Testimonials

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Melinda right after her first time achieving 5 miles!

“As a new runner, (and I mean, I have never run more than .2 miles in my 36 years of life), I felt clueless and intimidated. Michele has been able to relieve all that anxiety with her ability to answer all the questions – including the ones I didn’t know to ask. From how much to run per day / week to avoid injury and burnout, to the absolute necessity of a foam roller and how to effectively use one, Michele’s remote coaching took all of the guesswork out of the game so I could purely focus on building on my skill. When I first started out, my initial goal was to get to 3 miles, and it went so well that I was able to build to 7 miles over a period of a few short months. Michele is extremely motivating, a genuine cheerleader and wonderfully empathetic. She has made my journey as a runner extremely enjoyable and I am so thankful to her!” –Melinda Utt

 

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Tina in her highest mileage month of 186.5 miles!

“I have always called myself a hiker who dabbles in running but Michele is changing all that for me. I have goals that include ultras and I had no clue what I was doing. I essentially mashed together a few online training plans to fit my schedule but didn’t know if it was sufficient. Michele has taken all the guesswork out of the equation and even has me doing workouts that I shunned in the past (like speed work). I am incredibly slow but Michele is ALWAYS encouraging and motivational. I believe she is changing my life. She is an excellent coach and a RAD human being.” –Tina Fernando

 

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Ellen running at her first 50k in Wyoming!

 

“Even coaches need coaches! And I am fortunate to call Michele mine. Michele has helped me journey into long distance trail running, something I was not into before moving to Colorado! But the want to be outdoors and experience nature lead me to want to gain such skills. I am naturally a powerful person, having run the 200/400/800m in college and dabbled in Olympic weightlifting. So I know how to try hard and turn left…pick things up…set things down, essentially. Michele has given me the guidance and confidence in this different side of running. I am also a fitness rehab coach and I understand the importance of having my very own coach. Michele takes the guesswork out of my week and allows for my training to be as flexible as it needs to be. She is an invaluable part of my training!” – Ellen Kindelsperger

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Ann on one of her SOLO 14er adventures this summer!

 

“Michele’s coaching is extremely holistic, which makes it highly effective. My program is regularly adjusted to make running a positive impact in my life- supporting me when I am struggling personally, and challenging me when I am ready to evolve. Her coaching is never boring. It is responsive, extremely informative, sensitive, encouraging, and effective. I have been amazed to watch how naturally I went from being an occasional, opportunistic hiker that struggled to maintain a running pace, to a confident, totally addicted trail runner that can comfortably complete multiple 14ers in a week, and then run 5 miles the next day as a ‘fun cool down.’ My strength, agility, endurance, speed, and love for running is constantly growing. In short, Michele creates not just strong runners, but happy ones too.” – Ann Selvage

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Ashley out with one of her dogs in the mountains

“As someone who had run most of my life I had kind of hit a dead end in my running goals. I started off as a sprinter and moved more into distance running as an adult, but had no idea how to do it correctly, and as a result I kept getting injured. Someone recommended Michele for coaching, and she has been an absolute game changer for me! Michele took me back to square one, helped me work through shin splints and made me an overall happier runner. She’s the only coach I’ve ever had who has emphasized that it’s okay to slow it down, and even walk segments of my run. She’s encouraging without being pushy, and no matter what she’s there to listen (even if I don’t know what I’m trying to say). I can’t recommend her coaching enough! She’s an amazing asset to any training program, and will help you meet your goals even if you’re not sure what that looks like!” – Ashley Czebotar

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Aubrea on her first 14er!

“For the better part of my life, I was intimidated by running. Sure, I did the occasional 5k and even a half marathon, but nothing ever stuck…until I started trail running! Mountains and hills were WAY more exciting than asphalt to me…but presented the need for a set of skills I knew nothing about. Enter Michele! I cannot say enough about Michele as a coach and overall human being. She carefully curates daily training and takes all the guesswork out of “what should I do for my run today?” She is encouraging, motivating, fun and enjoyable, and through her coaching I can’t believe what I can do now as opposed to a few months ago! I feel so lucky to have Michele as a coach and can’t recommend her highly enough!” – Aubrea Alford