Roland is a great coach. He communicates regularly, answers questions quickly and knowledgeably, and provides the subtle motivation that has me doing more than I would have thought possible. He listens to my feedback and readily changes my training plan if needed. He genuinely cares about his athletes and understands the balance between training and family/work.
I have been a runner for several years and hired Roland to help me train for the New York City Marathon. The training plan that Roland developed for me helped me to rapidly improve my pace and gain confidence in my ability to complete long distance runs. Roland and I communicated on a weekly basis and he was always quick to respond to my questions. I suffered an injury shortly before race day so I did not get the time I had been aiming for. However I honestly believe that if I had not completed the training with Roland, I would not have had the willpower to complete the race at all.
Roland is very patient and in the group training setting he pays equal amounts in coaching to each individual. A great camaraderie develops during the team training. He freely shares his knowledge and is very thorough, precise and patient. Roland taught me some extremely useful techniques to help me overcome my overwhelming anxiety. I am still amazed at how relaxed prepared I felt on the day of my triathlon.
...definitely wouldn't have done nearly as well without your advice and planning.
Roland is a very caring and compassionate coach. He takes his knowledge of training and customizes my training plan based on my life which includes full time work and being a Mom to two active boys. His style of coaching is the back bench of support that keeps my training balanced, fun, and injury free. I appreciate his evidence-based approach and how he personalizes that plan to fit me and my training goals.
The best coach I have had. (Roland) helped me avoid failure while I started my life as a runner. Thank you so much.
(Roland) you are an amazing coach.
Roland is a fantastic coach! His training and guidance got me swimming in good form from scratch!