WHAT YOU GET

INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING

It is well known that we all respond differently to training and a training plan needs to reflect that. We aim to interpret an individual’s characteristics and requirements, and build this understanding into a plan that enhances an athlete’s fitness. We don’t look for quick fixes, but rather continuous and sustainable improvement.

GOAL-SPECIFIC PROGRAM

We create a periodized training process that helps you get the most out of your work. We focus on smaller goals relating to the process of improvement, allowing the athlete to see and understand their progression as it happens.

PERSONALIZED APPROACH

We don’t offer generic ‘packages’, instead, we see to our athletes on an individual needs basis and coach accordingly. We accommodate for athletes across the 3 disciplines of track, road, and trail, be it at an elite or beginner level. We also cater to international athletes outside the borders of South Africa.

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING

We take complex ideas and translate them into practical training applications. This is done through a multi-dimensional approach; using knowledge, experience, research, athlete feedback, data analysis and everything in between.​

TWO-WAY FEEDBACK

Our focus is to create a training experience that is interactive with the athlete. This means using feedback as a primary tool for monitoring how an athlete is responding to different types of training, and as a cue for making appropriate adjustments. This process is crucial in order to maximize improvement and minimize injuries and other issues, since the specific response to a certain training stimulus can vary quite significantly between different types of runners​.

OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHIES

Manipulate stress to produce maximal adaptation and improvement

Looking at stress in a holistic manner as life and training are not two separate entities.

Build & maintain

Training aims to focus on certain attributes at different times in a training cycle, but must still maintain the aspects that are not being emphasized.

Modulation, variation, and balance

Utilizing a wide range of workouts and intensities to provide the intended stimulus in a complementary manner.

Consistency

Improvement comes from weeks and months of good training, not the occasional hard effort

Train the athlete as an individual

Athletes physiologically and psychologically respond differently to stressors, and the accumulation of a week, month, or season's worth of stress. The process of training can only be optimal if training is individualized to an athlete's needs.

Do what works, do what matters​

Focus on the things that are effective, meaningful, and lead to improvement

Enjoyment and improvement are synonymous​

It is easier to train hard when training is enjoyable, and training is more enjoyable when you’re improving

TESTIMONIALS

What our athletes have got to say:
As a masters athlete who has read much of the endurance training literature, I never really felt the need for a coach until my performances started declining in a way aging alone could not explain. I eventually challenged my assumptions, did some research until I got in touch with Jonathan. His expertise and know-how were immediately apparent, so was his individualized approach to coaching as he took the time to analyse my running history in detail before he built a training plan. The additional challenge is that I have a very demanding and sometimes unpredictable work schedule, which means he has had to constantly adapt my training based on an ongoing two-way dialogue which also incorporated my response to various training stimuli. Thanks to Jonathan I am gradually getting into the best shape I have been in years and looking forward to the future, with the confidence that I am still able to run long distances at a decent pace. This is the best value you will find in the coaching industry!
Elie
Ultra-runner, mostly road
I'm so grateful for having Dylan who's guided me for almost 30 weeks now. My training has evolved so that I race off smart training, rather than simply more training. This season's highlights include my 800m - 1:56, & 3000m - 8:37 performances (personal bests). As a As a young athlete, Dylan gives me confidence moving forward
SIMON
Mid-long Track & Road

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