Next season starts now!
Get fit! Lose weight! Ride better!
As a USA Cycling certified coach with 11 years of indoor spin class instruction Coach Morgan has the expertise and insight to make this winter your best winter!
"I've attended several years of indoor bike training classes with Coach Morgan. His insight into conditioning, and the variety and testing made the classes not only challenging but also insightful towards my goals as a cyclist. The classes were a great way to improve fitness through a long cold winter.Terry
"Training inside didn't sound fun at all to me. But, I really didn't want to start over in the spring. I can say, after doing Morgan's camp for 3 winters, not only did my fitness get better every winter I actually looked forward to class each week!Karin
16 1-hour classes over 8 weeks. Your fitness and skills will absolutely improve! Only $149
"As a lifelong athlete and a coach for many years I know the holidays are a challenge for many of us, me included. Big meals, short days and late nights all make it hard to keep the intake low and the output high. This is why I started my own indoor winter training group. The benefits and accountability of a training group are real and effective." Coach Morgan
Indoor training how it works
This training is for bike riders. Just like outdoors, you ride your bike and use your own trainer.We'll store your trainer for you and keep it simple.
When: Tuesdays and Thursday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Course 1 December 4th - January 31
Course 2 February 4th - March 28
Where: Elevation Physical Therapy 1901 Youngfield St. Unit 110 Golden, CO 80401Why: Why not?
What is the class structure and how does this work?
People say. "Isn't this a hassle, using my bike? My answer is "That's what you do when you go for any ride. Right?" The advantage is being on your saddle, your positioning and your pedals and shoes. We'll store your trainer for you so it's as simple as going for a ride.
This is a COED class. For riders of any level.
Because we are training indoors on trainers nobody gets left behind.
Classes begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The studio is available at 6:00 - come early and be set up and ready to go at 6.
The course structure is a progressive 16 session build up to significantly increase your fitness.
The 1st session is a familiarization and set up session. The 2nd session is a base line test session. Each session includes tips, drills and question and answer opportunity for all.
We wrap up the series with a fitness test and improvement review
What are the bare essentials?
The most important thing you can bring to class is a smile and great attitude. This class is hard work but it is a lot of fun.Unlike a "spin studio" AYS Spin is about increasing your fitness and improving your riding skills. So you ride YOUR bike, and not some generic imitation.
You will need:
your own trainer
A water bottle
Additional equipment to maximize fitness?
Your own bike and your own trainer.
The advantage of this set up is you get to train on your own bike. And, a trainer is a piece of equipment every rider should own. Whether you are warming up for a race or training at home.Here is a good article to review about trainers (rollers are not effective for this class)Lots of options and I'm happy talk through them with you.
Data Matters. Therefore to get the most out of your training and your riding both a power meter and heart rate monitor are very helpful.
Within this class we will test and then define for you very specific 'training zones' for either power, heart rate or ideally both.A cycling computer is also necessary (and a smart investment for any serious rider) to collect the data from heart rate and power meterHere is a good article about bike computers Personally I like the Garmin 520.
And here is a good one for power meters.I use and really like the Garmin pedal mentioned and love that is the most affordable.
For heart rate straps I've been using, recommending to my athletes and getting great feedback on this device I love it because you wear it around your arm, not your chest.
Beyond improved fitness and keeping off the holiday pounds, why should I enroll in this class?
Having led a winter spin class for the past 11 years my biggest take aways are.
Everyone who sticks with my spin class is really please about how much his or her fitness improves. But what everyone talks about it how great the 'group' is. Making new rider friends, learning from Coach Morgan and the other riders, going for a beer after class and celebrating the hard work all have a lasting impact. Additionally, if you are new to training and/or riding this is an ideal way to learn about cadence, standing, shifting, positioning and efficiency. And it is much safer than being on the road.
If you are a serious rider, who really wants to take your fitness to a new level doing both 8 week courses will absolutely get you well ahead of where you would ever be on an outdoor-only winter program.
Lastly, as a lifelong athlete and a coach for many years I know the holidays are a challenge for many of us, me included. Big meals, short days, and late nights all make it hard to keep the intake low and the output high. This is why I started spin. The benefits and accountability of a training group are real and effective!