Kayak NZ Performance Coaching

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“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

Archilochus   apparently 

Why have a coach?

Fundamental to accomplishing a worthwhile goal is a plan built on well defined meaningful steps.  

Objectivity is key, something even harder to achieve when the going gets tough.  As a coach I can provide this and tell you what you need to hear.

Are we suited?

Athletes we have had the most success with are disciplined, data driven, and communicative.  Our coaching is delivered via TrainingPeaks and requires logging all sessions with a GPS watch and the wearing of a heart rate sensor strap.  Not for everyone. 

Whether you are training for triathlon, multi-sport, endurance running or kayaking, we can make sure that your effort and time is productive. 

Athletes we work with range from beginner to elite. 


Training Program 3mnth commitment $105/wk


Ben’s coaching very quickly transformed my paddling
Ben’s coaching very quickly transformed my paddling and allowed me to make the jump from a B-final paddler to challenging for national titles. The training programme itself was excellent, but even more importantly Ben was brilliant at helping me navigate the inevitable ups and downs of training and adapting as necessary. Without doubt the foundation of my recent success was laid during my time with Ben and he made sure I was prepared to cope with the step up to the high performance programme. I could not recommend him as a coach highly enough.
James Munro, 
2022 Rasdex Classic Winner and New Zealand K1 500m Champion and National Team Member



Ben was transformational for me

Ben was transformational for me, guiding me through his deep knowledge of training physiology, technique, equipment and when to ‘keep my powder dry’. We designed a training program that fitted my lifestyle and sporting ambitions, in my view coaching from Ben was hugely successful and I thoroughly enjoyed every part of the process seeing real results that I only would have dreamt of a year earlier. I found Ben to be very responsive, communicative and also had a great sense of humour and perspective when things got tough.


Amazing attention to detail


Ben was my paddle coach for the C2C longest day. Ben’s 3 times Olympian K1 exploits speak for themselves, but prior to that he was a white water paddler, multi-sporter, and ironman athlete. This makes him an ideal coach for the C2C. About 95% of the river section is essentially flat water paddling requiring an efficient paddling technique. However, the white water sections, although technically only grade 2, are not to be taken lightly. I learnt so much paddling on the Mohaka with Ben. Drawing from his high performance sport background and psychology qualifications, he presented a holistic approach to the process of training that greatly informed how I prepared for the C2C. As well as an overall coaching framework, Ben also has an amazing attention to detail and really helps you along the journey.




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