Classes

  • CompuTrainer Winter II Session Jan 20 – March 29

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

     

    Experience Triathlon is proud to announce their 2020 CompuTrainer Winter II Session, lasting 10 weeks, 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 Classes:   These intensity interval workouts 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 Classes:   These classes are 2 hours of riding various course from around the world.  There will be a mix of flatter 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.

     

    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

     

     

    $200.00$300.00
  • ET Strength 301 – Strength Training for Triathletes – Jan10-Feb7

    If you are looking for a way to step up your game for next season, a basic, consistent and structured strength training program can get you there! Whether you are a beginner or an elite athlete, come join us for an innovative, challenging, varying weekly class to springboard your next race season!

     

    Dates: January 10 – February 7, 2020  (5 weeks)

    Day: Friday mornings

    Class times: 6:00-6:45am or 7:15-8:00am

    Class size: 6-8 athletes

    Cost: $50 for the 5 week program or $15 per class drop in fee

    Coach: Jada Butler. NASM Certified Personal Trainer and USAT Certified Coach

     

    Location:

    ET Triathlon Training Center
    Lifestart Central Park
    4225 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL 60532

     

    Registration Notes:



    Why strength training is important for all athletes

     

    As athletes we are always seeking ways to enhance and improve our performance.  While we often make time for more swimming, biking and running, strength training often takes a back seat.  But a properly focused triathlon-specific strength program can be the most efficient way to boost performance in all three disciples while helping you stay injury free.  The off season is a particularly opportune time to introduce strength training to your triathlon preparation regime.  Although most triathletes know how to exercise, many are confused about what exercises and types of structured workouts will specifically improve their running, biking, and swimming performance.

     

    Experience Triathlon in now conducting a strength training class to introduce triathletes of all skill levels to properly formulated strength training program tailored specifically for triathlon.  The class is based on scientific research, experience of personal training professionals, and input from successful triathlon coaches and athletes around the country.  The class includes a different workout each week that is targeted at muscle groups that benefit one, two, or all three triathlon disciplines.  Metabolic exercises are interwoven with strength focused exercises to achieve a complete physical and aerobic workout.  Variants of each exercise are introduced to accommodate all skill levels from beginner to elite athletes.

     

    In addition to improved performance and reduced risk of injury, a good strength training program can deliver the following benefits:

    • Enhanced strength and confidence
    • Muscular endurance and power.
    • Improved form and efficiency in all three disciplines
    • Decreased fatigue
    • Improved flexibility
    • Healthy, efficient body composition
    • Increased resting metabolism
    • Increased bone mineral density
    • Improved glucose metabolism
    • Maintain triathlon fitness while traveling
    $50.00 $30.00
  • ET Swim 201: Swimming With Purposeful Power – Feb 15

    Saturday February 15, 2020

     

    “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?

     

    ***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!

     

    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.

     

    Cost:  $35

    Length of Class:  90 minutes

    Date:  Saturday February 15, 2020

    Time:  3:00pm

    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
    $35.00
  • ET Tri 150 – Beginner Tri Training Class – Winter 2020

    Get ready to Tri with Experience Triathlon’s 16th annual Beginner Tri Training Class.

     

    Our USAT Certified Coaching staff will help you prepare for your first triathlon. Both weekly indoor workouts and educational clinics on swim, bike, run and transitions are included in this 6-week program. This class will have a special focus for preparing athletes for local sprint triathlons such as ET Batavia, ET Naperville, Woodridge Mini and ET Pleasant Prairie.

     

    Dates: February 15 – March 21, 2020 (6 weeks)

    Time: Saturdays from 12:30-1:45 pm (75 minutes)

    Location:

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

     

    Registration Notes: 1.) Class registration fee is non-refundable. 2.) By registering for this activity, I confirm that I have read and agree to the Experience Triathlon Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement.

     

     

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    $125.00
  • 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 – Dec 17 – Feb 6

    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: December 17, 2019 – February 6, 2020

     

    Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 A.M.

      • NOTE: 6am start time on 12/24 and 12/31.

     

    Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 A.M.

    $39.00$78.00
  • Masters Swimming Naperville – Jan 6 – Feb 28

    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 6 – February 28, 2020

     

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

     

    Is Masters only for Advanced swimmers? 

    Actually, the word Masters does not have anything to do with level of swimming.  It’s a term that USA Swimming uses to describe “adult” swimmers vs “youth” swimmers.  Our program is filled with intermediate and advanced swimmers of all speeds, abilities, experience levels.  If you can swim laps freestyle in the pool and do at least a total of 1000 yards with many rest stops over the hour long session, you’ll be fine.  If you’re still learning to swim and struggle to get across the pool for a lap or two, our Swim 101 Learn to Swim or private lessons are the way to go.

     

     

    $160.00 $120.00
  • Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial – 2020

    Triathlon specific group swimming and instruction for all abilities!

     

    ET Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial Beach is a weekly swimming program designed for triathletes. USA certified coaches will provide structured workout sets to build endurance and triathlon specific skill instruction such as open water sighting, wave starts, drafting, buoy turns, and bumping.

     

    This program is free to ET coached athletes.  All other athletes, including ET Tri Club members, can register and pay below.  Athletes (including ET coached athletes) will need to pay for their own entry fee into Centennial. Daily and season passes are available at the entrance. Information on fees can be found on the Centennial Beach website.

     

    See tabs below for more information on dates, times, cost, location, etc.

     

    $140.00
  • Swim 101 – Learn to Swim – Feb-Mar

    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

    Date/Time Options:

    Tuesdays.  6:00-7:00 PM.  February 18 – March 24, 2020

    or..

    Sundays. 10:30-11:30 AM.  February 23 – March 29, 2020

     

    Location:

    ET Triathlon Training Center
    Lifestart Central Park
    4225 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL 60532

     

     

    See tab below for more information

    $138.00
  • Swim 101 – Learn to Swim – Jan-Feb

    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

    Date/Time Options:

     

    Tuesdays.  6:00-7:00 PM.  January 7 – February 11, 2020

    or..

    Sundays. 10:30-11:30 AM.  January 12 – February 16, 2020

     

    Location:

    ET Triathlon Training Center
    Lifestart Central Park
    4225 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL 60532

     

    See tab below for more information

    $138.00 $92.00
  • Treadmill Track – Jan 7 – Feb 11

    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.

     

    Offered at two times on Tuesdays for 6 weeks!

     

    5:30-6:30am with Coach Joe

    or

    6:00-7:00pm with Coach Suzy

     

    See details below!

     

     

    $84.00 $56.00