Our Experts

Fast Talk Labs brings together the most engaging experts in the world of endurance sports, training, and sport science—coaches, researchers, and athletes.  

Curated by experts

Fast Talk Labs is driven by science. What we suggest is proven on the road and validated in the lab.  

Explore the how and the why of training with the brightest minds in endurance sports like Trevor Connor, Rob Pickels, Joe Friel, Dr. Stephen Seiler, Neal Henderson, Dr. Iñigo San Millán, Sebastian Weber, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, Dr. Asker Jeukendrup, Dr. Allen Lim, Dr. Stephen Cheung, and scores more. 

Rob Pickels and Trevor Connor standing with bikes on gravel roads in front of Flatirons Boulder

Fast Talk Labs Team

Trevor Connor

Trevor Connor

Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer, Cohost of Fast Talk, and Coach
Trevor Connor has 20 years experience in bike racing and has coached for U.S. and Canadian national performance centers and managed teams. He holds a master’s in nutrition.
Robert Pickels - Fast Talk Labs

Rob Pickels

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Product Officer / Exercise Physiologist
Rob Pickels is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at Fast Talk Laboratories. He is an exercise physiologist who has worked in product development for Pearl Izumi and at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
Emma-Kate Lidbury, Content Strategist for Fast Talk Labs, former pro triathlete and managing editor of Triathlete magazine

Emma-Kate Lidbury

Content Strategist, Fast Talk Laboratories
Emma-Kate Lidbury, known to her friends, family, and colleagues as EK, joined Fast Talk Laboratories in June 2022 as Content Strategist. She is also a former pro triathlete with six Ironman 70.3 titles and two top-10 world championship finishes to her name.
Coach Joe Friel

Joe Friel

Cycling and Triathlon Coach and Creator of The Craft of Coaching
Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world.
Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt, EdD

Director of Sports Medicine
Andy Pruitt is an internationally known sports medicine expert, educator, scientist, and inventor.
Dr. Stephen Seiler

Dr. Stephen Seiler

Professor in Sport Science, University of Agder
Dr. Stephen Seiler is an exercise physiologist and one of the world’s leading minds in the science of cycling.


Grant Holicky cycling and triathlon coach

Grant Holicky

Cycling and Triathlon Coach
Grant Holicky is a cycling and triathlon coach who has coached national and world champion athletes in cycling, swimming, and triathlon.
Chris Case

Chris Case

Founder of Alter Exploration and Cofounder of Fast Talk Labs
Chris is a lifelong endurance athlete, explorer, writer, and photographer. He founded Alter Exploration and cofounded Fast Talk Laboratories.
Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

Ryan is an exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist, USA Cycling Level 1 coach and certified skills instructor, and a USA Weightlifting certified strength training coach.
Julie Young, Sports Scientist and Cycling Coach

Julie Young

Cycling Coach and Contributor
Julie Young is a sports scientist, cycling coach, and former U.S. National Team member.
Dr. Stephen Cheung, Exercise Physiologist

Dr. Stephen Cheung

Exercise Physiologist & Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Stephen Cheung is an exercise physiologist, cycling science author, and Professor & Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University.
Triathlon Coach Alan Couzens of MAD Scientist Coaching

Alan Couzens

Coach and Physiologist
Alan Couzens is the Head Coach, Physiologist, and owner of MAD Science Coaching.