Coach Profile: George Baaklini
George Baaklini is a sport scientist and professional endurance coach for 10 years. He has coached National Champion as well as many age groupers tri-athletes. He got a Masters Degree in Sports Science and Bio-mechanics,as well as a track and field coaching certificate. George is based in Khobar,Saudi Arabia and works with athletes from all over the world. He speaks Arabic, English and French.
Description of George Baaklini
George has been a Physical Education teacher and a professional personal trainer for the past 20 years. He also has many years of experience as an athlete in competitive sports. He played basketball for seven years, football (soccer) for ten years, and ran track (the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints) for ten years, and finally joined the world of triathlon four years ago. He has participated in multiple Sprint, Olympic and 70.3 races and is still competing. Five years ago, he started coaching several triathlon athletes, where he’s had remarkable success. He recently became the Head Performance Coach for the biggest triathlon team in Lebanon: Triaddicts. George has a deep passion for helping others achieve their goals, so he decided to put all his effort, knowledge and experience to become the best coach he can be, which lead him to Trisutto. He started training under Trisutto Coach Perry Aggas in January 2017 and has experienced the productivity of the Trisutto coaching philosophy. George grew up in the Beirut, Lebanon and is married to Michelle has three children – Matteo, Gia and Marco.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
After attending the first training camp and meeting Brett Sutton, I was convinced I had made the right choice to get the triathlon coaching certification. Brett's personality and his coaching methods without limits, as well as Trisutto's team spirit hooked me. Brett's training style is simple,efficient and human-based which relies on the relationship between athletes and coach with great emphasis on communication and is not only based on numbers and statistics. I found my true calling with Trisutto, and that is why I left everything and gave my all to my coaching career with them.