Indoor cycling program starts Monday

VAIL — Cycling season is just around the corner, though its not too late to begin an indoor training program. The Vail Vitality Center’s final session of the popular Stages Indoor Cycling program begins on Monday and goes through April 9. The program marries the science of human performance with the mechanics of maximizing energy and power through targeted training on FreeMotion bikes, helping riders of all levels to maximize their cycling season.

Stages Indoor Cycling at the Vail Vitality Center is a three-part periodization program using power and heart rate to improve the body’s ability to sustain energy and ride longer.

Jennifer Sage, master instructor, professional coach and founder of the Indoor Cycling Association, leads the series. Sage uses the science behind pedaling to optimize results, dispel fitness myths and reduce the possibility for injuries. Most of all, Sage inspires students to have more fun on their bikes.

‘Strong, Fast and Fully Capable’

“There’s still time to train in anticipation of a great season, whatever your personal goal,” Sage said. “With proper preparation and coaching you’ll find yourself feeling strong, fast and fully capable, starting on your first outdoor ride this spring.”

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Stages Indoor Cycling is designed to help participants ride faster on mountain climbs, reduce fatigue, use correct energy stores, increase power and prepare for those bucket list cycling events on the horizon. FreeMotion S Series Carbon Indoor Cycling bikes offer the latest technology to help riders reach those goals. The bikes feature a smoother, quieter ride and a magnetic braking system for consistency in and more control over resistance changes. The bikes also feature power console systems, allowing riders to directly measure power output in watts via a sensor on the crank arm and track ride data over time. Power meters enable participants to access current fitness level, fine-tune workouts and reach goals more quickly.

The Stages Indoor Cycling program includes the opportunity to work with Benjamin Stone, founder of Sigma Human Performance. Stone uses metabolic testing as a guide for outlining heart rate and power zones, providing the most precise method to ensure each second participants spend training are as beneficial as possible in achieving personal goals.

Advanced Metabolic Profiling nutritionally addresses the limitations of individual physiology. The data collected also can be applied to other areas of health and vitality for each participant, including weight loss, improved recovery between workouts and even basic health and fitness status.

The six-week session costs $240 for members and $312 for non-members. Participants can add metabolic testing with Stone at a reduced rate of $250, which helps monitor progress and includes two tests, plus a complimentary USB stick for data storage.

For information or to register, visit or call 970-476-7960.

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