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About Don R.

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Arvada, CO
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Hi!

My name is Don. I am excited that you have chosen to review my sport performance coaching experience and qualifications. I am equally honored that you are considering working with me to improve your own sport performance and enjoyment.

I am a sport, exercise, and performance coach. Although evidence-based applied sport psychology is the primary emphasis in the services I provide, I am also competent, experienced, and excited to provide sport-specific skills training, evidence-based physical training, and evidence-based performance coaching services to athletes, coaches, teams, and parents from a wide variety of sports and sport populations. A unique combination of art and science is an important part of my service delivery framework.

Whether we work on the mental, sport-specific, physical, or performance parts of your
sport, the opportunity to work closely with an individual player, coach or team to help them succeed and enjoy their sport performance and lives more fully is something I consider to be very special and a privilege.

A few of the sports where I have been successful in helping players, coaches, teams, parents of athletes, and others include baseball, bicycle racing, high school cross country and track, high school diving, diving, motocross, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and ski racing.

A few things about me. I live in Arvada, Colorado, I am married, and we have two boys. I first experienced the joy of sport as a very young person, and that joy and passion is still with me today. As an athlete I have trained and competed in a variety of sports throughout my life including baseball, football, basketball, tennis, and ski racing. In addition, I raced motocross for over 10 years. Currently, I compete in racing road bicycles. However, it is with the sport of baseball that I have the most experience, both as a player and coach.

My baseball coaching experience includes competitive youth baseball (Pomona Mudcats, Record: 154-66, three World Series appearances and ten major tournament wins), high school junior varsity and varsity baseball (Colorado 5A State Champions), and college baseball (Regis University NCAA Division II). In all three of these programs I was involved with in- and out-of season strength and conditioning. In addition, I was instrumental in designing and teaching mental skills programs.

In addition to significant baseball coaching experience, I am a former Certified Level 3 USA Cycling Coach (and current competitive road racing cyclist). Not only have I safely and effectively increased the muscular strength, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and speed of cycling athlete-clients, but I have successfully helped cyclists with the mental aspect of training and racing bicycles.

My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with minors in kinesiology (exercise science) and psychology. I have a recent master’s degree in sport psychology, where my master’s degree thesis examined the sources and types of sport-confidence in a sample of recreational and competitive youth baseball players. Lastly, I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in General Psychology, with a continued focus on sport and performance psychology.

While I am competent and comfortable working with athletes of both genders, athletes of all ages and abilities, and culturally diverse athletes, my primary area of research interest is with youth and high school age student-athletes. As such, my doctoral thesis will likely address a topic within this important sport population.

Please see my Profile for additional educational achievements.

The opportunity to work closely with you to provide sport performance coaching services falls under four areas: applied sport psychology (mental skills), sport-specific skills training, physical training, and life performance coaching. In our work together, we can focus on any one or all of these areas. It is up to you and what you would like to accomplish.

As an athlete do you have doubts about your sport performance before or during competition? Do you perform better in practice than in games? Do you feel so nervous before or during a game that you don't play as well as you could? Do you lose focus during critical times of the game? As a coach do recognize these things in your players or yourself? Parents, do you notice some of these signs in your son or daughter?

If you answered 'Yes' to one or more of these questions, then the applied sport psychology, mental skills, or psychological readiness training that we can work together on will likely provide some help toward playing or coaching at a higher performance level and with more joy and passion.

Most athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes recognize the importance of the mental game in sport. Surprisingly, many mistakenly consider the state of their mind and behavior to be a random performance factor over which they have little control.

However, as we work together on sport psychology approaches to developing the mental aspects of training and competition, I am confident you can consistently achieve your best performances by being psychologically ready to compete.

Some of the mental aspects we can work together on include mental toughness, self-confidence, motivation, focus, imagery, self-talk, coach- and parent- created motivational climate, coach-player relationship, and parent-athlete relationship.

Aside from the mental aspects, addressing the physical aspects means we can work on helping you get stronger, faster, quicker, and more agile for your specific sport.

For the skills training part, we can work to improve the exact skills that are used in your sport, such as pitching, hitting, or fielding.

Finally, if you want to work together on the life performance area, we can address those other things that are part of your life in and outside of sport.

Importantly, the evidence-based performance coaching we can work together on will help you see future possibilities, expand past your limitations, and become a stronger, more alive individual. After all, my goal is to for us to work together so that you get better and become happier and more successful in what you do in your sport and in what you do with your life. Further, it is my belief that it is just as important to develop the whole person as it is to develop sport performance enhancement and athletic excellence.

Whether you are a player, coach, or parent of an athlete, and regardless of the area or areas you decide are most important, my coaching approach is an athlete, coach, and team-centered approach.

