Nat’s Bio

Nat Collins is Physical Therapist, endurance coach, road and trail marathoner, and performance/sport-culture blogger in Colorado Springs, CO.

Nat’s clients and patients include runners and athletes competing in distances from 5k to ultra, with competitive backgrounds ranging from podium finishes at Western States, Pikes Peak and Mt. Washington, to athletes running PR’s at their local 5k or looking to gear up for their first half marathon.

Nat practices as a sports and orthopedic Physical Therapist at Ascend PT in Colorado Springs.  He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University and is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).  He completed his Masters coursework in Exercise Science at Colorado State, studying the role of oxidative stress on heart muscle damage and aging.  Nat holds a Certified Strength + Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA.

Nat is a 2:49 marathoner and has run the Chicago, Boston and Pikes Peak Marathons, as well as the Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim, the Pikes Peak Ultra, and back country epics like the Maroon Bells 4 Pass and Pawnee-Buchanan Loops.  In his free time, Nat enjoys being in the mountains with his wife Sarah and their Australian Cattle Dog Wally, reading nerdy exercise science books, working on his kettlebell game, and listening to 80’s pop rock.  His barber wishes he would stop asking for the Ross Geller.

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