Chad Schiffman – Pensacola Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

From: $75.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Evidence-based and individualized programs and coaching for running, stability and strength training, nutrition, and endurance events!



Pensacola running coach Chad Schiffman knows how to balance training with a busy schedule, family, and with just starting out or aiming for that next half marathon PR. As a Certified Personal Training and Nutrition Coach, Chad’s specialties also include stability and balance training, strength training, and sports nutrition.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Navarre Beach, FL
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


My specialties in running range from 5k to half marathon distances on road, trail and beach! I am keenly aware of challenges parents, busy professionals, weekend warriors, and Clydesdale and Athena athletes face. I have experienced the same and have learned strategies along the way to help athletes be successful in their journey and reach their goals whether completing their first mile or 5k, training for and completing a half marathon, or winning an event.

Additional specialties, include stability and balance training, strength training, and sports nutrition.


Whether you are just starting your journey or you are an experienced athlete, my approach is focusing on the individual athlete. I believe in seeing athletes as people first and understand each individual has a unique personality, learning style, cultural background, experience, etc.

Training should be developed for the individual athletes and follow an evidence based approach. SMART goals help athletes to be successful, see positive results, and make adjustments as needed. I understand there may be one method that works for an athlete, but doesn’t work for others. For that reason, as a coach I have found it is incredibly important to be adaptable, to listen to the athletes, and ensure we are on the best path to creating healthy and productive habits over time.

In training and competition I believe it is important to have fun, work hard and give your best effort! Some days may be more challenging than others, and that’s okay! It’s important to have fun and remember health and fitness is about the journey, and there are opportunities to complete events and competitions along the way.


Over the past several years, I have helped friends and family achieve running, swimming, biking, and fitness goals. I have been a USA Swim Coach for a youth team, a soccer coach, and football coach. Additionally, I have put together and followed training plans for endurance and fitness events, including running, biking, swimming, and strength training.


I grew up and lived most of my life in Utah. In school, I mostly ran if I needed to. That was generally for sports such as basketball, football, and soccer. In high school, when I “got big” for football, I had a coach ask me if “my rolls could go with his coffee.” Since that time, I have also been told comments such as “you are not exactly built for running.” These types of comments while frustrating at first, fueled my desire to take health and fitness seriously and to prove naysayers wrong. That led to me completing several running events, triathlons, a few Spartans, and CrossFit events. I also really enjoy participating in Concept 2 challenges on the rower and bike erg.

Currently, I call Navarre / Navarre Beach, Florida home. I am married, have wonderful children and young grandchildren. My hobbies include health, fitness, nutrition, running, biking, swimming, paddle boarding, music, reading, and learning new things.


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I complete my first 5k in 1998! Since that time, I have completed several 5k, 10k, 12k, 15k, and half marathons. I have completed 2 full marathons and 2 Spartan races. In 2017, completed my first Triathlon – the Santa Rosa Island Try the Tri event. Since that time, I have completed several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. I have also completed the Great Floridian, a 70.3 (half) and Ironman in 2019. One of my favorite races in the Double Bridge Run (15k). I make it a point to complete it every year. My next distance goal, is to complete an Ultra!


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPR)
  • NASM Certified Sports Nutrition Coach (CSNC)
  • NASM Virtual Coaching Specialist
  • McMillan Certified Running Coach


  • 5k: 20:48 – Uintah Days 5K (2014)
  • 10k: 45:17 Peach Days (2014)
  • 15k: 1:10:22 Double Bridge Run (2018)
  • Half Marathon: 145:57 SLC, Utah (2015)
  • Marathon: 3:41.07 Ironman Prep Event, Navarre Beach Florida (2019)


  • 2nd Place Male (Clydesdale Division) – 13.1 Pensacola Beach (2018)
  • 1st Place Age Group – 10k Pensacola Beach (2017)


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
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3 reviews for Chad Schiffman – Pensacola Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5


    Chad is great at listening to my wants and needs for running and adjusting each week’s schedule accordingly. He responds quickly to any questions I have and always gives constructive feedback after my workouts. His coaching is a perfect blend of pushing me out of my comfort zone, but not beyond my abilities.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Chad had been such a great coach. He has put together a perfect training plan for me. He’s patient and encouraging!!! I can’t express enough how fantastic he has been.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Perrie

    I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Chad as a coach. He has established a running, strength and cross training program that has me seeing progress and reaching goals!!! He is responsive and tailors the program to meet my needs.

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