Nat has been my private coach for 8 years. She took me on as a 25 year old injured, inexperienced amateur, and just 2 years after teaching me how to sit on a bike we won the elite criterium national championships. Nat has since ridden all the highs and lows of professional sport with me, and what I do would be impossible without her.
Nat isn’t only a coach, she is a former professional racer having come through the junior ranks on both track and road so her knowledge and experiences are broad and come in handy as she can relate on so many levels. A bonus is that she is also a physio which I think gives her an edge on her coaching. Unlike most she leans in when her athletes are injured, and I find Nat to be passionate about her athletes’ overall well being not only their bike performance.
Nat is the best coach for me. She takes a collaborative approach, is no fuss, patient and an excellent communicator even with the time differences between Australia and Europe where I am based. She is organised, generous with her time, provides fast feedback on my sessions, and adapts the training program to my ever changing travel and race schedule.
It’s important to me that my coach be up to date on the latest training concepts, female specific training, race demands, world tour level bench marks, and be willing to try new things, which of course Nat is. I am extremely proud to be working with Nat, and would recommend her coaching to anybody.