Classes

ET University Class Curriculum

Swim

  • Masters – Naperville, Carol Stream & Elk Grove Village
  • Swim 101 – Adult Learn to Swim
  • Swim 201 – Swimming With Purposeful Power – Part 1
  • Swim 301 – Underwater Water Video Analysis Clinic
  • Centennial Beach Open Water Swim class
  • Lake Michigan Open Water Swim clinic

Bike

  • Computrainer Classes
  • Cycling 101
  • Cycling 102
  • Cycling 201
  • Cycling 301

Run

  • Running 101 – Beginner 5K class
  • Half Marathon Training Class
  • Treadmill Track
  • Outdoor Group Track

Triathlon

  • Tri 101 Seminar – Intro to the sport
  • ET Tri 150 – Beginner Triathlon Training Class
  • Tri 201 – Transition Clinic
  • ET Tri 401 – Advanced Tri Training Class

Strength Training

  • ET Strength 301: Mindful Strength Training for Triathletes.

Current Class Offerings

  • CompuTrainer Winter I Session Nov 5 thru Jan 20

    Sweat.  Music.  More Sweat.  Laughter.  Competitive Drive.  Encouragement.  Coaching.  Coffee.  Stretching.  Chilling.  Improvement.

     

    Experience Triathlon is proud to announce their 2018-2019 CompuTrainer Winter I Session, lasting 11 weeks due to a few holiday dates, with rides ranging in length from 60-120 minutes, packed full with content to train every physiological system a rider needs to take their ride to the next level.  Each class is personally coached, and with a small class size, there is plenty of interaction time amongst riders and coach.  For those looking to ride “solo”, just bring along a pair of earbuds, and allow yourself to have the ride unfold before you while you go into your own mind.

     

    Instant feedback on a rider’s effort allows one to adjust their pedal stroke mechanics and muscular engagement to make the most of their training.  Seeing data of other riders gives the extra added incentive to never give up, and keep pushing harder.   No matter a cyclist’s riding ability, this program WILL help them improve their cycling fitness while becoming more mindful of their pedaling efficiency.

     

    Short Ride Courses:  ET will offer two separate short course rides, changing mid-week, for those looking to ride twice and wanting different content.  Monday through Wednesday will offer one ride, while Thursday through Sunday will offer a second ride.  These rides will last in duration from 60-80 minutes in length, and will focus on training an athlete’s engine, from anaerobic intervals to VO2max work, to Functional Threshold stabilization.  Plenty of recovery time will be incorporated to these workouts to allow for the best workout possible.

     

    Long Ride Courses:  We will be incorporating the use of Quadrant Pedaling, along with mindful training of one’s energy expenditure while riding for upwards of 2+-hours per class.  There will be a mix of flat courses with specific energy system focuses, along with plenty of hilly course rides, including the local favorite of Ironman Wisconsin, for riders to practice riding with instant performance feedback and the company of others to motivate and push oneself.  These will also be coached courses, allowing for interaction as riders need it.

     

    Once a ride is done, enjoy some stretch and relax time in ET’s Stretch and Rest lounge, complete with foam rollers, yoga mats, and coffee!

     

    See Tabs Below For More Details

     

     

    $115.00$175.00
  • Cycling 101 – Basic formwork and Pedal Stroke concepts – December 9th

    Cycling can be as basic as simply pushing your pedals down to move your bike forward, but what if you could use your body and core to efficiently propel your bike forward? What if you could efficiently pedal with the hips and legs so that every pedal stroke became purposeful? What if the pedal stroke was broken down so that every portion of the stroke made the bike move quicker, enabling the cyclist to become more efficient and more powerful?

     

    Time: 1:00 P.M.

     

    Location:

    ET Triathlon Training Center
    LifeStart Central Park
    4225 Naperville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532

    $45.00
  • Cycling 102 – Understanding your Gears and how to make them work for you

    DATE:  Saturday 12/22/18

     

    Our bike’s gears are one of the most important components on our bicycles in terms of helping us ride efficiently and strategically.  Using them should feel as natural as breathing, with shifting becoming second nature in response to the slightest changes in grade and wind.

     

    However, as intimidating as this may sound, it need not be!  Our gears make use of simple math equations, and using them makes use of our science and artistic minds….but understanding what goes into this makes it so that we do this automatically while riding.  This is HUGE!  It CAN be the difference between being on the podium, or not!  (And it can be the difference between a well-played hilly or windy bike ride, or one that leaves your legs dead for the run.)