This means I am committed to your positive sport performance growth and development. This person-centered approach also means that I recognize that you are the expert in your sport, and I need to take the time to learn about your sport from your perspective. Too, it means that the working relationship between you and I is the most important thing needed for your success. Finally, trust, rapport, genuineness, and a belief in you as a unique, valuable, and highly functioning person defines my athlete, coach, and team-centered approach. This approach makes it much more fun, personal and rewarding for everyone involved!

Thank you for letting me tell you a little about myself, my experiences, my passions, my approaches, and some of my story. Due to my playing, coaching, and educational experiences, I am able to competently and ethically provide sport performance coaching to a wide variety of individuals- male, female, young, older, beginner, elite, coach, team, culturally diverse- from a wide variety of different sports and performance environments.

I look forward to a collaborative and engaging working relationship, one that will enable you grow, get better, and become happier and more successful in what you do in your sport and in what you do with your life.

Best wishes.
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About Ellen G.

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Vancouver, WA
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I was born and raised in Norway, where we had grocery stores with farm-grown vegetables and animals that were free-ranged, rather than caged. When I moved to the United States, I was so amazed at the variety of foods in the supermarkets, that I chose to buy and eat everything!

By March 2009, I was the heaviest I had ever been. I was 44 years old and my joints were stiff and hurting, I was considered obese, had thyroid issues, was diabetic, and I had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

I started looking for solutions that would address the root causes of my illnesses and decided to study nutrition. Within a year, I had lost 56 lbs., went from a size 16 to a size 2, and all of my health problems disappeared.

Healing myself inspired me to help other people get to the root of their problems and heal it naturally, to allow support
to all other improper-functioning parts of the body.

My purpose is to help you detox through the five channels of elimination to restore nutritional deficiencies, so you can heal from chronic and mystery illness.

My classes and programs will provide you with the proper information, a variety of laboratory testing based on your needs, as well as all the steps and tools you need to move forward so, you can heal and get your health back! I also specialize in helping you to achieve permanent safe and effective weight loss.

I look forward to helping you heal, naturally!

My work is based on the teachings of Edgar Cayce and "Medical Medium" Anthony William.
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Peggy August 1, 2015
· Health Coaching · In studio
Knowledgeable and professional! Ellen's passion is to help EVERYONE get and stay healthy. She is my go-to for all my nutritional questions! :)
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Pamela July 30, 2015
· Weight Loss · Online
I also want to to acknowledge her health coaching in addition to the excellent weight loss knowledge that Ellen has. She is always on top of her game in her industry and constantly furthering her knowledge. I have received her advice through the years and everything she has taught me has been beneficial and right on. Her excellent listening skills, simple instructions and "no diet" mantra is what works to develop your right eating style. I highly recommend contacting Ellen for your health.
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Stu Blighton July 30, 2015
· Health Coaching · In studio
Ellen is one Knowledgeable cat, she has done her homework for sure. My wife and I believe in all the natural and clean eating that Ellen teaches and scripts.... It is more than just that with her but hard to explain. Well worth your minimal time and efforts to start your healthy path with. CALL HER
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About Darren W.

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Glendale, CA
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Darren R. Wong is a member of The Kinjaz from NBC's World of Dance and has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Hip Hop community for 13 years.

He has also been a part of world-renowned Hip Hop organizations such as Culture Shock LA and Kaba Modern and spent 4 years on the faculty of the Claire Trevor School School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine as an adjunct lecturer of Breakin'.

He has been sharing his experience and knowledge by teaching and training dancers of all skill levels, from college performing arts programs, dance studios and online students from around the world, how to break with the knowledge that he has been fortunate enough to gain.

Darren's goal is to share what dance has given him in his life by providing in person or online dance courses for up and coming dancers who may b
e intimidated or self-conscious to start dancing or do not have access to experienced teachers or a dance studio with classes that interest them around them.

His courses allow both new and experienced dancers from all over the world to have access to an experienced teacher who understands the ins and outs of how to break down movements to its simplest form, so a student can confidently learn a movement with correct technique, execute them to music and piece them together to create their own combinations whenever and wherever without having to step foot into a studio.

He aspires not only to help those in his local dance community, but also dance communities worldwide who may not have direct access to the techniques and knowledge that was shared with him.
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Githa S. April 12, 2017
· Dance Fitness · Online
Totally awesome would hire him again!
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Michael November 29, 2015
· Dance · Online
My experience with Darren was nothting short of outstanding! He has a neverending wheelhouse of moves that he can teach you. More importantly, he can help any bboy or regular dancer with the most important aspect of dance: staying on beat 100% of the time while doing these moves! He was kind, patient, punctual, and very talented. Anyone who wants to learn dance the right way can accelerate their learning by working with Darren!
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Darrell T. November 17, 2015
· Breakdancing · Online
Darren was very patient and nonjudgmental. I think he is a very good instructor. I was a little unsure as to how well a dance lesson would go over the internet but he put those fears to rest. I give him five stars for his knowledge and because he made me feel comfortable.
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About Cindy B.

