Experience. Knowledge. Success. Our coaches have been there.


A Motivating Force

Having the right coach is critical to your success as an athlete. They should get to know you as a person, customize your training schedule to ensure it is achievable, factor on lifestyle and race schedule, understand what it takes to achieve your goals and have the experience to get you there.

Knowing you have a coach to schedule all of your workouts, bounce ideas off, ask questions, interpret your training data and set you up for race day is hugely beneficial.?Your coach is also a motivating factor, there is nothing better than being accountable to someone when it comes to those days where your willpower falters!


Take Your Pick

If you have a preference for either a male or female coach then please let us know. We’ll ensure you get matched up to the right person.

James Young

  • 3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier
  • 3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier
  • ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier
  • Boston Marathon Qualifier

Owner of PJ+J Coaching, a founder of the Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon, former Race Director of Apple Triathlon, former President and Coach of the Kelowna Triathlon Club. James brings a wealth of  coaching knowledge amassed through years of coached performance, most recently from the excellent Purplepatch Fitness team based in San Francisco.

Claire Young

  • 3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier (9th Place @ 2016 Ironman World Championships – F40-44)
  • 3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier
  • ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier
  • 3 x Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Okanagan Marathon Overall Female Winner

A visitor to the podium at nearly every race, Claire epitomizes the success that consistency brings. A previous winner of the Oliver Sprint, Osoyoos Half Iron and Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and she had also ‘podiumed’ at 6 Ironman branded events, culminating in an Age Group win and Second Female Overall at Ironman Canada 2016 and 9th Place AG finish at the Ironman World Championships.

Loris Paoletich

  • BC Olympic Distance Provincial Champion (M35-39)
  • Ironman Canada Finisher
  • Kelowna Triathlon Club President 2017/18
  • Apple Triathlon / Cherry Blossom Triathlon Race Course Designer

President of the Kelowna Triathlon Club and a regular face on the Okanagan race scene. Loris epitomizes the ‘race local’ ethos, with podium finishes at almost every race he enters. Loris also maintains an important presence behind the scenes as a designing of logistics and mapping for bike and run courses at triathlon events.

Limited Availability

Check out our Triathlon Programs or Run Programs for more information about the programs themselves and also what to expect when you join PB+J.

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