Sue Aquila – Coach
I started my first business in 1996 and I have learned that the practices that enable success in business can lead to success in triathlon. I run my training like my business and my business like my training.
My journey in triathlon started with a 50lb weight loss and continued with multiple Kona Qualifications. I believe in having a plan and working your plan. I believe that triathlon training is a great tool to develop success in all areas of your life: family, health, and work.
I take pride in interacting with you frequently by email, text and phone. You can expect a caring coach, an excellent communicator, and a strong leader with clearly defined goals. There is a depth to my craft and a true appreciation for technology and data when training. As an added bonus, I love exercise research/physiology/technology and enjoy finding the edge to what is possible.
I work with only a small team of athletes each year to give them my full attention.
USA Triathlon Certified Coach * Ultrarunner
Ironman All World Athlete Champion Women 45-49
Ranked 1st in the world for overall race performance during 2013 season
3x Kona Qualifier and Finisher
USA Triathlon All-American
Age Group Champion Women 45-49 Ironman Louisville
Age Group Champion Women 45-49 Ironman Texas
USA Triathlon Long Distance AG Champion
Six Hour Timed Ultra Winner and 2nd Overall
Twelve Hour Timed Ultra Winner and 2nd Overall (61.9 miles)
MS Sports Management from Indiana University
BS Psychology from St. Lawrence University
Tatiana Kolovou – Ethos Fitness
I believe that adversity builds resilience. My life’s trajectory changed dramatically at age 12 when I had a surgical spinal fusion. For two months, I was immobilized on a canvas frame Stryker bed and later in a full body cast. I vowed that if I could overcome my fusion, I would honor my body by moving it, fueling it and caring for it as my most prized possession. A vow I continue to practice daily.
As part of my recovery, I started swimming. Since I really don’t do anything half baked, I raced competitively right away. My love for swimming ignited my interest in the field of sports performance. I traveled from my home in Athens, Greece to Indiana University to study Exercise Science. I had an amazing opportunity to work for and be mentored by one of the world’s best, swimming coach and scientist Doc Counsilman. Fast forward to adulthood where I’ve been blessed to be able to swim, bike, run, and race in Age Group Triathlon Worlds in Budapest, Hungary.
I have been in health and fitness education traveling the world to speak, train, and present at many of the major fitness conventions.I am certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, and a proud member of the Schwinn national master trainer team. I have taught group fitness classes and trained instructors for the past 25 years.
An inspired workout can brighten a dreary day, put a smile on your face and transform lives! Believe it or not, I suggested to Sue that she try triathlon over 10 years ago. The rest is history! Sometimes people just need a nudge to find their passion. It gives me such joy to transform lives.
I own Ethos Cycle & Train in Bloomington, IN where we build community and share our passion for an inspired, healthy, energized life.
My spinal fusion may limit my racing now, but I still enjoy the goal setting and regularity of training in all three sports.
Today my job is still in higher education! After achieving my Masters in Business Administration, I became a faculty member at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. I teach students and executives how to be stellar influencers and communicators. You can find my professional work on LinkedIn and Lynda.com.