ZenduranceNow Coaches: Who We Are
Meghan Collins Fanning,
Owner and Founder ZenduranceNow Coaching
As a child, Meghan spent countless hours in the forests around her rural home exploring and playing games with her friends. She grew up in a family that also spent countless hours outdoors whether they were engaged in athletic endeavors, hauling wood, gardening, or just hanging out. Being indoors was rarely an option.
Meghan's love of sports and playing outside actually started with neighborhood games of "Evil Knievel." She loved running around with her friends, riding bikes, climbing, and building things in the woods. She eventually developed a passion for organized sports such as cross country running, track and field, and lacrosse. Meghan also was a competitive boxer and kick boxer in college.
Meghan earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in psychology and graduated at the top of her class. She had the intention of becoming a sports psychologist, but was sidetracked when she fell into a very successful career in politics. Meghan worked in Government Relations for 15 years. She eventually became disillusioned and frustrated. However her passion for working with athletes grew as she was teaching yoga, indoor cycling, and coaching runners on the side. Finally, Meghan walked away from politics and turned her love of the outdoors into ZenduranceNow Coaching. She coaches athletes of all levels and loves her job every minute of the day.
Meghan is a competitive athlete and LOVES ultra marathons. She has also grown to love timed endurance events and in May 2016 she was 1st woman and 3rd overall in the Infinitus 72 hour trail race in Vermont. She is also a cyclist, triathlete, and mobility & yoga instructor. Meghan's certifications include: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Endurance, and a USA Cycling Level 3 coach and she is also certified to teach Power Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yin Yoga.
Meghan manages to train and compete while also running her own business, enjoying life and her family of 6, and coaching her athletes.
Meghan's is currently training to be the first woman to complete the May 2017 Infinitus 888 kilometer (532 mile) trail race in Vermont. Her goals also include the Badwater 135 miles foot race through Death Valley and the Ultra-Trail du Mount-Blanc 170 kilometer (106 mile) mountain race.