Vail Vitality Center offering cycling clinics

VAIL — Sport psychologist, athlete and coach Abby Ruby is offering two targeted cycling clinics at the Vail Vitality Center beginning the first week in June. The workshops are results-based and, upon completion, participants will increase wattage output by 13 to 17 percent, understand how to train with power at threshold allowing for longer and faster riding, overcome mental roadblocks and take away cutting-edge nutrition protocol for fueling workouts pre, during and post session. In other words, cyclists will be ready for anything the summer has in store, such as conquering Colorado mountain passes, chewing up singletrack in Eagle or even cycling the Pyrenees.

Ruby’s workshops are adaptable to all types of athletes and center on increasing power. Road riders, triathletes and mountain bikers will benefit from this systematic approach to increasing fitness. The program is periodized, meaning it will build upon each week in a scientifically proven, effective manner and participants will see results. Riders will gain both aerobic fitness and on-the-bike strength through fun and challenging interval rides. All fitness levels are welcome and riders must be comfortable riding on roads open to traffic. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and four-week sessions begin on either Tuesday or July 9. Cost is $200 for Vail Vitality Center members and $300 for guests.

For information, visit the website at or call 970-476-7960. Class size is limited and reservations are required.

In addition to teaching a variety of cycling clinics throughout the year, Ruby offers one-on-one coaching options. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She is a USA Triathlon Level II Coach, a certified yoga instructor and has her CISSN Sport Nutrition Certification.

She currently writes, teaches, coaches, races triathlon and ultra marathons and practices yoga. Ruby has completed more than 50 marathons, five Ironman triathlons including Kona, the Leadville 100 and multiple 50 milers and 50k races.

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