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Athlete Testimonials

Kaye Dougan“I embarked on the “Complete Get Fit Weight Loss Coaching” with Martha in May, and I have to say I am totally surprised and at the same time motivated by my efforts and results. In the past I have tried numerous weight loss methods, only to go up and down the same 5 pounds. It was totally frustrating. In these past 4 months, my attitude towards food has changed and I have never felt healthier or stronger. Martha is kind, supportive, and the best motivator. She has great intuition. Her knowledge of exercise, workouts, nutrition, rest days, etc is excellent. She pushes just the right amount, still making me the one that I am accountable to. Simply, she is a great coach. I have lost weight and inches, but I have gained greater self-confidence and strength, both in regard to eating and exercise. She has been a key player in helping me achieve this level of health. Results do take time, and if you set your mind to making those positive changes – the results come and the feeling is exhilarating. Thank you Martha for being my coach on my road to a healthy lifestyle of feeling strong, lean, and fit.”

Kaye Dougan, Amherst, MA

“One of Martha’s many gifts as a coach is that she knows exactly how hard to push me, and when to back off in my training. Because she knows what my body is capable of doing at any given point, I trust her completely. Before working with her, I would often get stuck mentally in my races, and now I race with much greater confidence, knowing that my training and Martha’s race strategy have prepared me well. Not only have my race times at all distances improved over the last year, I also feel more rested and healthier as an athlete because Martha has helped me focus on quality, not quantity, in my training. This has been especially important for me as a working mother with two small children. Martha is incredibly positive and motivating, and her enthusiasm is infectious. I always leave my coaching sessions feeling ready for the next challenge, and excited to take it on.”  – Borjana

 

 

 

Dynamic-Training“Before I began working with Martha I had two speeds in my training; high and off. Even though I was successful in my ultra distance cycling events, I was plagued with injuries and Motrin became part of my race fuel. When I committed to the 2008 Race Across America (RAAM) as part of a 4-person mixed team, I knew it was time for some help and Martha was everything I hoped for and so much more. She successfully developed a plan that increased my speed and strength, but above all, on that fit into my always changing schedule. She was so perceptive and diligent about engaging in my daily training summaries. She always stayed one step ahead of me, and don’t think you can slide anything by her! I am amazed at the results and peaked at just the right time for RAAM. I felt strong and fast the whole way throughout the 7 days. I took 1 hour off of my time in the Nightmaretour course (180 miles of hills) – and most importantly , injury free. This year (2010) we won the 4-person mixed category for RAAM in 6 hours, 11 days and 16 minutes! Martha is genuine, constantly engaged, amazing and above all … committed to your success!”

Denise Stone – Management Consultant, 1st place finish RAAM Mixed Team, 2009 and 2010

“Hard to believe that it was 8 years ago that I raced my first triathlon. I went from, “I hope that I can finish,” to “I plan to go to Nationals” and it’s been an amazing ride. I am so grateful that the universe allowed my path to cross with Martha’s. She is my coach, my mentor and my  friend.”

Alicia Wendelowski – Mom, Fitness Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

I hired a coach because I had been a competitive age group athlete and was interested in improving my performance. I definitely feel that I made the right decision in  not only in hiring a coach, but in hiring Martha. She and I are in touch with each other via email, texts and phone calls. She has helped me greatly with nutrition and Martha’s plans are individualized and have worked well for my lifestyle and race priorities. Her philosophy about training is credible and precise; her views on triathlon are clearly well researched. Her program works very well for athletes who are willing to make a serious commitment to the sport.

Susan Olesky

 

“Coach Martha knows when to push my limits and when to back things down when life takes over. She gets it.  She is equally invested in the process of the goals of her athletes. Through her meticulous training plans, I have achieved things that I never thought would be possible. I am in the best shape of my life (one year after back surgery) and I owe it to the help from Martha!”                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Dr. Leah Roberts/2018 Lake Placid Ironman Age Group Winner/Hawaii Ironman Qualifier    

 

 

 

You have been the kindest and best teacher to me throughout my entire triathlon journey so far. You have been the coach of my dreams and the one to push me in ways that I’ve been hoping to be pushed – you see me as a strong athlete, and you have helped me to see myself that way as well.

Grace Coller