Todd Hoekstra – 50yrs old, entrepreneur, family man
Leadville 100 Mtn Bike “Belt Buckle” Finisher
I have been participating in endurance events for several years and have had experience with two other respected coaches. One coach for cycling and an Ironman and another for an endurance mountain bike race. I was having some conversation with a friend of mine in the fall of 2013 and she suggested I talk with Danielle. She explained that Danielle was something special, someone special. I have found those comments to be quite true. Danielle is something special and someone special. She has an ability to call you out on negative self-talk and turns it around with positive comments. She has helped me stop that end-of-the-race thought process that tells me to quit, it’s not worth it, what am I doing here and replaced it with a quiet determination that has created an ‘I Can’ do this attitude. She participates in events with me and says “you’re ready, you’re doing great”. There is a constant consistent flow of encouragement that I find authentic. One of the most important things to me is understanding why we are doing the exercises we are doing. I understood the process with Danielle which makes it easier for me to engage and I understand the big picture as opposed to just looking at the next session. She addresses weaknesses head-on and I have seen a significant improvement in overall balance. She has energy stores that I can only dream of and a friendly no BS attitude. I recently cancelled my membership with Lifetime Fitness and intend to train at PEC exclusively.