About Daniel Reimer
What are you going to bring to Speed Cycling?
I have a personal training and cycling instructing background which served as a good platform for my career as a physical therapist. I work in an outpatient orthopedics setting at Dean West and see a high percentage of our athletic population including the running and triathlon population. Speed Cycling will allow me to fuse these backgrounds into my roles as a cycling instructor and physical/personal trainer. I will be able to provide injury assessments and program development for those dealing with injury and be able to serve in a personal training role from a physical therapists perspective. This will allow for accurate exercise prescription through proper body mechanics instruction and therefore be able to prevent injury which is my goal. I will also be conducting seminars ranging from off season strength training for triathletes to more specific topics such as hamstring strains and sciatica.
Why did you become a coach/instructor?
Initially I become a spinning instructor because I thought the classes were boring and the teachers who taught just weren’t motivating to me. Plus who can do interval training to the Steve Miller Band! In my mind, the music and the energy/attitude of the instructor set the stage for a great workout. I enjoy seeing where people start from and then watching them progress toward their goals reaching a sense of achievement along the way. I feel people too often sell themselves way short of what they are capable, and I feel as a coach/instructor I am able to do a great job of helping them surpass expectation.
What is your greatest athletic achievement(s)?
Dating back, winning the 5th grade city baseball championships with a game winning grand slam in the bottom of the last inning was right up there with Ironman in terms of excitement and sharing the moment. Ironman Wisconsin 2006 finish was probably the most memorable and most significant to date. The first time, I feel, is always the most challenging mentally, physically, and spiritually just because of the unknown ahead. With God helping every step of the way and under the expertise of my coach, Justin Henkel, I was able to finish with the biggest smile on my face to date. I usually do about 5 triathlons per summer ranging from sprints to half IMs but have not done an IM since 2008 which again was a marvelous experience which left a sweet taste in my mouth and a huge smile on my face!
- If you think you can; you can. If you think you can’t you’re right
- Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
- A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
- Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
- Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- Phillipians 4:13
- Mark 8:36
What do you like to do outside of triathlon and training?
I have re-ignited the flame for the love of golf this past summer. My goal was to break 40 and have hit 40 on the nose three times this year from the blue tees, but it just was not meant to be quite yet. I have been golfing with a group of older gentlemen on Thursday mornings who have really helped me mentally and physically with the game. It is a game which takes expert concentration and precision with every swing so I have really grown to love the challenge. I enjoy spending time with my gal, Macarey Schaefer, whether it be watching a movie or cooking something marvelous at home. We really enjoy traveling to Colorado and had the opportunity to spend some time this past summer in Durango which was magnificent.