I have been an applicant with the RCMP and VPD for several years and have never had problems with the PARE with my best time being 3:18. However, because I’m not a good distance runner, I failed the VPD POPAT on my first try as I passed the run but had no energy left for the POPAT. Before I could re-do the POPAT I suffered a major knee injury which required surgery. Once I recovered I had to not only step up my training had to train smarter as well. I was referred to Marc by a mutual friend and I contacted him immediately and began my training with him.
I told Marc about my poor distance running ability and helped me work on it on top of the conditioning right away. If we didn’t work on that aspect in class he’d give me a routine to do on my own. And that’s what’s great about Marc – he listens to each and every one of his clients and helps them work on their specific weaknesses whether it’s on his time or ours.
When it was time to do the POPAT, I had not only passed it with 10:46 on the 1.5 mile run and 3:38 on the POPAT but had energy left at the end. I was also in the RCMP process during this time and I was amazed that I completed the PARE in 3:08 – 10 seconds better than my previous best, when I was 8 years younger and had healthier knees!
Training with Marc was one of the best decisions I had ever made. He’s extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He will go out of his way to ensure you improve and succeed. His classes are never the same and every exercise and movement is specific to some aspect of the POPAT/PARE. I highly recommend Marc for anyone who wishes to pass or improve on their times.