REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 CLASSES IS open!

CLICK ON THE ‘REGISTRATION & MERCHANDISE” TAB LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE WEBSITE TO SIGN UP FOR A CLASS TIME.

If you have any questions or concerns with registration please email or call John Hoopingarner: jhoopingarner@marian.edu / 317-778-1056

INDIANAPOLIS' PREMIER INDOOR TRAINING SYSTEM

Base - NOVEMBER 11TH-DECEMBER 19TH

Base classes reintroduce you to the trainer after a full season of outdoor riding. During the BASE classes you will establish training zones and create a foundation for further indoor winter riding. Our instructors will help you understand the workouts and bring you up to speed on all training terminology and mindsets that they personally use to carry out blocks of training.

Build - JANUARY 7TH-FEBRUARY 13TH

Build classes begin your progression of increasing your power and strength on the bicycle. We introduce longer intervals and efforts that give your cycling system well rounded workouts to make you a faster cyclist.

Build Plus - FEBRUARY 18TH-MARCH 26TH

Build Plus classes carry you through the tough and challenging winter months and build upon the work you have been doing to further increase your power and strength. Efforts will become more intense and the workouts will be challenging but you will be on the right track to begin riding outside in the front of the pack when the classes are over.

Race Ready - MARCH 31ST-APRIL 23RD

RACE READY classes are for those cyclists that want to sharpen their tools before the summer racing season takes off or for anybody who wants to continue to train and ride indoors with a structured and guided workout. These classes are full throttle and will tax your legs to ensure your high end speed is where it needs to be to not only ride in the front of the pack but to be a leader with speed on all of your group rides.

CLASSES Located AT MARIAN UNIVERSITY: PAUL J NORMAN CYCLING CENTER

Paul J. Norman Cycling Center at Marian University - 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis - back of Oldenburg Hall, across from baseball field  

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ABOUT

POWER BOOSTER (tm)  is Indianapolis' premier indoor cycling studio, a high-tech indoor riding and coaching program put on by Marian University Cycling for the Indianapolis community. Founded in 2006 by Marian University’s Head Cycling Coach Dean Peterson, the popular indoor cycling training series enters another year of preparing Indy-area cyclists for a full season of training and competition through an established system of workouts that take place inside ont Computrainer© units. The advanced indoor multi-rider set-up allows the riders and coach to monitor, via digital screens, individual power (wattage), speed, distance ridden, caloric expenditure, and other metrics. A small-group setting of eight riders at a time allows coaches to see individual data and hone in on each rider’s specific training needs while riders are coached through designed workouts to build power and form on the bike.

The drills and prescribed cycling intervals are designed to increase cycling-specific efficiency, power, and overall output. POWER BOOSTER is great for those with spring/summer racing goals, triathletes, or those that just want to get into shape and lose some unwanted weight fast and effectively!  The series of classes works as a cohesive system to increase power and prepare riders for the summer season through pedal efficiency drills, specific output intervals, and feedback from coaches, who are experienced cyclists in the community.

POWER BOOSTER is ideal for riders with spring, summer, and fall racing goals, triathletes, or those that want to get into shape and lose some unwanted weight fast and effectively, building a solid base of endurance tempo while also beginning higher-end lactate threshold work.

POWER BOOSTER is:

  • A fully-instructed indoor cycling training program designed to increase cycling-specific efficiency, power, and overall output

  • An established system of workouts that takes place on an eight-rider Computrainer system and uses each rider’s individual power output as the guiding metric

  • A system that includes pre- and post- class 20-minute power tests which can directly show the BOOST of power from the class

POWER BOOSTER is not:

  • A spin class

  • A series of stand-alone classes that you can pick and choose when to come

  • An open group ride where you can do your own thing

  • Only for serious bike racers. It is for any cycling enthusiasts, including women and juniors, who want a indoor training option

 

Frequently asked questions

  • What do I need to bring to class? Yourself, your bike, water/hydration, a hand towel (recommended), and a willingness to ‘go hard’ to achieve the goals of the workout. We also have a changing area and access to showers, if you want to bring casual clothes for after the session.

  • Is there anything special I need to do to my bike for the Computrainers? No. We have the steel skewers necessary to mount your bike (although you can use your own) and any road tire will work. Our instructors will help you to set up on the trainer and learn the calibration process.

  • How will the classes be structured/will a workout be provided? Each session is structured with a warm-up, skills section, and intervals, which everyone does together. Each rider does a power test at the beginning of every POWER BOOSTER session and then receives a zone card with power zones so that you can hit your individual targets in each and every part of the workout.

  • What if I can't do the workout? (Workout is too hard?) We encourage everyone to do his or her best to stay on target with each workout. Every rider has his or her own individual power zones, based on the power test, that guide you to the right amount of output and push you to grow as an athlete. Our instructors will help guide you and encourage you to complete each park of each workout in the correct way.

  • Can I pick and choose when to come, a la carte style? We ask that you commit to (by signing up for) an entire four or six week session (two workouts per week, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs) and follow our plan to gain maximum advantage from the POWER BOOSTER plan. While we understand that things come up and you may have to miss a workout, we encourage you to commit to the entire structure. If you miss a class for some reason, we are flexible and will try to hep you find another class to make up.

 

CONTACT

EMAIL: Manager: John Hoopingarner - jhoopingarner@marian.edu

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