About Us

Empowering the Athlete Inside

PacWest Athletics is now PacWest Endurance

Our passion has always been around everything associated with endurance. You can say endurance is in our DNA.

Though we’re typically known simply as “PacWest” or “Team PacWest” to many, we’ve decided that after 16 years as PacWest Athletics now is the right time to make the subtle but important name change to PacWest Endurance.

We believe this new name better represents who we are and what we do. We love it and hope you do too.

In April 2002, Pacific West Athletics was officially born…

By September, our first training program launched with our first coached group run held in the heart of the Presidio of San Francisco. Since then, PacWest has grown to become one of the largest outdoor fitness organizations in Northern California with training programs and members located throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Our Vision

To create an organization dedicated to promoting and empowering people to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Our mission is to develop quality fitness programs and support services and make them available in all major regions within the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


Since the launch of our run program back in September of 2002, PacWest has grown and expanded our programming to include our outdoor bootcamp, performance cycle, triathlon and swim programs. 

We’ve additionally introduced critical support services like biomechanical analysis, performance testing and training camps to help educate our athletes to perform better not only during their day-to-day training but, most importantly, on race day.

Coaching Staff

PacWest has an impressive staff of coaches and team ambassadors who successfully implement our training programs throughout all four major regions of the Bay Area: San Francisco, East Bay, Marin County and South Bay. Our instructors and coaches are certified (USA Cycling, USA Track & Field, USA Triathlon, Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning) and seasoned veterans in their respective disciplines.


We take pride in selecting only the very best in business partners to provide quality products and services to our members. Each relationship is mutually beneficial creating valued long term partnerships. Our partner network is located throughout the entire Bay Area and continues to grow and expand to better serve our member needs.

Community Outreach

Since 2003, PacWest has worked directly with over 40 charities and non-profit organizations assisting in fund raising efforts, helping promote their worthy causes and objectives and, in several cases, act as the charity’s official training program in which participants fundraise while training for an endurance event (cycle, run, triathlon). Contact us to learn more about our Community Outreach Program.

See who’s behind Team PacWest

Jay Ridgeway

CEO - Head Coach (Bio)

Emily Torluemke

President - Senior Coach (Bio)

Johanna Lelke, DC

Team Medical Director (Bio)