As a semi-pro racer competing against the nation’s best in professional races around the country, Bobby trained up to 30 hours per week. He did this while holding down a full time job. “During my days of racing I discovered that, in order to succeed, you had to be efficient”. Bobby believes in selecting focused and purposeful workouts to avoid burnout. His philosophy is based on scientifically creating training plans allowing for less time commitment, thus providing more opportunity to concentrate on friends, family, and other areas of life.
As a certified USA Cycling Coach with a degree in Biology, Bobby has a philosophical understanding of sport and the science to back it up. “I am committed to helping athletes of all ages and skill levels achieve their goals”. 1K2GO is based on the philosophy that, while each athlete faces a unique set of demands in life, all athletes are bound together by the same desire to win. It’s not just about “riding lots” anymore. Modern techniques allow athletes to excel in less time with the guidance of a dedicated coach. Bobby feels that “there is nothing more gratifying than working with a passionate and dedicated client”.
As a coach, Michael has worked with competitive athletes, CEOs, weekend warriors, and beginners looking to do their first event. “The purpose of a coach in my mind,” he reflects, “is to design effective plans, but more importantly, it is to engage the athlete in weekly dialogue that gets at both the physical and mental aspects of training and racing.” He believes deeply that the psychology of endurance sports is as important as the physical. “I haven’t quite forgotten my days as a rower. The body can always do more than you think it can.”
Michael has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Vermont as well as a Masters of Education degree also from the University of Vermont. In addition to an extensive bicycle-racing resume, Mike has completed multiple marathons, ultra-marathons, and triathlons. While not immersed in bicycle racing and training, Mike teaches high school physics and freelances as an educational consultant and academic coach. He, his wife, and two daughters live in Shelburne, Vermont.
Steve is a certified USA Cycling Coach, and ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach. He’s in his 8th year of full-time personal training and group fitness instruction, working at the Greater Burlington YMCA and HammerFit Athletic Club in Essex. He is at home in the gym, concentrating on strength training, rehab, balance training, and posture improvement. He teaches classes in Marathon Training, Ski and Snowboard Fitness, and Golf Conditioning, and has taught an HRM Spinning class which was based on Heart Zone workouts.
He has accepted with pleasure the challenge of being competitive with younger athletes by training carefully both on the bike and in the gym, and by learning firsthand how especially important proper recovery is for the older athlete. He is a believer in concurrent strength and endurance training and incorporates weight training in his workout schedule throughout the year. He enjoys helping people enter the world of competitive and long distance cycling, and triathlon. If you want to perform at your best and haven’t got the time for trial and error training, you can take advantage of Steve’s cycling experience and knowledge of the latest power and heart rate training techniques.
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