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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Yorktown VA

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

Cuts For Men
(757) 875-7603
4320 George Washington Mem Hwy
Grafton, VA
Bally Total Fitness
(757) 249-1315
12255 Hornsby Ln
Newport News, VA
Newport News Snap Fitness
(757) 525-2333
12971 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 104
Newport News, 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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Octopus Inc
(757) 867-7150
3301 Hampton Hwy # P
Yorktown, VA
National Counseling Group
(757) 240-5595
733 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA
Mental Health Professional, Personal Trainer

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Fyzique Fitness Center
(757) 283-5303
8100 George Washington Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA
Riverside Wellness Fitness Centers
(757) 875-7525
12650 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Patrick Henry Bally Total Fitness
12255 Hornsby Ln
Newport News, VA
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Golds Gym
(757) 599-4653
815 Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News, VA
Chinese Connection
(757) 596-0699
Port Warwick
Newport News, 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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