It’s a well-known fact that they’ve always done things differently behind the Iron Curtain
As the product of Soviet Training programs, cloaked in secrecy, with the end goal of producing world class athletes, Coach Roman is fearsomely strong and surprisingly fit. In fact, old habits die hard and Coach Roman still does most of his training using his “secret” KGB Methods — kardio, weightlifting and kettlebells.
Regardless of his novel training regimes, when Coach Roman hits the gym floor, it is clear that he has shown attention to detail in perfecting his own movement and passes this experience on to his charges.
Splitting his time between the gym and his day job as a Surveyor (he incidentally learnt his craft in the Siberian Salt mines), Roman has vast swathes of experience in effectively coaching the Olympic lifts, Gymnastic movements and mono-structural conditioning with little more than prods, gestures, pointed looks and a vast repertoire of Russian curses. Originally plying his coaching trade in Moscow, Roman moved to NZ to study English and liked the climate so much he decided to stay on and explore in “how you say it, a reeecreationaaal veeehicle?”
Like Stalin, Roman runs his classes with an Iron Grip, his face an unreadable Slavic mask behind his facial hair. But like the Eastern European Brown Bear, beneath the grizzled and stoic exterior is a nurturing and warm creature that is always up for a cuddle, with the best possible outcome for the members and the community never far from his mind. Coach Roman is found coaching in the mornings and on Saturdays. His classes are nyet to be missed!