|Coach Becky Black||
Arguably the best triathlete specific running clinic in the South Denver Metro Area. Coach Becky is very knowledgeable in the human physiology of running efficient. This class is formatted into 2 classes, a basic and advanced running class. The basic class starts off at the basic level of learning how to run efficient, and gives lots of time on body position, stretching and using exercise to stimulate your glutes, and lets you put it all together with a video, track speed workout, and a hill workout.
Then the second level class teaches you running with efficiency with body position and leaning, on flats and hills, and applies what you learned in the basic running clinic to the advanced running clinic. She also goes over how to read your running watch in the categories of power, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, RPM and stride length and how they correlate to what kind of running you want to do.
No other class does this. Not many classes do I go away just blown away on how much I learned, but in this class I learned a lot. I would recommend this as a must for any triathlete wanting to improve your running split times. The staff was also very professional and helpful when I needed something also. I would definitely consider taking this class again!!! Fast Lab provides a great environment for learning and for you to improve!!!
- Trent A., CO
I took Coach Becky’s StepWise Run Clinic 1 and 2 series and came away with a lot of precise information that has already improved my run performance. Coach Becky picked apart the nuances of my body mechanics and gave me feedback that I was able to apply and transform to instant improvement in my running performance and awareness. Running uphill and downhill now feels so much more effortless after I focused on simple changes in my body and arm positions, stride and turnover.
Additionally, I signed up for track sessions with Coach Becky to continue my momentum towards performance improvement in time and effort levels. If your goal is to be a better runner, I highly recommend Coach Becky’s run clinics – you’ll enjoy running a lot more when you understand how tiny body mechanics and positioning changes can transfer your running to a new level.
- Susan Y., CO
I have worked with many trainers, and Becky is far and away the best! She is incredibly knowledgeable and versatile. Thanks to Becky, the inflammation in my shoulder that did not respond completely to cortisone shots is now gone and I am re-building my strength. She always managed to work around my injuries and issues and still give me a terrific workout. Wonderful ability to know just how hard to push to make a difference. I would recommend her to anyone.
-Marci S., MA
I had the pleasure of working with Becky from October 2015 to April 2016. In that time, Becky completely reset my ideas on how to build overall strength to support my focus on triathlons. Becky is a professional in so many ways. She is armed with an MS in Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology so she is extremely knowledgeable. She takes the time to evaluate your strength needs, determine your areas of imbalance, and creates a plan to address these areas. During the sessions, Becky focused on form and spent time to educate me on how the exercises mapped directly back to my swim, bike and run focus areas. I can honestly state that I feel stronger and more in tune with the areas I need to focus on to do well in my up-coming races.
If you are thinking about working with a personal trainer, I highly recommend Becky.
- Andrew F., MA
I highly recommend Becky as an instructor and exercise and sport science expert. A number of years ago, Becky taught a week long clinic on Triathlon. It began with one of the most detailed and scientific approaches I have seen. It was clear, smart and extremely helpful to me. In fact, during a number of the sessions, other triathletes and instructors would stop and ask, "Did you create this curriculum?" or "This is amazing information!" It was clear that she was a step above the normal instructor.
Additionally, Becky is a great motivator. She has a gift for breaking down the more technical aspects of a sport, like swimming or nutrition, and explaining it so that one can remember and internalize. While the clinics and coaching have stopped, the learning and application I received have continued.
Becky is an amazing athlete, coach and instructor. I am honored to have studied with her.
Lori D., UT
VP of Operations
“When it comes to body mechanics and physiology, Becky is by far the most knowledgeable coach I have ever worked with. She can tell you what every little muscle and every little connective tissue is doing and how they interact. This expertise had the most significant impact on my run. Through carefully planned and intensive run workshops, along with some amazing track workouts focusing on form, mechanics and speed, I learned a whole new way to run and cut a minute off of my mile time. In the pool, Becky taught me how to push myself to new levels of mental toughness which is invaluable for any endurance athlete, which I had never been taught by a coach before. She also believes in and supports her athletes 110%, showing up to races and planning elaborate training camps and even social events. She also helped me focus my training for my personal race schedule, and I ended up performing better that season than I ever expected and qualified for the 2016 USAT National Championships in Olympic distance. In short, Becky is a one-of-a-kind tri coach who I was extremely privileged to train with!” – Beth P., UT
Thank you for helping me with my running form. Last week I ran Deseret News Classic Marathon and used it as a practice run.
My butt has been hurting for the last 3 days. I must be doing something right. Seriously thank you.
- Enrique P., UT
I'd love to thank you Becky! The instructions you've recently given me on run form has improved my pace significantly! You've given me the confidence I need to take on two halves and two full IM's this year. Thanks for your dedicated services as a triathlon coach!
- Dymon B., UT
TRI TEAM, MA - Several of my athletes are learning how to breathe properly in order to minimize stress and intensity. As a result, they are better able to work on their form and improve the quality of their swim time.
TRI TEAM, MA - is learning how to change their run "gears" aka cadence and stride length in order to minimize the impact of running up & down hills.
Nadia A., MA - Improved average run pace by about 3 min/mile AND the best part was that she had less spasaming in her sciatic nerve immediately after the run and felt less pain over all while walking around. She said "I think I finally figured out what you were saying about the form, I could not go any slower if I tried while using the form you showed me."
Jessica, MA - A Life Time member I worked with 1 time on her run form about 3 months ago came up to me this morning and said that the corrections I gave her for her hips has made her back pain fade away.
Andrew F., MA - Learned all about the value of lifting heavy things in the off season. Taught him how to deadlift, back squat, and ultimately, how to get more out of his legs. PR'd a "test" 5k time coming in under 20 mins.
Wesley, R. UT - Overcame his challenges with breathing in swimming to become a cool relaxed swimmer and in the second session dropped :05/50 yd without increasing his effort level.
Jen W. UT - PR'd and Boston Qualified in the Big Cottonwood Canyon marathon using the better running form I showed her - took 15 minutes off her previous PR.
Robby L., UT - Opened up hips and dropped :15-:20sec/mile in a two week period. He reports that his hips no longer feel tight and fatigued on his longer runs.
Julia W., UT - Is doing all she can to qualify for Boston. Saturday (6/15) she used the good form we've been working on to hit pace for Boston during her Half marathon and feel pretty good.
Two weeks later we cut :50 off her downhill pace in the one hour we spent working together on her form. If she learns to maintain this form she will have no problem qualifying for Boston.
Travis H, UT - cut 1:20 off his 2 mile PT test over the course of 3 months and finished in 15:25, effectively increasing his rank and pay.