CHRISTINE SCHIRTZINGER brings 18 years of competitive triathlon, running, swimming and cycling experience and coaching to her athletes. She is a USAT Level I, USAC Level II, USA Masters Swimming lvl II and TrainingPeaks Level II certified coach. As a Registered Nurse, with 13 years of experience in Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room experience, she also incorporates her knowledge of health and physiology into her coaching practice.
Christine is the Performance Center Director at The Bike Rack. She is the program designer, and leads a staff of eight coaches that work to bring 240 athletes to their peak performance through periodized training utilizing computrainers. She also implemented new client management software and standardized the practice for the center to optimize the experience for each athlete. She is also a coach at the training center, leading eight classes every week.
Christine’s passion is sharing her knowledge to those new to the sport without the intimidation. She is the founder of Girls Gone Tri, an organization dedicated to empowering woman through the sport of triathlon. GGT introduces, educates and supports women with the support of the local community. With approximately 200 members in two different GGT branches, GGT training runs, organizes local rides and many clinics though out the year to it’s members and to the community She is also the founder and race director of the UnRace. The UnRace is a local sprint distance triathlon designed to expose new triathletes to the sport, give them the skills and experience to success in the support by the untimed, fully supported event.
Christine is also the founder and head coach at T2 Coaching LLC. With the use of TrainingPeaks, manages athletes day to day workouts, including working with each athlete to develop short and long term goals with a plan of how to reach those goals, coaching them to their peak performance. She works with athletes at the elite level to qualify for World Championships, and also leads new athletes through their first race. She leads clinics and is a resource to many in the community.
She is also co-founder of the Valley Velo cycling club. V2 is the Fox Valley’s premier cycling club, a diverse group of road racers, triathletes, and century riders coming together do what they love, ride. They aren't into attitudes and rankings, but being on a bike and riding with friends. And yes, they do it in some pretty cool kits.
Christine is also an Ironman athlete, racing age group elite. She has qualified for the prestigious Ironman 70.3 World Championships five times, and will be competing the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in South Africa.. She is a multiple Boston marathon qualifier, with a 3:35 PR, 20 minutes under her Boston time. She also has many other running podium finishes, and several age group and overall female wins. She is also a wife, and mother to four competitive young athletes.