As a seasoned athlete, but a rookie triathlete Sam at Volt Movement built a 12 week Ironman training program that was not overwhelming, but completely pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of doing in such a short amount of time. My progression was evident every single week. Whenever I had questions or needed more clarity, Sam was always quick to respond and helped me understand the process. I was held accountable to my workouts and supported along the way, even when frustrated. Although my main race was cancelled this season, Volt encouraged me to keep progressing and I was able to achieve the longest ride of my life (122 miles), complete a 50 mile running challenge in 48 hours, and improve my swim times and distances while becoming more comfortable in the water. Not to mention, I was able to stay injury free as a result of the balanced program made for my ability. I look forward to continuing to work with Volt in preparation for my postponed Ironman 140.6 in August 2021.
JAE BOWMAN / IRONMAN ATHLETE / LIFE COACH
I cannot recommend Volt Movement enough! I ran my PR in the 5K in 2017 (19:11) and have struggled with injuries since. I honestly thought my PR days were well behind me. Volt Movement, and in particular Sam Hegedus, put a stellar 5K training program together custom for me. Let's have the results speak for themselves:
20 weeks ago: 5K in 21:53
14 weeks ago: 5K in 19:57
Last Saturday: 5K in 19:07 (new PR!)
Sam is also an incredible motivator and coach to get where you want to be. We always say 'trust the program' and that is exactly what I did. I trusted the program and support from the Volt Movement team and crushed my goal.
Here's to the next PR!
Thank you Volt Movement!!
KYLE ASHE / RUNNER
Sam provided me with an excellent program including running and strengthening components. She really pushed and supported me. I was close to breaking a nearly 8 year old PR in the 10k. And I’m no youngster! I think had the weather been a little cooler, I could have done it. I highly recommend Volt Movement if you want a dynamic, professional and supportive run coach! I will seriously consider doing this again come cooler weather! I not a summer runner....
SUSAN SMITH / RUNNER
Big big fan of Volt Movement! I am currently training for my first triathlon and needed a coach to show me the ropes and provide me with a training program so that I don’t overdo it and injure myself, or under-train and be in over my head on race day. Sam is both a certified USA Triathlon Coach AND a licensed Physical Therapist, so she is really knowledgeable about training progression, injury prevention, training through an old injury, and proper biomechanics for swimming, cycling, and running. VM is located in Durham, North Carolina, but offers both in-person coaching sessions and remote coaching. I’m living in Durham right now, but for the first half of my training I was located in Pittsburgh, PA, so I’ve gotten to experience both remote coaching and in person coaching - they are both great! Here’s how the process has worked for me so far:
- I got in touch with VM about 4 months prior to my race date, when I was still in Pittsburgh.
- I had a video call with Sam to go over my training & race goals.
- Sam designed a training program for me that told me which days to swim/run/bike/strength train, at what intensity, when to train intervals vs. pace, etc.
- I’ve since moved to Durham and have had several coaching sessions with Sam in the water, on the bike, and in the weight room.
- I am now one month out from my race date. My running pace and distance are the best they’ve ever been, I am more confident and knowledgable about my biking strategy, and I feel really good going into my last month of training!
Overall, Volt Movement offers a really high quality coaching experience as demonstrated by the owner’s knowledge of the sport, clear and accessible communication, and enthusiasm for coaching athletes to perform at their best. I definitely recommend VM for anyone who is interested in getting into the sport of triathlon, or for any triathletes who want to up their performance.
KRISTEN MCKNIGHT / SWIMMER & TRIATHLETE
I am super happy with my Volt Movement coaching experience. My wife and I completed 6 short course triathlons and finished the season with our first half ironman! Coach Sam Hegedus created a customized training plan for our busy schedules (night and weekend shifts) that allowed us to excel in every discipline.
I felt fully prepared for the long course race, and managed to qualify for the 70.3 world championships in 2022. I am happy to stick with Volt for the 2022 season and I am excited to see what we can accomplish next season!
JUSTIN ALLEN / TRIATHLETE & RUNNER
I had the absolute best experience with Sam at Volt Movement. In Durham, and really anywhere, you'll find no better coach than Sam when it comes to running, triathlons, or cycling. Through her guidance, I was able to run my first marathon!
I'd recommend Volt not only for the quality and expertise, but also for the community that Volt provides for local athletes.
If you are thinking of getting started with endurance racing, or you're looking to perform at an elite level, Volt will be able to help you out.
TYLER COPE / RUNNER
Can't say enough good things about Sam & Volt Movement. With Sam's help I ran my first marathon and crushed my time goal (setting a half marathon PR in the process). Sam worked to accommodate my schedule and build a program that fit my needs as an athlete. Sam's knowledge and expertise as a triathlete, coach, personal trainer and physical therapist helped address all aspects of my training.
It is also great to be welcomed into the volt community and to get the team aspect in an individual sport. I can't wait to get started on my next program.
MOLLIE PATHMAN / RUNNER
Sam helped me to reach so many goals this year in both my half marathon and Escape from Alcatraz Tri! I am thankful for her coaching and positive attitude through all of the ups and downs that endurance sport training can bring. She was super helpful with adjusting for my work schedule when things got crazy and adapting training when I was having some planter issues. Highly recommend!
ERIN BOZZO/ TRIATHLETE & RUNNER
If you want a top tier endurance coach for any sort of event, I highly recommending contacting Volt Movement, and specifically Sam. When I started my training, I couldn’t swim more than 200 meters without stopping, biking for over two hours was tough, and I struggled to run more than two miles. 20 weeks later, swimming 2000 meters, an over 4 hour bike ride, and running 10+ miles came easy, and I was able to do all of it in on event! All thanks go to Sam, I will definitely be utilizing her and her training plans in the future. Thanks for keeping me motivated too!
STEPHEN WOITT/ TRIATHLETE