Anything is possible!!!
Hector L Torres holds a Masters degree in Sport & Fitness with a concentration in Sport Leadership and Coaching from the University of Central Florida. He is currently a Chair for the USA Triathlon Florida Region and Paratriathlon Development Coordinator. In Central Florida, he has operated a multi-sport coach business, Tri Peak Athlete, LLC since 2007, and is Head Coach for the Central Florida Triathlon Club (CFL Tri Club).
The CFL Tri Club is the largest triathlon club in Central Florida and the most structure club in the nation. As a triathlon coach, he has guided athletes to completing many of the Ironman events, qualifying athletes for the Age Group Wold Championship and Paratriathlon World Championships. He also served as Head Coach for the Paratriathlon Team USA 2012 and High Performance Paratriathlon Coach. Hector understands the commitment and hard work that falls into play to be a strong athlete. He has completed a total of 17 Ironman including the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
- USA Triathlon Coach Level 2
- USA Triathlon Florida Region Chair
- Paratriathlon Development Coordinator
- USA Cycling Coach Level 2
- USA Swimming Coach
- USA Track and Field Level 1
My Coaching philosophy is based upon the belief and understanding of whom the athlete is as person and the athlete they want to be. The athlete will need to be physically and mentally ready to change their life and begin this journey. Many athletes, when they come to the triathlon sport have to make decisions in changing their lifestyle. The lifestyle of a Triathlete is dedicated, determined, receptive and humble as being a one-man sport. As a coach, I will set goals with each athlete and a plan to achieve them.
With the latest technology and science, I, the coach will take the athlete to it highest physical level. Although coaching an athlete cannot only be with ‘techno-science’, getting to know the athlete from within is imperative.
Building a relationship of trust with the athlete is fundamental to that athlete’s success. As a coach, I have three golden rules:
1. Who you are as an athlete and competitor?
2. Whatever you bring to practice, you will bring on race day?
a. By achieving peak performance through hard training, I want to develop an athlete with a strong work ethic, and one that enjoys bringing a high level of intensity out to practice every day. Whatever you bring to practice, it will show on race day.
3. Do you respect and listen to your body?
a. Do you know when you need to take a day off?
Using these rules, during training and everyday, the coach can see the athlete’s performance and see who they really are. My goal as a coach is to emphasize the process of improvement. Teaching the athlete the ‘drive’ they partake in any sport can be exemplified in their daily life. I believe that taking care of the little things will ultimately take care of the results.
Part of my role as a mentor is to teach each athlete that in helping others, they help themselves. As a coach my duty is to rebuild a foundation for success, making the athlete aware of whom they are and seeking their potential from within. When the athlete describes winning, it all comes down to race day: At the end of the race, if you have learned something NEW, then you have WON the race!