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Tarpon Springs, FL
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Hi, there! My name is Cindy and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1983! My passion is helping others and I love teaching.

I am a certified Yoga and Qigong Instructor. I teach both group as well as private lessons. I help people with health coaching, cooking nutritious delicious meals and weight loss.

You will find me approachable, comfortable being around and I like making lessons fun. I am an optimistic person and with over 35 years teaching I have a great deal of approaches I can use to get you to the next level.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Don S. January 12, 2018
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
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Sharon Wheeler October 3, 2017
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Colleen July 24, 2017
· Qigong · Online
Cindy's qigong instruction has improved my breath control and lung capacity to help me deal with a chronic illness.
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About Ron P.

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Burlington, WI

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American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Certified Master Instructor Ron has been actively teaching a diverse population of tai chi players since 2006. Ron also guides a group of local instructors, most who attend his lessons regularly. There are ongoing classes for the Kenosha Moose Lodge (Yang 24, TCA, TCE) and a Saturday morning TCA class at the Kenosha Senior Center with lessons sponsored through the Kenosha Unified School District. Ron's ongoing relationship with the University of Wisconsin Parkside Kenosha is where he's involved in community outreach through the Mini Course program.
Master instructor Ron Pfeiffer has also been teaching Taiji Zen and the 13 Essential Forms for several years now and believes in the Beauty and Depth of this particularly powerful Tai Chi Chuan set developed by Jet Li in China.
Ron's journey into Healt
h Fitness began in 1978 with various martial arts. In 2014, he was honored to be recognized through the International Sungjado Association for his over 35 years with a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Science Degree.
All 30 minute lessons are designed for individual participants. Your goals are my guide.
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Greg September 12, 2017
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
I love that Master Ron says that my clunky awkward Tai Chi isn't wrong - its just my Tai Chi. And my Tai Chi in 3 months may be better or worse than my Tai Chi today - but it's still my Tai Chi.
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Donna September 7, 2017
· Self Defense · In studio
I have been a student of Ron's since 2011. I am learning both Kenpo Karate and Tai Chi. Ron is very knowledgeable in both venues and is passionate about the health aspects of each. He is a great teacher - caring and disciplined.
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Necie August 29, 2017
· Tai Chi Chuan · In studio
I am a new student and Ron Pfeiffer is my instructor.

I am so excited that I made the decision to join.

I joined because I wanted to learn how to reduce chronic pain without the use of opioids. I highly recommend that everyone learn about the healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong.

Ron is very passionate about helping everyone enhance their overall well-being. All the other students are warm and engaging. Great environment ; no judgement.

There are other Tai Chi Studios but only one Ron Pfeiffer. Why settle for the rest when you can experience the very best at Midwest Tai Chi.

In the past I experienced Tai Chi by someone in another state whom was not Certified and didn't know what they were doing. It was not a good experience for me. Stay away from people whom are not certified and properly trained!

Which is why I praise Ron because he is professional, certified and his training has impacted my health very positively. I am learning about proper balance, deep breathing techniques, mindfulness, clarity and focus. My sleep is also improving. Which is an added benefit that will help me to continue to heal.
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About Rush F.

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I'm hoping to get to work with students who want to dive right into mastering their camera and all it has to offer, whether we're shooting on film or digital, both of which I can offer instruction in. Learning to be in absolute control of your camera and how your settings will affect your photos is key to creating your images & making sure they come out exactly the way you envision them. Our time together will be a full immersion into light-writing. Over the years, I have had approximately 4 years of cumulative formal instruction on the subject, and have been freelancing since 2011, for events such as weddings, anniversaries, baby/bridal showers, graduation and engagement photos, live concerts, and just about anything else you can think of. Previously a Photography student of Daytona State College in Florida, I made the move up to Chicago
in 2015, and am currently studying at Harold Washington College. In the spring I will graduate with my Art Studio AFA. I genuinely look forward to any time spent with someone with a desire to hone their craft, and hope to bring more inspiration to those wanting to bring forth their vision. Aside from photography, I also teach a handful of other subjects that you or someone else may be interested in!
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Marcela Z. January 12, 2018
· Photography · Online
Really helpful.
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Miguel D. December 3, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Rush is awesome! He broke down the camera into easy-to-understand steps and focused on areas I was struggling with. I learned a lot in a very short amount time.
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Mike October 2, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
guitarist in a local Chicago band LOOMS. a year ago we asked Rush to design a flier for some of our upcoming shows. we were so in love with what he made for us, that I ended up reaching out on my own to ask for photoshop tips. we did one "formal" lesson (this was before he was registered on the website) and man we covered a lot in 45 mins. i was surprised when rush told me he is still in school. you would have no idea from the way he conducts his lessons.
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About Jonah G.

