Under John’s coaching, I have had the best training of my life and have worked with him to establish overall fitness and race goal events. I attribute my achievements directly to his coaching philosophies and guidance. John’s coaching philosophy is suited for all types of athletes at all levels and abilities. The overall goal of his work is to provide his athletes with a quality, personalized training program that places the athlete at the center. He takes the time weekly and even daily to speak with me about my training program and make adjustments based on my busy work and personal life. Based on my interaction with John, I know he spends a great amount of time and effort in preparing my plan. John takes into account my unique individual abilities, my work and family responsibilities, as well as my health history and my mental outlook. I believe the time John has spent in getting to know me is paramount to the quality of my training plan. In closing, I would like to express my gratitude to John for the impact he has had on my cycling performance, swimming, and general fitness. In nine and half weeks, I have lost ~8 pounds and 9.5 inches. He takes the time and puts forth the effort to bring out the best in myself. John pulls on his wealth of experience to solve problems which has led me to a much healthier life.
I remember I always had a hard time keeping up with the intermediate group (15-17 mph pace on a 40 mile course) during the weekend rides and at the end I always got dropped. It really felt so frustrating. I started his program on January 2016 and after 3 months I ride with a race team and race occasionally. John’s workouts are simple, precise, efficient, and very effective. It’s not like a typical bike ride though the park. The workouts are very structured and in line with my goals and needs. His workout is all about quality not quantity. If you commit 1 hour a day on his workout, you will see awesome results”.
Since I have started training under the direction of Results Fitness Systems, I have seen a dramatic improvement in my swimming, biking, and running. Through continued running analyses and drills, I am thrilled to have decreased my run times by a minute per mile. As a doctoral student, having training plans specifically developed for me based on my limited time to exercise, how I am feeling, and my work schedule have allowed me to get the most out of my workouts. I’ve pushed myself harder than I would have done on my own. I appreciate John being available to make last minute adjustments to my workouts and answering questions. I’m really looking forward to my races this year.
Coach John Maines at Results Fitness has taken my fitness and racing to new levels. This Journey started almost 5 Years ago on September 1, 2012. I had just completed my yearly physical and my doctor warned me sternly about my weight and 56 inch belly. I was around 278 lbs at a height of 5’8”. I had tried dieting which didn’t work. I was told that I would have to exercise to jump-start my metabolism to burn the fat. I got my old Schwinn cycle off the wall and started to ride every morning. Eventually, I started doing triathlons. I always had a fast bike spit. However, my overall performance was not good enough. David Hardin owner of Biker’s Choice recommended I contact John. My training with John has improved my bike times. My bike split at Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon was 3 minutes faster than the year before. I finished first overall Aqua-Bike at the Bret Robinson Alabama Costal. My bike split was the fastest ever with an average speed of 21 MPH. Thanks to John’s training I ended the season ranked 18th in the nation in my age group. Starting in January, I started Masters Swim. Under John’s expert instruction, I am actually swimming races freestyle at a much improved pace. My first race this year was the fastest swim and run splits ever with a good bike split. I finished 3rd in my age group which is a first for me early season. At my next race Baptist Hospital Capital of Dreams aqua-bike, I cut my swim time in half and took 28 minutes off of my race time from last year for a second place overall finish.I have completed 3 metric Centuries this year at much faster paces than last year. I completed the CRAM Metric 25 minutes faster than last year. I am on course for a fantastic season this year and hopefully many additional podium finishes in my future. John has a deep concern for the well being of each of his athletes. He is sensitive to how we are feeling and tailors our workouts to what we need based on our current fitness levels. He is very focused on training me to prevent injuries and enable me to reach my goals. Enlisting John as my coach has been a great thing for me. With his expert guidance, I can reach all of my competitive goals and become a much healthier person.
I have been one of Coach John’s athletes since February 2017. I decided to switch from my previous coach in February after I had met Coach John as I was a beginner road cyclist after my stress fracture earlier the previous year. Coach John had given me so much solid advice when it came to learning to road bike and giving me advice on future running regards. He was full of knowledge, and solid science behind training. He was able to explain and teach things to me in a way that I as the athlete was able to understand easily, even when I didn’t understand the science. I learned so much in a short period of time that I knew I had to start working with him to move forward in my training. I had dealt with lots of running injuries in the past, and I wanted someone who could help me learn what I might be doing wrong. I was in the middle of training for my first 100-mile race when I stepped on as one of Coach John’s athletes. John didn’t let that overwhelm him having never coached an ultra-trail runner. He got straight to work getting to know my needs, and made a solid training plan. He was always available when I needed questions answered, or needed reassurance that I was doing the right things. Coach John would be available if I needed to change something in my training schedule due to life’s demands of being a busy working mom. Being able to work with my schedule to be adaptable helped me to be consistent in my training cycles. He helped me solidify my racing and recovery nutrition which made the world of difference in my training. He helped me plan details for my races that I had never thought of doing. A few months later I went on to finish my first 100-mile race, Zion 100! With no injuries! I recovered well under John’s training and signed up for my second 100 miler later in the fall of the same year. We were able to train through a longer season this time and made huge gains in fitness. I placed well at my training races, and felt much better recovering then I had before. November 5th, 2017, I finished my second 100-mile race Pinhoti 100; a lot harder course in elevation, and tougher weather and trail conditions, and I finished with an almost 4 hour personal record! That race had 110 DNF’s, almost half the field of runners who started dropped, and I was not one of them! My last 100 miler I was 14th female, this race I was 12th. My last 100 miler I was 88th overall, this race I was 44th overall. I would recommend Coach John Maines as a coach to anyone I know if they want to see results. Results Fitness Systems is the way to go!
This is my second year competing in running, cycling, and triathlons events. After the first year, I realized I had a lot to learn and lot to improve upon in the different disciplines. I was at my last meet of the year in 2016 and Results Fitness coach was handing out his cards for coaching. In December of 2016 I met with John and we began our journey.
When we met our first couple of discussions along with getting to know a little bit about each other, we set goals, and set up some base line expectations. I see improvements not only in my time but consistent improvement in my form. This include swimming, running, and biking. I have been helped with insight on how to properly take on nutrition, before, during, and after events.
We have conversations pertaining to home and work life, this is important as scheduling of workouts and socializing is just as important as training.
After my first event of this year with training, compared to the same event the year before, I dropped 15 minutes. There are several more stories like this and how I have increased my endurance with maintaining a time, how several new personal records have been accomplished with time spent with John and Results Fitness Systems.
The amount of knowledge I have gained from John’s coaching, his teaching tools, and the analogy’s he uses give him the personal touch that we all want in coaching, someone understands you, what is needed for you accomplish goals, but to not sacrifice time interacting with the rest of the world.