1. To get ready for a race: Jonathan Cane
If you're serious about winning that next road race or even tackling a multisport competition, you need a top-notch coach (not just a trainer). Coach Jonathan Cane works with athletes with a range of abilities to get them race-ready for a variety of competitions, and he's even coached several people all the way to the world championships in the triathlon. $125 per hour or $200 per month for customized weekly online training program. (718-832-2453, citycoach.org/jonathan-cane).