Nic Pillonel

Nicolas Pillonel, a Swiss-Australian coach with more than a decade of coaching/training experience, is an accomplished multi-sport athlete, competing at national level in Switzerland in athletics and cross country running. Nic is based in Châbles, Switzerland and works with athletes from all over the world. He speaks French, German and English.

My philosophy fits very neatly with the Trisutto.com methodologies. Simplicity and quality in training is the key, but there must always be an understanding of the needs and circumstances of each athlete. I believe this is why I’ve been able to specialise in coaching senior executives and busy entrepreneurs as I understand the realities of their work and home life and we work together to get the best out of the time they do have available. This method applies to all athletes however, as we are all busy! I also have a mantra which I use often as I see so many athletes training the same way year after year and not improving – “If you want something you’ve never had, you may have to do things you have never done.”

Nic Pillonel

Coach Nic Pillonel

Nicolas has competed internationally in triathlon of all distances, including 15 Ironman races in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Japan as well as competing at the World Championship in Hawaii. After moving to Australia in 2001, Nicolas founded a successful Fitness and Athletic coaching business and trained age group and national level athletes. He also provided personal training services to high level corporate executives and delivered corporate health programs to large organisations in Australia. Nicolas returned to Switzerland with his family in 2016 and is living in the French region.

“Growing up in Switzerland I was always obsessed with sport and competed at a national level in athletics and cross country. This transitioned well into triathlon and I started competing in Europe from an early age. Much of my training and competing was done while working a senior executive role in Zurich, so I understand the challenges of work and finding time to train and train right! I competed in all distances, including 15 Ironman races in Europe, Australia and Asia. My transition to coaching occurred after my move to Australia where I had the opportunity to train athletes of all levels and stages of development. I enjoy working with passionate athletes and the reward is seeing their development and progression.”

Years as Professional Coach

Kona Qualifications

AG Champions

Years in Triathlon

Coaching Plans

Basic Coaching

$149/Month
  • Customised training plan (4 weeks)
  • Weekly e-mails to your coach
  • Fortnightly adjustments to your program based on post-workout and e-mail feedback
  • Advice on race planning, tapering & race execution
  • 5% discount on all Trisutto.com training camps

Personal Coaching

$249/Month
  • Weekly fully personalised training plan
  • Unlimited email communication with your coach
  • Unlimited adjustments to your program based on post-workout and e-mail feedback
  • Advice on race planning, tapering & race execution
  • 10% discount on all Trisutto.com training camps

Platinum Coaching

$749/month
  • Weekly fully personalised training plan
  • Unlimited email communication with your coach
  • Weekly Skype meeting to discuss training
  • Program reviewed fortnightly by Senior Trisutto.com coaches
  • Unlimited adjustments to your program based on post-workout and e-mail feedback
  • Advice on race planning, tapering & race execution
  • 50% discount to all Trisutto.com training camps
  • 20% discount on Trisutto.com bike fittings
  • Minimum commitment 3 months

Coaching Blog

How the ‘Fight’ went down!

Daniela Ryf wins her third successive Ironman World Championship Title. Photo: Ironman Media I have been asked about my silence after Kona, and that I must be excited at the outcome? Questions such as: Surely I must have enjoyed the race? Were you worried to see...

Louisville and Hawaii Highlight

Lisa Roberts is on a roll capturing her 2nd Ironman title in record time this weekend. Lisa bested the bike, run, and course records on her way to a dominating win. Lisa is having the season of her life and at Trisutto we are proud to be a small part of her success....

Breakthrough Racing!

Carmen was superb at K1Man! Photo Credit: Mokapot Productions. Carmen ' Zee ' Macheriotou raced the K1Man Middle distance in Cyprus this weekend, returning as 2016 Champion she was confident despite the big changes to the bike course  she could do very well. Zee...

2017 Kona Race Preview

Gunning for history. Daniela Ryf going for Triple Ironman & Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Photo: Korupt Vision With close to 10% of the professional field at Kona now training with Trisutto coaches my traditional pre-race preview is getting more difficult....

The Three Golden Rules: Kona

As we see on social media many are now at or heading to the big island, excited for the big show. Each athlete will be champing at the bit to pull out the bike and hammer down the Queen K. There will be three types of athletes there by now. The 'Worker Bees'. The guys...

Podiums and Personal Bests

Kate staying patient on a hot humid day at Ironman Taiwan. Photo Credit: David Sun Ironman Taiwan Media Kate Bevilaqua raced Ironman Taiwan where high heat and humidity made the race so much harder.  Kate put her patience and determination to the ultimate test by...

Chables

Contact Nic

If you are interested in training with Nic, feel free to contact us at anytime via the Live Chat button (envelope bottom right).