Friday, 29 November 2013

Performancing enhancing drugs for Christmas?

Are you crazy? - Just say NO to drugs kids.

Fortunately there are alternatives and we have some great Performance Enhancing Gift options for the Triathlete in your life who has everything!!

Video Swim Analysis Clinic

If you are going to do one thing to improve your swimming - this is it!! It doesn't matter how many years you have been swimming or what your ability - you will benefit from this session.

This 2 hour clinic is delivered by a SwimSmooth trained Coach and features;
  • Multi-angle video capture from above and below the water.
  • Review and analysis of the footage with recommendations and explanation of areas for improvement.
  • 1 hour drills based Stroke Correction session in the pool.
  • Take away copy of video footage plus recommended drills sessions.

Retul 3D Motion Capture Bike Fit

If you own a bike - you should get this done. A small price to pay compared to the cost of your racing machine. If you are looking for more comfort, better efficiency, enhanced power production and reduced injury risk then this is the way to do it.
  • Biomechanical Analysis.
  • Unique Motion Capture system captures all your body movements in 3D whilst riding (not just sitting stationary on the bike).
  • Incremental adjustments to bike, footwear, rider position and riding style with constant motion capture to check progress.
  • Comprehensive report including de-brief, video images and new fit dimensions.
  • Triathlon and Road bike fitting available (or both in one session).

Triathlon Coaching

It doesn't matter if you are new to the sport and targeting your first Tri-a-Tri or a Podiuming Super Star - you can benefit from a Coach. Why not get your loved one started off with a month or 2 of Coaching. They will undoubtedly love you more for it!!

Our Coaching Packages include;
  • Athlete Profiling & Lifestyle Audit
  • Goal Setting
  • Biomechanical assessment 
  • All our programs are individually written for each and every client because everyone is unique.
  • Personalized Strength and Conditioning program.
  • Electronic Copy of training plan via Training Peaks Account (included in monthly fee)
  • Weekly reviews – in person, over the phone, Skype, face time…whichever is easiest for you
  • Data Analysis and feedback given weekly (at the very least)
  • Program Adjustments - Unlimited per month
  • Monthly Performance Testing
  • Heart Rate & Power Zone Setting
  • Unlimited email/telephone/text communication
  • All of the above is optional - if you want to keep it simple, so can we!

If you have ANY questions about the above services, or anything else, then please email us at

Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Adapting to Winter.

Someone switched on Winter yesterday!! Minus 13 overnight and a good dumping of snow transformed the view out of the window this morning. This did not deter our valiant athletes over the weekend as we had an excellent, sweaty Spin class on Saturday morning and another great turnout at the Swim Squad this morning. I am so impressed by how hard everyone is working in these sessions and we are seeing real improvements every week. Consistency is the key to training success and we are excited about how fit everyone is going to be going in to 2014.

I don't know how long the snow will be around for this time but the challenge is now getting out to run. I hate running on treadmills so continue to get outdoors where ever possible. I like to stick on my studded trail shoes and run round soccer pitches and trails if the side walks and roads are too icy. This is a great all over workout as you not only work your legs harder off road but your core gets an additional workout as it works to stabilize your body on the uneven surface.

We have entered the 'Around the Bay' 30k road race next March so it is important that we keep the miles ticking over through the winter. These early races are always a bit tough to train for through the winter (like the London Marathon in the Uk which is in April) but it is good motivation to get out there and keep training. It is by no means our 'A' race but I am glad that we now have something to aim at through the winter.

Monday, 18 November 2013

A week at Athelite...

Busy times at Athelite at the moment - here is a summary of all our current activities......


Indoor Cycling 6.45pm - 8.15pm


Indoor Cycling 9.30am - 10.45am

Run Club (FREE) 5.45pm - 6.30pm

(Meet at Tim Hortons Wellington St West/John West Way for Intervals session - any ability)


Indoor Cycling 6.45pm - 8.15pm


Indoor Cycling 8.00am - 9.30am (Paolinas Class)


Video Swim Analysis (Review session) 9.45am - 10.30am

Stroke Correction Clinic/ Swim Squad 10.30am - 12.00pm

Video Swim Analysis Clinic 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Long Steady Run 3.00pm


Retul Bike Fitting by appointment (7 days a week)