My husband and I had long careers in the Foreign Service residing many years in foreign countries including Latin America where I honed my Spanish language skills. During those years, even in balancing career, family life raising two daughters, I found time to lead exercise classes in the diplomatic community. Upon the end of a proud government career, it was time to dedicate myself fulltime to my passion. I studied sports nutrition and personal training assisting each of my clients to reach their athletic, and personal goals. I focus a lot on nutrition, as without proper nutrition, athletes won’t reach their full potential; this was clear to me then, as it is now.
For many years I’ve trained athletes with varied goals. I personally ran multiple marathons and races of different distances. After competing in my first sprint triathlon in 2012, I fell in love with the sport and subsequently competed in a variety of triathlon races. Ironman Texas takes place only two miles from my home and watching IMTX for the first time, I realized that this was a goal I wanted to set my sights on. In 2014, I raced, and completed, my first Ironman. Wow, what a feeling it was to hear “Kathy Hudson, you did it, you are an Ironman.”
After my first Ironman, I started training using the TriDot system. It didn’t take long to realize how different TriDot was from other training plans. I decided to become certified through Ironman University and become an Ironman Certified Coach. Once certified, I reached out to TriDot and was thrilled to be accepted as one of their coaches. What a privilege to be included in a group of such amazing people, athletes and coaches.
There is no better “job” and I’m honored to have the opportunity to coach athletes to their finish line, whatever distance that might be.
Health and fitness have been my passion for over 30 years. In 2008, I completed certifications in Sports Nutrition and Personal Training. In addition, I’ve successfully completed the IRONMAN Certified Coach, Level 1 Metabolic Efficiency Specialist and TRX Instructor courses.
In order to maintain these certifications, I am constantly improving my knowledge base and attending continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on the latest studies in exercise physiology, sports nutrition and more.
In addition, in 2008, I opened my own Personal Training studio and have been a successful business owner since that time.
As a business owner, wife and mother, I understand how busy our lives are. I will help each athlete successfully fit training in with their unique work and travel schedules. I will do this by keeping open and continual communication with the athlete to understand their individual challenges and needs.
Being a very analytical coach, I can bridge the gap between where an athlete is and where he/she desires to be. The numbers matter, I analyze data and provide constant feedback on each training session. This includes sports nutrition. Most coaches (if qualified in sports nutrition) charge an additional fee for the nutrition piece, however, I feel so strongly that sports nutrition is the number one discipline in a triathlon that I don’t charge extra for this service.
Quality over quantity! While volume is important in endurance racing, it is equally important to ensure that each training session meets the prescribed training goals and that the athlete performs to the best of their ability. This only happens when daily nutrition is “spot on." I will continually work with each athlete on sports nutrition to get it "nailed down.”
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates
IRONMAN Certified Coach
TriDot Run and Triathlon Coach
Level 1 Metabolic Efficiency Specialist
Personal Trainer – Two Certifications:
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Professional Fitness Training Association (PFTA)
Published numerous articles for Active.com and
TriDot’s Blog, For example: “Nailing Your Negative
Split; “ “The Importance of Strength Training in Off
Season;” and “Biomechanics of Swimming and Strength Training.”
TRX Certified Instructor
Active Release Therapy (ART) Certified
Group Fitness Instructor
2X Ironman Finisher
Podium Finisher in Sprint Triathlons and Various running distances
3X Qualifier for USAT Nationals
Persistence is the key to life. You fall down, you get back up and you go again- Lew Hollander, oldest man to finish an IRONMAN race
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