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Addison, TX
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Growing up in a boxing family I was no stranger to martial arts and fitness. Over the years I have trained, competed, practices, and taught.

As a martial artist I understand we are all different and move different. Students can expect that I will push them to their limits while finding what fits them best. How can we cature your style of moving to fit your martial art grow from there. We are all capable of great things, the journey is what we have to find.

As an Arial silk artist I trained for 5 years and myself a performer. I have worked with circus groups and can give you an experience to learn endurance, strength and most of my students are able to learn 1 to 2 new skills per lesson.

When it comes to fitness I will push us to reach our goals. This is a team effort. I will train with you side by side. We will make a plan for short a
nd long term goals. Diet is important but catered to muscle building, energy and endurance, or weight less.

Self defense comes with very specific skills of training. Recommended tools for defending yourself and how to use them. I give advice in this session and we are constantly moving. We should not expect to break out a big sweat in this session however the goal is to prevent yourself from being in a fight longer than a few seconds.
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About Von M.

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Von was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Vincent High School where he was a standout player for the Varsity basketball team.

After graduating from high school and only playing his junior year during his high school career, Von attended Iowa Lakes Community College. During his two year career at Iowa Lakes he was a two year starter on the Men’s basketball team.
While attending Iowa Lakes Von earned several honors and achieved many milestones. He was named the first Basketball All American in the school history. He was named First Team NJCAA Region Xl Iowa All Region, NJCAA Region Xl All Star Team, All Tournament Team in Region Xl, NJCAA All Star Team- ABAUSA and the first and only inductee into the school Basketball Hall of Fame. He graduated in 1998 with a A.A. in Arts and Sciences.

After earning his AA degree
, he went on to Oklahoma State University and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee each for a year respectively. At UWM, Von continued his successful basketball career being named the 1991 Wisconsin College Player of the Year, District lV Men’s Basketball First Team, the UWM All-Century Team 1990’s and being Drafted in the second round by the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. As a result of his play he has garnered numerous records and achievements while attending UWM. Briefly listed, second leading scorer in division one basketball with 29.6 points per game, scored 50 points at Illinois breaking the Assembly Hall record, third in the nation in steals and three pointers per game, tenth in the nation three pointers made (3.4) per game and twice name National Independent Player of the week.

After trying out for the New Jersey Nets and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA Von.
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About Alyssa G.

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San Antonio, TX
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I have been Bellydancing for about 6 years and considered a top performer in the San Antonio, TX area. I want to teach you techniques of a beautiful and cultural dance and how it can tone your body!
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About Ya Dang L.

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About Ya Dang
Li Ya-Dang was born and raised in New England. As a child he enjoyed play-fighting with his friends and all things martial arts. Although his was raised without any formal training, the yearning within him grew. It wasn’t until later that he began his journey into wushu.
During his time studying Roger Williams University and commuting to school a calling was felt to seek out and find a master in order to balance all of his work and study as well as himself. He first studied Taekwondo under the tutelage of the late Keith Medeiros, a 6th Dan Master. At 20, walking into a quiet gym, it was then that he discovered Wen-Qing Wu and began his first steps into Chinese martial arts through Tai-Chi Chuan (Taijichuan). Eventually all his time was diverted to training under his new master and the teachings of his Grandmaster, Liang Shou-Yu. Study
ing movements from Taijichuan, Northern Longfist, Emei styles and weapons, he absorbed all that he could. He added Baguahzhang, xingyichuan and nèijiā to his training soon enough. After a few years he was already assisting in classes and began black belt training.
Li continued to train with his master to learn how to be leader as well as instruct others.
After many years, Li decided to “come down off the mountain” and follow the Dao’s path for his life. He then began transition towards that of a teacher and master. Dedicated to research of the Emei system and its current lineage holders he took it upon himself to explore, excavate mysteries of the past in order to reestablish ancient relics of kungfu to share with all who would learn from him. His founding of the White Monkey System is a reincarnation of Bai Yuan’s original studies along with White Cloud’s inclusion of Buddhist and Daoist teachings together.
After 17 years of martial experience his goal is to pass along the long secretive traditions to a new generation of students.
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