Matthew has been fantastic to work with. He has totally transformed my swimming and gives clear direction and encouragement for all workouts. Matthew has pushed me beyond what I felt I could do by myself, yet has totally responded to my feedback and adjusted work outs based on that. Highly recommended to anyone!
Very nice, helpful, and knowledgable about running.
Super happy with Matt. I've been with him for a couple months now and am seeing substantial gains in performance -- much better than I was seeing w/o benefit of coaching in the months preceding -- so money well spent.
I have a busy work schedule, but Matt has been able to accommodate. He's also been very generous with his time, responsive to e-mails, and available to talk when I need outside of normal planned touch points. He never misses a beat on training plan, even when out of country competing at major events.
Matt's easy to get along but firm -- he takes my progress & goals seriously, which I appreciate. While a competitive athlete at Pro level, he's approachable and humble. I'm glad I connected w/ Matt and couldn't be happier with my decision.
Matt helped me go pro in triathlon, and now I am in an Olympic Development Program. I met Matt Sheeks in the fall of 2009 during sophomore year competing in track for the University of Washington. He was leading our campus Athletes in Action student-athlete small group. Matt was just beginning his transition into triathlon following a successful collegiate track career, and we quickly became good friends and kept in close contact as I had similar aspirations and we shared an appreciation for everything multisport. He has been a constant resource and has helped me immensely with a myriad of things like nutrition, training balance, race prep and beyond. I earned my professional racing license in the fall of 2014 and am now on the Olympic ITU pathway, and have been racing internationally since January of 2015. I would not have been able to make this transition from collegiate track to triathlon without the help and input of Matt, and he continues to inspire me to get better everyday.
SHEEKS HAS ALL THE IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF A GOOD MENTOR AND COACH. HE IS PATIENT, PASSIONATE, AND HAS KNOWLEDGE GROUNDED IN HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF FIELD TESTING. WHETHER YOU’RE A DUATHLETE, TRIATHLETE, CYCLIST OR RUNNER–SHEEKS VERSATILITY AT THE ELITE LEVEL SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. AND AS FAR AS A PERSONALIZED APPROACH, I CAN TELL YOU FIRST HAND THAT MATT’S APPROACH TO HELPING OTHERS IS WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS.
I’M NOT A HIGH END BIKER. I CERTAINLY DON’T BIKE PROFESSIONALLY. HOWEVER I HAVE DONE THE, “SEATTLE TO PORTLAND” (STP) BIKE RIDE A NUMBER OF TIMES. AND FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS I’VE GONE WITH MY SON. BUT EVERY TIME I WENT, IT WAS OVER A COUPLE OF DAYS. IN THIS LAST YEAR MY SON WANTED US TO GO IN ONE DAY. HE SAID, “DAD, YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER”.
I’M 45 YEARS OLD AND 6’8” TALL. ATTHE TIME I REACHED OUTTO MATT, I WEIGHED 272 POUNDS AND WAS BIKING AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 11.7 MPH OVER A DISTANCE OF 30 MILES. IN ONLY THREE MONTHS OF TRAINING WITH MATT, I WAS DOWN TO 235 POUNDS AND AVERAGING OVER 15 MPH AT DISTANCES OF 140 TO 170 MILES IN A DAY.
BY THE SECOND WEEKEND OF JULY, MY SON AND I NOT ONLY COMPLETED THE STP (A 204 MILE RIDE) IN ONE DAY. WE DID IT AVERAGING ABOUT 19 MPH THE WHOLE WAY. SIMPLY PUT, USING MATT WAS A GAME CHANGER FOR ME. THANKS MATT. ANY TIME YOU NEED A REFERENCE, HAVE THEM GIVE ME A CALL.
AFTER TRAINING ON MY OWN FOR SEVERAL TRIS, I KNEW I WOULD NEED MORE THAN A RANDOM ONLINE TRAINING PLAN TO SUCCESSFULLY CONQUER MY 1ST 1/2 IRONMAN DISTANCE. MATT CREATED A PERSONALIZED PLAN THAT FIT WITH MY WORK AND LIFE COMMITMENTS, WHICH MADE IT SO MUCH EASIER TO STICK WITH, AND HE ANSWERED MY MANY TRAINING QUESTIONS AND KEPT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE WITH THE WEEKLY CALLS. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ADDRESSED IN THE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS, AS WELL; I’M DEFINITELY FASTER ON THE CYCLING DESCENTS THANKS TO MATT’S TIPS. MATT REALLY KNOWS THIS SPORT, AND I KNOW THAT HAVING HIS TRAINING AND EXPERTISE ON MY SIDE WERE KEY TO BEING ABLE TO FINISH MY RACE STRONG!
MATT’S KNOWLEDGE OF TRAINING CONCEPTS, PERSONALIZED APPROACH AND FLEXIBILITY IN DEVELOPING A SCHEDULE HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC. THE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS AND WEEKLY CALLS WERE ALWAYS BENEFICIAL AND HELPED KEEP ME FOCUSED ON MAIN GOALS FOR EACH WEEKS TRAINING. WHEN INJURIES OR REAL LIFE INTERFERED WITH THE WEEKLY PLAN HE WAS ABLE TO SUGGEST CHANGES SO I WAS STILL ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE MAIN GOALS FOR THE TRAINING BLOCK. AS AN ADDED BONUS, MATT’S A GREAT GUY AND HELPED KEEP MY IRONMAN TRAINING IN PERSPECTIVE.