Over the past 6 years Alex has been a mentor, an idol, a coach and now a great friend of mine. I started my journey with Alex in grade 10 as a novice wannabe rider. Over the next 4 years I developed into a competitive national and international racer. This was all to do with Alex’s strong personality, communication skills and goal orientated approach to the sport. He not only developed my physical shape but mental strength to guide me through the ranks of cycling as well as high level academics. Alex is so much more than a cycling coach rather a source of interprofessional information. He was able to teach me the basics and importance of goal setting, nutrition, strength training, time management while keeping my goals in mind. He was always very approachable, listened to my concerns and would be quick to offer guidance where he could. In saying that he also let me grow in my own time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex as a high performance coach.
When I was 16 my passion for cycling was growing so naturally, I wanted to become more serious and competitive. I sought Alex’s advice to progress in the sport. He helped me understand the path to racing and together we formed my goals along with the strategies to achieve them. Alex values rider to coach communication so we regularly spoke in person, while riding together and on the phone which helped me to always stay on track. Alex is a coach who understands the importance of tailoring a program me that works for each rider depending on their circumstances. He was able to provide relevant and technical feedback whilst keeping the sport fun. Alex coached me through year 11 and 12 of school and really helped me to keep an academic and athletic balance. I would recommend Alex to any young rider who is looking to gain direction with their cycling.
Over the past 10 or so years Alex has been a training partner, colleague, friend and now coach. Having raced at a national level previously, training under some of the nations top coaches, I was initially hesitant to begin training with Alex upon my return to the sport, not wanting jeopardize a friendship. Alex’s grace and the result of his athletes speak greater volumes to his skill and passion as a coach, than what I can type here. It is a truly rare to find a coach who genuinely cares, but also has a deep understanding of physiological principles and the real world application. Alex’s philosophy’s around the training-work-life balance are nothing short of wise beyond his years. He has taught me a lot of lessons about myself both on and off the bike along the way. If you are looking for a coach who believes in holistic training and longevity look no further. As an exercise physiologist I couldn’t recommend Alex enough. His care and diligence is second to none.