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Tracy McKay, "Coach TMAC",  has over 30 years of experience developing athletes for beginner, intermediate and world class events.  He has successfully combined and leveraged his background in counseling/organizational psychology with his expertise as an endurance athlete and coach.   

Premature at birth, I weighed  5lbs.  
I wasn't much of an athletic kid.  I wheezed when I ran, I was too small to play football effectively, too short to play basketball and I was terrified of a baseball.   

At 12 years of age, I rode my bicycle 42 miles for a charity event and something clicked...
I was the last person on a rainy course eating french fries as I rode.

At the age of 19, I completed my first triathlon.  
Swimming out into the Gulf of Mexico on an overcast day during jellyfish season, I was swimming into people who were stopped, brushing away swarms of jellyfish.  I crossed the finish line 23rd.
I got the bug and never looked back! 

I began training for triathlons with the encouragement of ALL AMERICAN TRIATHLETE / mentor Therese Bynum, owner of TEAM MAGIC and Junior Olympic swimmer Suzie Hosman.  I owe my start in the sport and early development as an athlete to them both. 

Crazy aspirations of turning pro led me into a 1 room apartment, new bicycles and past due bills.  Everywhere I went was on my bike, all I did was train and every dime I made went into new wheels or race registrations.  There was no TV, no computer or laptop just a radio and 2 bikes. 
I logged every sec of my training methods, and the self reflection that came with it.  In the morning I worked as a lifeguard then swim, ride,run or sleep.  In the evening I waited tables, stealing food from the unfinished entrees.  Good times, good times...

I raced from New Orleans to Muncie, St. Louis to Columbus, Atlanta, HiltonHead and the Gulf coast. Any distance was game; sprint, olympic 1/2 IM, and various duathlons.   Suddenly the idea of becoming a pro triathlete started going south.  I was over trained and underweight.  I was exhausted and without resources.

( Enter longer story here )

I went back to the 1 other thing I was good at, counseling and facilitating groups.  Over the next several years I developed a successful business in leadership & group dynamics as applied to teams & organizations.  Having consulted with several gyms & the leadership/ facilitation began leaning back into fitness.   So, I opened up the first JOHNNY G. certified/ SPINNING studio in Alabama and helped develop the indoor cycling craze throughout the state ...

I learned how to fit bikes from  John Cobb, the guy who fitted Lance Armstrong, Phinney, Molina, Scott, Newby-Frazier, Lemond and even the Rabobank team.  Later I would tweak  that process using a COMPUTRAINER and feedback from physical therapists. I surrounded myself with the best therapeutic resources for my athlete/ clients.  I spent time developing a training method that was scalable and sustainable to the needs and goals of those clients.  There is no doubt that my years and experience as a counselor/ facilitator had become a core component of my fitness coaching.


Well, thats the short version...  
Since then I have completed over 190 endurance events.  I hold 3 state cycling records, 2 IRONMAN finishes and 3 RAAM starts / 2 RAAM finishes, TNGA/2020 and 3 World Championships.

I make myself available 24/7 for my athletes and my training programs are customized to meet their needs.  I absolutely love watching my athletes transform and cross finish lines they never thought they would cross. The results speak for themselves.
I can be reached on Facebook,  and via text. 1 205 914 3020 CST.     

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