Last week I gained my IRONMAN Coach Certification. I think it is important to constantly further my own knowledge and skill set so I can be of more benefit to my current athletes and future ones. I’ve been coaching athletes to Ironman finishes all over the world, so it doesn’t really change much in that regard, but there were certainly some new things I picked up, and will implement these in training plans in future. I get a real kick out of coaching people to long distance events such as the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 distance. Seeing their faces and hearing their joy having knocked over their event goals gives me a real thrill.
The coursework and assessment process was a pretty slick operation and I was impressed with the way it was delivered. Obviously there was a price tag to this, and it was reasonably hefty, but so are many online courses. It’s just one of those expenses to be incurred in business. There are some ongoing fees if I want to be part of the IRONMAN Coach Match system, but I will do some evaluation first to see if it is feasible for me to do this. I intend to leverage this as much as I can through our other marketing channels as well.
The knowledge I’ve gained from the recent certification courses will help a lot, not only for our Custom Coached athletes, but also for the plans we prepare for our Subscription members.
My aim has always been to make Foot Traffic Coaching one of the first choices for people to come to when making a decision on employing a Triathlon Coach. Obviously whether they decide to go with us or not is the athlete’s own choice, but if people are at least inquiring further about our services then I know we are doing things right with getting the message out there. Having Triathlon New Zealand and IRONMAN Coach Certifications strengthens our message even more.
Check out our website if you are interested in learning more about the services we provide. Please feel free to contact us if you require more information. You can become a Foot Traffic Coached athlete from as little as $US9.95/month and we even have a risk free 14 day trial period so you can check it out before committing.