Coach Chip "Chippy" Beard

Get to know Triathlon and MTB Coach Chip Beard

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Meet Coach Beard

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Chip Beard has 20+ years of experience in endurance sports, beginning his career as a competitive mountain bike racer which later transitioned into road racing. By the year 2000, Chip was competing as a triathlete and quickly became a top competitor in open water swim competitions. Chip has completed several full IRONMAN races and many “Halfs,” Olympic, and sprint distance races. This gives him a wealth of knowledge to impart to his athletes.

Chip is the owner and Endurance Head Coach at GPP.  He is also a GPP Fitness Coach, certified IRONMAN University coach, USAT Triathlon Coach and NICA mountain biking coach. His specialties include video analysis for swim, bike, and run.

He has many years of business knowledge; before his transition years ago to full-time professional coaching, Chip was Vice President of Sales for a global company. 

Chip is a presenter at triathlon camps, clinics, gatherings, and is a sought after speaker for both motivational and instructional topics.  Mostly you will find Chip spending one-on-one time with his athletes coaching, which truly is his passion.

Chip's professional coaching credentials include:

  • IRONMAN Certified Coach

  • USAT Triathlon Coach

  • NICA Certified mountain biking coach

  • Slowtwitch Certified F.I.S.T. Bike Fitter