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Paddling Coaching Client Testimonials • Fitness Coaching Client Testimonials

I have adopted BioForce Heart Rate Variability technology into my training with Lori’s guidance…

I first met Lori as a teammate on Team USA’s Premier Women Dragon Boat Team in 2001 in my 20’s, then we both went for it again a decade later in 2011 in my 30’s. In 2014, I had been coming back from a couple of “less competitive” seasons, and decided to go for Team USA Premier Women again for 2015, this time in my 40’s. What I need now to gain results, is far different than what I needed in my training before, and I was lost. What I had previously done in my training, wasn’t enough anymore. My work with Lori has led me to believe that I can be a more balanced athlete and a stronger paddler than ever in my 40’s, in both dragon boat and outrigger. Lori has helped me to add some new strategies, and tools to train SMARTER rather than harder. For instance, I have adopted BioForce Heart Rate Variability technology into my training with Lori’s guidance. I have loved using this system as a guide, not to confirm what I already know about how I am feeling, but HOW I can improve my readiness and response to training, paddling or life stress in general (http://www.bioforcehrv.com). She is available if I have questions, and listens to my fears or goals in designing my workouts. Most importantly, I am part of the planning, which has given me confidence in knowing myself and my training needs as an athlete in my 40’s and beyond. Thanks for helping to prepare me for this new and exciting chapter as an athlete!

Aimee Edwards

Competitive Paddler

I highly recommend this training for any person looking to gain peace of mind in training, racing… And life!

I had the recent good fortune to have a session with Lori Jorgenson in preparation for a marathon. As a veteran and fairly successful age group runner and triathlete, I am constantly seeking methods of improving athletic performance and over all person. I have used visualization techniques before and found them to be somewhat effective. These techniques were different in that we sought the “root” of  blocking patterns than provided me with quick and effective techniques which have been very effective in training  and racing. I highly recommend this training for any person looking to gain peace of mind in training, racing… And life!
Willee Broberg

Coach

Lori taught me the power behind mental strength training..

Like many in my sport (paddling), Lori has been a great influence of mine over the years.  Although Lori has years of experience as a world class paddler and fitness trainer it was her positive motivating attitude that drew me to hire her when it came time to train for the World Championship Sprints in 2012.  Lori taught me the power behind mental strength training and was a solid support system for me while I was going through the whole solo championship experience for the first time.   Her desire to take athletes to the next level using mental strength training was key to building the confidence I needed for racing solo.  I look forward to learning more from Lori as I continue to compete for World Championship Sprint title.

Rhonda Bintliff

No one would have picked a woman from Oregon as the eventual winner…

The most improbable and possibly the most compelling world championship performance I have ever witnessed in outrigger canoe racing, was Lori J’s win in the 2004 World Sprints Master Woman’s 500 meter final. Held in Hilo, Hawaii, with all of Polynesian’s best paddlers in attendance, no one would have picked a woman from Oregon as the eventual winner. I am still amazed that Lori trained alone in Portland, with no competitors to push her, and won a gold medal in Hawaii’s backyard. It is kind of as if the Jamaican Bobsled Team won a gold medal at the Olympics. Wow…It still blows my mind.

Dave Chun

Owner, Kialoa Paddles

I recommend her as an inspirational and strengthening force in personal, physical, and mental development…

Lori Jorgenson has an astonishingly intuitive coaching style that compliments learning and end results.  She consistently provides me high caliber performance coaching both in her methodologies and communications.  She allows me to consider all possibilities and find my own answers during our sessions with her instructive guidance and heartfelt interest as my leads.  Lori has helped me feel what I’m doing on the water, adapt to my environment when paddling with other paddlers, and press on to become a better paddler overall.  She has helped me develop a clear view of my fitness strategy and supported me as I translate this vision into a reality. Without a doubt I recommend her as an inspirational and strengthening force in personal, physical, and mental development.

