Young Achievers : Kathleen Kiera – When the mind takes over..

Coach Nanfeng, kayak, fitness, values, personal trainer, fitness coach, development,

Testimonial from Nan Feng’s Student : Kathleen Kiera

Coach Nanfeng, kayak, fitness, values, personal trainer, fitness coach, development,

 

Having been coached by Nan Feng for 3 seasons of races, I have learnt a lot from her in both physical and mental aspects. By placing great emphasis on having the correct technique, she allows us to have greater efficiency in our strokes and achieve a higher speed with the same physical strength. She also utilises mental techniques to ensure that we are equally, if not more, prepared than our competitors, especially when physical factors such as weather and health are not in our favour.

Something that I really admire about NanFeng is her ability to handle athletes and clients from different age groups, ranging from children of primary school age to adults. She is able to adjust her coaching method, her choice of words and even her demeanor to capture her students’ attention and allow them to follow the training, as well as inspire them to achieve more than what they think they can.

NanFeng has been a major part of my canoeing life, not only as a coach, but as a friend and an inspiration, and for that I am extremely thankful to have had her as my coach for the most important seasons of my canoeing journey thus far.

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