Leapfrog Athletics is not only one of the most effective and gratifying running and triathlon training programs in Florida, if not the nation, it is also a (growing) community of like-minded, friendly people.
In fact, newcomers and veterans of Leapfrog Athletics will all tell you it is the community that sets it apart. Oh yea, did we also mention the superior and intelligent, non-judgmental and supportive training techniques employed by Leapfrog Coach Matt Reedy?
Coach Matt’s training philosophies take out all the mysteries of becoming a better athlete and puts training into common-sense language and practice anyone can understand and on which any aspiring athlete can build. He accepts you where you are and works with you personally to build from any level at which community members happen to be.
Put together, Coach Matt’s superior coaching and Leapfrog Athletics’ supportive community turns athletic training – or simply getting fit – into a joyful experience, which keeps people coming back year after year. That’s why our race kits and gear all say, “Team Effort.”
Matt Reedy, Coach and Owner of Leapfrog Athletics is originally from Tiffin, Ohio. Matt was recognized for his athletic talent early on. He was a decorated athlete in high school where is in the High School Hall of Fame as 4/800 record holder, and holds the Jr. High mile record. His young success earned him a NCAA Division 1 Athletic Scholarship for track and cross country. While attending University of Akron, OH he earned a B.A. in Psychology with Cum Laude Honors and 8 varsity letters. He competed as an International competitor in Cologne, Germany 1992, 2nd place team and then went on to compete at Collegiate Steeple Chase. Since then, Matt has chosen Naples, FL as his permanent residence. Continuing his passion for athletics he became U.S. Track & Field Certified Coach and has been coaching athletes for over 7 years. He’s currently coaching athletes from beginners to Olympic Hopefuls! Matt’s Philosophy “ I view sports as an outlet and fitness as a lifestyle." My clients learn they are more than “just a runner”, they become athletes! You don’t have to be the best in the race, you have to give your best at the race. There’s nothing wrong with losing to better competition, just don’t lose to yourself.”