That’s exactly how I felt but hiring Curb last December was a fantastic decision. Not only has it improved my running and helped me avoid injuries, it’s also given me a way to better understand myself, how I choose to deal with setbacks and trust in my abilities to adapt, persevere and recover on so many levels.
If you’re thinking about a coach, go for it. It can be so much more than just a training program.”
April V., TransRockies Finisher and Deception Pass 50km ultra finisher
“Eight years ago I set a goal of running a marathon. After four stress fractures and a ridiculous number of torn muscles while trying to do this on my own, today I achieved my goal and to boot, not a bad finish time of 3:52! Thank you Andre for being my rock and big thank you Curb – I couldn’t have done this without your coaching and guidance!”
Zoe I., marathon finisher
“Big shout out to coach Curb Ivanic and Fortius Centre who guided me to some big PB’s this year. It’s fun being newer to the sport and being able to see huge improvements as the seasons pass while being injury free!”
Mathew Z., marathon & multiple half marathon finisher
“I am a personal trainer and a competitive athlete. I work hard and am very motivated to do well in my athletic endeavours. However, when it came time to training for the Transrockies 3 day, 95km run I needed help. A few years ago I had used Curb to put a program together for the Knee Knacker 50km and figured I would call him again. After listening to my concerns, Curb suggested I use him in a different way this time. He thought that I might need to have someone with whom to be accountable. So we set up a plan. He sent me weekly workouts, with the expectation that I communicate with him daily about my training. Curb then was able to adjust my schedule and give me feedback as I needed it. I was typically running alone and having to run long and hard and there were many days I did not want to run to the top of mountain highway. Knowing I had to check in with Curb, gave me the oomph to get out there! On the days I could not get out he gave me the confidence that it was okay to miss a workout and that we were still well within attaining our long term goals.
Closer to the event Curb had me start to fine tune other aspects of the race such as nutrition and helped me set realistic goals. It was great to be able to text him from Colorado stating not only did I achieve, but well surpassed our expectations!
As someone who is fairly experienced in training and racing, I felt it was very worthwhile to have an objective opinion about my training plan, and ongoing support. Training is hard work and you quickly realize how great it is to have someone as compassionate, realistic and knowledgeable as Curb to consult with on a regular basis.”
Colleen L., BA, BScOT, PT, Transrockies Run 4th place Open Women
Melanie W, marathoner
“Thank you for all your help this year Curb & the Fortius Run Gait Lab!!”
Rachel McBride, Professional Triathlete
Accepting our winner’s cheque along with the other staff of the Fortius Biomechanics lab. As their coach I helped the Fortius Centre run clinic team win the prize for the fastest team award at the 2016 BMO Marathon.
“Following a car/bike accident in 2011 Curb helped me get back into top racing shape for the 2013 race season. I was able to run a personal best in a 50km ultramarathon and was fully prepared for a 100km mountain bike/50km trail running race until it was cancelled by floods. Curb provided me with a proper training schedule for the 9 months that I worked with him and he adapted my schedule based on training volume, races and injuries. In addition, he provided me with a series of plyometric exercises to keep my core strong. Finally in the lead up to my races he provided me with an excellent taper schedule and nutrition plan to ensure I was 100% on race day. I’d highly recommend Curb to any athlete looking to improve in their endurance sport.“
Sean Verret, ultrarunner, mountain biker, adventure athlete
“Thanks for all your help! I got another bronze medal (in decathlon, international track meet in Spain). The competition was strong. There were several former national and international athletes. I did about as well as I could, with personal best in 3 events (100m, 400m and discus); and very close to my best in all others. I won the 1500m as I expected, which is my strongest event in terms of points; but I was also second in the 100 and the 400, which I had not expected.”
Reidar Z-G., bronze medal in Pentathlon – World Master’s Games; bronze medal in Decathlon – International Master’s track meet
Dr. Sue Ironside, BSc, DC – Ironman Hawaii, Ironman Canada, multiple marathon finisher