Coaches and Guides

Alison Kreideweis

Owner and Head Coach, Empire Tri Club NYC

ALISON KREIDEWEIS is the Co-founder and Head Coach of the Empire Tri Club.  In 2015 she was recognized as a USAT All American, and earned a spot on TEAM USA.  In 2016, she competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships, placing 33rd in her age group and 10th American (just 11 weeks after having a baby).  In 2014, Alison was named “Best Personal Trainer” in the Northeast, along with fellow Empire Tri Club Coach Chris Mosier on  Alison is a national fitness expert who has been featured in Fitness Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Fox 5 News, TRI Magazine, The Active Times, Well & Good and more.  She has been competing in triathlon for 15 years, ranging from Sprint to Ironman distance including the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Ironman Lake Placid and Escape from Alcatraz.  Alison is a multi-time overall female champion at local and regional races including the CityTri Duathlon and MightyMan Montauk Sprint Triathlon less than 3 months after giving birth.  She has given over a dozen presentations at local and regional events.  Alison has worked as a coach, manager, group fitness instructor and personal trainer for Equinox, New York Road Runners, Odyssey Athletic Center & SBR Multisports.  Her certifications include NASM, USATF, USAT, Schwinn & Mad Dogg Cycling and a Pregnant and Postpartum Client Specialty Certification.  As a new mom, she enjoys working with women who are pregnant or have recently given birth.  Alison empowers others to feel strong & confident by pushing their physical limits and believes that training with a coach and team is far more fun than training alone.

Sascha Kreideweis

Coach/Ambassador, Empire Tri Club NYC

Growing up in Germany, Sascha competed as a track runner and swimmer, taking part in his first triathlon at age fourteen. To date, he has raced 3 Ironman events (just missing a Kona spot on his first attempt), 10 Half Ironman events (including the 70.3 World Championship), two NYC marathons and over one hundred smaller events.  Sascha was named 2007 Best Male Triathlete by SBR Multisports, 2007 USAT All-American, he rode his bike over 1,100 miles in nine days from Germany to Barcelona entirely self-supported in 2009, and placed 6th including PROS at a New York Time Trial.


Subsequent to all this glory, in 2010 Sascha was diagnosed with Popliteal Artery Entrapment causing a severe reduction of blood flow below his left knee, resulting in immediate surgery.  11 more surgeries followed including a bypass which then failed after 4 years in 2016.  Replacing this bypass was a high-risk procedure which could have led to amputation, so he has instead decided to focus on rehab.  Most recently Sascha completed the Million Dollar Challenge, an event supporting the Challenged Athletes Foundation, 760 mile ride from San Fran to San Diego ... the rehab is working! 

Laura Cozik

Founder and CEO, Travel with Lipstick / Founder and CEO, Team Lipstick

Laura is the Founder and CEO of Travel with Lipstick, a company that hosts "Fit Travel" events for sporty women and men of all levels.  Since the company began in 2010, Travel with Lipstick has hosted 15 events in Mallorca for a very good reason ... the clients keep coming back!  In January 2018, Laura will become a local resident of Mallorca and full time host of sporty events for active clients, especially those from NYC.  


Laura's background includes 20 years of dancing, 20 years as a fitness instructor, 10 years as a nationally ranked ballroom dance champion, and since 2006, she has also been an active triathlete.  Laura was published in New York Magazine's "Best of New York" as one of the city's top fitness instructors, as well as in Competitor and Triathlete Magazine for her accomplishments with Team Lipstick and Travel with Lipstick.  Her celebrity client list includes Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Soledad O’Brien. 


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