I have been working with coach Assaf since 2015 and I have never been fitter or better prepared for racing. In my 40's, I am stronger and more successful at racing than ever and I still feel like there is more to come. Assaf has an incredible knowledge about Masters athletes and really understands the importance of high effort intensity and consistent rest/recovery. I would highly recommend DRKHORSE to anyone looking to maximize their cycling potential.
- Graham Fox
National Medalist, Bike Shop Owner, Father.
Working with Laura Brown this past year has been life changing. Laura has a unique ability to breakdown skills in a way that is clear and concise. She has a keen eye and provides helpful feedback on a regular basis. It has been a privilege to benefit from her knowledge and expertise. Her training program is tailored to meet my specific goals and scheduling needs. I find her workouts to be the right balance between high intensity and recovery. Under Laura’s guidance I have made significant gains in areas such as power, fitness, skills and race results. Laura is friendly, level-headed, approachable, and has a great sense of humour. She genuinely cares about the well-being and success of her athletes and is able to draw out the best in us. Her support and positive energy has made all the difference, impacting my confidence and athletic performance. It’s not everyday you get a chance to learn from the best of the best!
- lora genaille
national champion, FORMER BASKETBALL PLAYER, EX-bike messenger.
I've been working with Assaf for 7 years now. Starting as a Cat 5 in my mid-thirties, I had a lot to learn in a relatively short time. After a few mediocre seasons of racing, I hired Assaf, which has turned out to be my best decision to date for my racing. Under his guidance, I steadily moved up the Categories and am now a confident and competitive Cat 2 racer. Assaf is always looking to improve performance. I'm now 42 years old and racing at my highest level yet. The addition of Laura Brown and the subsequent advent of DRKHORSE has taken things to another level. Laura was the Director Sportif for our Masters race team (Pender Racing) and we enjoyed our most successful season to date. Assaf and Laura bring a collective wealth of experience that is second to none. They are amazing communicators, motivators, and always deliver on their services. I couldn't be in better hands.
- jon bula
Former triathlete, bike shop owner, father.
Meeting coaches Laura and Assaf, had a very positive impact on my cycling. They are both positive and encouraging and I immediately benefited from the race and training tactics and strategies they shared. I was unsure how personal coaching would help as I was already was being tested regularly and on a training plan, however this coaching was different. Laura tailored training plans specific to my areas for improvement and showed me different ways of training more effectively and efficiently. I improved my skills tremendously this summer through the regular coached outdoor group rides, team intervals and personal coaching. I corner and sprint better and I have a much better understanding of appropriate cadence throughout a race; up hills, in corners, when sprinting etc. Best of all, I'm feeling fitter and faster. I'm looking forward to another successful season working with DRKHORSE.
- carolyn russel
National, provincial & wtnc champion, Former National team squash player, engineer.
I started being coached by Assaf shortly after I joined the Pender Racing team. His commitment to making me the best cyclist I can be was shown right from the start. Assaf has woken up extremely early to get motopacing sessions in before I get to work, and built a program that builds on my strengths and pushes out my weaknesses. His calm, easy demeanor has been a huge asset to me – especially pre-race. His vast knowledge of environmental physiology is a perfect fit for me as I tend to geek out about how you can stretch you body to perform at its best. Assaf, thank you so much for 2016 and 2017, and I look forward to a speedy 2018 and beyond.
- DAVE JOHNSON
CATEGORY 2 BIKE RACER, WORLD BIKE-TOURer, FIREFIGHTER.