Testimonials from current and former Physi-KULT athletes.
Member since 2012
After multiple failed attempts to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I decided to enlist the help of an online coach. A local running group recommended Steve to me. After only sixteen weeks of his coaching, I beat my PB by 30 minutes and qualified for Boston. His encouragement, support and attention to detail helped me to achieve my goal.
As an age group runner, husband, father of two young boys, and a business owner, time with my family is a priority. Steve’s methods helped ensure that the hours spent training were quality ones. I feel privileged to have him as my coach and hope to continue the partnership for many years to come.
Member since 2012
I feel honoured to be coached by Steve
Boyd. He brings the insight of being a top end athlete. He has lived it.
It is clear that his outstanding coaching has been shaped by his own race
experience and years of training elite athletes.
Member since 2010
|At the age of 35, I decided to return to
running after 18 years away from the sport. My high school career was marked
by injuries and overtraining mostly because I didn't benefit from proper
I sought Steve's coaching expertise to avoid the mistakes of the past. Since starting with Steve in Jan 2010, my 5k race times have been in free fall (from 21 min to 17:30 min) and they continue to fall. Steve draws from a lifetime of running knowledge and experience and brings a very positive attitude to coaching athletes. He has an uncanny ability to deal effectively with the inevitable running injuries and get back you back on the road in good time. Perhaps best of all, Steve is wonderfully sympathetic of the pressures and constraints that masters athletes with demanding careers face. Thank you Steve!
I truly feel blessed to have
a coach like Steve and an incredibly motivating and supportive training
group to run with too!
|Steve Boyd is probably one of
the top coaches in North America
Through Steve's knowledge and dedication as a coach I was able to far surpass goals I had set for myself. As a elite runner formerly coached by Steve I still apply his principals to my everyday training. The one thing I miss most about training with the Physi-Kult group is the love for running that everyone shares. Each member supports and can challenge you on the days when you need it most. My love and passion for running continues on thanks to Steve.
coaching is great. He's developed his coaching philosophy and methods
through a combination of an extensive knowledge of the physiology of running
and, perhaps more importantly, through trial and error, using himself
as a subject to test his training theories. His long and successful running
career is evidence that his coaching works wonders. I also appreciate
that his coaching does not change (much) regardless of whether he is coaching
an international level runner, such as myself, or a local age-group runner.
He brings the same amount of energy and enthusiasm to the coaching of
each and every member of the group.
I need a coach when running is good: Mentally
easier to work hard when someone tells you to do so, than let your own
mind to come up with a reasons for your own "punishment".
Member Since 2003
When you commit to running,
Steve will provide to you a program and a group/team setting that will
make you run at a higher level.
|Steve is the best. He has been
coaching me for over seven years now and I have never looked back. I have
learned so much about myself and about the sport. From his positive attitude,
his love for the sport combined with his in depth knowledge/experience of
training/racing, I've performed some memorable races for myself. Particularly,
my first marathon in PEC this past October. The training was hard, but his
program worked flawlessly. I ran exactly what was predicted. He was also
there, regardless of the result. He recognizes athlete’s strengths,
makes us work hard and keeps us striving to be our best. He seems to knows
what to say at the right moment in a workout or in a race. His sheer instinct
for athletes is amazing. Above all, Steve always believes in us, especially
at times when we don’t. He has always been there for me in the good
moments and in the bad, and I am happy to say, the journey continues. The
other members of the group are also close to my heart. They provide support
and encouragement. We all understand each other through the commitment we
share of the sport.
The experience of being a part of Physi-Kult, has given me strength, courage, self-esteem, youth (at 48) and last but not least, many good friendships.
Thanks Steve for taking me in so many years ago…………….Agathe
|As a recreational runner for
25+ years, the best thing I ever did for my running was join Steve’s
group (Physi-Kult). Previous to joining the group, I felt my running was
getting “stale”, with a lack of focus, and my racing times were
getting slower and slower.
Steve helped me rediscover my love and passion for the sport. He is very good at inspiring people to be the best they can be, and he leads by example. Being a self-trained national class runner himself, he is all to willing to help others achieve their goals; whether you are an older age group runner, or young top-gun. The group work-outs are ideal, with a good sense of camaraderie. Everybody encourages each other in their training. It is also great to be around a group of people who are so positive about running, health, and life itself. Many of us have become good friends.
To paraphrase Steve, “we have a really good thing going here.” I think Steve’s group is the best kept running secret in Canada!!! I just hope Steve continues to do this for years to come.