Dr mark McCullough
Dr. Mark is a coach, triathlete, and an Amazon best-selling author that is based in Toledo. Dr. Mark developed his passion for triathlon after many years as a swimmer and late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. This diagnosis revved up his pursuit to not only become the healthiest version of himself but also to become a mentor and coach to help those committed to being their best.
Continuous improvement is Dr. Mark’s mantra in life as well as sport. Those who try and fail successfully will attain and achieve greater success in whatever they set their mind to. He incorporates this philosophical style into his coaching and relationships in hopes to come alongside and bring out the best he he leads. Consistency and connecting inspires and assists individuals in meeting and achieving his/her goals which will spill over and impact their entire life.
USAT Olympic Distance National Qualifier
10 + Masters Swimming podium finishes in 2010, 2011, and 2012
3 Ultramarathon finishes in 2013
3-time Ironman Finisher
2-time podium finisher at the Bayshore 1/2 marathon
The Tristar Athletes race fueling consult is one of our most popular services we offer. We will craft a plan that addresses your nutrition limiters and prepares your body for any endurance event.
Every athlete has distinctly different nutritional needs for optimal performance. We use the latest scientific research to provide athletes of all levels with individualized nutrition plans based on their unique performance and fitness goals. We consider individual training schedules and lifestyle choices to determine specific energy and hydration needs for each athlete and maximize energy levels. This expert analysis and individualized nutrition plan improves endurance and speeds muscle recovery.
The plan developed by our coaches will address your carbohydrate, fluid intake and sweat loss / electrolyte replacement strategy. This consultation is the starting point for our Tristar Nutrition Coaching.
Your nutrition plan will be developed by our principal level III coaches or certified nutritionists. You will receive a detailed caloric and nutrient based plan (PDF / Spreadsheet) with your key event from start to finish. You will setup a call time with your Tristar team to go over your current health histories and what has worked or not worked for you in the past.
Getting to your goals in sport and in body health is a complex endeavor. Working with our principal coaches and nutritionists, you will lay out your goals whether its lose weight, gain muscle or lean out. This consult starts the foundation for our Tristar Nutrition Program and will help you to master energy balance and total health.
We start by getting to know you one to one and then design a macro nutrient schedule that is easy to follow. With your Tristar coaching experts, you will review your current nutrition program and will receive feedback how to make adjustments towards your goals. Realistic time frames towards completion and an analysis with write up will provide the road map for your next steps. The hard part was getting to Tristar, now let us show you how to gain nutrition health in a smart and fast way.
Lets get started! All Tristar Athletes start off with an initial consultation with their prospective coaches, by FaceTime, phone or google hangout and in person when possible.
We begin by learning about you and your goals and develop a season plan to best fit your needs. With your Tristar Coach you will go over your health histories, strengths and weakness in the planning stages for your future development. Prior to meeting with your coach you will need to have paid for you consult here and also fill out our athlete questionnaire by clicking HERE. Fill out as much as you can and take your time, no need to rush it back to us. This will help our coaches get to know you and the “rules to your game”. Once we have both your questionnaire and payment submission you will be contacted within 24hrs to setup a meeting time.
If you have not already selected your Tristar Athletes certified coach, please click here
Please select your coach and indicate your preferred staff member in your athlete questionnaire. We look forward to meeting with you,
~The Tristar Athletes Coaching Staff!
Swim bike run video analysis with a certified Tristar Athletes Coach. This is a great coaching option for those who are looking to refine all aspects of their form. For the run, “gait analysis”, for the bike, form and function as it relates to power output and swimming how to flow though the water with efficiency. Videos will be texted, drop boxed or emailed to your coach throughout your training cycle for feedback and adjustments in realtime. Dialing in your form can help you prevent injury and find “free speed”. (Listed price is for one month of video analysis or 10 videos.)
For Athletes not yet enrolled in our ELITE or MENTORSHIP programs, the 1X1 option provides a meeting one to one with your Tristar Athletes Coach. One to one sessions may be for season planning, training data review, nutrition consulting or any other facet of your sport needs. (This may also be a combination of all of the above.)
To get started pre purchase the number of coaching sessions you are interested in and then schedule a date and meeting time with your Tristar Athletes certified coach (Find our coaches calendars and bios here as well as their contact information)
*If you are new to Tristar Athletes, you can also schedule an initial consultation here.