Coach Chip "Chippy" Beard
Get to know the GPP Endurance Head Coach, Chip Beard
Meet Coach Beard
Chip has almost 20 years of experience in endurance sports, beginning his career as a competitive mountain bike racer which later transitioned into road racing. By the year 2000, Chip was competing as a triathlete and quickly became a top competitor in open water swim competitions. Chip has completed several full Ironman races and many halfs, Olympic and sprint distance races which has given him a wealth of knowledge to impart to his athletes.
Chip is the owner and Endurance Head Coach at GPP. He is also a GPP Fitness Coach and a certified Ironman coach with specialties in video analysis for swim, bike, and run. He has many years of business knowledge as a Vice President of Sales for a global company.
Chip is a presenter at triathlon camps, clinics, gatherings, and is a sought after speaker for both motivational and instructional topics. Mostly you will find Chip spending one-on-one time with his athletes coaching, which truly is his passion.
Chip's professional coaching credentials include Ironman Certified Coach, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach, NICA Certified mountain biking coach, and Slowtwitch Certified F.I.S.T. Bike Fitter.