Thank you guys for the right mix of encouragement and support but not "hand-holding." Because of your emphasis on finding my self-motivation. The nutrition advice was an eye-opener too. It was hard at first to switch to eating clean, like you said "Garbage in means garbage out", and "you can't exercise your way out of a crappy diet". I notice a big difference in my mood when I train consistently and eat clean, and when I don't. -- K.R.
Strength training is an important part of overall health, longevity, and it also improves performance in racing. I started working with Dom about a year ago and our goal was to keep it interesting, and different while keeping it effective. Dom has hit on all of this and worked effectively around racing events to keep top performance at those times.-- J.B.
Love all that you represent. Appreciate your humility of running. You're a guy that's been out of shape, went thru the motions, got active and produced results... And now wish to help others do the same.... And you've done all this without boasting, floating and putting others down. There's so many others in the Tri community that are jerks. But you've remained humble and been a guy of integrity. I appreciate it and appreciate that you've taken an interest in helping me. Blessings and peace be with you. -- R.K.
Coach Helen has taken on the role as my swim coach and wasted zero time identifying and working towards correcting deficiencies with my stroke. She is a very realistic coach, understanding that life continues even when trying to train. With this thought in mind she maximizes all my workouts and ensures every workout she gives is tailored and custom-fit toward my end state goal….I can honestly say it is because of the coaching I have received and Helen’s ability to explain and teach things to me so that I can understand and apply them that I now see major improvements in my swim times and efficiency. -- A.W.
I struggled with the concept of a triathlon coach. I never really understood the benefits of having a coach, until I started training with Coach Dom. I have seen measurable improvements in cycling, overall strength, overall speed, and performance….Our face-to-face sessions are productive and efficient. He always has a plan and a backup plan when necessary. He listens as needs change, he is receptive to questions, he watches my statistics and offers encouragement, support, and advice. -- P.W.
Dom helps athletes focus on the positive aspects of training and racing, keeping their minds in a positive mode in order to overcome the roadblocks….Dom did this for me during recent training for an Ironman race. He helped me to focus on the positive aspects of my training: increased speed on the bike, improve bike handling, and little things like being able to grab a bottle while moving. Dom did not allow me to dwell on negative thoughts of self-doubt. His focus on my accomplishments, small as they may be, was what helped to focus my mind during the race. -- T.H.
Coach Dom is a strong motivator but he is also an empathetic encourager. He understands the challenges of scheduling and parenting in modern times and he demonstrates genuine concern for those under his tutelage. -- G.B.
It's amazing how all of the pieces connect together when you have a Coach with the ability to bring everything into focus. Coach Helen has this gift, and has started me down the path of understanding an efficient swim stroke. It's because of her that I have seen improvements in my swim times and a rejuvenation in the desire to improve. She understands my individual goals and has started me down a path for success. -- J.M.B.