Founded in 2008, the mission at FC Endurance is to help triathletes and endurance athlete improve their performance.
Many years ago, we noticed a very generic and one-size fits most approach to training and we sought to change that. By looking at each athlete as an individual our goal is to understand what will lead to the most improvement. Of course, it's consistent training, but it's also the right type of training, both for the athlete as well as the race the race distance.
We bring a science based and data driven approach to evaluating an athlete so we can quickly identify limiters and develop a short term and long term plan.
Do you struggle to balance your busy schedule with effective workouts? Are you overwhelmed by the number of training options available? Are you looking for a coach who understands that you are unique and will approach your training as an individual athlete?
Or maybe, you've been at this sport for awhile now and you've hit a plateau?
The FC Method is an athlete-focused approach to training, designed to target and enhance each physiological system required for race day success. How we go about achieving these adaptations will depend on YOU as the athlete. Offered both digitally and locally, this full-circle technique prioritizes sport-specific strength before adding volume, instilling the resilience and power you need to cross the finish line.
Say Good-Bye to Generic Training Programs!
Preparing for an endurance event like an Ironman, half Ironman, marathon, or ultra-marathon is not just about hammering out miles.
If you are looking for sustainable gains each season, you need balance. There is no “perfect training volume” because each athlete is unique and has different ‘stressors”. What’s great for you, might just crush another athlete.
Our goal is to understand you as an athlete and then create a plan that will help you reach your goals, while keeping balance in your life. When balance is achieved, performance happens.
FC Endurance Isn't for Everyone.
There’s no magic pill or special gadget to Ironman; no overnight success. It’s hard work and dedication. This doesn't mean you push the limits each workout. Sometimes, you gotta back off and cruise. But if you can commit to putting in the work, YOU WILL see results. We’ll work together to structure, refocus, and guide your training to bring out your best performance yet – time and time again.
Athlete Success Stories
Each workout has a purpose. I could feel myself getting stronger. I PR'd my half marathon, I improved my Ironman by 48 minutes (on a tougher course) and I was able to PR an Olympic triathlon by 13 minutes, only two weeks after my Ironman.
The biggest difference for me this Ironman is that I felt strong the entire race and I knew I was on m y way to a personal best. Saw so many racers having issues and blowing up them as the race progressed.
This was the most excited, confident and prepared I'd ever beer prior to a race. The bike intervals were challenging but I could quite literally feel my legs getting stronger as the sessions progressed. My half ironman personal best at Oceanside 70.3 made all the work worthwhile.
Half Ironman Triathlete
Head Coach Joby Gutierrez has qualified for Kona Ironman World Championships 5 times in a row. But that wasn’t always the case. Previously a baseball player, Joby reluctantly joined his high school track team on a whim to support a friend. As a freshman, he was the slowest kid on the team. But small improvements fueled his motivation, making him work harder for each new goal.
After college, Joby once again teamed up with a friend – this time, for a triathlon. He bought a used bike for $60 and trained for three months, finishing in the middle for his age group. But that was all it took. Just like that, he was hooked.
Olympic distance triathlons came next, then Ironman. After three races, Joby decided to try and qualify for the Ironman World Championships. He knew it’d be difficult, but he was up for the challenge. Then he plateaued. Despite his efforts, he wasn’t getting any better, leaving him drained and frustrated. But rather than give up, Joby opted for a change – devoting his training sessions to strengthening his cycling, swimming, and running abilities individually before adding volume.
Today, Joby is driven by a strong desire to be better than he was yesterday. He strives to be living proof that if you’re willing to put in the work every day, you can become a better version of yourself – over and over again. In developing the FC Method, Joby has found the secret to getting results without sacrificing your life balance. In fact, as a husband and family man, he relies on efficient workouts to have him home by the time his daughters are out of bed in the morning.
If you’re looking to improve your performance this season, ask yourself –
What could you accomplish if you’d just make the time?
And this time, let’s make it happen.
Who will see you to the finish line?
Joby Gutierrez - Founder and Head Coach
Joby’s journey to Ironman was a marathon of continuous improvements over time, building him into a 5X Ironman World Championship qualifier. Throughout this process, he developed the FC Method, designed to strengthen athletes in each individual facet of a triathlon.
A renowned coach, Joby takes a unique approach to training – preparing athletes for the physical endurance and mental perseverance needed to excel.
Jillian Chaney - Triathlon Coach
A seasoned cross-country runner turned rower, endurance sports were nothing new to Jillian. She was drawn to triathlons for the challenge of a multi-sport discipline, entering her first sprint distance triathlon at Disneyland in June 2008. She was instantly hooked.
Since then, Jillian has gone on to complete her first Ironman 70.3 at Vineman in July 2009, and officially became an Ironman in August 2011 at Ironman Canada. She’s qualified and competed in two ITU Long Course National Championship races (2011 + 2012), earning herself a spot on Team USA at the ITU Long Course World Championships in Vitoria, Spain in July 2012.
Jillian’s competitive edge, dedication to training, and perseverance has allowed her to continually surpass her personal bests and provide unwavering support to her colleagues, friends, and teammates.
Adam Sjol - Triathlon Coach
Adam is an accomplished triathlete, with (4) sub-5-hour Half Ironmans and (1) full Ironman race under his hydration belt. After swimming competitively throughout all four years of high school, he competed at the collegiate level, earning All American honors.
Currently, Adam coaches a high school swim team in addition to his FC Endurance athletes. His love for the sport and dedication to help others has motivated him to continue striving for his best every day.
If you have questions, we’ve got answers.
How can we help you get the most out of your season?