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!
The TMT Story
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
Coach Tanya has been an athlete for over 30 years, starting with teaching fitness classes at local gyms. She embraced the endurance culture in 2012, while always emphasizing benefits of strength training and mobility. Between 2012 and 2013 she ran her first half marathon, bought a bike and completed 7 full centuries by the end of 2013. The only thing truly missing was swimming and when Coach Tanya learned to swim in 2016, a triathlete was born!
Since then, she has completed several sprint and Olympic triathlons, and 6 – 70.3 IRONMAN’s, several relays for 70.3 IRONMAN – and there is more to come! Her love of triathlon was immediate and from there, she went on to get her USAT Level 1 Coaching certification, continuing to share her love of endurance sports with others. It’s Tanya’s opportunity to give back and help anyone entering the sport either for the first time or for those who want to continue to improve.
Tanya’s strengths are helping others conquer their fears, through her own experiences and through a strong mental endurance focus. She will be your biggest advocate, she will guide you to success while gently prodding you to see your own way. Tanya’s expertise in strength training is forefront in assisting endurance athlete’s 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