Coaches and Staff


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.

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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Rachel Pearson

Experienced Swim Coach and Elite Triathlete

Experienced Swim Coach and Elite Triathlete Rachel is a USA triathlon Level I coach and has coached at Well-Fit for the last 2 years. She has 10 years of experience coaching swimming and water polo at a youth club and high school level, and started a club triathlon team at the University of East Anglia,…  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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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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Vered Arbel

BS and MS in Kinesiology, an expert in qualitative human movement assessment and corrective exercise programming

  Well-Fit opens its first Pilates studio, offering private and semi-private classes Vered Arbel is an instructor at the Kinesiology and Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Arbel earned both her BS and MS in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently pursuing her PhD in Biomechanics at the…  Read more »

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Sharone Aharon

December 11 |  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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Russ Kuryk

December 13 |  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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Ted Ramos

December 1 |  Certified Level 2 USA Triathlon Coach, Level 3 USA Cycling coach, Youth and Junior Certified with USAT

Ted’s attention to detail and thoughtful training programs prepare athletes with strategies for successful races Coach Ted is a certified Level 1 USA Triathlon Coach, a Level 2 USA Cycling coach as well as Youth and Junior Certified with USAT. He has experience working with all types of athletes, men and women from youth level…  Read more »

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