Why do I need a coach? Working with a coach is a great way to establish your goals and work in an organized, structured way towards those goals. Having an qualified person to objectively review your training is the best way to reach those goals.
I already have a coach, but have lots of additional questions. What do I do? The relationship of trust between an athlete and their coach is very important and sacrosanct to us here at FFC. However, if you want to re-affirm your overall plan or ask a few questions, we can arrange a live online consulting meeting. Additional fees apply. We strongly feel that coached athletes are good for all coaches, and we do not want to interfere with you or your coach, but we want you to be happy.
I have never raced before, can you help me? Absolutely. I can show you how to get a cycling license and all the things you need to know for your first event.
I am not a racer, why do I need a coach? If you are looking to use cycling for fitness or maybe complete a charity ride or event, then we can help you be as prepared as possible for that event. It is a lot more fun if you are not miserable.
I am an elite rider or want to be an elite rider, can you help me? Oh yeah. We have a special high level brand of coaching and data management for elite riders that is unique in the industry. Don't settle for second rate coaching if you want to be a first rate racer.
What is Training Peaks? Training Peaks is an independent web based training and coaching software that is an integral part of working together. It is a great way to communicate workouts and feedback and all costs are covered by FFC.
I watch those awesome videos, why do I need a coach? Those short workout videos are a great way to stay motivated during those cold winter days in the basement, but a coach can give you a big picture training plan to make sure you are doing the right workouts at the right time. Besides, we have some awesome custom written workouts for you!
What if I have questions? Some plans have higher rates of contact then others. However, when a client-athlete starts up, we want to hear from you often to make sure everything is moving smoothly.
Can you help my team? Coach Kyle is an experienced UCI team director and manager. Contact him directly about working with him for the year or for a particular event.
How and when do I pay? All fees for coaching plans are paid with an automatic payment at the start of every cycle. We use a secure subscription service through PayPal and must be in place before coaching starts.
Do I have to use a Power Meter? All of our coaching packages require a downloadable heart rate monitor and our higher service packages require a power meter. So, yes.
What about social media? We have a simple Facebook page so that you can upload pictures from races and updates about your results and training. We also use Twitter with @CoachKyleFFC to talk about racers and races. Be sure to follow us now! We also have an amazing blog and an awkward YouTube channel!
I am famous, can I be coached for free? Coach Kyle and FFC currently coach two elite racers for no charge, and you ain't one of them. The best values are always mutual.