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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Merrillville IN

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

Southlake Nautilus Total Fitness Center
(219) 769-3366
240 W 79th Av
Merrillville, IN
 
Gold's Gym
(219) 947-7867
3240 E 84th Pl
Merrillville, IN
 
Curves
(219) 661-9818
186 S West St
Crown Point, IN
 
Anytime Fitness Crown Point, IN
(219) 662-2818
35 West 112 Ave
Crown Point, IN
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Mullins Fitness Llc
(219) 922-0651
116 N Broad St
Griffith, IN
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Industrial Medical Services
(219) 756-3833
3112 W Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Legaspi Rafaelito T Md
(219) 736-8518
7725 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Personal Trainer

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James Richardson
(219) 808-6478
Crown Point, IN

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Southlake Nautilus Total Fitness Centers
(219) 945-1197
1435 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN
 
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(219) 942-4811
238 Main St
Hobart, IN
 
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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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