Alan T. Woodruff
Alan is a native of La Jolla, California. He has been involved in various entrepreneurial activities throughout his career including seven years working with a Sales/Marketing firm that specialized in Marketing Products for the Financial Services Industry.
Alan is a long distance athlete, who has completed more than 65 marathons. He has finished the prestigious Boston Marathon twice and has a personal best time of 2:56. In 2008, Alan completed his first Ironman Triathlon, in Tempe, Arizona. In spite of challenging winds and 95 degree temperatures, he finished the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride, and 26.2 mile run in 13:29. He has completed numerous Ironman 70.3 and other shorter distance triathlons.
Alan has spent years working with runners and athletes of all levels to improve their performance and reach their goals. He is certified as an Endurance Sports Trainer. Alan is the President and Coach of The Desert Cities Track & Triathlon Club. He conducts track work-outs each Wednesday night and will help train any client for any race distance.
Alan is Coach of the Palm Desert High School Cross Country Team, as well as the Track Team. He feels that encouraging young people to stay fit and compete will not only produce better athletes, but healthier, more confident, successful adults.
Debbie L. Woodruff
Debbie is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor with over 16 years of experience in the fitness field. She has attained a Level 1 USA Track & Field Coaching Certification. She holds certifications as a Golf Conditioning Specialist, a Running Conditioning Specialist, Advanced Flexibility Specialist, and a Strength & Sports Conditioning Specialist. She is also certified in Sports Nutrition. She creates and implements sports conditioning programs for athletes designed to improve their performance in any sport.
Debbie is the Fitness Director at the Springs Fitness and Activity Center in Rancho Mirage and also trains clients at several country clubs in La Quinta. Debbie believes that everyone has the ability to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. She is pleased to note that her oldest client will turn 101 in December 2010. She also teaches that balance is essential, in diet, exercise and life.
Along with Alan, Debbie coaches the Palm Desert High School Cross Country Team.
Although she has raced distances from 5K to 26.2 miles, Debbie preferred the marathon, and has completed 36 races at that distance. She has a personal best time of 3:16, run in St. George, Utah in October, 1999. After completing several sprint distance triathlons, Debbie decided to focus on long distance cycling and has completed more than 20 century (100 miles) distance rides. Her newest goal is to complete a double century in 2010.
Alan and Debbie have worked to find a training program that fits into their busy lives. An authentic example of "practicing what they preach," both rise at 3:30 a.m. daily in order to get in a training run, ride or swim before starting the working day at about 6:00 a.m. The Woodruffs also include weight training and a healthy vegetarian diet in their personal program.
They understand that everyone faces challenges in starting and maintaining an exercise and nutrition program and will work with you to help you overcome your personal obstacles.
The Woodruffs live in La Quinta, California with their six dogs (who also run 2-3 miles several days per week) and two cats.