Scientifically Enhanced Training
These personal training solutions are like nothing you have experienced before. Thousands of hours of research and experience working with the best coaches and athletes in the world have shaped the philosophy of these training programs. As you evolve, so do the programs, ensuring you progress every day. Onwards. Always.
Exceptional Skills. Exceptional Results.
The Science of Cycling is a focused training program that has been specifically designed to help motivated clients push the ceiling of their performances and exceed their most ambitious goal
Whether your ambition is to mountain bike the base camp of Everest, cycle a gran fondo, reach an international podium, or simply not get dropped on local group rides, we have the expertise and resources to make these requests a reality!
Below you will find details surrounding levels of customization for your own experience! Our partnerships with facilities such as PURE Lifestyle allow for additional levels of holistic programming (ask for details).
The Science of Cycling – Service Tiers
We offer 2 -Tiers of service within The Science of Cycling. Each experience is administered through a premium Training Peaks account.
** Test included is “Bloodless Lactate Threshold Assessment” with Oxygen consumption monitoring (valued @ $299); *Nutrigenomics OR 2 DXA scans included in Podium Experience. Prices as of Sept 2018, subject to change. Assessments performed in partnership @ PURE Lifestyle Winnipeg.
ELITE EXPERIENCE PODIUM EXPERIENCE
– 4 months @ $359/month + GST – 4months @ $699/month + GST
– 8 months @ $329/month + GST – 8 months @ $649/month + GST
-12 months @ $299/month + GST -12 months @$579/month + GST
UPGRADE YOUR PROGRAMMING FROM 4 → 8 MONTHS, OR 8 → 12 MONTHS AND SAVE ~10% EACH UPGRADE
Explanation of Training Experiences
Reaching your goals depends on clearly knowing what they are, and then having an excellent plan in place. This comes in the form of an Annual Training Plan (ATP) developed in the first few weeks of the program and outlines how training and life can be optimally integrated to minimize barriers. By acknowledging and incorporating significant family, work and training events, clients are empowered to enjoy the time they spend training.
Getting better requires critically reflecting on your training. What went well? What went poorly? What can be learned? Consistent application of these principles, and incorporation of small adjustments to training where appropriate allows individuals to train harder and smarter.
Modifications and Responsiveness
Family, Work, Weather. Things happen. Distractions are inevitable. If you run into these threats to your program don’t let them derail you. I’ll help you solve the Rubix cube that is integrating training while having a family, kids, etc. and together we can ensure your optimizing your time and minimizing your challenges. Remember, you are doing this because you enjoy it!
“That which you measure, changes”. Our sport scientist creates a framework of accountability not only for yourself but for our programming. If you are not responding to the training, we will catch it and adjust it accordingly. Similarly, if you are not executing the workouts as planned, we will also catch that.
In “The Lab” assessment
Periodically throughout the program, we will build in sub-maximal or maximal assessments to both prescribe and describe your physiological response to work. After your initial assessment to anchor your programming, follow-ups will be conducted “on your own” or in “The Lab”. In the “Podium Experience”, the added benefit of the watchful eye of our sport scientist will be persistently assessing ways in which you can take your performance once step further. It’s not only about getting the work done, but also how you DO the work which differentiates truly exceptional athletes from those who are good.
If you’ve ever tried to sharpen your anaerobic power or capacity but got lost in the abyss of how hard is hard enough? or how many intervals should / can I do at these intensities? then interval modeling is the way to go. If you haven’t heard of the concept of W’ (stands for W prime). For a quick video on this concept click the tab below to view a 6-minute video from the brainchild of W’ Dr. Philip Skiba.
Body Composition Analysis (included in Podium Experience)
Your body is your vehicle to perform and have fun. As part of your programming, we have partnered with a company that prides itself on using the best measuring equipment to obtain valid and reliable body composition measures, Body Measure. Their Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry (DXA) body scans are the most valid and reliable way to measure your muscularity, adipose tissue, and bone, ensuring we work towards developing a body that feels awesome and performs just as well. These assessments are included in our Podium Experience but are also available to our elite clients.
Nutrigenomics (included in Podium Experience)
We incorporate a DNA test of 42 genes to expedite our understanding of your response to food and supplementation strategies. Nutrigenomics is a Canadian based, direct to consumer DNA testing kit that allows for an intimate understanding of what you need fuel to fuel your high-performance health!