Welcome to TriAptitude, LLC.  This website is meant as a resource for all of my friends, family, athletes and team mates who are looking for some great information about motherhood, family, triathlon, coaching and life balance.  I will have training blogs, race reports, workouts of the week, recipes, stories and tons of information about everything that crosses my mind. Who am I?  My name is Courtney Monroe Culligan. What do I do? I do a little bit of everything and I try to do it well. I am a mother, a wife, a teacher and most recently a triathlete, coach and an ambassador to sport.

This page is a spot for others to hopefully find inspiration in daily experiences and challenges and this is a place with a message –  live your life, be proud of yourself and reach for your dreams! You can realize them with hard work, consistency and belief in yourself.  And while you are working towards your personal goals, reach out and share yourself with others who might be struggling because your empathy and compassion might be life changing for someone else. Thank you for joining my site and being a part of my personal journey. I hope I can be a part of yours.

As an athlete myself, I have competed in marathons, half marathons, long distance cycling events and triathlons of varying distances for more than 25 years. My love for sports started in kindergarten. I fell in love with soccer at the age of five and started swimming like a fish long before that. I climbed trees, I ran around the yard, I made forts and explored the woods. I was never mellow. I was a tom boy- plain and simple. After years of playing soccer, basketball and softball, I went off to college and played casually on the intermural circuit at Duke. I found a new passion in running as a means to clear my head and release my never ending energy. It was the beginning of a long adventure with endurance sports. Since 2011, I have focused primarily on triathlon both as an athlete and as a coach.

 I live with my husband and three sons in Evergreen, Colorado. It is a wonderful fit for us as a family- beautiful scenery, outdoor adventure, friendly people.  I met my husband here in Colorado back in 1998. We are both Midwesterners- I am from Ohio and Greg is from Minnesota.  This is home for us and one where we have been happy to raise our family. My love for teaching and coaching has provided me amazing opportunities to work with organizations such as Mile High Multisport,  Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Tribella Women’s Triathlon,  Special Olympics of Colorado, Betty Designs, Infinit Nutrition, Girls On The Run, Pedaling for Parkinsons, MS 150 series, Team in Training- Rocky Mountain, The Bergen Schools, Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen Christian Outreach. My dedication and my passion for the sport of triathlon have led me to amazing opportunities as a team member, coach, mentor, race director and top fundraiser for many of these organizations. My main goal as a coach is to help my athletes reach their individual potential both physically and emotionally in a successful, balanced and fun way. Ultimately, I hope my athletes achieve a sense of personal satisfaction through hard work, consistency and commitment.

Coaching History

I have been a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach since October, 2014. I am also a USA Cycling certified coach.  In addition, I have been Indoor Cycling certified since 2009 and have coached cycling since that time. In addition to being owner and head coach of TriAptitude, LLC, I am also a cycling instructor, personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach with Evergreen Park and Recreation District.  I am the developer and head coach of the TriEvergreen triathlon training program at EPRD. I am a race team member with Team Infinit Performance and also with The Cupcake Cartel. And, I also volunteer my time as a coach/mentor for Girl’s on the Run, Team in Training and the Pedaling for Parkinsons programs.

  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach – September, 2015
  • Slowtwitch Triathlon Run Certified Coach
  • NASM- Certified Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach
  • Run Right/Freedom in the Form Certified Coach
  • Coach- Girls on the Run, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, EPRD
  • Spinning – Indoor Cycling Certified – 2009
  • Masters Degree in Education – M.ED.

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is based on my personal experience as an athlete, mother, wife and teacher.  My highest priority is to make sure every one of my athletes realize their fullest potential and to support them in this journey. I focus on a balance of life.  And, I believe that direct, efficient communication and mutual respect is the key to a strong athlete/coach relationship. My ongoing experience with teaching, coaching and racing gives me an empathetic understanding of my athlete’s individual needs and concerns as they prepare for their race season. I encourage my athletes to find the right balance for themselves which encourages continued consistency in training and commitment to their personal goals, both in sport and in life as a whole.

Feel free to reach out to me by e-mail at courtneyculligan@yahoo.com or calling me at (303)562-4343 if you are interested in coaching.