided that I would like to do an olympic distance triathlon and consulted with Christine Silcox of Cadence Multisport to train me.
Christine met with me and asked many questions about my goals and objectives. I appreciated that she truly listened to my personal goals and needs. She took copious notes about my current training, my personal schedule and the state of my body. She carefully explained what to expect of the training program, how it worked, how she could help me and the cost. When I decided to move forward, Christine tailored a program specific to me and my goals.
I can honestly say that Christine far exceeded my expectations. She approached the training in a friendly, professional and encouraging manner. She always pushed me to do my best. She gave me tips to improve, techniques to work on and praised the success. Christine was flexible and adjusted the schedule due to how I was feeling or personal commitments.
I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon at San Diego International Triathlon placing 5th in my age group out of 18, 5 minutes faster than my goal. My success is totally owed to Christine and her training!
It has been our pleasure having Christine as an assistant coach for our USATF youth running club, Junior Mavericks. Christine is an excellent leader and is very helpful with our team. Christine has done everything from warm-up conditioning of striders and calisthenics to some very innovative ways of keeping our youth athletes focused enough to develop into quality athletes. She would incorporate very specific drills to keep them aware of their form and develop good training habits.
Christine has been a part of our training program for two years. At first she came to our team as a volunteer helper and trained triathlete. Over time she has taken on the capacity of lead coach and is a motivating leader for our youth group of athletes.
“Christine coached me through my first rides, continuously supporting me with directions on technique and how to approach my fear of the road. Each ride Christine takes me to the next level as a cyclist and an overall athlete. She has helped me gain an understanding of how to handle my bike on busy roads, up tough hills, and down steep hills, as well as helped me with nutrition to maintain my stamina. I now look forward to my rides and can’t wait for the next one!”
“Christine is an amazing coach. She had an enormous task, taking a pre -diabetic, stay at home mom from couch potato to half iron woman. She is extremely knowledgeable, with just the right balance of encouragement and force to keep you moving toward your goals.”