I recently had a chance to attend the winter group training camp held in Clermont,FL. I'm a remote athlete from Houston so I don't get the chance to train with my coach or any other team members. During this intense 3 day camp I not only got one on one time with my coach but I also met and bonded with other athletes and was able to get additional group coaching. When you train with TSS you don't just get the expertise of your own coach you get combined resources from an organization with ten years experience together and many more years than that combined sport experience. My training has turned the corner and picked up momentum as I train to my own personal goal.
Thank you Coach Nicole Boger once again for getting me to a start line fully prepared to race and have fun! You learn something each time you train and race. I worked a ton on my mental skills this go around for a race. It helped and I swam this swim sighting...which was pretty much the entire way due to the course being narrow and many little turns and then a big one. No freak outs, just a steady swim, even with having to jump off the dock and a "possible" snake slide around my arm...I just kept going. So thank you for making me work so hard on my swim. Thank you Coach Bryan Merritt who has taught me the best bike skills around and how to climb a hill like a boss!! The hill that took a good amount of athletes out and off their bike was the hill we all worked on and never got off our bikes. We all said to ourselves...We got this.... drive those knees to the handlebars!! Up and over..no problem. I even took those downhills and enjoyed the free easy speed!! 31 down one of them......no braking! Besides the brakes were soaking wet since it rained the entire 56 miles ? Again... thank you Coach Nicole, your knowledge and knowing what we need as athletes is truly a special gift!! Finally a successful race, PR and Finish Line for me!!! ❤ #teamsoulsports
Coach Crystal- Just wanted to thank you for your lessons and helping me and my husband get started in open water swimming. I only had 2 lessons but what a GREAT start! Could never have done it without you. Not only the skill part but helping me get the right attitude early on certainly made a difference...I hope you do some open water clinics – and I hope I’m off on those weekends!
"My coaching sessions with Bryan have been the best money I have spent since being introduced to the sport of triathlon....Bryan started me out with the very basic—learning how to start, stop, clip in, and clip out properly...He also taught me how and when to change gears, how to ascend hills, and how to descend hills...and he really pushed me to learn to be comfortable handling my bike in tricky situations. Overall, my lessons became the difference between a DNF on my first attempt at a half Ironman and completing the race (while pregnant no less!) on my second attempt...Bryan was incredibly patient with my nervousness and reluctance. I cannot say enough good things about Bryan, and I look forward to working with him again in the future."
"Being a part of Team Soul Sports and having Nicole as my Coach is the singularly most important investment I've made in my time as a Triathlete. Having Nicole's knowledge and expertise at my disposal is absolutely invaluable. She ensures my training is optimal while keeping up with my often hectic and sometimes chaotic work and life schedule. Nicole has guided me through two Ironman Triathlons and countless other races. Since having her as my Coach, I've never toed the starting line with even the slightest of doubts that I was ready. The importance of that confidence at the start of any race is immeasurable; a value at any cost. I know that I would not have enjoyed the successes that I have without Nicole. Our professional relationship is one I plan on maintaining for as long as I am able to compete; our personal friendship however, a life time..."
"Working with Kate for the past 2 years, took my triathlon experience to a new level, every workout has a purpose and the best part is I can focus on doing the work instead of worrying, I have 100% trust in my coach. She is dedicated to continuing education and improving her skills and knowledge and sharing with her team. I’ve seen her truly get the best out of her athletes. Kate is more than just a coach, she is a caring supportive and inspiriting person and always encouraging and supportive of your goals."
"Working with Kate has been a wonderful experience on many levels. She has provided me with a sound and effective training program, has created challenging workouts that pushed me, and made me feel psychologically race ready for my very first 70.3! I travel virtually every week so Kate and I confer each weekend about the city I will be in, the training options available to me, and she sets up a plan that works. After training on my own for three years, it has been an incredible help to have someone by my side coaching me to be my best. I can’t imagine competing in triathlons without her caring support!"
"My Soul Sports coach Kate has been phenomenal! She provides perfectly planned workouts focused on the events I have coming up, taking into account the distance (I only do Sprints!), my age (59), my injuries (bad knees), the time I have available, and the work that will provide the greatest returns toward improved race times."
"This is the best I've felt all thanks to you and Coach Kate. Every day, I feel thankful to be a part of Team Soul Sports."
"Working with Coach Nicole is by far the most satisfying and life changing experience I have ever encountered. Coach Nicole is not only a Life Changer but a Motivator, Teacher/Educator and Extremely Passionate Individual. She has taught me more than I could ever give back about the sport of Triathlon I have so become to love but those same concepts/teachings have rolled over to many other aspects of my life and made me a better all-around individual. Her passion for Life and her Coaching style is contagious and inspirational, I look up to her not only as an athlete which she inspires me to reach Higher than I ever could have expected, goals I once only dreamed about now slowly have become attainable."