Train for a rad life 💫

Definition of a rad life:

Setting goals challenging your limits, pursuing your athletic potential, facing fears, and creating your best self through sport.

Join us.


Book a consultation with Melanie McQuaid

Book a Consultation

Book time to customize a training plan or strategize your self-coaching. This is a great option for athletes who largely want to monitor their own training but want to feel confident they are headed in the right direction. Use Coach Mel as your sounding board for your training ideas.

Melanie McQuaid podium IM Chattanooga

One on One Coaching

Comprehensive preparation that doesn't miss that training should be FUN! With experience at the highest level of mountain biking, road racing, ITU, XTERRA, Ironman, and trail racing, MelRAD can prepare you for any endurance challenge you have in mind.

MelRad Plans

MelRad 8-12 Week can be customized to your fitness and time availability by combining with a consultation! Scalable to your current level of fitness, flexible on days you have to train and include strength training. Whether it is off-season, pre-season or race season there is a plan for you.

Welcome to MelRad

Train for a rad life with MelRad Squad

What does it mean to TRAIN FOR A RAD LIFE?

Sport is about more than getting personal bests, winning races, and achieving things.  It is about being part of a community.  It is about experiencing feelings, places, emotions, sights, sounds and smells (some better than others!).  

MelRad Coaching has some very fast athletes on the roster. We also have non-racing athletes that are equally enthusiastic and committed to their goals.  Sport is for life.. on and off the race course.

With MelRad, all of your coaching needs are covered:  sport specific programming, supplemental strength, skills, mobility and technique.  MelRad Coaching offers one- on-one coaching, specific phase plans and individualized programs and consultations. 

Ultimately the goal is to teach you how to be your best through sport and live your ultimate rad life… for your WHOLE life!

strength training for triathlon with MelRad Coaching

Coaching On Demand

A library of skills and strength videos. Swim and run drills, a variety of strength sessions, plyometrics and more. Coaching on demand was designed to support remote coaching programming and COD is a great addition to MelRad training plans. Free for one on one athletes.

Monday Mobility Classes with Melrad Coaching

Monday Mobility

Livestream or prerecorded weekly classes designed to enhance mobility, coordination, athletic training and skills. Choose single, 5 week or season pass subscriptions. This class is free for athletes subscribed to one on one coaching.


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Coaching with World Champion Melanie McQuaid

Coach Mel's Philosophy

One coach.  Comprehensive programming.

Triathlon is ONE sport with three disciplines.  Ideally strength work, technical training and supplemental training like mobility are included to promote regeneration and long term tissue health.  It is a lot to juggle yourself and trying to get 5 different coaches to program well together is next to impossible if you are not an elite.

MelRad Coaching is full service coaching with one experienced professional coach advising all of your training to find your rad potential.

Strength, cycling, swimming, running and technical work.  Years of experience working with athletes of all ages specializing in those over 40 from hobby athletes to World Champions.

Train for your rad life with MelRad Coaching:  ONE coach.  Comprehensive programming.

coaching for gravel racing MelRad

Coaching Successes

What Athletes that Work with Me Say

I came to the triathlon scene with little biking and running experience and no prior swim experience. Melanie coached me from the bottom 20% of my age group to standing on the podium in 3 seasons with her coaching style that I understand. I live in Ontario with lots of local coaches to work with near me but I choose to work with Melanie in British Columbia.
Jason Pace
IM Athlete
Melanie has changed me as an athlete. I used to be content to “exercise” a lot and race by looking around and enjoying the scenery. She taught me to find the fierceness in working hard, the enjoyment in racing hard, and that it is pretty damn fun to get on the podium. She has made me see the value in being a balanced triathlete instead of relying on strengths. She also understands balancing a stressful job with training.
Alison Keple
IM Athlete/Gravel Diva
I’ve been coached for two seasons of XC mountain biking and XTERRA with Melanie. During that time I have gone from a “middle of the pack” XTERRA competitior to placing 6th OA amateur and 2nd in the 30-34 AG at the 2010 XTERRA World Championships finally to ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion. Melanie structured a program that balanced my work and home life with my desire to reach the highest possible level in sport.
Fred Smith
XTERRA Athlete
Having Mel as my coach this season was an incredible experience! As she states on her coaching page "if you want to put in the work, I will show you the way" and she did that plus much much more! She delivered me a detailed tailored training program. I found that she was constantly tweaking and updating my program to find a healthy, realistic balance between my work and home life yet pushing me to be my very best in all my athletic endeavors.
Patrick Nesbitt
Mountain Bike/XTERRA Athlete

Races the MelRad Squad targets....