7 Reasons to Choose Simple Endurance Coaching
- Strength Training certification
- Yoga Instructor
- Lifetime of reading and research
- Retired middle school teacher
- Nutrition certification
- Mental toughness and grit
At Simple Endurance Coaching, I support everyday endurance athletes through encouragement, challenge, and acceptance.
But I do things a little differently than other coaches, plus I come from a different background. These give me a unique perspective into coaching everyday endurance athletes.
And you need to feel I’m the right fit for your goals.
I am not a former pro turned coach, a ripped, six-pack-showing no-shirt gym trainer, or a pretzely former dancer teaching yoga.
However, I am a former teacher, life-long cyclist, cross-country skier, and runner, and certified yoga instructor.
And I have years of research, a lifetime of experience, plus all the certifications to offer clients who want to improve their strength, mobility, and endurance.
I do things a little differently as an endurance sport coach.
Here are seven reasons to choose Simple Endurance Coaching.
1. Experience through trial and error
I’m that typical older age-grouper: Flashes of brilliance and success during a typically middle-of-the-pack 35-year “career.”
I’ve done running races, cross-country ski races, and raced all kinds of bicycles. I’ve won some, stood on a bunch of podiums.
And I’ve been that athlete who has tried all the different training and racing strategies, tried and broke a lot of bikes, shoes, and equipment, used all the different supplements and nutritional cures all while thinking it was the magic tool.
But what works?
2. A lifetime of learning
There’s so much to learn as an endurance sport coach and everyday athlete.
I read research and books and articles, talked with experts, and earned certifications as a cycling coach, running coach, personal trainer, strength coach, and yoga instructor.
I know enough now to know I don’t know everything.
But I’ve learned a lot about what works most of the time, for most people, as an endurance sport coach.
I use the science, as well as my skills from 23 years as a middle school teacher, to build a program at Simple Endurance Coaching based on what works for you.
3. Strength training gets you faster
One of the biggest tools an endurance athlete often leaves on the table is strength training.
And by strength training, I mean lifting heavy things.
We were told back in the day that endurance athletes should lift weights only in the off-season.
And women should only lift little weights for a lot of reps.
I am a certified personal trainer with an emphasis on strength for endurance athletes.
I consider strength training a critical part of a weekly training plan for everyone.
So every program I build at Simple Endurance Coaching includes weekly strength training.
4. Always a teacher, now as an endurance sport coach
As a middle school teacher, my goal was always to first create a fun environment where kids felt safe and secure enough to take risks in their work.
We had to build a relationship, we had to set goals and decide the best way to get to a common outcome.
Plus we had to be goofy and have fun along the way.
Being an endurance sport coach is the same.
I’ve coached middle school girls and boys basketball, high school girls basketball, even middle school intramural soccer (I know very little about soccer).
An important reason to choose a coach is how the coach views the pursuit of goals and the failure of not always reaching them.
And we’ll have fun along the way. We’ll laugh as we work the process.
With Simple Endurance Coaching, I want you to first feel safe and comfortable, then know why we’re doing what we’re doing.
I want to see you grow confident while you get stronger.
5. Nutrition fuels your success
We ride/ run/ ski for different reasons, and for some of us, weight loss or weight control is part of the process.
Finding the energy to complete our workouts requires proper fueling, especially with long activities.
The basics of sound nutrition aren’t difficult; the personal application is more challenging.
I don’t advocate diets or the latest weight-loss fads.
I am certified in sports nutrition, although I’m not a nutritionist.
With my programs at Simple Endurance Coaching, we focus on good fueling
We focus on timing our fueling, we focus on eating good food and supplementing when needed.
6. Yoga means more mobility, speed, and endurance
Yoga practice and mobility exercises keep you limber and strong..
As a certified yoga instructor, I help you build strength and mobility as well as create more control through breathwork.
And I’m not a 25-year-old former dancer. I’m an older guy, with arthritis from many broken bones.
I don’t move very gracefully.
And I don’t expect you to.
I want you to improve your mobility, build strength, and increase your breath control.
All of my yoga classes, yoga courses, and on-demand library of classes at Simple Endurance Coaching focus on building strength and mobility.
7. Final reason to choose Simple Endurance Coaching: mental grit and goals
I’ve always worried about training in order to get results in racing because I always felt that somehow good results validated me as a person.
That meant, though, that I wasn’t always having a lot of fun.
So I’ve done a lot of work with therapy, mental toughness, setting “fun” goals, and learning to just roll with whatever comes.
Those are skills that directly transfer to my non-training life.
I spend a lot of time working with my athletes on the mental toughness for their event, whether it’s breathing practice, goals-setting, or focusing on developing confidence in the process.
My training philosophy as an endurance sport coach is Simple
I use the best available science and research-based methods to work hard, improve, get stronger, and have more fun.
And the research pretty clearly points to a holistic approach with endurance sport training: lots of long, easy distance; some really hard intervals; more strength training than you think; yoga for recovery/ rest/ mental fitness/ mobility.
So the principles of effective, research-based training for endurance sports are pretty simple: Go easy, go hard, lift heavy things, do yoga, and rest.
This is the Simple Endurance Coaching training philosophy.
Want to know more about what you can achieve with me as your endurance sport coach?
My purpose with Simple Endurance Coaching is to help everyday endurance athletes achieve their goals with more strength, endurance, and mobility.
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Paul Warloski is a:
- USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
- RRCA Running Coach
- Training Peaks Level 2 Coach
- RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
- Certified Personal Trainer