This is why we do what we do…

Myself and a few mates stupidly made a drunken bet to complete an Ironman by May 2020 (bet was made Jan 2019). Having never ridden a road bike or swum longer than 1 km without resting before, I realised I had no clue what I was doing. As I am not one to back down from a bet, I figured I had better search for a coach.  I came across Atlas Multisports and from day 1 of meeting Coach Jason and his wife Lisa, they have been nothing but very friendly and supportive. Not only did they make me feel very welcome but the rest of the team who also train with Atlas made me feel very much part of the team also.  Atlas creates a fun environment for training. No matter what age or level of fitness you are, the coaches cater for everyone and for whatever goals you want to achieve. Whether it be just to get fitter or entering your first short course triathlon to an elite level of Ultraman, they can do it.  I never thought I’d enjoy drinking coffee in lycra but the team is very social and this happens most mornings now.  I highly recommend Atlas to anyone who is looking to get into this sport.  – Eddie

I joined Atlas Multisports over 9 years ago as an unfit almost 50 year old who decided triathlon might be fun, never having done anything like that before. I was very self conscious at the time thinking everyone would laugh at me.  Right from the beginning Jason and Lisa have never been anything other than supportive. Through Atlas I have met a wonderful group of people of all ages (teenagers to 60+) and abilities (not many as slow as me). Without exception everyone I have met through atlas over the years have just been happy to support each other and be proud of each other’s achievements, no matter how big or small. In the 9 years, with Jason as my ever patient coach, I have gone from not being able to run 500 metres to doing Olympic triathlon, 1/2 Ironman, marathon  and Ironman. I even got to go to ‘worlds’ in Austria. More importantly I have made lifelong friends. Jason, Lisa and all the gang at Atlas are now part of my life. If you are a professional triathlete, an age grouper, or a ‘want to be’ triathlete, or if you just want to keep fit and meet amazing people, you won’t regret joining Atlas. – Brenda

I joined the Atlas Multisports team in August 2018 to help improve my training outcomes for Ironman, with a long-term goal of qualifying for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Coach Jason tailored a training plan to align with my work and family life and offered one-on-one advice, feedback and group training opportunities with like-minded triathletes. I have made many new friends through Atlas Multisports and it’s great to see all team members supporting each other during training and on race days. A major benefit of Atlas Multisports training is offering group training sessions up to 6 days per week. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to grab a coffee and catch up with other team members after training sessions. The club is family-friendly and my 10 year-old son is now also a member and sometimes joins dad to run and swim with the squad.  He feels like he is part of the team and it’s a great boost to his self-esteem and physical fitness. For me personally, coach Jason has been instrumental in assisting me to improve my physical and mental strength and self-confidence. I recently achieved a 41-minute personal best time at the Half Ironman distance at Sunshine Coast 70.3. I can highly recommend joining Atlas Multisports to new triathletes or anyone wanting to improve and make new friends. – Alex