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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

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Personal Trainers Vinton VA

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

Vinton Snap Fitness
(540) 278-1760
2445 East Washington Ave., Suite 104 and 105
Vinton, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Roanoke/Bonsack, VA
(540) 977-0830
3960 Valley Gateway Blvd.
Roanoke, VA
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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Golds Gym
(540) 527-4653
3270 Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Continental Health Promotion
(540) 774-1993
5115 Bernard Dr Ste 109
Roanoke, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Spa Virginia Wellness Center
(540) 387-1900
1630 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Personal Trainer

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Curves
(540) 345-3776
1316 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA
 
Curves
(540) 344-1040
3505 Franklin Rd Sw # B
Roanoke, VA
 
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
(540) 774-1900
4369 Starkey Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Virginia Martial Arts Academy Inc
(540) 387-5038
757 Union St
Salem, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Fitsique Llc
(540) 774-0040
5401 Fallowater Ln
Roanoke, VA
 
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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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