Nate Helming

Nate joins San Francisco CrossFit with a background in endurance athletics and strength training. He trains athletes of varying abilities, with the purpose and ambition to get athletes to move better, to successfully recognize and cope with injury, and to ultimately reach their athletic goals.

Nate was introduced to CrossFit in the fall of 2008 after a season ending injury. While working with mentors Alex Margolin of CrossFit5B in Sun Valley and Kelly Starret of San Francisco CrossFit, he realized the necessity of strength training, not only for its performance-boosting benefits, but also for its injury-prevention benefits.

Nate currently finds himself guiding endurance athletes through this “constantly varied functional movements” program with an emphasis on proper body mechanics first and intensity second.

Coaching highlights include Boston Marathon qualification for a new runner and mother of two on the CrossFit Endurance model. Yet another of Nate’s formerly injured athletes competed in the North Face Endurance Challenge after knee pain kept her off her feet for one and a half years. Nate’s other triathletes have earned numerous age group podium positions, overall amateur podium positions, World Championship 70.3 qualifications, and elite license qualifications.

As a CrossFit-powered triathlete himself, race highlights include placing 5th overall amateur in the Vineman 70.3 and placing 5th overall at the Nation’s Triathlon, in Washington DC (notable as the largest Olympic distance race in the US with 5200 participants). Nate now aims for his elite license to compete professionally in the upcoming seasons.

Additionally, his resume includes three ironman finishes, multiple marathons and one ultra marathon, qualification to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, and qualification to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater.

Contact Nate at nate@sanfranciscocrossfit.com.