Coach Chris Mileski talks with host Jason Shupp about his origin story and evolution into the fitness and coaching space. Chris takes us through the incredible and diverse fitness/wellness/coaching opportunities he pursued, often simultaneously, that shaped him into the elite-level expert he is. He also shares his passion project and putting more kids on bikes at https://missourimtb.org/.
Chris Mileski is the VP of Field Operations, joining NICA National after founding the Missouri Interscholastic Cycling League in 2018. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Chris graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997 and went on to a diverse career in the health, wellness, and sports performance industry. He’s spent much of his career working with a myriad of professional and Olympic athletes, spent time with IMG on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, worked with USA Track & Field, and finally owned and operated an elite training center of his own to continue his focus on sports performance, physical therapy and endurance coaching.
In 2009, Chris began a six-year tenure as Program Director and Head Coach of the nationally ranked division I cycling team at Lindenwood University. After winning 7 national championships at the school, Chris was elected to the Lindenwood Sports Hall of Fame in 2020. Chris continues to coach athletes worldwide, including SoCal NICA alum and 5-time collegiate national champion Hannah Rae Otto.
Chris is a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach, USA Track & Field Sprints/Hurdles Coach, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, BICP Level I Instructor, and a NICA Level 1 Coach.
Chris currently resides in the St. Louis metropolitan area. In his spare time, he loves riding bikes with his wife Kerri and son Kolce and spending time with their two doods, Ben and Nash.
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