Playing for Purpose


Testimonials about Playing for Purpose

 Thank you very much for being my coach.  I can feel the difference.  I am very excited.  When considering my overall conditioning, I have never felt better in my entire life.


Jason Everard

Boise, ID & Alaska

Thanks so much for everything! I actually feel better physically than I remember in my adult life.


Suzanne Anstine

Boise, ID

Thanks again for everything, this has been fantastic. All my triathlete friends down here agree that you're the perfect coach for me.


Dawn Muhlestein

Bountiful, UT


What We Do

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A coaching platform that gives back


We donate a portion of coaching fees and ALL Product Profits to local non-profits and our annual high school student college scholarship program.

Personal Triathlon Coaching

Sam Kristensen

USAT Level I Certified Coach


Holistic Coaching approach 

Mind - Body - Nutrition - Recovery


I work with up to 10 athletes per annual season.  No athlete is the same.  All training plans are custom.  No Canned programming. 

I coach new athlete's to the sport of triathlon, intermediate level athletes, and seasoned veterans looking for structure, feedback, accountability and an annual plan.


Contact me for details and an interview if interested in pursuing coaching.

My why

I benefited greatly from caring and dedicated educators and coaches growing up.  They helped me in my development to go on to college and limit my student-loan debt through college scholarship searches. 


I worked with thousands of students, athletes, and parents closely the past 19 years as a High School Counselor, Athletic Director, and High School Coach.  I left the education profession in 2021 after nineteen years.

In addition to coaching, I currently work as a Mortgage Loan Officer with Hunter Creek Mortgage, in Eagle, Idaho.


Personal Triathlon Highlights
USAT All-American (2017-2018)

AWA Gold (2016, 2017, 2018)

Age Group Champion x3 

70.3, Olympic, and Sprint Distances

2x140.6 Finisher (11:06:59 PR)

14x 70.3 Finisher (4:38:07 PR)

8x Olympic Finisher (1:57:52 PR)

8x Sprint Finisher (53:18 PR)

Team Wattie ink. Elite (2016-2021)




June 26

Ironman Coeur D'Alene  70.3


Coeur D'Alene, Idaho






For coaching or speaking inquiries, please contact Sam:

   Tel: 208-562-9065 |

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