Top coach launches Triathlon program for All

We all have fitness goals in our lives right? Whether it’s restricting your diet to only veggies and no sweets, or drinking 8 glasses of water with lemon and cucumber on a daily basis or finishing your first ever Triathlon! ( How exciting is this!)

Honestly, I am not really the athlete kind of girl nowadays due to my back condition and I mostly prefer to just watch by the sidelines while my friends sweat it out on the court. However, I also thrive on new experiences and finishing a training course for a triathlon had been always penciled on my bucket list. I just haven’t got the guts to finally say yes and commit to it. 

Me trying out some handbars at a fitness event to strengthen my core

Good thing last week, I was invited over by my friend Aci from Aci Girl messaged me about this exciting launch to be held at the Earth Kitchen in BGC! 🙂

I actually came from a meeting that time so I wasn’t able to make it on the dot but then again at least I was able to gather some 411 on their new training program spearheaded by top coach  Jojo “JoMac” Macalintal  who will start their new wave of triathlon coaching sessions this April 4,2016

There will be a three-month program for each category where participants are prepared according to their fitness levels. The program begins on April 4 at the AS parking lot in at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.

Coach Jojo holding out their poster for this program. Photo is from Endurance Mag

Popularly known in the triathlon community as Coach Jomac, Macalintal has 18 years of experience in triathlon coaching and competition. Coach Jomac has been in every nook and cranny of the sport as competitor, coach and organizer.


The program can accommodate affiliated and non-affiliated triathletes who wish to improve. Assisted by a pool of coaches, Macalintal will not only train beginners and turn them into triathletes; he will also train triathletes to be more competitive.

“Anyone can be a triathlete. Kids, students, housewives and mothers, and office workers and even whole families who aim just to be physically fit can swim, bike and run any distance, from sprints and mini-sprints to Olympic and Ironman distances under a good triathlon coach with a good program,”Macalintal said.

If they wish to, trainees may qualify as members of Team Trimac, one of the oldest and most active triathlon teams in the country.

Macalintal is certified as coach by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and was selected Coach of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, by the, the country’s most popular multisport website. His team Trimac was Triathlon Team of the Year in 2011 and his program continues to churn out top-level age-group and elite and youth triathletes.


Trimac Coaching hopes to help a lot of newcomers at the sport with this program. After observing the impressive performances of youngsters in the IronKids part of the recent Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Subic last weekend, Macalintal said it won’t be long before the country’s ever-growing triathlon community will produce a competitor who will compete in the Olympic Games.

Corporate supporters of the program are Brooks, TYR, Gu Gels, Apotheca, KLEAN and Unilab Active Health. Join now and see you there. 🙂

(PS: I actually won a free training with Coach Jojo for a month! 🙂 How awesome is that?) Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂


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