- Do I need a power meter to begin coaching?
- The internet has a ton of free info on training. Why would I need a personal cycling coach?
- I’ve seen cycling coaches charge $50 to $500 dollars a month. What’s with the huge price range?
- How can online cycling coaching be effective?
- Do you offer discounts?
- Do you require a setup fee?
- Are you willing to coach an athlete in a different country?
- Why the name “Data Driven Athlete” for your coaching business?
- Science, data, sheesh…I’m bored already…isn’t athletic performance more than numbers?
Do I need a power meter to begin coaching?
Nope, but they’re really awesome and will make the process of getting faster on your bike more fun.
If you can get faster without a power meter what’s the use in buying one?
There are a number of benefits from riding with a power meter. We’ll list the ones we see as the most important.
A power meter…
- Precisely quantifies the intensity of your training and racing. No other training tool can come close
- Standardizes communication and demands accountability between athlete and coach
- Provides a precise method of tracking progress
- Makes training and racing more enjoyable
The internet has a ton of free into on training. Why would I need a personal cycling coach?
Depending on your goals and objectives as an athlete, making an investment in a professional cycling coach is an individual decision. Here are some services a cycling coach can provide:
- An objective perspective on your training and racing
- Highly detailed and individualized training plans for your specific goals and objectives
- An in-depth understanding of different training methodologies and the underlying science behind athletic performance
- Access to the most current research in the field of exercise physiology coupled with an ability to distill this information into new and innovative training strategies
- Insight and experience to effectively manage setbacks in training including injury, illness, lack of motivation, or unexpected life commitments
I’ve seen cycling coaches charge $50 to $500 dollars a month. What’s with the huge price range?
Coaching is generally priced on two factors:
- Experience/educational background of the coach
- Contact/individualization for the athlete
These two factors are the biggest contributors to what you can expect to pay for cycling coaching. The first thing we would suggest is to thoroughly research the coach you’re interested in. Examine their professional qualifications, take a look at their educational background, and talk to former and current clients.
After you’ve done some research, compare different coaches and what they offer. Email, call, ask specific questions. If you follow this approach you should end up with a coach that best meets your needs and gives you a great chance to reach your potential as an athlete.
How can online cycling coaching be effective?
Fitness technology has completely changed what is possible from a coach/athlete relationship. All of our athletes log into a personal account and upload each ride and race file into a personal calendar that also serves as a training log. Through this same system, daily workouts are delivered which are viewable online and across all mobile platforms. As coaches, we are able to view each ride/race and offer feedback and direction no matter where an athlete is in the world.
While it is a luxury to be in Sacramento area, it is certainly not a requirement for maintaining an effective coaching relationship. If you are in an area where you are unable to hire a local cycling coach, online coaching might be a great option for you. In short, you’re not going to miss a beat with online coaching.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer a 15% discount for prepayment of 12 months, and a 5% discount for 6 months. If you choose to prepay at any time in the first two months of coaching we will retroactively apply your discount to your first months of coaching.
Do you require a setup fee?
Our Pro coaching has a $100 setup fee. Our Plus coaching has a $50 dollar fee.
Are you willing to coach athletes in a different country?
Absolutely. Fitness technology makes this simple.
Why the name “Data Driven Athlete” for your coaching business?
As a general rule of thumb, We believe athletes who use data and science as the foundation of their training will be afforded the greatest probability of success. Being a “Data Driven Athlete” is simply the process of listening and responding to data and science.
Science, data, sheesh…I’m bored already…isn’t athletic performance more than numbers?
No, it’s all about numbers. OK, kidding aside, numbers are a great place to start a conversation on training. They also provide an objective means to plan and track your progress.