Natalie has been a great coach and motivator for me. In our first session, she spent a lot of time assessing my needs. She then put together a workout plan that we've been tweaking to get the best results. I would recommend her whole-heartedly!
Natalie is a highly positive, engaging coach who is willing to go the extra mile (pun intended) with you to ensure you meet your goals. When I started training with Natalie I was over-training without realizing it. Natalie worked with me to correct my training and focus it to have more quality runs and exercises without feeling the aches and pains or getting burned out, which has resulted in faster times. She is very accessible and able to meet or have a phone call to discuss topics such as running mechanics, functional drills, incorporating strength training, diet or other facets of the training plan and is willing to work with you to be the best athlete you can be.
I would recommend Natalie to anybody from somebody looking to start running to experienced runners who have plateaued.
What can I say about Natalie??? She is honestly one of the most energetic and inspiring people out there. I had reached out to Natalie last year as I was planning on training for my 3rd marathon and realized I needed something more than an on-line training schedule. What I got from Natalie is more than I ever thought possible. Every Sunday I received customized schedules based on my prior week and how my body was feeling which helped me have a consistent and thoughtful training. Natalie also provided a fueling plan based on me and a 3-day carb loading plan all based on me and my body. There is a lot of information out there but it's generic. Don't get me wrong it's great, but when you make the extra commitment to a coach and it's customized you feel it. Natalie was and is encouraging and picks you up when you need it. She is a total rock star, super fast and amazing. And she helped me beat my time by 11 minutes!
After the marathon I decided to continue with Natalie, because she gives you the extra boost you need with tempo runs, speed runs and mixes things up which keeps you motivated when you are not specifically training for something.
I would like to share some random thoughts about working with you these last 9-10 months…Most important, it has been a blast. I genuinely enjoyed everything about it -- the physical challenges, the mental work, your incredible support -- it really has been an amazing experience for me. Your workout plans were really well thought out -- you seemed to know what my mind and body were capable of pretty much every day! I truly learned so much -- not just about the physical part of running and training, but understanding perceived and real limitations, finding the extra strength, and failing from time to time. When I did well, you celebrated with me; when I faltered, you helped me get back up. So thank you for all of that…(Email from client)
Natalie has consistently helped me achieve what I have set out to do and more! She motivates me, inspires me, and keeps the fire to succeed constantly aflame. I have ran over 15 marathons, so I know a bit about long distance running; however, Natalie teaches me so much more, things that I had no clue about! Having Natalie as my coach is the best thing that I did for my running!
I met coach Natalie less than a year ago in central park. Her friendly outgoing nature had us talking in no time, focusing on running history and goals etc. In the year since then, I have gone from being a part time recreational jogger to a regular competitor at NYRR events with distances ranging from 1M to half marathons both on and off road. Her ability to program an efficient and effective regiment allowed me to train smart and start each race with confidence in my ability. The variety of training methods ranged from fartlek’s to tempo runs, track workouts and distance runs, they each built on each other and I was always well prepared. It was hard work but as a result of sticking with the program coach Nat wrote up, I was fortunate enough to meet or exceed all the goals we had for set for my performance. Even more importantly, I was in one piece when the race ended. I am lucky to have her as a coach and proud to have her as friend.
Natalie is an amazing coach on many different levels. As a runner herself, her technical knowledge is exceptional! With her guidance my running technique and form have improved dramatically. More importantly, she understands the challenges runners face and designs training programs to ensure success. I look forward to our weekly runs whether it is attacking hills, running tempos or doing mile repeats on the track. She is truly a supportive coach.