Coach Shawn Bostad

Shawn’s Coaching Philosophy: “I take a holistic approach towards
coaching and training to ensure all my clients reach the starting line
injury-free, mentally prepared and physically-tuned to compete at
their optimal level. I understand each individual has unique goals
which require unique program development. With that in mind, I
prioritize individual evaluation and regular coach/client
communication.  This level of communication ensures that no stone is
left unturned, and no corners are cut.  Equally important, is balance
in life. We can allow the body to develop naturally according to its
own physiological clock and each clients personal goals.  I place
emphasis on specificity, “pre-hab”, and strength to make resilient
athletes.  I will work you harder than you ever thought possible, but
you’ll be ready.  My job is to help you develop the confidence to know
that you’ll be able to tackle any workout, race or speed bump life has
in store.”


Bachelors Degree – University of Wisconsin Stevens Point – Foreign Languages
Trigger Point Technologies Institute Certified Instructor
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine Kinetic Chain Dysfunction Certification
FMS Level 1 Certified
CPR and AED Certified

Athletic Experience

18 years of competitive running, cycling, and swimming experience
6 years of competitive track and field experience
Category 3 Road Cyclist
Numerous Top 10 Finishes in regional and national triathlons
14 years of competitive soccer
4 years of elite-level ultra marathon racing

Professional Experience

Professional Coach since 1999
Professional Swim Instructor since 1999
Director and founder of Pure Austin Coaching 2009-2013
Cofounder of Lactic Edge – UWSP Triathlon Club
Cofounder of Trail Factor Running Group, Portland OR
Fitness Specialist since 2004

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