I am an experienced triathlete and certified coach aspiring to help kids, adults and the community form healthy habits and become the best version of themselves through wellness, fitness and triathlon programs and outreach.
Athletic: Athlinks (Istra Bauza)
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid, IRONMAN Certified Coach, USMS Swimming ALS Instructor, Health & Wellness Coach, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling in training. 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador
Triathlete, Mother, Infectious Diseases Physician
Albuquerque, New Mexico
I am an infectious diseases doctor with a busy work schedule. At 64, I decided I wanted to try another Ironman, having completed IRONMAN Los Cabos in 2014 just a few minutes before the cut off. Not only am I now 7 years older but I developed rheumatoid arthritis and am an ovarian cancer survivor. Coach Istra has been wonderful in working with my crazy schedule, my traveling, my health issues, and has got me swimming, biking and running every week! I am in the best shape of my life and having a blast! Istra is so much fun to work with, I am just enjoying this amazing journey.
Runner, Mother of two, Consultant
Before I ran my second marathon, I set a goal to run a personal best. I reached out to Istra Bauza to help me achieve my goal. After meeting with me, she set up a personal, weekly plan specific to my goals and needs. Each week she emailed me a detailed plan that incorporated specific running goals for the week balanced with non running workout routines. Istra made herself available when I had questions or just needed to discuss my goals. She not only developed a plan that was tailored to me and worked for me, she was an inspiration through her own achievements. She was there for me during my training and was there cheering me on at the final stretch. I highly recommend hiring Istra Bauza to help you achieve your training goals.
Runner, Mother of two, Attorney
A huge thanks goes to Istra for being such an inspiration to me. Without her, I would not have taken on this challenge. Istra helped me develop a running plan to get active this past winter and provided a constant source of coaching and advice to me on all things running. When I was diagnosed with a torn soleus muscle just two weeks before the MCM and needed to take time off from running to let it heal by race day, Istra helped calm my nerves and kept me sane and grounded.
Runner, Mother of two, IT Executive
My journey to running started in my late 30's as I signed up for the Houston half many years ago. I have never stopped running and participating in halfs, marathons and relays. I have found running with S & S and coach Istra allows me to train and stay healthy and competitive. It's also great to have a coach who holds you accountable and supports you every step of the way.