About Us

Coach Megan and Tanya met at an open water swim in the Bay Area, and then later were together in USAT Coaching training. It was a partnership that was meant to be. Years of coaching and partnership later, they joined together to become TMT Coaching.

 

We are very different people with shared goals - to learn and grow through sport and help others do the same. Someone once called us "dream makers," and we'll definitely be putting that in our email signatures!

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Coach Megan

  • USAT Certified Level 1 & 2 Coach

  • Training Peaks Level 2 Certified Coach

  • USMS Certified Coach

  • Dr. Stacy Sims WANSM Certification

  • Women's Specific Training Program Specialist

  • One with the Ocean Open Water Swim Coach and San Francisco Leader 

Learn more about Coach Megan

Coach Tanya

  • USAT Level 1 Coach

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor

  • TRX Accredited Instructor – multiple levels

Learn more about Coach Tanya​

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The TMT Story

About Coach Megan

 

Megan Tobin is a coach, triathlete and open water swimmer living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, Colorado. Megan has always been an athlete; competing in various team sports, including swimming competitively and playing field hockey at a collegiate and national level. After devoting several years to building a career in technology marketing as well as a family, she discovered triathlon through her colleagues while going through a difficult divorce. What started as a way to get back in shape over 15 years ago became a passion for multisport, self-care and, perhaps surprisingly, bringing balance back into her life.

Having begun her triathlon journey as a mom of 3, full time corporate marketer and single mom, Megan both understands the demands of a busy life, but also knows that finding time for training and racing can bring so much to both you the athlete, but also help you be a better person, mom, and professional. (Yes, really.) She’ll help you prioritize your training and your life and break through mental barriers that inhibit your performance. Megan's mission is to lead by example and drive for diversity and inclusion in sport.

 

A multiple Ironman 140.6 and 70.3 finisher, 70.3 World Championship qualifier and marathon swimmer, Megan coaches for TMT Coaching and non-profit One with the Ocean. Megan also coaches the Women Tri Together program for Golden Gate Triathlon Club and the Zero to Sixty program for SF Triathlon Club. She is a certified short course and long course triathlon specialist.

 

Favorite race mantras: LFG. NFW. Losing hurts more.

 

The TMT Story

About Coach Tanya

 

Tanya Parmley has been an athlete for over 30 years and because of her love of fitness, decided to become a fitness instructor and received her first of many certifications in 1991. She got certified through American Fitness Association of American (AFAA) and began her fitness career teaching at local gyms.  

 

Through the years, she started embracing the endurance culture more and more, all the while continuing to recognize and enjoy the benefits of strength training and mobility along the way. In 2012, she ran her first half marathon, bought a road bike, and embarked on her first full bike century in 2013. That year, she finished seven full centuries, and her passion for endurance racing had only just begun!! 

 

While continuing to run and bike, she felt the urge to continue to grow as an athlete. An underlying yearning to compete in a triathlon urged her to conquer her fear of swimming. She learned how to swim in her 40s and from there, a triathlete was born!!

 

Tanya’s first triathlon was a local fun sprint triathlon called Tri For Fun (2016), then she dabbled in a bigger triathlon in Hawaii-Lavaman (2017).  She participated in many other Sprint and Olympic distance events and then completed her first 70.3 Ironman in Coeur D’Alene, ID (2018).  Her love of triathlon was immediate and from there, she went on to get her USAT Level 1 Coaching certification. Since completing that first Half Ironman race, Tanya has competed in numerous Half Ironman races, Half-Ironman relays and Half Marathons.  Recently, she is getting more into trail running and plans to finish her first Ultra Trail run in 2022 as well as her first Ironman 140.6.  

 

Tanya loves to share the experience of endurance sports with others. She feels that sharing the joy of multisport, mixed with strength training, mobility, and lots of positive encouragement with others is her opportunity to give back and help those who are entering the sport either for the first time, or those who want to continue to improve.  Her belief is that improving upon oneself every day is the best way to live life.

 

Tanya’s strengths are helping others conquer their fears through her own experiences.  She will guide each athlete on their endurance journey by focusing on their individual strengths, their life/work/family balance and lastly, on a strong mental endurance growth mindset.  She will be your biggest advocate; guiding you to success while gently prodding you to see your own way.  Tanya’s expertise in strength training is forefront in assisting endurance athletes understand how to be a stronger athlete, literally.

 

Favorite fitness quote: "You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined." - unknown