The Distance Project is a personal training and coaching center located in Freeport, Maine.


We specialize in strength training for runners, cyclists and endurance athletes. We also offer a wide variety of programs for athletes of all fitness levels and, most importantly, all fitness goals.


We pride ourselves on our inclusive, personal and beginner friendly programming as well as our advanced athletic coaching.


“Whether or not you are an athlete has nothing to do with you ability level. It has everything to do with your attitude. If you are serious about your training and committed to reaching your goals you have come to the right place.”


David Bidler, Owner of The Distance Project




Comments (4)
  1. Steven Kooi Reply


    I’m interested in registering for the Strength Camp for Runners at the end of October (after seeing Josh’s recommendation) – how do I do this?

    1. David Bidler Reply

      Hi Steven, there is actually one spot still available in our October Strength Camp and we’d love to have you on board! Just send me a note at [email protected] if you’d like me to hold it for you!

      Very best,


  2. Erin Finley Reply

    i would like to speak with someone regarding training for my daughter Riley. She is 18 and has been running for 4 years and would like some information on additional strength training.

    thank you,
    Erin Finley

    1. David Bidler Reply

      Hi there Erin,

      Thanks so much for getting in touch. Working with runners is our specialty and I’m confident that we can put together a fantastic program for Riley.

      We happen to have a strength camp for runners this Saturday from 10-3. These day long workshops are a fantastic introduction to our training methodology and cover all elements of strength, conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition, and recovery.

      The cost is $100 and there are spots available.

      If that doesn’t work out we can discuss 1-1 training options that work for her schedule.

      Thanks again for getting in touch and looking forward to your thoughts.

      Very best,


      Sent from my iPod

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