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Lauren L. –
As a long-time athlete but a short-term runner, I know for a fact that the added benefits of working with a coach are palpable, and boy, did I luck out choosing Matthew to coach me (and my spouse!) through my first marathon. He has increased my mileage and workload safely over the last couple of months to a point I never thought would be attainable. He uses science-backed training methods and is always happy to respond to questions via email or text. I love that he uses Final Surge to administer his training plan; I don’t have to think about any of it, I just have to go out and run. He is funny, encouraging, and still demanding. It takes a special type of person to be both relatable and relentless. Finally, I just set a PR this weekend on my half marathon in the middle of a marathon build and on a tough course and it’s absolutely due to Matthew’s training plan. Don’t hesitate to work with Matthew, he is awesome! Absolutely recommended.
Kristin Meehan –
Working with Matthew has been the absolute best! Matthew has been coaching me for a few months now in pursuit of a big PR for my upcoming fall marathon and I can feel the difference in this training cycle vs. ones prior. He always checks in after workouts or long runs to get feedback on how it went and adjusts, where necessary, to make sure I’m moving toward my goal in a healthy way. Coming off a stress fracture in my foot a little over a year ago, he’s diligent about keeping me healthy through a slow build program. I’m grateful to have a coach that pushes me to try the things that are a little daunting, but also adapts when I need to pull back just a tad. Week after week I’m consistently thrilled to see the my paces becoming faster, and my body feeling stronger. If you have the chance to work with Matthew, do not hesitate! He is truly a coach that puts everything he has into his athletes and their goals!
Vincent Kwok –
Matthew is great as a coach. I have been working with him for the past couple months training for a marathon. Wasn’t expecting to run the paces I initially started out with and was pleasantly surprised I could do it, thanks to Matthew’s belief in me. Matthew wants feedback on how I’m doing and and adapts if necessary. After my marathon, I’m looking forward to training for a 50 miler with Matthew.
Working with Matthew has been a pleasure. As a former cross country and track runner who was getting back into running, I was looking to get back into running shape. His enthusiasm and knowledge of running has made the process so much more enjoyable. He’s been very receptive to feedback about the training program and active in the dialogue between runner and coach. I’ve made huge strides in speed and fitness over just a few months, I would recommend Matthew without any hesitation.
Emma Pickett –
Matthew is simply the best! He is so knowledgeable about running and fitness and is always available to answer questions and chat about workouts. We connect multiple times a week via text to talk about upcoming runs/workouts and debrief what went well/was challenging from previous sessions. I have seen a huge improvement in my pace and endurance over the past few months and feel so much more confident in my abilities as a runner now that I’m working with Matthew. He empowers me to got the extra mile literally and metaphorically! Cannot recommend him highly enough.
Coach Bigman has been advising me since November. He is absolutely fantastic! He checks in on my progress weekly, and ensures that I’m comfortable with his program. Matthew’s encouragement is by far one of his best attributes. It’s that uplifting spirit that inspires me to be a better athlete. He is currently training me for a half marathon, and I can’t wait for race day. That is saying a lot considering I started from the couch to now running 4 days a week. I have never run this much in my entire life. At 41 years old, I’m easily in the best shape since my early 20’s.
Finally, I know Coach Bigman can’t teach me how to walk on water, but I know if he was able to coach me to do it…he would.