Dr. Nat Collins is a 2:49 marathoner, 1-100 mile racer, Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist, NSCA Certified Strength + Conditioning Coach, and faster-than-jog-blogger in Colorado Springs, CO.
I have over 20 years of running experience, racing everything from 5k-100 miles.
I get results coaching distance runners to pain-free PR’s at any distance on any surface.
I know how to coach because I know how to train and race. I’ve run Boston, The Zion 100, The Chicago Marathon, and the Grand Canyon Rim-RIm-Rim. I’ve also run a beer mile – but we won’t get into that…
I’m a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist. I earned my Doctoral degree at Northwestern University in Chicago.
I coach runners to pain-free PR’s. I know how to rehab and prevent injuries because I treat them every week as a PT.
I’ve helped athletes get back to running symptom free at every distance, on every surface, on every level. I’ve worked with Olympic Marathoners, Western States Podium Finishers, Boston Marathon Qualifers, and first time 5k runners.
I know sport science. I have multiple degrees in exercise science and have studied cardiovascular physiology from the cellular level to the applied level. My Masters research at Colorado State University focused specifically on the role of diet on improving heart and mitochondrial function.
Knowing the specifics helps me to make sure you get the best possible training. As a coach and PT, I apply evidence based exercise science with all of my athletes.
I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. I ascribe to the philosophy that all runners are athletes – and I prefer to lead by example. I can teach runners how to be stronger because I know to lift and I know how to move well.
My coaching helps runners learn to perform strength and mobility exercises specific to their needs and injury history so they can run faster and run pain-free.
Need treatment? I treat athletes of all abilities as a Physical Therapist at Ascend PT in Colorado Springs, CO. I am also available to treat runners pre or post race with advanced notice. Just email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in Colorado with my wife Sarah and our Australian Cattle Dog, Wally.