FOUNDER & HEAD COACH
Michael Harlow is the Founder and Director of Endorphin Fitness. As a USA Triathlon Level 3 Certified Coach, Race Director, and Youth & Junior Certified Coach, Michael is regarded as one of the premier triathlon coaches in the country.
Michael was awarded the 2012 Youth Developmental Coach of the Year from USA Triathlon. In 2018, Michael was honored with the nomination as the US coach for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina that same year. Michael is asked to lead presentations and webinars nationally for USA Triathlon on topics such as youth & junior physiology, draft legal racing / training, and swim, bike, and run skills and development. Additionally, Michael was invited to participate in the USA Triathlon Elite Mentorship Program at the US Olympic Training Center, an honor only given to the top coaches in the country.
Michael is the head coach of the Endorphin Fitness Junior Elite High Performance Team which has consistently placed in the top 5 nationally for the past 6 years and the Endorphin Fitness youth team which won the national championship in 2017. Michael has coached hundreds of athletes from age 5-75 across all levels and overseen the coaching of thousands of athletes by his staff. He has taken athletes from beginner to top honors at National & World Championships. Michael’s success lies in his ability to motivate and communicate knowledge effectively across all levels.
As an athlete, Michael has been competing in triathlon since 1993, at the age of 10. During his career, Michael has consistently ranked in the top 5% in the Nation and top 1% in Virginia. He has represented the state of VA in the Best of the US Competition twice and raced for Team USA for 3 World Championships in Short Course Triathlon, Long Course Duathlon, and XTERRA. Today, he continues to race and enjoys balancing his love for the sport with being a father to seven children and husband to wife Stephanie.