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.
Having been able to work with Nate for about 18 months now, I see more and more everyday his value to me as a coach and resource. Starting with Nate, I was looking for someone to be doing something different and tailored to what I needed to perform at my best level. Having been an elite level cyclist himself and experienced recently the same things I am experiencing it gives him an excellent perspective as to what the athlete is going through on a day to basis. Nate is able to make educated objective decisions and express them to me confidently, thus giving me more confidence in myself. He goes above and beyond what you would expect from any coach. You can tell Nate loves his job and is fully invested in helping you achieve your objectives. He is constantly trying to improve his own coaching and working to be better just as you are as an athlete. The little things that he does and his attention to detail are what makes Nate so great. I am thankful that I have to opportunity to work with him.
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.
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. “Empathetic” is a term that applies strongly to Nate. 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.
Nate has been a fantastic coach to work with. I have been able to make great strides in my ability to perform in races in the time that I have been working with Catalyst Coaching. Nate leaves no stone unturned in making sure that you are able to get the most out of your training. I feel that Nate has a great combination of academic and real world experience to know what is needed to make for a complete and strong cyclist. While doing this Nate continues to realize that we all need balance in our lives and is able to incorporate the training around this.
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