Adam Johnston is a triathlon/cycling coach at Tomenson Performance & Wellness.
Adam developed an interest in endurance sports while studying Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Throughout his 20s, he competed in numerous triathlon, cycling and running events while developing his coaching skills. It didn't take long before he came to the humbling conclusion that he made a better coach than athlete, and is fond of living by the credo "Some do, and some coach". Adam has been personally coaching endurance athletes, of all levels, since 1999.
- BSc in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo
- Registered Massage Therapist, graduate of ICT Kikkawa College, Toronto
- NCCP Triathlon Coach
- Currently studying Osteopathy at Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Hamilton
- Began personal coaching and performance testing as The Endurance Lab, 1999
- Operated/coached adult age group-based Newmarket Triathlon Team, 2004 to 2006
- Coached North York Aquatic Club adult triathlon swim program, 2007 & 2008
- Coached Bloor West Triathlon Swim Club, 2009
- Co-founded/owned/operated WattsUp Cycling (indoor cycling facility), 2008 to 2020
- Experience with beginner athletes: has helped countless athletes get comfortable in the water, learn how to swim, get comfortable on their bike, learn how to change gears, how to handle their bike, how to change flat tires, and how to run properly.
- Experience with intermediate athletes: has helped hundreds of athletes get to the finish line of their triathlon and running events. Getting them there in good health, with sufficient fitness, and a plan for race day.
- Experience with advanced athletes: has helped athletes qualify for the ITU World Championships (both long course and short course), 70.3 World Championships, Ironman Hawaii and the Boston Marathon (including an overall win at the Mississauga Marathon).
- Experience with professional athletes: has worked with two ITU professional athletes, both on Canada’s National Team at the time…helped transition an ITU pro to Ironman long course racing (where she finished 4th at her debut Ironman)…and helped a promising age grouper transition to the pro ranks of long course racing (scoring numerous top 5 finishes at 70.3 events and a debut 9:38 Ironman).