     

    This NEW clinic will have participants looking closely at THEIR bike(s)’ gears, going through some math equations (please do NOT let this scare you off, however!  We will help you with this!) to know what their different gears allow them to do, and then putting bikes on our CompuTrainer machines to test out HOW to shift on hilly terrain, smartly.

     

    There may be no better or more practical “instruction-to-actual-performance” lessons out there to learn when it comes to cycling.  This class is designed for ALL cyclists, regardless of your current knowledge or understanding of your bike, and regardless of what your own personal ability level or experience level is!

     

    COST:  $40

     

    DATE:  Saturday 12/22/18

     

    TIME:  7:00am-8:30am

     

    LOCATION:  ET CompuTrainer Studio

    $40.00
  • ET Swim 201: Swimming With Purposeful Power – Part 1

    Sunday January 6, 2019

     

    “Swim harder.”  “Swim faster.”  “Reduce your number of strokes per length.”  “Increase your distance-per-stroke.”  These are all phrases that swimmers have inevitably heard at some point during a workout or swim set.  But what do each of them MEAN?  How does one actually become a STRONGER SWIMMER, with full intention of HOW they are producing power in the water?

     

    Much too often, swimmers make themselves WORK HARDER, but they don’t actually improve what matters most—having an efficient stroke with total purpose.  There is a very elusive element to freestyle swimming, an element that is difficult to capture and own…it is the element of truly FEELING the water, and recognizing your personal “purchase” on the water so that you can do as much with one arm stroke as possible.

     

    This swim clinic is one that puts away clocks, watches, and timed intervals.  Instead, it will focus on a very simple step-by-step progression of the mechanics of an efficient stroke, with an emphasis on the catch.  All distracting elements will be removed, allowing swimmers to isolate out very miniscule muscle movements, so that they can truly find resonation between these muscle movements, their core, and physical skin contact with the water.  Join Coach Kurt Woodward as he takes you through an exciting approach to understanding our ability to move through the water with more efficiency.

     

    Part 1 (ET Swim 201) of this clinic will focus on the early vertical forearm during the catch phase.

     

    Part 2 (ET Swim 202) of this clinic (offered at a later date, with a separate sign up) will be a continuation of the catch, with an introduction to breathing along with head position and balance while breathing.

     

    ***PARTICIPANTS MUST BE EXPERIENCED FREESTYLE SWIMMERS.  This is NOT designed to teach participants HOW to swim (see ET Swim 101 – Learn to Swim), but rather to help experienced swimmers become more efficient and economical!

     

    Cost:  $30

    Length of Class:  90 minutes

    Date:  Sunday January 6, 2019

    Time:  9:30am

    Location: ET Training Center. 4225 Naperville Rd. IL 60532

    Swim Equipment needed for class: 

    • Swim Snorkel.  Center type with forehead rest for swimming.  Popular brands include Finis, Zionor, TYR.  Amazon examples HERE.
    • Noseplugs can be helpful with snorkel swimming but not required.
    • Flat, broad paddles
    $30.00
  • FREE Weeks ET Masters Naperville – Dec 17 thru Jan 4

    Want to know how an ET Masters Swim Class runs?

     

    Check out our ET Naperville Masters classes FREE over the holiday’s!

     

    This is a great way to test your skills and work up to Masters class in a group setting.

     

    ET Masters is a weekly swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers.

     

    USA Certified coaching staff of Experience Triathlon will provide structured workouts and explain how to do the workouts and drills at each one-hour group session.

     

     

  • Masters Swimming – Elk Grove Village

    Registration is now open! Start any week!!

     

    ET Masters at the Pavilion Aquatics Centers brand new 25 yard, IHSA regulation size pool in Elk Grove Village is a weekly adult swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA Certified coaching staff of Experience Triathlon will provide structured workouts and explain how to do the workouts and drills at each one-hour group session.

     

    Pre-requisite swim level: Swimmers should be able to complete at least 1000 yards total of non-continuous freestyle swimming at any speed level over the 60 minute class session.

     

    Please note that Masters swimming is a group workout session, not swim lessons. If you’re interested in private swim lessons, please Contact Us with your request.

     

    “ET Masters has been an amazing help to me with my swim technique…every time I swam Masters Class, the coaches were able to pinpoint one particular area for me to work on, and with those minor changes and their encouragement, I was able to take my swim to a whole new level! Thank you, ET!!”

     

    Day/Time:

    Thursday mornings 6:10 – 7:10 AM

    Monday evenings 7:45 – 8:45 PM

    Dates: Six week sessions that run continuously year-round

    Registration Notes:

    • Registration and payment for this ET program are through the Elk Grove Park District.
    • CLICK HERE for session dates and pricing.
    • Registration may be over the phone or in person at The Pavilion Fitness or Aquatics customer service desks.  Online registration is not available.

