Coaching

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Introduction

Private coaching is the fastest and most efficient way to make gains in your fitness. Beyond simply guiding your daily training, our coaches bring years of their own experience in competition and act as mentors in all aspects of your sport. Every coach has elite-level competition experience in at least two disciplines, including road, cyclocross, track, triathlon/multisport, mountain biking, ultra-endurance, and BMX.

Our coaches have experience with families, jobs, school, injuries, illness, heartache, and rainy days. We understand that these factors will influence your training and performance, so we do not prescribe one-size-fits-all programs. Cycle U takes multiple factors into consideration when matching athletes to coaches to ensure a strong working relationship based on empathy, communication, and introspection.

Levels

Consider how much time you have to commit to your sport and how much interaction you want with a coach. If you want frequent feedback and a plan that responds to changes in your life, consider an advanced plan to guarantee that your training is optimized to your schedule and day-to-day needs. Self-directed individuals may prefer a more basic plan or a consultation. When consulting the chart below, keep in mind that we always strive to customize plans to athletes and many coaches offer substitutions of services if it better suits the individual.

Consultation

A good way to sample private coaching is to meet with a coach for a consultation. These are typically an hour long, and lay out up to eight weeks of fully structured training. Many riders find consultations useful when planning training for a trip or event, when private coaching would be too costly for the duration. Our basic consultation costs $150 and includes 4-8 weeks of training, or a less detailed yearly training plan. Our advanced consultation costs $300 and gives you three months of training and two adjustments with email support. Our multisport three-month consultation costs $400.

Meet the Coaches

  

More info on our coaches available here.

Cycling Coaching Rates

Consultation Undergraduate Graduate Doctorate Post- Doctorate
Monthly Cost n/a $200.00 $275.00 $350.00 $500.00
Setup Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $200.00
Personalized Annual Training Plan
Training Peaks Software Access
Initial Computrainer Fitness Testing
Daily Training Plan
Unlimited Plan Modifications
Weekly Coach Call (30 minutes)
Unlimited Email Access to Coach
Free Repeated Fitness Testing (Bike) as scheduled by coach
Unlimited Phone Consultation
Discipline-Specific Bike Fit (twice yearly)
Free Cycle U Clinic Attendance (excludes bootcamps and indoor cycling classes)
Nutritional Assessment
* Power-based (wattage) Cycling Training
One-on-One Coaching Session Monthly
One-on-One Coaching Session Bi-Monthly
Periodized Nutrition Recommendations
Craig Undem as your personal coach

* With your power meter, if desired.
** All packages require 3-month minimum commitment
*** $200 for one hour pre-race with coach at race location within 15 miles of Cycle U (travel fees apply for races outside of 15-mile radius)

Multisport Coaching Rates

Consultation Undergraduate Graduate Doctorate
Monthly Cost n/a $250.00 $325.00 $400.00
Setup Fee $150.00 $150.00 $175.00 $175.00
Personalized Annual Training Plan
Training Peaks Software Access
Initial Computrainer Fitness Testing
Daily Training Plan
Unlimited Plan Modifications
Zone testing for Swim and Run
Weekly Coach Call (30 minutes)
Unlimited Email Access to Coach
Unlimited Phone Consultation
Free Repeated Fitness Testing (Bike) as scheduled by coach
Discipline-Specific Bike Fit twice yearly
Free Cycle U Clinic Attendance (excludes bootcamps and indoor cycling classes)
One-on-One Coaching Session Monthly (60 minutes)
Nutritional Assessment
Periodized Nutrition Recommendations
*Power-based (wattage) Cycling Training

* With your power meter, if desired.
** All packages require 3-month minimum commitment

Testimonials:

Hi Craig,

I just got back from Masters Track Nationals and wanted to let you know that I won 6 medals in Trexlertown. I won three silvers, two bronze and a 5th place. Made some mistakes, learned a lot, got to know my Seattle friends better, witnessed Wes Pierce win the National Sprint Championship and generally endured a tough week of racing. I could not achieve what I have without you, all your advice, your calm perspective and indeed that component has probably helped me the most.

Thanks again Craig, I very much appreciate everything you have taught me.

Sile

Hi Tom!!!

I implemented just about every bit of advice you ever gave me and the tour went incredibly well!

I monitored my nutrition like a hawk and forced myself to eat on the ride even when I didn’t feel like it. Your voice was definitely rattling around in my head telling me the importance of getting enough carbs:)

On the last day I was feeling pretty tired, but I still rode well. In fact, I felt far better and a lot less sore at the end of every day during this tour than I did after the long weekend rides I did this winter/spring.

Now here’s the amazing part: people who have biked with me before on this tour could not believe how strong I was. Even people who didn’t know me complimented me on my biking, especially on the hills. I literally flew up the hills AND down them too.

The first two days, I was either the first person to lunch or the hotel, or arrived soon after the first. The result was that I felt much more confident about backing off my pace on the 3rd day, sort of resting, because I wasn’t worried about being dropped or feeling embarrassed like I have in the past. I just rode along with people in the slower group and chatted and enjoyed the ride.

All in all, I feel really good about the tour. It was actually enjoyable.

Thank you for all of your support and advice, Tom. When I got home, I joked with my husband that I don’t know whether I should be most impressed with myself, you, or my bike. :)

Diane