Triathlon training for your first race

How to start training for your first triathlon race

Triathlon training in Naples FL

Are you looking to participate in your first triathlon? Maybe you have done a few triathlon races and are looking for a little more guidance and training?

Group training can be a great way to train with other people in a safe, friendly environment. You will meet and train with others with the same goals. This can help get you to the start line with more confidence, plus, you will see friendly faces at your race. This can help those pre-race jitters.

In Naples Florida, we have several options to join group training for triathlon training.

Leapfrog Athletes

Leapfrog Athletes has an 8 week triathlon clinic starting March 30, 2019. This program will cover all aspects of triathlon racing, from open water swimming to biking and running, as well as transition practice. All levels of participants are welcome to join. A lot of this training will be performed on the Naples Fitness Challenge course. This can really give you an edge over other participants. You can find out more about this program here:

Why Not Tri

Why Not Tri is the company who is responsible for the Naples Fitness Challenge. They have a triathlon race clinic starting on April 4, 2019, and continues until May 25, 2019. These clinics are held on the race site. You can do all of the clinics or you can drop into the ones that focus on your weakness. You can find out more about these clinics, and dates here:

We hope you take your first step into this amazing world of triathlon racing. These race clinics are the first step to a great race finish. Make sure you check out our calendar of events for free weekly training events. We would love to meet you and welcome you into our club. Also, check out photos from last year’s Naples Fitness Challenge here.

Please contact us for more information including our new mentor program:

Naples Fitness Challenge Race Discount

Naples Fitness Challenge
Some of our NATS member in transition at the Naples Fitness Challenge

Naples Area Triathletes are excited to announce our club discount for The Naples Fitness Challenge. Y Not Tri is offering our tri club members a race discount until May 1, 2019. The triathlon race is on Sunday, June 2nd. And it will be the 33rd year for this event!

The Naples Fitness Challenge is our only hometown triathlon race, and as such, we expect a large turnout from our members. We also invite you to volunteer if you will not be racing.

This is the second year the Naples Fitness Challenge will be offering two different distance triathlon races. The sprint race will be a reverse triathlon, as the swim will be the last portion of the race. The longer Olympic distance will be a traditional race, with a swim start. Make sure you check out their website for complete race information. You can register for this race here.

We want to thank Y Not Tri (Linda Gregory) for extending a discount to our triathlon club members. We hope you take advantage of these savings. Watch your email, as members will receive the code shortly. Please make sure you do not share this code with non-members.

Other race discounts include MultiRace events and Game On Events.

Check out pictures from last year’s event.

Not sure you are a current member? Check your membership status here.

New Race Discount for NATs members

Game On Triathlon Race

Naples Area Triathletes are excited to announce our new partnership with Game On Race Events.  They are offering our tri club members a race discount. Game On Race Events holds several triathlon races on the east coast of Florida as well as new events on the west coast of Florida.

For our members who are a little more adventurous, Game On Race Events has a bike trail event series.

Game on Race Events is offering our club members 10% off all of their events. Make sure you check out their website for all triathlon race dates and location venues.

We want to thank Game On Race Events for extending a discount to our triathlon club members. We hope you take advantage of these savings. Watch your email, as members will receive the code shortly. Please make sure you do not share this code with non-members.

Other race discounts include MultiRace events.

Not sure you are a current member? Check your membership status here.

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Meet the new Board of Director member

Board of Directors

The NATs board is excited to welcome our newest member to join our board of directors, Judy Keator. We feel she is going to bring new and refreshing ideas to our triathlon club.

Judy Keator

Judy Keator recently relocated to Naples from the Boston area where she served on the board of a very active triathlon club.  After participating in her first sprint triathlon around 8 years ago, she quickly fell in love with the sport.   The personal challenge and great friendships you develop with triathlon was a big draw.  She hopes to bring some of her New England triathlon club experience to NATS and is looking forward to meeting everyone.

In addition to triathlon, Judy can be found golfing, diving and hiking with her dogs. 

We thank Judy for offering her time to help the club.

Would you be willing to help as well? We will need volunteers for upcoming events. Let us know if you are willing to help us too.

Looking for a workout partner??

Naples Area Triathletes - Tri Club
Some of the Naples Area Triathlete members

Ever have a workout and want company? Don’t have any idea how to find someone who might want to join you? Check out Naples Area Triathletes’s closed forum on Facebook. NATS closed forum page is a great way to reach out to other members. You can post questions about triathlon training, races and more. Click here to visit the forum page.

2019 Member Only Discounts


All members should receive an email on Wednesday, January 30th containing this year’s members-only discount codes. If you do not receive an email, please check to see if your membership is current.

If you have business and would like to extend a discount to our members, please let us know.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019. We are looking forward to a great year. We are currently redesigning our website. Make sure you get the latest information from the club by signing up for our emails.

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