Matt’s knowledge of training concepts, personalized approach and flexibility in developing a schedule have been fantastic. The personal training sessions and weekly calls were always beneficial and helped keep me focused on main goals for each weeks training. When injuries or real life interfered with the weekly plan he was able to suggest changes so I was still able to accomplish the main goals for the training block. As an added bonus, Matt’s a great guy and helped keep my Ironman training in perspective.
– Jeff O’hare, Mill Creek, WA
Matt is a fantastic Seattle triathlon coach. He helped me stay healthy and improve my personal best. His unique approach to coaching has helped me learn how to be a better athlete.
– Mike Sayenko, Bothell, WA
After training on my own for several tris, I knew I would need more than a random online training plan to successfully conquer my 1st 1/2 ironman distance. Matt created a personalized plan that fit with my work and life commitments, which made it so much easier to stick with, and he answered my many training questions and kept things in perspective with the weekly calls. It was great to have specific questions addressed in the personal training sessions, as well; I’m definitely faster on the cycling descents thanks to Matt’s tips. Matt really knows this sport, and I know that having his training and expertise on my side were key to being able to finish my race strong!
– Erika Domes, Seattle, WA
Sheeks has all the important qualities of a good mentor and coach. He is patient, passionate, and has knowledge grounded in hundreds of hours of field testing. Whether you’re a duathlete, triathlete, cyclist or runner–Sheeks versatility at the elite level speaks for itself. And as far as a personalized approach, I can tell you first hand that Matt’s approach to helping others is wise beyond his years.
– Andrew Fast, Woodinville, WA
I’m not a high end biker. I certainly don’t bike professionally. However I have done the, “Seattle to Portland” (STP) bike ride a number of times. And for the last couple of years I’ve gone with my son. But every time I went, it was over a couple of days. In this last year my son wanted us to go in one day. He said, “Dad, you’re not getting any younger”.
I’m 45 years old and 6’8” tall. Atthe time I reached outto Matt, I weighed 272 pounds and was biking at an average speed of 11.7 mph over a distance of 30 miles. In only three months of training with Matt, I was down to 235 pounds and averaging over 15 mph at distances of 140 to 170 miles in a day.
By the second weekend of July, my son and I not only completed the STP (A 204 mile ride) in one day. We did it averaging about 19 mph the whole way. Simply put, using Matt was a game changer for me. Thanks Matt. Any time you need a reference, have them give me a call.
– James Olson, Bothell, WA