About the coach

About the coach

Hi, I am Barbara, originally from Austria and moved to New Zealand in August 1999.
Before then I was working as a Sports Coordinator for Club Med at a Holiday Resort in Indonesia but needed a change from work and lifestyle.

My first triathlon was in 2001, I was hooked from the start.
Since then I have completed many short and long distance triathlons, Half Marathons and Marathons.

From 2000 – 2004, I managed a Health and Fitness Club.
My passion got the better of me; I then decided to create my own Triathlon Coaching and Personal Training business.
I have been operating Tri 2 Win Coaching successfully and over this time helped many athletes achieved their goals.

I’m married to Greg Pye, a local Kiwi lad, since April 2005.
He is also a keen triathlete and certified Massage Therapist.

In 2007, I was selected to be the Team Manager for New Zealand’s Age Group World Champs in Hamburg.
In 2013, I made the Top five for “Triathlon Coach of the Year”.



  • At present, finalising my Tri NZ Level 3 Coach Accreditation
  • 2009 qualified as Tri NZ Level 2 Coach
  • 2008 Sports Certificate from University of Otago
  • 1993 Certified Personal Trainer/and Ski Instructor

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