running & online training coach
Sinister 7 Ultra, courtesy of Ravin Photography.
HI! I'M GEORGIE
Get fit; get healthy and have fun! I can help you get out of your rut by coaching you to move more, increase your mobility, make quality time for you and feel good.
We may not like it but COVID has change things this year. Let’s be real, you may have put on a few extra pounds since March and you feel more stressed than normal. (70% of us are feeling more stressed out according to the HQCA Covid 19 survey.) Maybe your race year has been cancelled and that Boston qualifier / ultra race seems a distant goal.
And let’s be honest your inclination to workout may have dwindled as there seems no real point. (48% of us have be unable to exercise as normal since March according to the HQCA Covid 19 survey.) The thought of heading out for another aimless run or gym session does not motivate or enthuse you. Working from home has become a 24/7 job and consequently sitting more has caused your hips to tighten and back to get a bit sore.
Does this sound like you?
This is where I come in. I do get it and I understand where you are coming from because this has been a hard year. I provide more than just an online running program. Your plan will include:
Helping get you out of your rut by starting to move more
Helping to set realistic goals
Getting daily movement
Personalized strength workouts
Mobility work to keep you moving
Active rest days
Mental health strategies
Developing your deep “why” you workout or run
Unlimited email or messaging communication
I am not saying this will be easy, but I will make it fun. It will take hard work, perseverance, grit, determination and patience but the rewards, trust me, will be amazing. You will feel happier and healthier and you will most certainly be fitter! I will be with you all the way on your journey. So let's get started now.
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Obtaining a life balance fuels your wellness and happiness.
I can help you find what works for you.
You may have big ambitions or let's be real, a few pounds may have been added and stress levels may be high from the last few months. I can help as I offer more than a run program.
I trained with Georgie for four years and enjoyed every single session. She helped train me for 10k races, 30k off-road and triathlons and was able to put together training plans that pushed me but worked with the limits of my lifestyle. I looked forward to my Tuesday mornings with her as not only were they part of my training but also became therapy! One warning though - when doing hills with Georgie and there are other runners around - she will never be beaten!” Mags
I trained with Georgie for two years until she left for Canada. Running with her was always fun, varied and I felt fit and energized after every session. Through the sessions I reaped many benefits; weight loss,improved muscle tone, increased stamina and I felt more confident. Initially I was only running two or three miles, but due to her training program and advice on nutrition I completed the London Marathon without injury. I couldn’t have done it without her. Georgie was always so positive and fun to be with and I miss our sessions very much." Yolanda
I found my coach Georgie online at georgieislip.com. Georgie is an accomplished ultra marathoner who also provides running and fitness coaching. What sold me was a picture of her finishing the Marathon des Sables. (The Marathon of Sands, is known as the toughest footrace on earth, it's 251km, and is essentially 6 marathons back to back run in the heat of the desert. I also learned that Madonna had done this race at one point.). I thought for sure someone with this type of background would be able to impart some knowledge on to me. And luckily for me, Georgie was the perfect fit. Georgie is warm, upbeat, knowledgeable, and extremely motivating!
I felt like hiring Georgie Islip made me feel like a child again; it's been a while since I've gotten so much positive feedback and encouragement as an adult. I joked to my friends that it was like Georgie was my nanny, because she's from England, and I her loved hearing her tell me, 'well done, good job, you can do it," with a doting British accent. Every run with her was energizing, she made me love hills. Her running plans are adaptable and varied. She really stresses the importance of strength and core training to make you a well rounded athlete." Linh
I’ve been around the fitness world for a while now….Georgie is one of the best. I highly recommend her to help put discipline in your routine that demands results. Plus her “can-do” attitude is highly contagious.” Jo