Triathlon Training  near Team Triumph

Julia Aimers

Julia Aimers (BA Rec Admin, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, High Performance Specialist) is a Certified NCCP Triathlon Coach and Level 2 Technical Road Cycling Coach and Level 2 USA Cycling Coach. She has completed her NCCP Swim Coaching course. She is an Ottawa, Ontario based professional triathlon coach who uses the Total Immersion ™ approach to swimming. Julia earned the highest designation in fitness assessment, strength training and personal fitness coaching in 1990 as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She has performed hundreds of blood lactate tests and V02 max tests on athletes over the years. Julia’s many years of sport also encouraged her to realize that Yoga is an important part of the mix so she did her 200 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training and specializes in teaching Yoga for athletes.

Julia uses Training Peaks coaching software to create structured and customized programs which have trained her athletes to achieve their personal bests. Some of her athletes have even qualified for Kona and Boston! Being stagnant is certainly not in Julia's vocabulary! You will constantly see her zooming off to get updated at exercise physiology conferences, swimming, cycling and running courses, nutrition for athletes and Training Peaks endurance coaching summits. Being a scientist, Julia is always curious about the latest research in the field and reporting back her findings to her athletes.

Julia was the former Athletics Director at the Ottawa Athletic Club for nine years and then launched on her own to start Team Triumph in 1995. As a Gold medalist in the 1979 Pan-American Games in badminton, Julia has always understood the importance of striving to achieve your personal best.

Since 1995, her company has provided a one hundred member plus strong triathlon club, corporate fitness contracts to local Ottawa companies, personal triathlon coaching and personal training. Julia is currently competitive in triathlons and bike time trials. In 2016 Julia receives an Honourable Mention as Triathlon Ontario's Coach of the Year. Also in 2016 she was awarded the Dave Maskell BUILDER'S AWARD - in recognition of outstanding service to the national capital region's endurance community.

After Julia's dear friend and swim coach mentor, Mike Collingwood passed away in December 2006, in memory of Mike, Julia along with Marc Roy of Sportstats became the volunteer race directors for the Mike Collingwood Meech Lake Triathlon. Please consider racing or supporting this local triathlon for the Ottawa Heart Institute.

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists)
  • Certified High Performance Specialist (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists)
  • Certified NCCP Triathlon Coach
  • Certified NCCP Cycling Coach
  • Certified USA Cycling Coach
  • Accredited Level 1 Training Peaks Coach
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • NCCP Swim Coaching 101

As an Accredited Training Peaks Coach, Julia uses Training Peaks coaching software to create structured and customized programs which have trained her athletes to achieve their personal bests. Some of her athletes have even qualified for Kona and Boston!


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