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Off-Season Fitness: Chris Hauth on Staying Engaged Through The Winter Months

By November 23, 2017May 10th, 2018No Comments

“Stay healthy, stay motivated and be positive.”

Chris Hauth  

Today, I am once again joined by Chris Hauth (@AIMPCoach) for another edition of Coach’s Corner focused on maintaining fitness with engaged enthusiasm as we navigate the winter months.

For those new to the show, Chris is a sub-9 hour Ironman, former professional triathlete, two-time Olympian and one of the world’s most respected endurance coaches. In 2006, Chris won the Ironman Coeur D’Alene and went on to be the first American amateur & 4th overall American at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

When he’s not training and racing, Chris runs AIMP Coaching, mentoring a wide spectrum of athletes ranging from elite professionals — including Ironman and Western States top finishers, Ultraman winners and Olympic Trials qualifiers — to first time half-marathoners. Under Chris’ tutelage since 2008, he deftly guided me through three Ultraman World Championships, EPIC5. and now Ötillö.


A friend and mentor as much as a coach, Chris has been my personal coach since 2008, expertly guiding me through three Ultraman World Championships (’08, ’09 & ’11), EPIC5 in 2010 and the 2017 Ötillö Swimrun World Championships in Sweden this past September – which we raced together as a team.

Today we discuss:

  • The importance of rest & taking a break from training;
  • eating and training with the season;
  • how to set goals and formulate a plan for the new year;
  • work-life-training balance;
  • sustainability — learning how to enjoy your fitness; and
  • bucket list events and what each of us is looking forward to in 2018

On another note, I am looking to hire a filmmaker/photographer. As you may know, David Zammit joined me 2 months ago as my collaborative partner on video and photography projects. During this time, we made a fruitful leap to filming the podcast and created a few other cool pieces (with more on the way). Ultimately, the job turned out to not be the right fit for David, who returned home to Malta. For the record, I loved working with him. We’re good friends and he may return to Los Angeles at some point. However, his departure has left me back at square one. Therefore, I am once again putting the word out for a filmmaking / editing / photographer comrade in arms. I will be revisiting all of the previous submissions of course, but I thought it worth putting out another call. Here is what I am looking for:

  • availability to work full time (or most of the time) and in person (no virtual arrangements);
  • extensive editing experience in either FCP or Premiere;
  • experience with graphic design & After Effects
  • extensive camera experience (owning great equipment a plus);
  • can multi-task as a filmmaker, editor and photographer
  • alignment with my mission & fundamental understanding of the opportunity

The job is evenly divided between documentation (e.g., podcast & instructional projects) and art (e.g., vlogs, motivational pieces, etc.). In addition, I am not looking for someone to simply do as I ask, but rather an individual who understands and appreciates aesthetics and collaboration, can bring me new ideas, and ultimately elevate my visual presence across multiple channels.

I understand this is a big ask. It will take a very specific person to fill this role, so please only submit if you meet all the qualifications. But if you think you have the goods and appreciate the value of the opportunity, I would love to hear from you.

E-mail submissions to [email protected] with the subject line: “Video Opportunity”

For those visually inclined, the video version of the podcast is viewable on YouTube.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.

Peace + Plants,


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Show Notes

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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Shawn Patterson for graphics; and David Zammit for photography & videography. Theme music by Ana Leimma.

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