HI, I'M MERCEDES
I'm an athlete, author, and nutrition & climbing coach, as well as the founder of Modus Athletica. I have personally trained thousands of clients of all abilities, from recreational to pro level competition climbers, including the Swedish and Dutch national climbing teams.
Not only do I have a ton of experience in training athletes, I have extensive education in the areas of fitness, movement and exercise science that I leverage in order to help climbers like you become stronger, more flexible, and to develop healthier eating habits so you can crush for a lifetime.
Join thousands of others to get more flexible and stronger for climbing.
Become a part of the Modus Fam and get access to my free masterclass on how to create your own training plan.
TRAIN WITH US
We work with motivated climbers to optimize climbing performance using skills training, strength, flexibility, nutrition, recovery and mindset. (Read more about our method below.)
Factoring in life stressors including family, career and hobbies, our training programs help you focus on learning about yourself in order to feel better, climb stronger, and enjoy the sport of climbing for years to come.
Stronger Together is our training membership where we bring together intermediate and advanced climbers who are new to training and ready to take their climbing to a new level.
Increase your mobility and strength in climbing-specific ranges.
If you ever had trouble getting your feet up high, placing that heel hook, or notice that your hips just aren't that close to the wall, this program is for you!
One-on-one coaching will not only make you straonger, but will also keep you accountable and build good training habits, all while hitting your long-term skill goals - this is my specialty!
With personalized training you'll receive my best mobility and flexibility protocols combined with individualized feedback on your technique.
Our step-by-step program for improving your shoulder mobility, grip strength, and pulling power.
Designed for all fitness levels & abilities, our 3-tier program means that there is a workout suitable for everyone.
THE MODUS ATHLETICA METHOD
The goal for Modus is to build strong, healthy climbers for their lifetime. This takes looking at training from many angles. Here are the 6 pillars we focus on when you train with us.
Skill - Work on mastery. Work on skill each climbing session.
Strength & Flexibility - These build the foundation that all power and endurance are built upon. By developing these you feel more confident and efficient.
Mentality - build a good base of mental tactics and strategies to manage fear and self-doubt
Recovery - One of the most important factors to becoming better in anything. When you train within the Modus framework, this becomes second nature
Nutrition - The goal is to know yourself better, as well as viewing nutrition, not just as a way to express your culture and joy, but as a way to fuel for performance and long term health.
"Not only does Mercedes instantly make you feel comfortable, she has a special talent for finding weaknesses and the knowledge to match exercise and drills to push you gently past them."