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Old 08-17-07, 12:33 PM   #1
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Looking for a coach

I have very little time to train so i am looking for a coach to help me make the most of the time i do have. I am located in NYC so a local trainer would be good. Has anyone used the charmicheal online ones?
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Find a local coach.
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+1 to going local. I had a free trial with Carmichael, and it seemed like you would have to pay a LOT of money to get a truly customized program, especially if you have limited training time. I filled out the survey as honestly as I could, and the training program I got back was ridiculously easy and would have backpedaled my fitness. My trial program had no 1-on-1 though. I had pretty low expectations going in, so it might have been self-fulfilling.
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Old 08-17-07, 02:06 PM   #4
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Definately local. I have a local coach; it has helped alot. I get personalized feedback, training program, consultation, lactate tests, and nutrition info. In my opinion, it has been the best investment thus far.
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i know of this guy, jerry is his name. i hear he is good. later.
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Local is always the best. I didn't even try to use the online "remote" coach. I like to have an individual to sit down with and make sure they understand what I am experiencing. Most online services are just budgeted revenue streams with minimally educated professionals. A local has a reputation to protect and their is no better advertisement for his services than putting you on a podium or having you rave about his abilities. An online coach will just continue to do mass emailings and hope for the 2% return.
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i know of this guy, jerry is his name. i hear he is good. later.
...done wonders with me that's for sure!

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What should i expect to pay, just ballpark.
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Depends a lot on the level of involvement, coach's reputation, coach's past client results, etc.

I've seen anywhere from $100-$600 a month. It's not exactly cheap, either way.
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I have very little time to train so i am looking for a coach to help me make the most of the time i do have. I am located in NYC so a local trainer would be good. Has anyone used the charmicheal online ones?
Chad Butts just reloacated to NYC. I think he's cat 2. great guy and down to earth. No attitude. http://www.cadencecycling.com/
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One coaching group has a $2000/mo plan. I think they go to races and to your house once a week to ride with you (because you may be willing to pay $2000/mo but need some motivation to get out the door to ride). I would just keep the $2000/mo since it would be more than I would make as a pro.
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