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Joe owns and manages Coach Bails Running, LLC. He is a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field. He lives, trains, and coaches in Mahomet, IL and surrounding areas. He loves to run and runs to live a full and healthy life. He coaches first time finishers and beginners through advanced runners in distances ranging from the 1 mile to the marathon (and sometimes beyond the marathon). Joe helps individual athletes, as well as small groups, set and achieve their running and fitness goals by offering quality coaching at an affordable price. Services include form analysis, face-to-face running coaching, online training programs, small group training, or large group training such as the Winter Speed & Agility and Summer Speed programs. Whether you are training to finish your first 5K or to set a personal record in the marathon, he will help you achieve your goals in running.

Joe keeps a busy schedule. In addition to owning and managing Coach Bails Running, LLC, Joe is a Kinesiology instructor at Parkland College in Champaign and a F-T buyer/sales associate at Body n' Sole Sports in Savoy. He became the head coach for track & field and cross country at Next Generation School in Champaign in 2019. He previously coached track & field for 14 years and cross country for 6 years at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High (MSJH). Joe was the inaugural race director of the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana in 2009, was the race director of the MAYC races for 10 years and organized a 5K race in 2013 and 2014 to raise money to support the MSJH cross country and track teams. In 2020, Joe was going to attempt to run 48 races of varying distances, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, those plans changed to attempting 50 races in 2022.

Summer 2021 Speed Camp: 6 or 8-week program (Tuesday or Wednesday) TBD

2022 Winter Youth (ages 10-17) Speed & Agility Program: 6-8 weeks in January and February - TBD

2021 Winter Youth (ages 10-17) Speed & Agility Program: 8 weeks in January and February  - cancelled

2021 Winter Youth (ages 10-17) Speed & Agility Program: 6 weeks in January and February - cancelled

In order to offer more personalized services, Joe limits the number of clients he trains.Find us on Facebook

"There are always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Donít just dream." Dan Gable

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.... The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable." Sir Roger Bannister