Coaches and Staff

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Our Coaches and Staff

Our coaches understand what it’s like to balance training and competition with a busy schedule.  We will work with you to create a training plan tailored to your specific goals to help you reach your full potential and become a stronger athlete.

Sharone Aharon

Founder, USA Triathlon Elite Level III coach

Well-Fit is owned by Sharone Aharon, a USAT Level 3 certified triathlon coach and accomplished triathlete. Sharone Aharon, is a USA Triathlon Elite Level III coach and personal trainer.  He is the founder of Well-Fit Triathlon & Training, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. Sharone’s competitive and coaching history expands more than 30 years. Starting in 1988,…  Read more »

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Scott Jenkins

Fascia Stretch Therapist

Scott uses Fascia Stretch Therapy to help his patients find a balance of strength and flexibility to reach peak performance! Scott has a BS in Kinesiology and is a level II Fascia Stretch Therapist through Stretch to Win Institute. Scott provides extensive knowledge of human movement and more than 8 years experience working personally with…  Read more »

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Melanie Battaglia

Registered Dietitian, Well-Fit Nutritionist

Melanie Battaglia is a Registered Dietitian (RD), has a bachelor degree in nutrition from Saint Louis University (SLU), and a Master degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center. Melanie has been part of Well-Fit for two years as an athlete.  As a former college athlete, she has first-hand experience advising and living out…  Read more »

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Ted Ramos

Certified Level 2 USA Triathlon Coach, Level 3 USA Cycling coach, Youth and Junior Certified with USAT

Coach Ted has been a USA Triathlon certified coach since 2005 and coaching with Well-Fit since 2009. He has worked with nearly one thousand triathletes over this time. He currently holds a USAT Level 2 Certification, a Youth & Junior Certification, and a USA Cycling Level 2 Certification. His coaching philosophy is to focus on…  Read more »

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Mauricio Andrade

Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from UIC

Mauricio’s passion for endurance sports and fitness aids in client progression Mauricio’s passion for endurance sports and fitness has led him to participate in multiple events all over the world.  He loves all aspects of triathlons and for the last 15 years he has completed over 30 triathlons that range from Olympic to Ironman distance…  Read more »

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Russ Kuryk

8 time Ironman

Russ is a USAT Level 1 Coach an 8 time Ironman and competes in both on and off road races. Russ’s passion for coaching began when he was a lifeguard and coached swim lessons, swim team, diving team, and junior lifeguards at the Chicago Park District. Russ has successfully finished eight Ironman triathlons atop of his…  Read more »

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Keith Klebacha

USAT Level II Certified, National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

As one of Well-Fit’s veteran coaches, Keith (Coach K) offers a wealth of resources that extends across a wide array of athletic fields. In competitive swimming, Keith’s accolades have included competing at the state, national and Olympic levels. In college at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Keith illustrated his strengths not only as a…  Read more »

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Linda Mueller

Personal Trainer, USAT Level 1 Coach, USMS Swim Instructor, Road Runner Club of America Coach

Linda turned her passion for fitness and endurance sports into a career of helping others change their lives. Another lifetime ago, Linda worked in the corporate world of advertising.  One of her clients, Degree Anti-Perspirant, used to sponsor Ironman.  This was how Linda got introduced to the sport of triathlon, and ultimately endurance sports.  Seeing…  Read more »

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Colleen Wood

Run Coach

Colleen Wood has been an active athlete in the triathlon and marathon community for the past 16 years and she’s bringing her deep experience to the Wellfit community as a coach! Colleen has completed 4 full Ironman triathlons, with two of them being at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and is a 10-time Boston Marathon qualifier.…  Read more »

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Diarmuid Horan

Diarmuid grew up in Ireland where he competed at an elite level in Ireland’s top 2 sports – Gaelic Football and Hurling. His sporting career began when he was 4 years old and he graduated to elite development teams at 12-years of age. At the age of 17, Diarmuid was called to compete in senior…  Read more »

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