Training Programs :: Indoor Computrainer Cycling

CES Indoor Cycling Spring 2017

Don't let the unpredictable Chicago weather keep you from getting ready to hit the roads this summer! Spend some quality time with our coaches and other motivated cyclists & triathletes, and you'll be stronger, more efficient and faster at the BEGINNING of the season, so you can make ever bigger gains this summer. Join our 6-week, indoor Computrainer course that will focus on maintaining your fitness or getting you ready for a GREAT 2017 season!

Improve your basic cycling skills, stop guessing at how hard you should be working and make the most of your time on the bike! Using your own bike, on state of the art computerized Computrainer stationary trainers, our coaches will lead you through a great workout each week, all based on your own current abilities. Improve your cycling technique and efficiency, so you're getting more power & speed with less effort!

You'll also learn proper bike setup, warmup & cooldown protocol as well as cycling specific stretching.

Don't go it alone — join us and see how much more fun it is when you ride with others!

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Details

Where?

Precision Multisport
2114 Jackson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

When?

We have THREE Class Options:

SATURDAYS — 6 classes (March 18 through April 29)
NOTE: There is NO CLASS held on Saturday, April 15th, due to the holiday weekend!

  • 12:15–2:15pm

SUNDAYS — 6 classes (March 19 through April 30)
NOTE: There is NO CLASS held on Sunday, April 16th, due to the holiday weekend!

  • 9:00–11:00am or
  • 11:00am–1:00pm

(expect 90 minutes of riding and 15 minutes of instruction/setup before and after)

Limited Availability

Group Class: each class is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. If there are not enough participants that register, we reserve the right to cancel the class and refund any fees paid.

What?

These classes focus on the transition from base miles and strength based workouts to more intense, threshold and anaerobic based workouts. The goal is to make you more comfortable (loosely used term) with working near your threshold for extended periods and to be able to adapt to changes in ride pace once you move to outdoor rides. This phase of training will combine leg speed drills, endurance rides, TT efforts and shorter high intensity efforts.

These workouts can be strenuous and participants will benefit from having a solid foundation of base miles or previous participation in CES CompuTrainer sessions.

What to expect the first day…

The program begins with an introduction to proper techniques for setup on a stationary trainer, efficient cycling technique, indoor riding tips/tricks and use of a heart rate monitor. The coaches will take you through a 30-minute test to determine your proper training zones. Utilizing this information, the Computrainer sessions are designed for your exact fitness level. Expect to ride for approximately 90 minutes.

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Required Equipment

All participants must bring the following to each class:

  • road or triathlon bike (no mountain or hybrids)
  • 1-2 water bottles
  • cycling or triathlon specific shorts recommended!
  • small towel or two (yes, you'll be working up a sweat!)

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Our Coaching Staff

Jordan Grauer

Jordan Grauer

Our head cycling coach since 2006, Jordan Grauer has been an avid cyclist for almost 30 years and still fondly remembers his first racing bike. He's been a competitive cyclist since college, and in 1995, qualified for and successfully completed the 1,200 kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris ultramarathon cycling race. As co-owner and operator of Higher Gear bicycles for 13 years (1993-2005), Jordan was a key sponsor of Club Bicicletta, an amateur cycling club affiliated with the Higher Gear/Vox team. He has also led bicycle tours through Canada, France, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Lauren Matricardi

Lauren Matricardi

Lauren started cycling with Coach Jordan in 2011 when she completed her first century ride in ~6.5 hours. She quickly fell in love with the sport, and began soaking up everything Coach Jordan had to share. Which, without realizing it at the time, began her path to coaching.

Now 5 years later Lauren is a Level III Cycling coach who has completed 4 century rides, multi-day cycling trips in Colorado, Tennessee and Arizona, as well as many triathlons, including USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals and placing 5th in her age group at her very first Ironman 70.3 race, and winning her age group and qualifying for the Ironman World Championships at her first Ironman! Lauren is no stranger to endurance training and racing, and continues to take what she learns combined with her own racing experiences to give her best to the CES cycling and Ironman athletes.

We're extremely proud of our professional, experienced coaching staff — they always go the extra mile to make sure you have a fun, successful training season! Why is it so important to have qualified coaches? They can:

  • Evaluate your current fitness level and goals to make sure you are training at an appropriate level
  • Evaluate and suggest ways to improve your technique
  • Assist you if you need to adjust your training schedule, in the event of an injury or missed training due to travel or life in general
  • Motivate and challenge you to reach your goals in a smart, safe & effective manner

For more information on all of our coaches, click here.

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How to Register

Register Online

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Fees

  CES Alumni New Members
Indoor CompuTrainer Cycling Program $105 $115

Refund Policy

No refunds will be provided in full or in part for any reason, including injury, after a program begins. No prorated fees are provided for late enrollments.

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Questions?

Please contact us at info@ChicagoEnduranceSports.com for more information.

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