|Occupation: Managing Consultant at Alexander James, Auckland/Viaduct Harbour
Nick’s Motto is: What goes around comes around! His spare time is taken up with training for Ironman, long distance tri events and growing the best and tastiest vegetables on the North Shore!
Personal achievements: IM finisher in 2011 and 2013
My goal from the outset was IM 2011 Finishing Line and crossing it, that was the easy part, without a coach I can only imagine it to be a very hard and lonely experience.
I have worked with many coaches in the past, Barb Kramer you are the best :) why, because you truly care, you give it 100% and yep you are alongside me when its pissing down with rain at 6am ready for a Swim then a Bike ride and then a run....when choosing your coach just think about that, I can save you a lot of hassle meeting other coaches just give Barb a buzz. Barb will keep you fully on track, will challenge you on your thoughts, will give you so much more and make it work for you. A coach is only as good as the plan and Barbs knowledge, experience and dedication works.
I had a few niggles along the way - spoke to Barb and the next day the programme was re-jigged. How many coaches out there can truly give you that level of attention! Barb really knows her stuff, from what to eat, how to juggle work and when to push/pull back. Thanks for being a big part of my first IM journey…"
Occupation: Beauty Therapist and owner of “Molliers” Skin and Body Therapy in Mount Eden
|Occupation: Certified builder, self employed
Personal achievement: since 2011 he is hooked on IM, IM finisher Cairns 2012, Melbourne 2013,
Wales Sept 2013, at present training for IMNZ 2014
I have trained with Barbara for nearly three years and I can honestly say that I believe she can successfully get any one to the finish line. Her natural understanding of the body and ability to get the most from her athletes without breaking them is outstanding. I always recommend her services to any first timers giving it a go and wish her all the luck in the future.
Occupation: Theatre Nurse at Wanganui hospital
|Occupation: Maori Liaison Officer for Otago University
Personal achievement: he finished twice Half IM Maori in 2011 and 2012; finished a few of the long distance runs at the Total Sport off road series 2013 and completed the Onehunga Half Marathon in 1.56.28
Ash’s story: he has set himself 13 goals this year in memory of his mother who passed away in October last year; she was the greatest women he ever knew; he already has completed 7 goals to date.
I asked him how committed he was when we talked about IM training and to complete IMNZ 2014.
He didn't know how to answer that question…but he attached an old picture of his and it didn’t need any words.
Thank you once again for helping me on my journey Barbara
Ngā mihi - many thanks