Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

STEP 1 – Decide you want to start becoming a stronger and healthier person give us a call, send us an email or click on the Contact Us button.   

Review our three package levels to determine which one best fits your goals and needs. If you’re not sure which level is best for you, we’re here to answer your questions and help you. Just click on the Contact Us button below.  

STEP 2 – Set up an initial Coaching Consultation  

We’ll connect with you within 48 hours to set up a time to get to know you and discuss your goals, available training time, athletic background and current health.  We can assist you in choosing a training package and discuss discounts and your initial commitment. 

STEP 3 – Select your Training Package 

I will set up your personal premium TrainingPeaks account and create a custom training plan based on your specific goals, lifestyle, and schedule. 

STEP 4 – Start the journey to a better you 

You complete the workouts and I will  adjust your training program based on your needs, ensuring you are improving from workout to workout, keep you motivated, and help you with nutrition, weight management strategy and other topics you are interested in.  

There are bigger and more established coaching firms - Why should I work with you?

I’m a retired executive who spent decades balancing family, work and fitness. I didn’t always get it right but when I turned 50 I decided to get back in shape: I lost 70 pounds and I started racing my bike again and had some success that included completing both the Mount Evans and Pikes Peak Hill Climbs in less than 2 hours.  I also got back into downhill skiing, and hiking at the same time and started to pay attention to nutrition and overall fitness.  

Most large coaching firms assign 20-30 clients per coach. I am certified by USA Cycling as a Cycling coach, I run a small firm and limit the number of athletes I coach to ensure you get the personal support focused on helping you achieve your goals using the same state of the art tools and analysis used by the larger firms. 

I don’t have time and training will take time away from my family how can I justify that?

One the lessons I took a long time to learn is that we alone are responsible for our health, fitness level, etc. One of the best gifts you can give your family is to be in shape so that you can take care of yourself and them and participate fully in their lives. While your weekly training time can vary greatly depending on your particular goal, I’ve been there myself and continue to help athletes balance the demands of family and work.  Personalized coaching is about developing a program that fits your life. I’ll work with you to build a plan you can fit into your schedule that evolves to match your goals and fitness level. Think you don’t have enough time? Let me demonstrate what’s possible. If you decide in the first 90 days that coaching is not for you, there’s no obligation to continue 

I read about heart rate monitors and power meters - do I have to buy “stuff” to get in shape?

No. We can build an effective training program for you without these tools, however, if you want the most out of your training effort, we can work with you to identify the tools that can best help you achieve your goals.  Tools such as heart rate monitors and power meters provide data on what is going on during your workouts. The more data, the better we can help you make gains, analyze your workouts, and provide the most specific training to help you meet your goals.  

How does long distance coaching work?

After you have said you interested in coaching, I’ll contact you to discuss your goals, planned events, current training and health. I’ll then set you up with a TrainingPeaks account and will set up your workouts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. After you complete your workouts, you will upload your data into Training Peaks. I’ll analyze that data each week or daily, depending on your training package. This analysis will either be emailed or discussed by phone. This data and analysis will provide the coach with the information needed to plan your future training as well as monitor your progress. All training packages include a weekly or bi-weekly phone conversation of up to 1 hour. During these calls, you will discuss, your current training getting and giving feedback, as well as discussing future training, goals, events, and other relevant information: pacing strategies, equipment choice, and nutrition.  

What if I need to stop training for health or other reasons?

Unfortunately these sort of situations occur. If this happens give us a call and we can determine how to best move forward for short term we can put you into an Injury Status for up to 90 days.  While in this status, you will not receive coaching and you will not be billed until you are ready to resume training. If your situation lasts longer than 90 days we’ll work with you to find a solution.