Dario Fredrick – Head Coach & Founder

Dario Fredrick is the founder and director of the Whole Athlete Performance Center. An exercise physiologist and expert bike fitter, he has worked extensively with endurance athletes since 1994.

Dario created Whole Athlete with the goal of integrating the disciplines of exercise science, biomechanics, sport psychology, nutrition, and Yoga to help athletes take a holistic approach to optimal performance. He is also a longtime Yoga instructor with over 25 years of study, integrating many of the aspects of Yoga practice and philosophy into his approach to training.

Dario is no stranger to bike racing and has competed extensively in road, gravel and mountain bike events – even having dabbled in competitive swimming and triathlon, back in the day. He has earned multiple masters National MTB Titles.

In 2009 Dario founded the Whole Athlete Development Team, serving as Director, co-Director and Head Coach over a ten-year span. Throughout the Team’s decade, Dario coached and helped develop a large number of Junior and U23 athletes within his three-point philosophy of Dedication, Integrity, and Fun.

In applied sports science, Dario developed and validated a unique performance test protocol for cyclists. The performance test provides an accurate and reliable measurement of cycling training zones using power and heart rate. He has contributed articles to Velo News, Cyclingnews.com, Bicycling Magazine, and Yoga Journal, and has served as the Physiological Advisor to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the NorCal High School MTB League.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dario.

Dario Fredrick

Coaching Disciplines

  • Road
  • Mountain Bike
  • Cyclocross
  • Gravel
  • Multisport


“If you’re looking for a coach who can bring you to the top of your game, Dario is the one. From training to nutrition to bike fit to recovery, his expertise and supportiveness are unparalleled. I have learned so much from his “holistic” approach to many crucial aspects of training, and would highly recommend him to any athlete who wants to achieve a goal or pursue a dream.”
–C. U.

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