Graeme Turner gave up a lucrative IT career to pursue his passion in helping people achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Apart from being a nationally accredited triathlon coach, he is also a qualified sports nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach, and masseuse. He is a Retul Certified Bike Fitter, and he is even WKA certified to coach kickboxers and MMA fighters.
Graeme’s training and coaching philosophy is based on a minimalist program with an emphasis on power and strength over long junk miles. His typical Ironman coaching programs are fewer than twelve hours a week and he has worked with numerous Kona and other World Championship qualifiers. He also “coaches the coaches,” conducting development coaching courses for Triathlon Australia. Graeme is also very active in print and online media and presents regular seminars on running and sports nutrition.
Graeme doesn’t just talk the talk, but also walks the walk and has competed in triathlons and running events for over ten years, including the 2009 Hawaii Ironman and 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, as well as qualifying for the Boston Marathon and New York Marathons.
On top of his triathlon and running success, Graeme is also a fourth-degree black belt in karate and even performed for a while in a circus.