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.

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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
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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
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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
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Coaching Blog

Commanding Victories in Germany

The big fella, James Cunnama, taking out the inaugural Ironman Hamburg in fine style! It was another big weekend of racing for the squad with podiums across the board. Great job Julie! Julie Derron kicked off the weekend winning the Schaffhauser Triathlon short...

Run Improvement: Practical Treadmill Truths

Over the last week we've had a couple of people reach out after reading an article outlining the bio-mechanical negatives of running on treadmills: http://www.triathlete.com/2012/02/training/the-truth-about-treadmills_48165/amp My first response, of course, is that...

Pro Purses, Kona and The Way Forward

Over the last couple of weeks we've seen races with less than stacked fields. It's drawn criticism and has moved us back to a couple of old hobby horse discussions: Equal numbers for men and women at Kona, and how good does a pro have to be to be deserving of pay?...

Guts and Determination

Overcoming all that was thrown at her; congratulations Jacqueline on 2nd place at Cebu 70.3. Photo Credit: AsiaTri.com Jacqueline Thistleton was 2nd in the Cebu 70.3 and put on one hell of a display of guts and determination to recover from a heavy crash late in the...

Back Racing On Top of the World!

This weekend, the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup came to St Moritz. What a joy it was to see the race growing with every year, with 180 kids participating. We had fine weather, great volunteers, kids had a blast, and squad athletes were out helping the kids. Just a wonderful...

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