"My first season road racing 3 years ago did not include a coach. As a result, I raced everything I could thinking it would make me stronger, but ended up being overtrained and burned out. I kept getting dropped. That fall, I signed up for House of Watts, the indoor winter training program, determined to get focused and on track for the next season. With the solid plan that Plan7 developed, I built my base, improved my power, and by mid February I won my category at the Valley of the Sun stage race in Arizona. I signed on to receive coaching from Dave Harward, knowing those results would continue under Plan7 Endurance Coaching. I was also able to get the proper fit on my road bike which helped my performance. In the past two years I have grown as a cyclist: I am stronger, more fit, and more motivated than I have been before. Plan7 has a little bit for everyone; whether you are looking to crush it during a XC mountain bike race, rip the competition's legs off at a crit with an incredible sprint, or are looking to get your nutrition dialed. The coaches are stellar and will work with you to be faster and stronger. They ensure that you get the recovery you need for a successful season. They listen, offer pertinent training advice and give you the kudos you need to stay motivated. Plan7 Endurance Coaching is highly recommended. Check 'em out.”
"I recently qualified for and ran in the Boston Marathon. My ability to do this is a direct result of teaming up with Scott and following his training plan.
Wind back the clock two and a half years and I was a masters runner who had plateaued with this performance. After a number of close, but unsuccessful attempts, to run a Boston qualifying time I realized that time was running out and I needed a different approach.
At this point I contacted Scott and he developed a plan for me to train in the weight room to achieve my goals. I informed him of my perceived weaknesses and he put together a program that progressed at a level that coincided with my strength and confidence level in the gym. This was extremely important for me because I was a little intimidated about lifting weights again after a 20 plus year hiatus.
Scott's practical approach to gym work has been a perfect fit for my training. The fact that he has encouraged me to do what I can has been a perfect match for my personality.
We have focused on my specific needs, and worked on the theory of a long term, gradual approach to my fitness.
A few of my personal achievements in the last two and half years training with Scott:
Ran a personal best marathon time and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Ran a personal best time in a 5K and won masters division in Salt Lake Running Company Race Series.
Ran a personal best time in a 10K and won the masters division at Salt Lake Running Company Race Series.
Have been able to stay injury free and increase my monthly mileage output."
“Plan7 coaching has greatly improved my results this year. I appreciate a local coach that knows the races I enter. The prescribed workouts leading up to a each race has me practicing specific components of that race. And that enables me to build confidence for hill climbing, lead outs, attacks, etc. and even finishing races first. I also appreciate the rest and yoga days that are written into my schedule. Communication is the key, however, whenever I say what I need or mention how I feel during training Dave listens. Be careful for what you ask, he'll give you exactly what you need and that may lead to more wins! Thank you for a great year. I look forward to next year.”
My name is Callie Smith. I'm twenty-five years old, and am a former collegiate athlete for the University of Utah. While attending the university, I was lucky enough to have Scott Willis as my strength and conditioning coach. Not only is he a trainer who is passionate about his work, but he also takes care to tailor the workouts to each individual athlete in order to help reach the their goals and improve their physical strength and endurance to attain the highest level of performance possible.
Before I transferred to play tennis for the University of Utah, I worked with other strength and conditioning coaches who, I believed, were good at what they did. However, when it came to my performance in games, matches, or tournaments, I felt like it was going downhill. After an hour or so of playing on the court, I would begin to feel tired and worn out. I even dreaded the possibility of having to go into a third set because I knew that cramping and fatigue would set in. I always thought that it was just the way my body worked and that I needed to find a way to deal with it in order to get through the season. That was my mentality! Well, at least it was, until I transferred schools and was introduced to one of the best strength and conditioning coaches at the University of Utah--Scott M. Willis.
Once I began training with Willis everything changed, and my performance on the court improved drastically. I became stronger, faster, and more confident in my abilities and performance in practice and competition. I no longer experienced the cramping or felt fatigued after an extended match or tournament. My energy, stamina, strength, and endurance improved to the point where I felt as if I could compete for hours without "hitting a wall" or feeling the need to rest. Through his coaching, I was able to move faster on the court, hit the ball harder, change directions quicker, and physically last longer than most of my opponents. Having Willis as a coach and mentor definitely improved my performance as an athlete and changed my previous mentality and game for the better.
Scott Willis also helped me reach the goals I set. Through his knowledge, experience, and expertise, he was able to create workouts that were structured to my own individual needs, which also translated over to meet the demands of my sport. Through his training and programs, I was taught correct technique in order to decrease chance of injury. In addition, my skills and agility were sharpened and refined, my strength and lean muscle mass increased, and my overall endurance improved; all of which helped to facilitate a superior level of performance that far surpassed my former abilities.
Not only did I experience the positive results of his coaching, but I also witnessed the love, passion, and belief in the work he does, the programs he creates, and for the people he coaches. He cares about the health and success of his athletes, and has a genuine and sincere desire to help them obtain their goals and reach their highest potential. Furthermore, he has proved his knowledge, competence, qualifications, and proficiency time and time again through each consecutive improvement I witnessed in my personal performance. Through the positive coaching and training experiences I have had with Scott Willis, I am confident that he will, through his talent and expertise, help others realize their highest level of performance and competition, just as he did for me.
“I've used Plan 7 endurance coaching to meet my racing goals for racing years 2010, 2012, and current season. They gave me those "magic legs" for key events. I've gotten pretty fast on my own but I seem to always miss time my events. With Plan 7, I've gotten super fast on the day it mattered. In 2012 at Nationals MTB, made the podium that day on a course that didn't really suit me (huge single climb). Plan 7 gave me the workouts and targeted my weaknesses so I could excel on that particular day. They are my #1 recommended cycling coaching service.”