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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Chicago IL

Personal trainers provide clients with fitness assessments, physical fitness improvement, nutritional guidelines and more. See below to find local personal trainers in Chicago 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.

Bulldog Crossfit
(773) 809-3982
1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park, IL
Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Fitness Center, Sports Training

Philip Nearing School of Wing Chun
(312) 226-4516
400 S Green St
Chicago, IL
 
Anywhere Anytime Fitness Systems
(312) 243-0855
440 S Green St
Chicago, IL
 
Anytime Fitness
(312) 829-6620
708 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL
Industry
Personal Trainer

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DBM
(312) 578-4200
230 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL
Industry
Life Coach, Personal Trainer

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Krav Maga @ Pow!
(312) 829-7699
954 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL
Industry
Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor

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Bally Total Fitness
(312) 431-0100
800 S Wells St
Chicago, IL
 
River City - Bally Sports Club Bally Total Fitness
800 S Wells St
Chicago, IL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Squash, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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University Of Illinois At Chicago
(312) 413-5170
750 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL
 
A S & K Mercury Health Care Communications
(312) 993-1511
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
Industry
Personal Trainer

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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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