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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

"Knowledge is the key to improving your cycling performance."

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Bay City MI

Personal trainers provide clients with fitness assessments, physical fitness improvement, nutritional guidelines and more. See below to find local personal trainers in Bay City that give access to fitness plans that involve aerobic exercise, flexibility training, and resistance exercise, as well as advice and content on strength training and marathon preparation.

New Attitude Fitness Tanning
(989) 894-4100
1480 Center Ave
Bay City, MI
 
Master Charlie's International School of Martial Arts & Fitness
(989) 892-1336
808 Columbus Ave
Bay City, MI
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Elite Health Fitness
(989) 686-8882
2515 Wilder Rd
Bay City, MI
 
Old Town Gym of Bay City
(989) 686-4491
3787 Wilder Rd
Bay City, MI
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Gym Jester Gymnastics
(989) 754-7401
2709 Pine St
Saginaw, MI
 
Curves
(989) 894-2400
1006 Columbus Ave
Bay City, MI
 
Ywca
(989) 686-4800
3405 E Midland Rd
Bay City, MI
 
Curves
(989) 686-3011
3972 Wilder Rd
Bay City, MI
 
New Body Health Fitness
(989) 892-7686
107 N Henry St
Bay City, MI
 
Flowing Chi Dojo
(989) 755-7455
604 Oak St
Saginaw, MI
 
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Finding a Coach

 



Good coaching combines an understanding of the science of exercise physiology with the art of getting the most out of the athlete. A great coach will:

1) Understand basic human physiology and the scientific methods used to confirm or discard hypotheses to how the human body responds to the challenges of training and competing.

2) Understand the mind-body connection including the psychology of the maximizing athletic performance, how the "placebo" effect can be used to maximum advantage, visualization techniques, and believing in ones own best abilities.

3) Understand the athlete he/she is working with and methodically applying the an individualized program which combines the right balance of #1 and #2.

We, as individuals, can study and understand exercise physiology as well as the aspects of sports psychology that play a role in all athletic pursuits. We can even apply a methodical training program based on programs we've heard or read about. BUT we cannot easily identify our own weaknesses and put our personal physical and psychological needs in perspective - we need an independent opinion that is objectively (and sometimes brutally) honest as to those aspects of our performance that are lacking.

A recreational athlete can use the information on this web site to improve their performance and enjoy the benefits of cycling. However, to reach our maximum potential in competitive events, we will need an objective and honest coach, whether it is a riding compatriot or a paid professional.

Understanding the above requirements to be a great coach will help you to ask the right questions in your search. This means checking on their credentials in understanding exercise physiology (you want a coach that bases his or her program on objective information, not just the fad of the day), understanding their approach to the problems of the athlete's psyche, and asking for references from past pupils as to the coach's ability to understand individ...

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