Coaching Team

MATT DIXON

Matt is an exercise physiologist and an elite coach. He is founder and president of purplepatch fitness, a fitness and coaching company that caters to triathletes and endurance enthusiasts of all levels, from world champions to novices. His clients include leading professional triathletes and endurance athletes, executives of global companies, serious amateur triathletes, and fitness aficionados looking to improve their life and performance. Every purplepatch athlete shares the same goal:  a desire for improved performance.

Matt teaches on Wednesdays at 7:00am

TYLER STEWART

Tyler has participated in the Olympic trials for the women's marathon and was an accomplished professional Ironman distance triathlete. She has raced the Ironman World Championships in Kona 8 times and won the amateur race twice before turning professional. She currently participates in competitive horse jumping as well as ultra distance running events. Tyler is a real estate professional with Sotheby's International Realty. She combines a keen understanding of the market, extensive experience as an investor with the focus, energy and determination it takes to excel in endurance sports. 

Tyler teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00am

KATE LIGLER

Kate is a former CAT 1 professional road and track cyclist whose work in the sports and fitness industry has spanned nearly the last two decades. She has worked extensively as a trainer and coach with both athletic and community-based organizations at her alma mater (Indiana University), on the Central Coast, and in the Bay Area including S&C Coaching, Program Coaching, On-Bike Technique and Strategy.

Kate teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am & 9:00am

CHRIS HAUTH

Chris Hauth is a former Olympic swimmer that quickly joined the ranks of world class triathletes.  In 2006 Chris won  Ironman Coeur D’Alene and went on to be the first American amateur & 4th overall American at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. After 12 years in finance, Chris now exclusively runs his coaching program ‘AIMP’ for athletes throughout the country and around the globe. Not limited to triathletes, Chris has coached Western States top finishers, Ultraman winners and plenty of swimmers towards age group nationals and Olympic Trials. Whether just starting out, or looking to reach the top levels of the age group ranks, Chris has the proven results to work with any athlete.

Chris teaches on Wednesdays at 6:00am

GALYN BURKE

Looking for a healthy hobby to counterbalance the stress of her technology career, Galyn began to race as an Amateur triathlete in 2007. Over the past decade, Galyn has been a consistent podium finisher at Ironman, Half Ironman and Olympic distance races. Also an avid runner, Galyn is a Boston Qualifying marathoner. 

After a decade in tech, Galyn is now in Graduate School, pursuing a degree in Counseling Psychology, while simultaneously obtaining certifications in Fitness Training and Wellness Coaching. Galyn brings a holistic approach to coaching. With a deep understanding of the challenges and the rewards of living as an endurance athlete in the stress and excitement of the Bay Area; Galyn is passionate about integrating the body and the mind in order to help athletes thrive in sport and in life.

Galyn teaches as her work schedule permits

ASHLEY RELF

Ashley studied how to increase performance at John F. Kennedy University and San Francisco State University. She holds a MA in Sport Psychology, BA in Communication Studies, and a Certificate in Exercise & Sport Performance. In addition, every day Ashley lives the program both as a coach and as an athlete. 

Ashely teaches on Tuesdays at 6:00pm

MATT HURLEY

Matt teaches on Fridays at 7:00am

CHRIS CAREY

Chris teaches on Mondays and Fridays at 6:00am.

Strength Coaches

KATE LIGLER

 As a personal trainer, Kate concentrates on endurance-specific, functional training for runners and cyclists, corrective exercise prescription and rehabilitation for sport-specific injuries and dynamic, focused strength training aimed for metabolic efficiency and overall health.  She has 13+ years of experience spanning from elite triathletes, cyclists and runners to those recovering from serious injuries, or looking to make a personal life shift.  Kate is available for individual training, group training, boot camps and informational coaching presentations.