Tawnee Gibson, MS,CSCS, CISSN, is a holistic health and endurance sports coach, triathlete/multisport athlete, writer, speaker, and the host and owner of Endurance Planet. She has a master’s degree in exercise science, a bachelor’s in journalism, is a certified sports nutritionist,  certified strength and conditioning coach and certified MAF coach. 

She’s been involved in the endurance world for more than a decade, and is considered one of today’s leading experts in the field of endurance training, racing, strength training, sports nutrition and athlete wellness. When not podcasting, Tawnee coaches and consults with triathletes and endurance athletes around the globe, using holistic methods to optimize performance and to prevent the “fit but unhealthy” syndrome. Find out more at CoachTawnee.com. In addition to personalized coaching, she runs an inner-circle membership-based website, Life Post Collective, which is home to all her resources and recipes for achieving a healthy, fit lifestyle.

Tawnee became an athlete early on in life, played volleyball in high school, and ultimately took up (and fell in love with) triathlon and endurance sports in her early 20s. She quickly moved up the ranks as a top-rated amateur triathlete with dozens of age-group wins and podium finishes, racing everything from sprint to 70.3s and Ironman. She qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships multiple times as well as the Boston Marathon. She also enjoys competitive trail running, mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as recreational backpacking, yoga, SCUBA diving, surfing and snowboarding.

Like many female athletes, Tawnee also has faced her share of health struggles behind the scenes. For 10 years while competing she suffered from hypothalamic amenorrhea and disordered eating issues; the latter of which had stuck with her after battling and recovering from anorexia as a college freshman. During this time she also suffered from gut dysbiosis, HPA axis dysfunction, subclinical hypothyroidism, and so on. Ultimately, Tawnee adopted a functional health approach to heal her body and regain optimal health, and with patience+persistence she achieved immense success. Along the way, she even sought out the expertise of many EP guests to help her navigate her recovery and journey to better health.  

Tawnee writes about her experiences—everything from race reports to healing her health —on her blog, www.tritawn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @tawneegibson, or Instagram @tawneegibson.