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. Stephen Cheung, and scores more. 

Trevor Connor and Rob Pickels standing above their bikes on a gravel road near the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado.

Fast Talk Labs Team

There are many people working hard behind the scenes at Fast Talk Labs to bring you accurate and up-to-date endurance sports information and coaching support and education. Whether they’re part of Fast Talk Labs team working in our office in Boulder, Colorado, or contributors writing workouts of the week, speaking on a podcast, or writing articles from coast to coast, we take pride in the fact that our contributors bring with them unique expertise and experiences that directly impact our ability to better support you on your athletic and coaching journeys. 

Reflective of our commitment to only publish science-backed content written by real, live human experts, every piece of content on our website has been created by one of the individuals below. We do not use AI or LLMs for content creation. Simply click on any of the photos of our team members and contributors on this page to learn more about them and the body of work they’ve contributed here. 

Feeling inspired? We regularly hear from authors, industry experts, leading athletes and coaches, and more, who want to contribute to the mission and vision of Fast Talk Labst. If you’re interested in joining the team below in one way or another, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@fasttalklabs.com.

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.
Cycling Coach Rob Pickels Forever Endurance

Rob Pickels

Cycling and Running Coach and Exercise Physiologist
Rob Pickels is Cohost of Fast Talk Podcast and was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at Fast Talk Laboratories.
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, MSc

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

Dr. Jeff Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is the TriDoc-an emergency physician, triathlete, USAT triathlon and USAC cycling coach who works as with triathletes, runners and cyclists with LifeSport Coaching and produces the twice monthly TriDoc Podcast on all things related to health, wellness and multi-sport.
paul laursen headshot

Dr. Paul Laursen

Professor Paul Laursen is an esteemed Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) and University of Agder (Norway), and a former Physiology Manager for High Performance Sport New Zealand. Currently residing in Canada, he is an entrepreneur, high-performance consultant, and coach, renowned for his contributions to exercise science, particularly in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and endurance coaching. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications, Laursen’s research spans across nutritional ketosis, heart rate variability, and thermoregulation. He co-founded HIIT Science and Athletica platforms dedicated to optimizing athletic performance through scientific principles.