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Sandra Gallagher-Mohler, "Coach S"
Since pursuing a degree in psychology from Loyola University, over the last 13 years I have had the opportunity to coach high school Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track athletes, Division I Track and Field sprint and middle distance athletes, runners of all ages and abilities, and athletes of all ages from the sprint triathlon to the Ironman race distance. I have had the very fortunate opportunity to witness the 'bug' of running and multi-sport take hold of hundreds of athletes. It's a wonderful process to watch unfold as cautious, intimidated and undeveloped young buds start to find their strength, confidence and spirit, or when even elite level athletes tired of reoccurring injuries and poor race performances find new vigor and life in their training. It's an honor, in my opinion, to be a linking part of this new love of sport, which is why I love coaching. It allows me the opportunity to find runners and triathletes all across the running spectrum and spark or even re-ignite the flame that burns within them.
Specialties, Experience and Certifications:
- 13+ years coaching experience of runners and triathletes of all ages and ability levels in events ranging from the 60 yard dash to the Ironman 140.6.
- 20 plus years competitive run experience
- Seven years competitive triathlon race experience
- 10 years experience as a behavior interventionist addressing needs regarding struggles with anxiety, depression, ADD/HD and other challenges
- USA Track and Field Certified Coach, Level I
- USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Level I
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified
Dr. Alexios Monopolis is a professor, outdoor adventurer, Olympic coach and Under Armour athlete. Originally from the island of Corfu, Greece, Alexios has spent most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he currently resides. He has completed six degrees from Harvard University, Oxford University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California, and his research examines the effects of sustainable lifestyles on physical fitness and psychological wellness.
At Johns Hopkins University, Alexios teaches courses in the Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Program, is the Program Manager for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Sustainability & Health, serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club, and has trained hundreds of student athletes as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Athletics Department.
Previously, at Harvard University, Alexios served as the founding Program Manager & Coach for Harvard On The Move; a university-wide fitness initiative. In this capacity, Alexios organized weekly outdoor fitness, wellness and recreation programs in addition to workshops and lectures highlighting cutting-edge research in the physiological, psychological and nutritional sciences. For example, in terms of running, Alexios led multiple runs each week with students, staff, faculty and alumni and organized interactive workshops and training seminars on running form, injury prevention, sport psychology, the cognitive and emotional benefits of running, and the science of barefoot running. Read more >
Alexios also served as the Fitness Director of the Meadowbrook Aquatic & Fitness Center, and as a coach for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club where he has trained dozens of Olympic swimmers, including Michael Phelps.
The Under Armour Performance Center is the athlete's playground, and the perfect place to invigorate your training. Whether it's one-on-one strength training or mental strength training sessions where we'll turn your weaknesses into your strengths, or group training sessions to get your competitive juices flowing, you'll leave each session feeling stronger, more confident and more capable than when you walked in the door.
I gained so much from my 10 sessions with Coach that I will use every time I go out and run! She has prepared me so much for my college lacrosse career in many ways; from fixing my running form, giving nutrition advice, showing me important stretches, and basically answering all of the questions I ever had about running! I really looked forward to going to my sessions because every time I left I learned something new and walked away feeling more confident about running than before.
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