MEET OUR TEAM
Our team members are located all of the Southeast. We can likely pair you up with a training partner local to you! We also do training camps for our athletes in various areas such as Chattanooga, Kingsport, & Augusta. Check out what some of our athletes have to say about their experience being a part of E3 Tri!
"I met Aaron at the beach when I saw his Ironman tattoo and asked him about it. At the time, I had lost over 100 pounds through diet, but was still lacking overall fitness and searching for “something more." We talked about Ironman and triathlons. His passion for the sport struck me to the core...I knew that I found my “something more."
I couldn’t run more than a mile. Never swam. And hadn’t been on a bike in over 20 years. Why someone like myself would ever think they could do triathlon, I’ll never know. But, I knew that I HAD to. I questioned a lot throughout the process, but I never once questioned Aaron’s ability, desire, and passion to shepherd over my journey. We are going on two years of working together and I have successfully completed 2 sprints and an Ironman 70.3 event and working towards a full Ironman.
I found even more than my "something more" - I found a friend for life with “Coach” and an incredible community of triathletes through E3!"
Nick P. - Kentucky
"Training under E3 Coach Aaron Whitley has been a life-changing opportunity. With his guidance and support, I have met and exceeded many of my triathlon and life goals. He has helped take me from riding an Olympic distance bike course in 1 gear (because I was too scared to touch my aero bars!) to several 1st place AG sprints, 2018 USAT National Championships, 2019 IM All World Athlete Bronze, and now IRONMAN Certified Coach! I have learned from Aaron that it is so important to work hard in all we do, but it is through service to others that we truly succeed. Helping others achieve their big goals with love, support, and community has profound effects on everyone involved and I am so proud to be a part of this E3 family."
Rachel C. - North Carolina
"After 2 years of training on my own and racing Sprint and Olympic triathlons, I set a goal of finishing three IRONMAN 70.3 races in 2019. I decided that hiring a professional coach would give me the best chance of achieving this goal and I was lucky to find Rachel with E3 Tri! My first race, the IRONMAN Virginia 70.3, was early in the season for a first-timer, and Rachel developed a training program that had me race ready and feeling confident! I was very pleased to finish in the top 20 in my age group!"
Tom B. - Tennessee
"I signed up for my first triathlon, which was an Ironman 70.3 thinking I would be ok to self-coach myself through the training. Boy was I wrong! Since joining the E3 team, my fitness level and speed have drastically improved. I also feel like I gained a whole family. Everyone has been so welcoming and encouraging!"
Jenna G. - Georgia