Coach Heidi Testimonials
"Heidi has an unbounded sense of enthusiasm, completely infectious, and there's nothing phony about it. I've completed in 18 Ironman triathlons and have trained my heart out in all directions of the sport. I began working with Heidi about three years ago, and she's introduced a new level of challenge that I never experienced in Ironman. She's smart in terms of the workouts she provides, and very effective during 1-on-1 skill training, never leaving me to feel overwhelmed or frustrated. We've worked on road biking, mountain biking, trail running, and I'm stronger for it. She genuinely wants me to work hard, and she makes me excited to push myself to the limit. It's amazing how motivating a positive attitude can be."
- Mike L. - Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Just being around Heidi makes you want to ride your bike and actually riding with her, makes you a better rider. Since the first day I hired her five years ago, I'm faster, stronger, and a more capable rider than ever. Over the past fifteen years I've had some pretty amazing mountain bike rides with some exceptional people, but riding with and learning from Heidi has completely changed the way I think about riding. She doesn't ride because it's her job, she consciously rides for all the fantastic reasons that we all ride, but sadly we sometimes forget and it's contagious."
- Jaime O. - Calgary, Canada
"I'll forever be thankful to Heidi for her guidance and support during a recent cycling trip out West. I was on a spiritual and physical quest of sorts to get my mind and body back in decent shape. Heidi provided constant, awesome advice about exercise, health and life all week in a humble and personable manner. She's a natural coach, a great person, and I will forever ride more steady and confident on the bike because of her. Here's a cool story. Less than halfway up my up the biggest mountain climb that I had ever attempted, I decided I couldn't make it to the top. Heidi, after making the climb once with a few stronger riders, circled back, and joined me. She wouldn't let me give up. For the next 13 miles and 3,500 or so vertical feet, Heidi inspired me, coached me, fed me energy gels, and distracted me with nuggets of wisdom ranging in topics from romance to riding. She knew it was a tough ride for me, but she made me feel that without a doubt, I would make it to the top. I still think about that ride and her encouragement when I'm out on a tough run or ride and I'm feeling tired or lazy!"
- Dan M. - Providence, Rhode Island
"Heidi is a phenomenal guide, coach, and athlete. Her energy is contagious, and her compassion and curiosity for me as her client is natural and totally genuine. Heidi has taught me techniques that have changed the way I train for running and cycling, but more importantly how I think. Her own success is a reflection of her attitude which she proves is the most important part of any challenge, and this energy of her's is highly contagious. During group training rides, she can clearly outrun/ride everyone - but she puts every ounce of energy into helping her clients instead. She leads from the back of the peloton, as effectively as she leads from the front. If you're looking for inspiration in any form of exercise, I highly recommend Heidi to be your coach."
- Mal T. - Courteney, British Columbia
"Heidi's success as a coach is simply a result of her unique and effective special skills. There's a consensus amongst me and her other clients that Heidi is exemplary because of her personable service. She listens to me, and never fails to go a step beyond to make things 'perfect'. Her optimism is contagious and her words of encouragement - genuine. She's an incredibly strong team player with me as my coach, but also stands out on her own in the best of ways. I am lucky to have her in my life, continually helping me to become stronger and better."
- Sandy B. - Lawrence, Kansas
"I hired Heidi to accommodate a private skills instruction clinic for myself, and my three teenagers. Ask and you shall receive! Everybody wants to be like Heidi - humble, all around incredible athlete. She works very hard to get where she's at. She was patient, flexible with our combination of abilities, and the way she explained and demonstrated the skill we needed in order to ride specific parts of the trail was flawless. Did I mention none of us had ever ridden mountain bikes before? We are all riders now! Do yourself a favor and call ahead and reserve a spot in her mountain bike skills clinic."
- Erin F. - Bermuda Dunes, California
"Heidi's patience, great instruction, and perfect 'read' of my abilities has aloud me to be physically and mentally challenged. I couldn't have ridden Moab's Slickrock trail without her extensive knowledge and experience to help me take the right lines. I walked away a more well rounded rider in many ways thanks to her encouragement and well instructed skills clinic. Her genuine love for the outdoors will make you want to love it, too. I would highly recommend her for personalized coaching and a great time."
- Rodoph J. - Madison, Wisconsin
"Heidi took our family of three, including our 7 year-old daughter on a mountain bike adventure, up and around the mountains of Moab, Utah. She was a "child whisperer" who helped teach our daughter the control and confidence she needed to be successful on the trail and more importantly, she had a blast! If you're looking to introduce the sport of mountain biking to your children, I'd highly recommend you hire Heidi for the job."
- Janet S. - Rockville Centre, New York
CHEF Z Testimonials
"CHEF Z can elevate common foods to another level. My favorite is his tacos. OMG! Try them. It will be the best food fiesta you've ever had."
- Past Client, Cyclist/Endurance Athlete
Zander is not a chef... He is a magician. He is an artist. He is a passionate novelist.
CHEF Z may not pull a rabbit out of a top hat, but he can turn ordinary entrees into exquisite meals. Like Bob Ross painted happy trees, Zander serves happy plates full of color and nutrients to fuel your next adventure. Like your favorite book, he draws you in, keeps you interested, and even finishes with a twist.
CHEF Z kept our group happy and refueled all week as we explored the trails day after day. We never had to worry about when or what to eat, and he laid out every meal to support and recharge our group.
- Mike C. - Mississippi
“Zander has an exceptional ability to connect with people to inspire and guide them to reach their physical and nutritional goals. He combines his passion and knowledge of food to orchestrate clean and nourishing meals that are worthy of any top restaurant. The combination of these talents is truly unique and as a result Zander is able to offer a truly unique and experience-of-a life-time service.”
- Daniel M. - Ontario, Canada
“Lots of cooks can pick fresh, local ingredients and follow a recipe. Passion is the key ingredient in Zander's cooking. Very few chefs create a vibe in the kitchen, and a pleasure to the palate like CHEF Z. More please!”
- DJ B. - Utah
"I've been around Zander and his cooking at multiple times. Zander always presented a menu that was healthy, delicious and catered to the various idiosyncrasies of high caliber athletes. But what is special about CHEF Z, is his enthusiasm, passion and friendliness in the kitchen. He is always eager to share what he is preparing and describe his ingredients and where he got them, or some anecdote about the dish. That, and the wonderful aromas, just draws people into his kitchen. "
Past Client, Cyclist/Endurance Athlete
"Zander is a warm and friendly guy, who with quiet confidence, makes one feel a real human connection. He is a creative whiz in the kitchen and is able to crank out interesting, healthy and delicious meals. I'm certain that those who cross his path will come away better because of it."
- Stephen H. - Florida