Are you an endurance sport enthusiast – a triathlete, runner, cyclist or swimmer – looking to:
- improve your performance without adding even more hours of training?
- avoid injuries which set you back and negate any gains you have made?
- be the best you can be with the body, lifestyle and time you have?
SPARTA is the “go to” place for people who love endurance sports.
I share interviews with top professional endurance athletes, publish articles packed full of practical tips and run 1-1 and group training sessions.
Hi, I’m Jen Brown.
I’m the principal endurance performance coach & personal trainer at SPARTA Personal Training – a personal training business based in Penrith, Australia.
I specialise in helping endurance sport enthusiasts train smarter so you can get faster and fitter and avoid the niggling injuries which can have such a devastating impact on your performance.
For the past 6 years, I’ve been participating in endurance sports such as triathlons, running, bushwalking & mountaineering. Unfortunately, throughout much of that time I struggled with niggles and re-occurring injuries which seriously hampered my progress.
It’s been a frustrating process – many tears have been shed over the years – and it’s only since becoming a personal trainer myself, that I’ve realised these problems have largely been caused by inappropriate and incorrect training techniques.
Before I knew better, everything I thought I was doing right turned out to be aggravating existing injuries and causing further damage. I don’t want anyone to go through the same experience as me. That is now my mission here at SPARTA.
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Many endurance enthusiasts know what training they “should” be doing but very often aren’t. So I focus on the aspects of your training which will bring you the biggest gains – such as core training, strength training and more – but which you struggle to do on your own.
You probably already know that these are the things which will keep you injury-free and improve your performance the most quickly, but you’re realistic enough to know (and admit!) that these are the things you rarely get around to doing on your own. So that’s what we will together build into your training and what I’ll help motivate you to do on an ongoing basis.
I know you love your sport & would rather spend time doing it. So I will make sure that your sessions are fun, effective and efficient so you can spend even more time doing what you love.
My style of training is “intelligent” – which means:
- I focus on the kind of training which will achieve the most gains without sacrificing your overall health;
- I’ll work with your body, not against it to prevent new injuries and protect existing ones;
- I’ll play to your strengths but also work on strengthening your weaknesses;
- I’ll create a plan that’s customised for you, not just because it’s common or the next fitness craze.
I also believe in the power of a positive mental attitude – so when you work with me, you’ll find empathy and understanding but you’ll also find that I focus on what you can achieve and what you can do, not what you can’t.
“SPARTA knows my sport inside & out & helped me physically, & most importantly mentally prepare for what was going to be the biggest challenge of my life.” – Rachel, Ironman Australia finisher, 2011.