Testimonials

What Athletes Have Said About Personalized Coaching:

“I know I’ve said it a million times but I felt the need to say it again, “Thank you”.  Specifically, I want to thank you for being flexible with me, always being supportive, your honest feedback and believing in me.  You have taught me that to realize a goal, it’s the summation of all the parts that make the end result.  Ironman is not just swim, bike and run.  It’s also nutrition, attitude, fortitude, mental toughness and willingness to learn from each past mistake.” – Robbie G, Ironman Florida (2012)

 

 

DSCN2082“I worked with Mari for training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Simply put I couldn’t have done it without her. I had been competing in triathlons for about 3 years prior to entering IMCDA and had exclusively trained on my own. Mari brought focus and discipline to my training routine that I believe was the difference in my performance in the race. Mari strives to treat every athlete she trains as an individual with training plans tailored to their strengths, weaknesses, and goals. She actually makes it feel like fun. OK, painful fun, but not tortuous. Not only would I use Mari again I plan to use her for training for my next Ironman.” – Bill B, Ironman Coeur d’ Alene (2011)

 

 

“I looked at my watch after I was done (…with my interval run workout…) and thought “that is pretty good”!  No doubt about it, I am getting better over time through consistent/steady effort (no gimmicks).  Thanks, Coach!” – Jeremy B, Ironman St. George (2012), Augusta 70.3 (2011), Miami 70.3 (2010),  Florida 70.3 (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I really feel good about last weekend.  Thank you so much for all your help.  I don’t know how I would have done it without you!” – Kate C, Turtle Crawl Olympic Distance Triathlon (2011)

 

 

 

 

“You were a tremendous part of my growth in the multisport world as well as my ultimate success on race day.” – Brent P, Augusta 70.3 (2009)

 

 

 

“I loved having you as my coach for my first Ironman. I can’t think of a better experience I could have had in a coach/athlete relationship. You listened, suggested and recommended and of course coached me through such a monumental journey…

I appreciate you and wouldn’t have had this same amazing experience… THANK YOU!” – Wynne B, Ironman Florida (2009)

 

 

 

What Athletes Have Said About Private Swim Lessons:

1002961_10151644694678258_1402064857_n“The amount of commitment and time you devote to seeing people get better and reach their goals is inspiring.  I want you to know how much I appreciate it!” – Kelvin D.