“Nate embodies a unique combination of firsthand experience and scientific knowledge. Knowing he has encountered the real challenges of training and racing means I can trust him to help me find the best way forward. He is quick to help me frame my perspective after hiccups in training, and always has an encouraging, positive attitude toward whatever obstacles I am facing.
Nate’s passion for helping his athletes is immediately clear in the way he goes above and beyond to find advantages for them. For example, I’ve often received emails before local time trials with analysis of the course, wind patterns, and pacing strategies. Or, I’ve gone into TrainingPeaks and found my plan updated so I avoid the rain. This dedication sets Nate apart from the pack.
However, the best thing for me working with Nate is that I feel comfortable communicating with him honestly and frequently, making the coaching relationship much more productive. Nate acts as an invaluable, objective resource for me in my cycling.
I’ve made huge strides in cycling since partnering with Catalyst Coaching in 2015 and I’m excited to continue finding new ways to improve.”
Matteo Jorgenson, Movistar Team
Sean Quinn, Hagens Berman Axeon
“Even though my expectations were very high when Nate began coaching me, he has without question exceeded them! Nate goes above and beyond to make training effective, motivating and fun. He makes sure to build a strong relationship with each athlete in order to personalize their training and match it with their lifestyle. Nate has helped me grow as an athlete and has given me the proper training and tools to achieve my performance goals. With Nate as my coach, I feel like I have someone in my corner who is equally as passionate and involved in my success as I am. This serves as a great motivator in competition and training. I have thoroughly enjoyed being coached by Nate and always feel like I am getting 100%.”
Keegan Swirbul, Floyd's Pro Cycling
“I am the type of athlete who finds its extraordinarily difficult to blindly trust a new coach. I have seen countless examples of athletes who pay top dollar to their 'renowned' coaches for programs that quite frankly look like they have been copied and pasted into the TrainingPeaks accounts of a dozen athletes in one sitting. After seeing what I believed looked like a lack of any thought behind some of my teammates training plans, I have struggled to truly buy in to what a coach tells me to do in fear that they have not put adequate thought into my plan. However, with Nate Wilson behind me, I have finally found a coach that is just as concerned with my development and training as I am. Not only does Nate have an incredible knowledge base about real world cycling from his days as a professional himself, he also is low key obsessed (as I am) with learning and staying up to date with the latest training science, diet information, and even racing tactics. Nate legit knows everything!! He certainly is one of the few coaches in my eyes who goes above and beyond the call of duty in more ways than one. It is clearly evident by glancing at one of Nate's plans that he has evaluated every small detail and put tremendous thought in to every workout he uploads. I can confidently say that coach Nate has gained my full trust as a rider and for me, that is very difficult to find!”
Eric Voigt, Chambery Cyclisme Formation
“Working with Nate over the last couple of years has been great. He has really helped shape me into the racer I am today. He approaches training in an organized and well thought out way, backed with more than just old-school tradition. This helps make it easy on everything but the legs to follow along. Whenever I’ve had questions about anything cycling related, whether it be nutrition, training, race strategy, or something else, Nate has always given me an in-depth answer. As with everything in life, things don’t always go to plan on the bike. When they don’t, Nate will analyze with me what went wrong, and make adjustments to my training to help insure we do everything we can so they don’t happen again.”
“Jim is an excellent coach that I would recommend to anyone. From the outset it was clear that Jim has extensive knowledge of training principles and techniques; he is a doctor after all! There is a peace of mind that I have with Jim as my coach. I know that whatever workout he has given me for that day has a purpose, and is in my best interest. Jim is extremely easy to work with and is able to work with all my scheduling needs. Jim is always there when I have a question. His coaching goes beyond just offering workouts; Jim offers coaching on anything from nutrition to tactics, and is always interested in my questions. I have continued to see progress in my fitness under Jim’s guidance. Thanks to Jim’s holistic approach to coaching, I am a healthier and more rounded cyclist, both on and off the bike.”
Sam Dolzani, Honey Stinger
“Working with Nate for the past few years has provided me with the tools to grow and excel beyond my personal expectations as an athlete. His attention to detail and ability to tailor the training plan to my availability and capability has been instrumental in my development and progress. Nate’s dynamic coaching approach has not only facilitated progress in terms of race results, but also technique, overall strength, confidence, and execution while riding and racing.
Nate’s passionate attitude, combined with an impressive knowledge of physiology and coaching, as well as years of race experience distinguish him as a coach. Nate constantly keeps things interesting and exciting by introducing new workouts and ideas to help keep motivation high, even during the depths of a long season or when temperatures drop during the offseason. Nate truly has been a catalyst in helping me achieve my goals on the bike.”