Observation – understanding the individual athlete and their physical, mental and cultural make up.
Training psychology – the athletes personality, why winning is not normal and how we overcome this.
Training physiology – the male and female athlete, physical and mental characteristics determining the training program, intensities and volumes.
Training philosophy – periodization, the training mix, psychology + physiology, athlete development and the use of races within these considerations.
Swim training – techniques for the individual athlete, use of swim tools, stroke correction.
Bike training – positioning, technique for the individual athlete, bicycle and component selection, skills, tools.
Run training – technique for the individual athlete, shoe choice, use of run tools (hills, track, treadmill, road).
Triathlon – integration of swim, bike and run into the one training approach.
Stretching – massage, warm up and warm downs.
Injuries – prevention, treatment, athlete mentality and training around or through them.
Tapering and race preparation – season and yearly planning, race week, race nutrition, post race recovery, training races.
Race execution – strategy for the individual athlete and season goals.
I am 38 years old and sit on the Board of Directors for two international companies, I am an engineer by trade but a coach by heart. I started doing triathlon competitively in 2008. I have raced from the worlds toughest Olympic distance race :11 Global in South Africa where I finished 3rd to All African Championships where I finished 3rd and 2nd a year later. I have raced from Ironman 70.3 Pescara in Italy to Ironman 70.3 world champs in the USA, but coaching is not about accolades but more about your ability as a coach to assess, plan, communicate and motivate your athletes to achieve their goals.
Soon after I began competing in triathlons, I found many athletes, from beginners to elites and even top coaches asking me for advice. This was when I realized how much I enjoyed helping athletes achieve their goals and it soon became my passion.
I have worked with athletes in South Africa and in the United States and even with junior development teams. So no matter what your level of experience, I can help you achieve your goals. I’m a specialist in organizing and planning of training programs, flexible and precise, with a healthy dose of creativity. I have an extensive knowledge of the dynamics in Swimming, Cycling, Running and Nutrition.
My strong coaching skills can transform your performance to achieve your goals. To add, I am a coach with no 9-5 mentality and believe in the personal touch. New challenges and targets are things that motivate me the most and I remain extremely customer friendly and allergic to bad service.