Laura Ricker

Assistant Coach Mountain Home Canoe Club, Coach OWLS Dragon Flies

Her clear and fun way of communicating…

Lori put an off season cross training workout together for our premier women’s dragonboat team this winter. Her clear and fun way of communicating with the women on the team and excellent knowledge of a paddlers body mechanics gave our women a leg up on this coming racing season and her ongoing support has been fantastic. We are finally starting our training season in great paddling shape and with all of the tools necessary to perform at our best this coming year – Thanks Lori!

Susie Cloutier

Assistant Dragonboat Coach for Wasabi Women’s Team

Lori has a unique ability for helping athletes believe in what they can achieve…

Lori has a unique ability for helping athletes believe in what they can achieve.  She has the vision to see the best athlete in each person she works with, and the technical ability to help them get there.  I have trained with Lori for two years, and never would have been able to do nearly as much as I have without her behind me.    Recently, I asked Lori to come and do a session for my visually impaired dragonboat team.  Her flexibility in training allowed her to adapt to us well, and this session showed her skills at her finest.  The resulting changes in the paddlers’ technique immediately after that session was dramatic, and it will serve us well in the coming race season.  Lori, we can’t thank you enough.

Lynne Beckham

Blind Ambition Dragonboat Team Coach

She is truly interested in my progress and development as a paddler…

I first encountered Lori at her exercise clinic specifically designed for paddlers. In my 56 years I have taken clinics for various sports, often with little to show or maybe picking up tip or two. In Lori’s clinic, I was so impressed with her approach and presentation skills that not only did I incorporate many of the paddling specific exercises into my workout, but I have subsequently began individual coaching with Lori.

Lori quickly identified several flaws in my paddling technique and provided specific reinforcement exercises to help develop proper self assessment and improvement. My OC-1 distance and sprint times improved dramatically and I’ve been able to become a stronger and more efficient OC-6 paddler. In addition to the one on one coaching Lori continues to proactively check back. She is truly interested in my progress and development as a paddler.

Lance Kahn

Paddler

She teaches you techniques to relieve your mind of negative energy and to let your internal light shine…

I was what you would call a self-doubter. I always had the work ethic to propel me forward but when push came to shove and a game, try-out, whatever was on the line I became stuck in the mud. I would doubt my ability and see myself fail before it even happened. I always prepared myself for disappointment and with that notion stuck in my head disappointment always lurked. Working with Lori has made a huge difference on my life! She allowed me to look into past (without reliving certain disappointments), learn from and past and thus help me move forward. She teaches you techniques to relieve your mind of negative energy and to let your internal light shine. Plus she teaches you these methods that you can use on your own and anywhere whether you’re at home or in my case the pool. With her guidance, I have improved not only athletic life but also my everyday life.

Heather Stuart

World Class / Olympic Caliber Water Polo Goalie

Lori helped me believe I could become a better paddler than I ever would have imagined…

Lori helped me believe I could become a better paddler than I ever would have imagined before I started working with her.  I was never an “athlete”, but now I’m working out most days of the week and even trying out for a national team! Lori has been able to “see” me at every level and help me reach the next one though the HRV program, varied workouts, nutrition information, guided imagery, and most important – encouragement.  I would never have thought I could come this far before I started working with her.

Nicole Burdette

Paddler

The injuries I struggled with have improved so much, and I’m lifting heavier and with better form than before…

I came to Lori for some help with lifting movements, struggling with several minor but chronic injuries. By focusing on functional movements which identified body imbalances and building body awareness, she helped me. We had to go backwards at the beginning, but with persistence I really started to make progress. It was sometimes tough to stay optimistic, but well worth it now! Her caring support, empathy, and emphasis on a positive mental focus kept me going when I thought that I was failing. The injuries I struggled with have improved so much, and I’m lifting heavier and with better form than before. Lori has really helped me!

Carol Hoekstra

Wasabi Dragonboat Paddler and Coach

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