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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Nottingham MD

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

Bally Total Fitness
(410) 931-8080
8221 Town Center Dr
Nottingham, MD
 
Lauren Dusing
(410) 913-3957
Nottingham, MD

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Golds Gym
(410) 663-8070
8910 Waltham Woods Rd
Parkville, MD
 
Anytime Fitness Perry Hall, MD
(410) 529-3020
5002 Honeygo Center Drive
Perry Hall, MD
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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Dynamic Women Exercise
(410) 780-5200
6953 Golden Ring Rd
Rosedale, MD
 
White Marsh Bally Total Fitness
8221 Town Center Dr
Nottingham, MD
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Tanning, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Curves
(410) 256-7201
8841 Belair Rd
Nottingham, MD
 
Body Formation
(410) 665-1100
2706 E Joppa Rd
Parkville, MD
 
Anitas Dance Studio
(410) 665-8115
8908 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Towson II Bally Total Fitness
1 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Yoga

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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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