Supported Personalised Programs

Beginners to elite athletes. All race distances.

Des’s programs and coaching strategies have achieved outstanding results Australia wide. Including: State Champions, Australian Champions and multiple World Championship qualifiers.

Distance is no barrier and Des has many repeat clients from all corners of the country.  DGC personalised programs are designed specifically around only the available time the athlete has. Taking all aspects of their external life into account and no unachievable expectations are placed on the athlete with either weekly training loads or event outcomes.

With athlete input, programs are designed with a progressive overload relevant to fitness and experience and with strategically placed rest and recovery. All aimed at having the athlete fronting the start line injury free and in the best possible shape to achieve their desired outcome.

The program sessions use both scientifically backed methods and internally designed sets based on proven results. With no two athletes being the same, the entire program is adjustable continually with test results, feedback and athlete input.

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Des possesses every quality you’d want in a great coach. Firstly he cares, about you as an athlete and what you want to achieve. But more importantly he builds his athletes up to believe in themselves and their abilities. He has years of high end coaching and racing experience, which is imperative. To see your coach practicing what they preach and encouraging you whilst on the course themselves makes you want to achieve everything you possible can. His individualised training programs for each athlete he coaches is unique to that person and their life/work commitments, which ultimately allows the athlete to continue to love their sport and have their balance. I couldn’t recommend the guidance and coaching of Des highly enough.

Sarah BuchananNational and Internationally ranked athlete

Looking for a coach? Look no further. Des Gooda @ DGC. Des is a highly qualified coach who knows his stuff, you also get someone who cares about you as a person as well as an athlete. Des has gone above and beyond for me on many occasions and it is this that sets him apart from the rest. Although living 500 kms away, help, guidance and support was always available with constant communication. If you are looking for a coach to bring out the best in you, sign up with DGC. You won’t be disappointed.

Lisa FrostInverell

I started training with Des in February of this year, the first thing that attracted me to Des was his cool, calm and kind nature and his other athletes were so welcoming and I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of his team.

My first race under Des was Cairns 70.3. His first task was to ‘accommodate’ my lifestyle. I’m a mum to 2 young kids, a husband in the defence force who is away for months at a time, I have no family support to rely on, and I’m a part time nurse. Des took all this into consideration and came up with a plan that suited my needs, whilst getting the best possible outcome for me as an athlete. I took a whooping 32mins off my previous 70.3 event, I went into the race injury free, comfortable and I knew I had done all the work i needed to do to have the best possible race. I really did have the best race ever, it was fast, event free, but most of all, it was FUN!

I have already recommended Des to many of my friends and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone else. I’m proud to fly the DGC flag and love being part of Des’ crew.

Ashley McNulty Townsville

Thanks to Des I went from a complete Triathlon novice 3 years ago to representing Australia at the ITU World Championship 2019 in Lausanne.  Des has created fantastic programs for my son and I that fit our very hectic lifestyles and accommodate our personal needs; while still providing top quality training and knowledge.   But most of all Des has inspired us and supported us at all times and we love being part of the very supportive and fun DGC Team.  Thankyou Des.

Caroline Bellenger

I completed my first triathlon in my mid 40’s. I then got “the bug” and completed several more including 70.3 events. I was training hard by myself but was not attaining the goals I felt I capable of.  After hearing of his high level of success in coaching I approached Des Gooda and found that the training that I set my self was not totally beneficial. Des tailored a structured training program for me that took into consideration other life commitments.  This program was aimed at a 70.3 Ironman event on the Sunshine Coast.  Throughout the program Des maintained constant contact with me offering personal support and advice. Des was also available 24/7 for any queries I had. The program led right up to my event and for the first time I felt suitably prepared to compete.  The success of program set by Des was for me, the individual times for each discipline and overall time for the event that I achieved. I was 34 minutes faster from my previous event. I have absolutely no doubt that my improvement was directly related to Des knowledge, expertise and training program.  My next goal is to complete a full 140.6 Ironman and I have the confidence that Des will set a structured program for me to complete this.

Colin Bell

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