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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Great Falls MT

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

Fitness Plus Martial Arts Academy
(406) 268-1554
508 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Nautilus Health Spa
(406) 761-8100
2500 6th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Mountain View Physical Therapy Sports Injury Clinic Inc
(406) 454-0438
908 8th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls NW Snap Fitness
(406) 727-2077
2104 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Mountain View Physical Therapy
(406) 216-6878
207 Smelter Ave Ne # 1
Great Falls, MT
 
Miss Lindas School Of Dance
(406) 761-8876
612 1st Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
 
Physical Therapy Center Of Great Falls
(406) 771-0777
2517 7 Ave S Ste A1
Great Falls, MT
 
Golds Gym
(406) 727-8888
715 13th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Peak Health Wellness Center
(406) 727-7325
1800 Benefis Court
Great Falls, MT
 
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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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