Read what my athletes have to say about their personalized coaching and training programs!
I am a female endurance athlete in her 40’s with no years of experience in swimming or cycling but in May 2013 I undertook my first Ironman 140.6, I completed IM Texas in 15 hrs. and 49 mins, In May 2014, I tackled IM Texas once more but this time I was sub 13 hrs..3 hrs. faster than the year before!
Why – the amount of training did not change, my determination did not change, the amount of ability I have did not change, so what did change ? In July 2013 I decided to hire a coach. I had met Eric through a training camp in Arizona and we got on well so I engaged him to work with me. What changed from then on was structure, I now had a plan and a direction. Eric would plan my training for each week making sure I worked hard enough, in the right sports or took enough recovery time. We talked a lot about my goals and what I wanted to achieve and then he took that away and formulated a plan to make that a reality. I am not the easiest athlete to work with, as along with my determination I have a lot of stubbornness and like to do things my own way. I also want to enter every race whether it is in triathlon or just 1 sport and Eric has been busy managing me to make sure I don’t take on too much which would lead to injury or burn out. The goal for 2014 was to complete an Ironman in under 13hrs which we did and within 2 years, I have completed 6 full IM events.
In 2015 I have set even loftier goals and am participating in Ultra520 (fka Ultraman Canada) a 3 day endurance event covering 520k between swimming biking and running. This is new to both Eric and I but we are both up for the challenge. The Key to a successful working relationship is communication, Eric is available to me whenever I need, he will adapt plans for whatever may crop up for me, longer working hours, travel, extra races I add in!
I have no hesitation in recommending Eric and Limitless coaching to any athlete whether they are a beginner or a seasoned athlete , we all have some to learn and having another person on board is a very big plus.
Eric is a highly knowledgeable, experienced, and supportive coach, who is decidedly athlete centred and widely available. When I first started with triathlon I had zero open water experience and a limited swim background. Through video analysis, on site evaluations, targeted drill work, and most importantly positive coaching psychology, he was able to help me dissect my stroke and dramatically improve my technique and increase my confidence with more competitive swimming. I was so happy with my swim performance and times that I asked him to oversee my cycling and running training as well.
With limited training time due to real life responsibilities (hectic job, active family life, vacation needs), yet having ambitious goals, I really benefited from his ability to simplify and make understandable, the complex mechanics of this sport to me along with helping me understand the necessity of maximizing efficiency in every workout (training smartly) and having diversity of training. I’ve progressed further than I ever thought I was capable of. He is a top-rate coach, period!
I have been working with Coach Eric for just over a year. I am a “late in life” athlete and am more than pleased with the results I have obtained working with him. I am very intimidated by the whole concept of competing and Eric has been instrumental in helping me push myself beyond what I ever believed possible. Unfortunately I have had a number of personal setbacks over the last year but Eric has helped me keep my focus, even when I was totally overwhelmed. His expectations for me are high but never unreasonable. He is encouraging and always believes in my abilities, even if I am struggling. I have learned so much from him over the past year, about myself personally and about the swim/bike/run culture in general. He always makes himself available to me and the line of communication is always open. The personalized training plan that Eric has developed for me has been continually changing not only to fit in with the ups and downs of my life but to keep up with my improved performance.
I have learned over the past year that coaching is very personal and the relationship between a coach and an athlete is very individual. Eric has managed to keep me laughing, keep me motivated and keep me moving ahead.
I would highly recommend Eric. As a matter of fact I am encouraging my son to start triathlon training with him and what better recommendation could a mother give than that.