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Testimonials

Tiffany A.

“When I contacted Lora Erickson about doing a triathlon in only 11 weeks, she was so optimistic! I am about 35 pounds overweight, but I can swim fairly well, bike okay, and I do not enjoy running at all. This did not deter Lora’s enthusiasm toward me and my success. The boot camps were so hard, but so empowering – if I could get up at 6:00 A.M. and really kick butt. I could do anything. She also had us play ultimate frisbee, flag football, and kick ball a couple of times. This was totally out of my comfort zone, but there I was with everyone else cheering me on. I found that the high fives, cheers, and laughter really made me feel a part of something. Lora is always coming up with new and exciting ways to teach and encourage. She goes over and beyond the call of duty. I have been dealing with an injury this year and she still checks to see how I am doing, even though I’ve had to slow things down. It is me she cares about, not which races I participate in. By the way, I have now done 2 triathlons and improved my biking quite a bit. Thanks Lora!”

Sara O.

“Lora! Thank you for the info last night! It was very helpful and informative. You’re my new found inspiration for Triathlon training. THANKS!”

Mary C.

“I just wanted to thank you for really being an inspiration to many women. There are so many women who give, give, give and never take time for themselves to feel better. For me, you have shown me that you can be a good wife, mother and athlete and make a contribution to society along the way. I appreciate that. It’s nice to know I don’t have to give up the things I love to have a family. I know I can do both.
Also, the team environment has been great. It’s motivating and fun to get to know other women who have your same goals and interests. Thanks you so much.”

Tara H.

“You truly amaze me. If anyone is new to Lora, I can attest she has been this driven and ambitious her whole life. She is amazing.”

Christy J.

“Even though I’ve always enjoyed playing sports, I’ve never considered myself an athlete. Then my physical fitness level really dropped after having three kids and taking several years off from my formerly healthy habits. Working with Lora has given me great motivation to take care of myself, and she has helped me see my potential as an athlete at the level that fits into my personal circumstances. Lora showed me that healthy living is simple, enjoyable, and important. She teaches, coaches, and encourages me to keep going, and tries to make sure that I am having fun all along the way. Thanks to Lora, I have a wide variety of new training activities, I have competed in several triathlons and a half marathon, and I have come to enjoy a fun and fabulous new lifestyle!”

S. W.

“I grew up having a craving for running. I watched every track event on television, and competed on school teams as well as elite competition teams outside of school. As a junior in high school, I took second in state in the 55 meter hurdles for indoor track and attended many national events, such as the Simplot Games. I loved to run. It was my life. I was plagued by many stress fractures in my feet after my senior year of indoor track and was forced to sit out the entire outdoor track season. It is sad to say I never ran again until 11 years later. I of course gained a lot of weight and forgot all about the athlete I once was. Everything changed for me once I met Lora Erickson. Lora has taught me that there is life after high school sports. Just this year, Lora trained me in six weeks to run my first 5k in 11 years and I felt totally prepared. I went from doing nothing, to running 3 miles in such a short amount of time! Lora knows exactly how to train me and helps me work through some of the fears and insecurities I have about entering sports again after all of these years. I am pleased to say I have completed my first half marathon. This is a huge accomplishment for me and there is no way I would have ever been able to do this without the help of my coach Lora.”

B.J. S.

“I have been looking for somebody like Lora for quite some time now. I have hired trainers in the past that I really liked personally but was never able to get what I wanted out of the experience (somebody willing to listen to my specific needs and adjust the training accordingly). I was a little hesitant at first being that I had never worked with a female trainer. She put those hesitancies to rest right away and gained my confidence with her knowledge and enthusiasm for what she does. I loved the fact that she is a top competitor as well as a student of the game “Triathlon”. She is up on the latest techniques needed to succeed in the heat of competition. I have learned a lot from Lora in the short time I have worked with her as well as gained a lot of confidence in myself and my abilities. She challenges me to reach new heights and seems to really have a great sense about her. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious as she is the type of person I like to surround myself with. I would recommend Lora to anybody looking for somebody to help them improve their fitness/lifestyle.”

John O.

“If your family wants to learn more about healthy eating, invite Lora to visit. We spent an hour with her and learned a ton about food! It really is worth it (and she’s great with kids…).”

Rachel B.

“Lora, you are the best coach ever! Thank you do much for warming up with me. Listening to your counsel gave me the confidence I needed to meet my goal. I felt really good during the race. I kept looking down at my watch during the race thinking I wasn’t pushing myself hard enough and was so surprised to see my pace at 7:30 for most parts. Training with you has helped me so much. I’m so excited for this season! My goal is it get under 22 by the end of the season. I would’ve never thought that possible just a few months ago. Thanks for everything you do!”

Steve S.

“I am glad I joined your team. This week I reached two major goals of mine! Thank YOU! It was nice to have you push me. I’m so excited to continue improving.”

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