Over our 10 months working together, you definitely helped me improve on my 3 disciplines!
I took 10 minutes off my best swim, nearly one hour off my best bike and approximately 1h hour 30 minutes overall on my PB. I also had done an awful lot more core work than I would have ever done. You definitely improved me all round!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism, coaching & help, and my wife sends her thanks and gratitude for all you did for me. We found you a truly wonderful & amazing lady!
Shane M. IM Athlete, IE
Nadja was our head coach for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge half marathon training program for several events. Nadja continuously looked for new ways to make the training for her participants enjoyable and personal. She could train a large group of people of varying fitness levels from couch potatoes to advanced athletes and tailor the program to fit everyone. She went out of her way to create personal connections and help her participants meet their individual goals. Because of her coaching skills and undeniable passion for her job, each person she coached crossed the finish line injury-free and couldn't help but acknowledge how far above and beyond Nadja went to get them there. I don't know what we would have done without her!
Brittney L, Endurance Manager, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, NC
Coach Nadja is one of the most positive coaches I know. I understand the value of coaching, having been coached in business, life, and now athletics.
One of the great things about Coach Nadja is that she is really in tune with your workouts and capabilities and adjusts to allow you to succeed. Her workouts are challenging, and there is a learning curve, but once you get it, you will feel motivated to achieve as you get better and better. With Coach, I went from not being able to swim 50 yards to reaching 1.2 miles, the distance needed for the Half Iron Man. I endorse Coach Nadja if you are trying to complete a Half Iron Man or just simply improve your fitness.
James N, IM 70.3 Athlete, CA
Although it didn't take much convincing to get me to agree to do a triathlon, I definitely needed all the help I could get. I needed direction and most importantly a plan. I had been going to the gym and had even done a couple 5K's in the past but I knew this was different. Nadja put together a training plan that worked around my strengths and weaknesses to get me prepared physically, as well as mentally for my first sprint triathlon. Nadja was there for me every step of the way with her amazing knowledge, support and commitment. Never once did I feel overwhelmed by my workouts. I actually looked forward to each new challenge she gave me and I can't believe how easily and smoothly the training went. I can't thank Nadja enough for how this has changed me physically and mentally. I've lost nearly 20lbs and now have a whole new outlook on exercise. I don't have to work out, I WANT to work out. After I crossed the finish line of my first triathlon, I told Nadja that I just couldn't believe how amazing I felt and she said, "That's why we do it". Now I'm hooked. I have already planned for more sprints this year and can't wait for that feeling again.
Emily C, Sprint Triathlete, NC
Coach Nadja is a delight to work with. She was available when needed, and her constant positive attitude kept me going even when I had lost my motivation. I started my first triathlon season to complete an IM 70.3 in a specific time with no idea how to train to achieve the goal. By the end of the season, I had completed a second 70.3 with a season PR, dropping almost an hour off my previous time. After a short consultation coach, Nadja had me underway with a customized training schedule to strengthen my weaknesses. Within a couple months, my weaknesses were no longer weaknesses and training transitioned to focus on finding more speed to meet my first 70.3 goal time. Even though the weather was not ideal (brutally, hot and humid), I was within minutes of reaching goal time. Coach Nadja was supportive and focused on my recovery while I decided if I was going to race another 70.3. Once I committed to another race, we were back on track working on my weakness. As I neared the next race, my training was disrupted by work trips and disgustingly warm, humid weather that crushed my motivation. Coach Nadja was there with her positive support. I showed up to my final 70.3 race of the year confident, focused, energized, and ready to show my cards. I was able to crush my goal by 45 minutes; finishing in the top 20% overall!! I wouldn't have been able to have such a successful season without the coaching, dedication, additional support, and positive attitude coach Nadja offered me. Throughout the season, I decreased my swim by 10 seconds per 100y, increased bike power by 30 watts, and reduced run pace by 1 minute per mile. Coach Nadja has been the best coach I've had!
Tony Stone, IM 70.3 Athlete, SC
I'd always wanted to compete in a triathlon, but was intimidated by the swim portion of the event. Working with Nadja gave me the confidence I needed to take the plunge! She put together a personalized training plan that taught me how to train smarter; helping me capitalize on my strengths and improve upon my weaker areas, all the while keeping me injury-free. I found the training to be realistic and flexible enough that I could easily fit it into my daily routine. As a coach, Nadja was committed to helping me establish and attain my personal fitness goals, answered all of my training and equipment questions, and gave me many helpful hints for my first competitive sprint tri. By the time the race rolled around, I felt both physically and mentally prepared. Competing in my first triathlon was a fantastic experience! When I crossed the finish line, I knew that I was hooked! I credit Nadja for helping to make my first experience with the sport such a positive one…it definitely won't be the last!
Debbie R, IM Athlete, SC