I like to think of the One to One coaching as following the athlete, rather than following the plan. A proper coach needs to know an athlete on a personal level, knowing how they tick. Knowing what makes you get up in the morning and what motivates you is key to getting the best from you. Coaching plans will be updated and posted weekly via a unique link, which allows me to monitor and analyse progress and provide feedback.
In order to customize your training plan on a daily and weekly basis, I will need as much feedback as possible and communication along the way is key. The bespoke plans are dynamic and can change on a weekly basis and fit in with the athlete’s lifestyle rather than the generic training programs found on the web. So if you have a hectic week of meetings planned and need training to fit in around that, or your work schedule changes on a week to week basis then One to One coaching might be the best fit for you. Plans adapt as you progress.
During our one to one sessions, I will teach you the key elements to improve your running through correct warm ups, specific running drills and detailed endurance sessions.
Typically, sessions will last an hour to 90 minutes to make sure you get the most out of each training run and will be specifically tailored to suit your current fitness level.
One to One Coaching
- One to One sessions
- Bespoke Plan delivered every month
- Consultation to determine the correct plan for you
- 24/7 Support & race day support
- Set run paces, distance specific sessions
- Race planning & tapering
- Set drills, warm up, core stability
- All One to One coaching takes place at VisionFit, you need to be a member or become a member to book a One to One Session.
- Basic conditioning, and stretching
What is a running coach?
Our sport has had several truly great coaches over the last few decades. Each has his or her own style — some militaristic, others more Zen, all caring deeply about their athletes. Their training programs, while all sound, are as varied as their personalities.
I’ve been fortunate to spend time with several of these coaches and very experienced runners. I 100% believe a good coach needs to really know their runner. What makes one person tick might destroy another. A coach needs to work to their athletes strengths and improve their weaknesses.
Every sport has fundamentals. Great coaches hold to a few principles that have been proven throughout history. First, all believe in gradual progression in the stress (mileage and workouts) on the athlete. The best know that it takes time, a lot of time, to build the athlete. No instant gratification with these coaches. Second, they know that basic fitness is the base on which fast racing sits. Each uses the bulk of the year to do preparatory training so that the athlete is ready for the race-specific training that leads to a peak performance. Third, great coaches hold to Lydiard’s “Train, don’t Strain” mantra. They spend more time holding their athletes back in training than they do pushing them to exhaustion.
Finally I believe in practicing what I preach. Nothing I say or ask a runner to do, I’ve not already done myself. No one knows everything and no one is perfect but I strive to be better then I was yesterday and try to teach the same principles to those I coach.
£25 per session
This is a 60-90 minute session.
£80 per month
4 sessions, 1 per week. Over 10% discount against paying weekly.
Coaching with Childcare
£30 per session
1 hour coaching session, plus childcare provided by Hazey Day Childminding. OFSTED registered and rated Outstanding at last inspection. From 9-3 Monday – Friday.
Benefits of one to one coaching
There are a number of benefits of personal training. These include:
- Teaching you the correct form
- Hold an objective eye
- Provide you a wealth of knowledge
- Push your limits
- Hold you accountable
- Provide you with a bespoke training programme