Berger Cyclefit Coaching provides indoor and outdoor training emphasizing fitness and technical skills for riders of all abilities
As a long time road cyclist and endurance athlete (I also compete in master's cross country ski racing and was formerly a provincial duathlon champion) I work primarily with cyclists and triathletes with very diverse goals. From the couch potato who aspires to lose weight or improve their health to Olympic athletes, I am passionate about working with individuals of all abilities to achieve their goals through coaching, training and education.
When I first started competitive cycling at 14 years of age, the sport was still relatively obscure in Canada and coaches were few and far between. I think back to how many years were wasted learning how to train properly simply by trial and error. My passion for the sport and desire to discover exactly how the human body functions under physical stress led me to the study of Kinesiology. While completing my Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology in 1985, I gained valuable insight into the science behind structured training programs which I applied to my own training as well as my coaching of the Ontario Cycling Team (both Road and Track).
The one thing I came to realize is that every cyclist and athlete is an individual with unique qualities, so the generic approach of prescribing an exercise program to an entire group simply doesn't yield successful results. Training programs must be specifically geared towards each individual. As an example, while competing internationally for Canada I required very high mileage to maintain my competitive edge while team mates would burn out on only half of that mileage! My goal with BERGER CYCLEFIT COACHING is to expedite the process of gaining both fitness and technical skills for bike riders of all abilities.
WARM WEATHER CAMP
I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to spend 10 days in the warmth of Carolina with a great bunch of cyclists. We logged over 35 hours in the saddle and climbed over 40,000 ft. in total (including 2 ascents of the famed Caeser's Head and Sasaffrass mountain). Beautiful winding and quiet country roads and amazing scenery. Several of us took part in the Assault on The Carolinas Fondo with over 1,000 participants on April 13th and over 6,000 ft. of climbing in just 100K! Yours truly even managed a top 5 finish as we all knew the roads quite well already! Plans are under way for an even bigger and better camp next Spring and we may even run a Fall Camp in late October. Stay tuned for details!
On Bike Threshold Test includes:
Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Perceived Exertion measurements
Power Output vs. Heart Rate assessment to determine Training Zones
Predicted Anaerobic Threshold
Optional Periodized Training Program Design (additional charge)
Threshold Test session: $150
(book of 3 tests for $400)