    Questions? Contact ET

  • Masters Swimming Carol Stream – Oct 30 – Dec 20

    ET Masters is a weekly swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA Certified coaching staff of Experience Triathlon will provide structured workouts and explain how to do the workouts and drills at each one-hour group session.

     

    Dates: October 30 – December 20, 2018

     

    • Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 A.M.
    • Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 A.M.
    $24.00$48.00
  • Masters Swimming Naperville – January 7-March 1 2019

    ET Masters is a weekly adult swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA certified coaches will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement tips at each one-hour group session.

     

    Dates:  January 7-March 1 2019

     

    See tabs below for days/times/location and program info

     

     

    $152.00
  • Masters Swimming Naperville – Oct 22 – Dec 14

    ET Masters is a weekly adult swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA certified coaches will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement tips at each one-hour group session.

     

    Dates:  October 22 thru December 14, 2018

     

    See tabs below for days/times/location and program info

     

     

    $152.00 $19.00
  • Swim 101 – Learn to Swim – Jan 19 – Feb 23

    ET Swim 101 is the perfect class to bridge the gap between ET private swim lessons and ET Masters.

     

    ET Swim 101 provides adult learn-to-swim instruction and practice in a small class format. Participants will be introduced to lap swimming with the goal of eventually joining the ET Masters Swim program.

     

    • Develop proper kicking and breathing technique
    • Improve stroke efficiency
    • Learn and practice the common swim stroke improvement drills
    • Build endurance

     

    Whether you want to start a lap swimming program or to do a triathlon, ET Swim 101 can help you reach your goal.

     

    joe-loprestoThis program is coached by Joe LoPresto.  For over a decade, Coach Joe has helped hundreds of adults learn to swim and follow their dream of completing a triathlon.

     

    “Recently Fitness Magazine made a call for stories.  Their question… “Have you met a fitness person who changed your life?  We’re looking for women who met someone significant in their lives through a fitness activity or sport.”  This made me think about my first triathlon.  I wanted to do one, but could not swim.  A friend suggested I get a coach.  That’s when I found the amazing, Coach Joe LoPresto. I would not have been able to do this without his kind heart, patience, and coaching. The triathlon event was the scariest and most fun I’ve had.  I didn’t have anyone waiting at the end of the tri for me, but as I leaving, there was Coach Joe and his heart warming hugs.  With amazing people around you amazing things can happen.” – Angie D.

     

    CLICK HERE for more Coach Joe testimonials

    See tab below for more information

    $120.00
  • Swim 101 – Learn to Swim – Nov 10 – Dec 29

    ET Swim 101 is the perfect class to bridge the gap between ET private swim lessons and ET Masters.

     

    ET Swim 101 provides adult learn-to-swim instruction and practice in a small class format. Participants will be introduced to lap swimming with the goal of eventually joining the ET Masters Swim program.

     

    • Develop proper kicking and breathing technique
    • Improve stroke efficiency
    • Learn and practice the common swim stroke improvement drills
    • Build endurance

     

    Whether you want to start a lap swimming program or to do a triathlon, ET Swim 101 can help you reach your goal.

     

    joe-loprestoThis program is coached by Joe LoPresto.  For over a decade, Coach Joe has helped hundreds of adults learn to swim and follow their dream of completing a triathlon.

     

    “Recently Fitness Magazine made a call for stories.  Their question… “Have you met a fitness person who changed your life?  We’re looking for women who met someone significant in their lives through a fitness activity or sport.”  This made me think about my first triathlon.  I wanted to do one, but could not swim.  A friend suggested I get a coach.  That’s when I found the amazing, Coach Joe LoPresto. I would not have been able to do this without his kind heart, patience, and coaching. The triathlon event was the scariest and most fun I’ve had.  I didn’t have anyone waiting at the end of the tri for me, but as I leaving, there was Coach Joe and his heart warming hugs.  With amazing people around you amazing things can happen.” – Angie D.

     

    CLICK HERE for more Coach Joe testimonials

    See tab below for more information

    $120.00 $60.00
  • Treadmill Track – January 15-February 19 2019

    Can’t wait for spring to get faster? Looking for a speed workout this winter? Afraid it’s too slick for the outdoor track?

     

    Give ET Treadmill Track a try!!

     

    ET Treadmill Track features interval training based on time, not distance, so anyone can participate at their own pace. The class is for anyone looking for an intense run workout to improve both speed and efficiency.

     

    Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM

     

     

    See details below!

    $84.00