How to Reach Your Goals Today by Finding the Right Coach with Richard Conner and Kevin Gregory

Inspire to Run Podcast

Nov 24 2022 • 37 mins

#055 - Marketer, runner, and podcast host Richard Conner shares his story about how he was inspired to run again and faced his fears by running obstacle course races. His Spartan Coach, Kevin Gregory, takes the host chair as they walk through why Richard signed up with a coach and what led him to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life - The Spartan Trifecta.

Topics Covered:

  • Facing fears and taking on big challenges
  • Importance of not setting “a number” as your primary goal
  • Finding the right coach to help you reach your goals
  • Building daily habits and letting go of the guilt


Richard Conner

Richard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire to Run and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connecticut native and is a husband, dad, writer, Star Wars fan, and of course - runner! Richard recently discovered obstacle course racing and has fully embraced this new obsession.

Kevin Gregory

Kevin has been a fitness trainer since 2013 and runs Underdog Fitness Inc - a personal training and small group training gym specializing in functional fitness and Obstacle Course and Hybrid Racing. Found Obstacle Racing in 2011 with Warrior Dash. Since has multiple Elite Level Podiums at Spartan Race including a 7th Place finish at Ultra World Championships in Iceland, Achieved a Silver Bib (75 Miles) at World’s Toughest Mudder and most recently seeded 3rd at the upcoming DEKA Strong World Championships with a time just 5 seconds off the current world record. Kevin also broke the DEKA Fit Co-ed Relay Record earlier this year with partner Cassandra Carroll.

He holds a Master's Degree in Fitness and Wellness Leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Has a Master Level Training Certification with the International Sports Science Association, Nutrition Certification from Precision Nutrition, and an SGX (Spartan Group Exercise) Certification through Spartan Race. Also have certifications in Corrective Exercise, Exercise Therapy, Sports Nutrition, and Strength and Conditioning.

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