Hired 3 times
7 years in business
Photos and Videos
3 photos and 1 video
Wow... Just wow. At 1st I was hesitant as because of the price. That changed fast. After the 1st lesson I realized that if I were some how able to monetize the benefits of Timur coaching it would be astronomically greater than the price. How can you put a price on the joy I experience as my whole body flows over rolling hills light a kite on a breeze, a leaf down a stream, a facial system calling upon ever fiber and sinew. Running use to be exercise, now it is an exploitative prayer the power of my body. Also... I am way F@#$ing faster.Aug 5, 2017
I've been taking private lessons with Timur for a couple of months now, and I'm so impressed with his level of skill in integrating internal martial arts into every day movements and running! He's taught me to use muscles at will, which I've never knew existed! And I have a background in dance, and so learning entire muscle groups which I haven't used in decades was astounding!!! He's certainly helped me to improve the fluidity, ease, and strength of my movements.Sep 23, 2016
Timur was professional, yet well-humored and warm-hearted. He has helped me learn to run more efficiently, and allowed me to become so much more aware of my own energy. Now running is like a contemplative practice for me, which feels more nourishing and satisfying! Thanks Timur!Jun 23, 2016
I reached out to Timur at a time in my running career when I needed some guidance in reassessing my relationship with the sport. I had been training for the Olympic Trials and had experienced a particularly disappointing season, which had left me searching for a new approach. Timur was just what I was looking for. He was able to bring his background in therapy, his own experience as an elite athlete, and his martial arts techniques into our sessions. He created a safe space for self-discovery and growth. We delved into advanced body awareness, technical aspects of running, meditation, flow-state running, race planning, and even play. I walked away from our weekly sessions with tools for life, in addition to running. At the end of our time together, I had found the shift in my relationship to running that I had been seeking, thanks to Timur. I would recommend him to any runner, no matter what your experience level. He facilitates a relationship with running that is deep, meaningful, and sustainable. A rare find!Aug 15, 2016
When I first met Timur I couldn't run. Although I was athletic and SHOULD have been able to run, I couldn't. I had such anxiety around running - anxiety in general. Timur guided me through my fears in our 13 week session. Our first session we barely got 1/2 a mile in before I shut down. Without Timur I would have quit then and there because it was "too hard" but because of all of his background and his skills, he kept space for me at that time. I felt safe, I felt secure and I felt that he would see me, prepare me, hold me, coach me, push me, empower me in the next few weeks. Here's the good news, I didn't give up. I ended up running with EASE my first 5K about at the 10 week mark. Running became pleasurable! On top of the running, Timur and I would have therapy sessions. What made them magical was that he is able to integrate running into the sessions truly making this a whole body experience. Hands down, best investment of my money and time. And the icing on the cake - he does a camp for kids. The camp alone should be a requirement for all families.Jul 12, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For running coaching, I offer a complementary running date followed by a 13 session commitment for $1365. For life coaching, I offer an introductory life coaching session for $50, followed by a 13 session commitment for $1820. For both types of coaching, sessions can be paid in installments if clients are financially unable to pay in full at the start.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically meet for an initial session to get to know one another. For running coaching, this takes the form of a complementary running date. We go for a short run together and discuss how we'd like to work together. For life coaching, the introductory session is $50 for a similar opportunity to determine if we'd like to work together and what we would focus on. Both types of sessions for one hour. If we do want to work together, I require a commitment of 13 sessions in order to guide runners or life coaching clients through the process of making significant changes, integrating them, and ultimately stabilizing them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As a running coach, I am an experienced competitive runner (high school, college, and as a sponsored marathoner) and a USATF Certified Coach. I also bring in advanced body alignment, muscle integration, and breathing techniques drawn from my training and certification as a tai chi and chi gong teacher. For life coaching and running coaching, I bring in my Masters in Counseling Psychology. I also have several years experience as a therapist in addition to several years as a life coach and running coach.