"I have a lot of experience ski touring and ski mountaineering, and I wanted to branch out into alpine climbing to expand my technical abilities. Through Brittany’s guidance I was able to set up a training schedule to get my body and climbing muscles in proper shape without damaging tendons or other underused parts of my upper body. She also helped me work out healthier meal habits for better, quicker recovery. I spent the spring improving my climbing strength and experience, and by the end of the summer was able to follow my first fifteen-plus-pitch sport route, and lead my first multi-pitch alpine route!"
Joe, backcountry skiier + alpine climber
"I've been running for years, often stopping for long periods due to recurrent injury. Hoping for some help, I reached out for coaching from Magnetic North. Working with MN has been a truly cathartic and life changing experience for me. I've had the absolute pleasure of working with Brittany on gait analysis, putting into practice her suggestions about form and motion in two different early morning trail running series, and deepening my understanding of practice, self-care, and nutrition through a weekend seminar complete with stream to hot bath contrast therapy.
Brittany's depth of knowledge, experience and generosity put me at ease from the start. Together we've developed consistency and adventure in my runs and continue to work on form and health in the body and mind throughout training. Her gentle reminders and observations allow me to alter my gait successfully and grow my confidence as a mountain trail runner, knowing that I'm building a solid healthy foundation from which to base my running career throughout life."
Alex, mountain runner + bodyworker
"Magnetic North hosted a running retreat near the spring equinox. The retreat was lovely and well planned, but not so prepared that we couldn’t improvise based on attendees’ interest. The experience left me motivated and relaxed. I felt supported to run and consider our lessons at my own pace, and I felt valued as a contributor to the event. The retreat was a wonderful way to spend my weekend and I am excited to attend more in the future. Brittany is an excellent coach, motivator, and gentle encourager who appreciates the unique presence each participant brings to a run or a retreat."
McKenze, mountain runner
"After being stuck in an endless cycle of injuries and unable to break the pattern myself, I knew I needed help. Brittany at Magnetic North provided the holistic support I needed to break this horrible pattern. Through training plans that focused on my body and needs- strengthening joints to prevent injuries, proprioception and workouts that actually directly transferred to my unique mountain goals; as well as building a body work schedule, nutrition and visualization; I was able to break the cycle and elevate my body to a new level of athletic achievement. I'm excited to continue to grow as an athlete and a person with the essential holistic guidance that Magnetic North provides."
Justus, splitboarder + mountain biker
"Brittany has the wonderful ability to coach, mentor, and motivate in ways that are positive and light-hearted but also deeply thoughtful. Throughout my marathon training Brittany was an incredible resource who went out of her way to ensure that I remained mentally positive and physically intact. She provided expert knowledge about technique, strategy, and diet. And she made my experience of completing a marathon all the more special. I highly recommend working with her."
“I met Brittany after a running injury forced me into long-term recovery mode. Our conversations about motivation and self-care have been a true gift during this difficult healing process. I look forward to her support and guidance as I embark on a new relationship with (and approach to) my athletic pursuits.”