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TRAIN WITH SHIFTING GEARS COACHING

Certified Personal Training and Cycling Coaching

 
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A BIT ABOUT ME AND WHAT I OFFER

I’m certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and am a USA Cycling licensed Level 3 coach. As a cyclist, I enjoy road, gravel, and mountain biking. I've successfully completed numerous long-distance, 1- and 2-day events on the bike, plus a marathon, half-marathons, and other running events. I got into personal training because I really enjoy working with people to help them improve themselves. As an Air Force veteran, I 'speak' the fitness test language and can help you overcome obstacles there, too.

 
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"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are probably right."

Henry Ford

 

Client Profile:

Age: 62

Home: Virginia

Primary Sports: Cycling (Road & Mountain Biking)

Target "A Races": Leadville 100 MTB, Dirty Kanza 200, and a few century road races


Testimonial:

I came into the 2021 season with one A-level race targeted...the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race (MTB). My preparation began in the fall of 2020 with Bruce building a focused strength & conditioning base schedule in preparation for a planned hernia surgery followed by eight weeks off the bike. We worked together to build a training and race plan that would interleave with my work schedule. That schedule included a linear periodization plan with two spring C-level MTB races, one B-level race in July (Leadville Silver Rush 50), mid-summer training at altitude in Colorado Springs for three weeks, training at altitude in Leadville for a week, back to Colorado Springs for a week, then back to Leadville for the 100 mile race week. My FTP in the spring was hanging around 215 watts and I was working towards a goal of 225 watts by race week in August. For six weeks I worked half days and used Bruce's training profiles as a lead-in to racing in mid-August. During our pre-race route reconnassaince, Bruce's knowledge of the Leadville course helped me find the lines I could navigate safely. We discussed race hydration & nutrition, power management, and weather contigencies. On race day there weren't any surprises. My goal was to finish under 12 hours (to get a silver belt buckle) and the training data supported that goal. I finished in 12 hours 54 minutes, missing the 12 hour cutoff for the buckle, but I did get a finisher's medal and checked off a major bucket list adventure. One major take away, my modeled FTP jumped from 225 watts pre-race to 251 watts post-race. I attribute that FTP jump to Bruce's training plan and some hard work on my part. If you want to get results that can take to you to the nation's highest and hardest, one-day mountain bike race, then I highly recommend you connect with Bruce Beyerly and Shifting Gears Coaching. 

Mark S.

 

COACHING PACKAGE OPTIONS

Choose the Level that Works for You!

BASIC COACHING PACKAGE

12-week program

You're strongly self-motivated, you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, but you need a plan to get there! This option begins with a 2-hour phone/video consult to talk about where you are and where you want to go. I'll build your plan and email it to you within a week. You may initiate program clarifications via email to me, and I'll respond within 72 hours (usually much sooner). At the end of the 12-week program, we'll have a 1-hour phone/video consult. Your plan will not change during the 12 weeks. All this is yours for a $100 1-time payment.

BRONZE COACHING PACKAGE

Annual, with monthly options available

You're motivated to make a change in your exercise habits, but a little along-the-way conversation will make all the difference in your success. We'll start with a 2-hour phone/video consult to talk through what you want to accomplish. I'll then build an annual plan to help you get there, and you'll access it on your included TrainingPeaks Premium account. Initiate conversation with me via email or text, and I'll respond within 48 hours (normally sooner). We'll check-in via phone/video at the beginning and midpoint of each month, for 30 minutes each time. After each check-in, I'll update your plan to account for "life happening" and training progress. This plan is based on an annual cycle (start any month), and you'll receive 2 additional free months when you pay for 12. Need a shorter coaching period? Email me and we can discuss how to make that happen.

SILVER COACHING PACKAGE

Annual, with monthly options available

You're motivated to prepare for a great year, and you really enjoy weekly engagement with a coach. We'll start with a 2-hour phone/video consult to talk through what you want to accomplish. I'll then build an annual plan to help you get there, and you'll access it on your included TrainingPeaks Premium account. Initiate conversation with me via email or text, and I'll respond within 24 hours (normally sooner). We'll check-in via phone/video each week, for 30 minutes each time. After each check-in, I'll update your plan to account for "life happening" and training progress. This plan is based on an annual cycle (start any month), and you'll receive 2 additional free months when you pay for 12. Need a shorter coaching period? Email me and we can discuss how to make that happen.

GOLD COACHING PACKAGE

Annual, with monthly options available

You're motivated to prepare for a great year, you want to excel in one or more specific events, and you really enjoy weekly engagement with a coach. We'll start with a 2-hour phone/video consult to talk through what you want to accomplish. I'll then build an annual plan to help you get there, and you'll access it on your included TrainingPeaks Premium account. Initiate conversation with me via email or text, and I'll respond within 12 hours (normally sooner). We'll check-in via phone/video each week, for 60 minutes each time. After each check-in, I'll update your plan to account for "life happening" and training progress. This plan is based on an annual cycle (start any month), and you'll receive 2 additional free months when you pay for 12. Need a shorter coaching period? Email me and we can discuss how to make that happen.

 

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