Press release: Triathlon Coach revamps business for ‘Corona Times’

Updated: Apr 24

Self-employed Triathlon Coach and Personal Trainer, Lucy Hurn, has just launched a new Introduction to Turbo Trainer Plan, complete with video coaching and live, online strength and conditioning sessions, as part of her response to the changing exercise world and massive growth in indoor cycling and online exercise, resulting from Coronavirus.

In normal times, Lucy runs a one-woman Triathlon coaching company, Feel Fit with Lucy, and writes training plans for those preparing for races such as an Ironman, as well as coaching with local triathlon clubs. She says,

“I was starting to lose business because as well as no face to face sessions, clients had lost their jobs or their races had been cancelled and they were cutting back on training plans, and I was getting really worried about the future of my business.

But at the same time, some shops were seeing an almost 1000% rise in turbo trainer and indoor bike sales[i], and more and more people were asking me advice about adding indoor cycling into their training.

So I developed an Introduction to Turbo Training Plan. Rather than just giving you a training plan the sessions are accompanied by video coaching where I guide you through different skills and techniques, as well as sharing coaching advice on subjects such as getting set up through to training nutrition and sports psychology tips and tactics. It even includes tips for hill climbing and descending, for implementation back in the real world!


I’ve had great feedback from those on the plan who have all said the coaching means they almost forget that they’re training and certainly helps beat any of the indoor tedium”.

The plan uses a host of online technologies to stay connected. As well as the videos and online training plan, there’s workouts and a monthly coaching Q&A via Facebook and Instagram live and a 1:1 coaching call via Zoom.

Lucy, 43, has been on a sharp learning curve in terms of technology, she says

“I only launched a proper website at the beginning of this year. And now look at me! I’ve just put together a plan including 20 YouTube videos, all put together completely by myself from my kitchen!”

Lucy, a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach, as well as Personal Trainer, had already taken the plunge into live, online weekly home workouts, when lockdown was first announced.

“As soon as I heard about the restrictions on exercising together outside, I tried to think what I could do to help people get through the next few months. I’m convinced that exercise is vital, not only for healthy bodies, but healthy minds. Doing the session live adds some structure to everyone’s day, and brings people together as part of an online community. Many of my regulars say they look forwards to the sessions as a way of connecting to the world, as well as making sure that they finish work on time!”

Notes:

The Introduction to Turbo Training Plan is available at https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/turbo

Lucy’s video introduction to the plan: https://youtu.be/_3f58NFPLp4

The weekly, online strength and conditioning classes, aimed at runners and triathletes are available on Facebook and Instagram live @feelfitwithlucy. Previous classes can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/watch/feelfitwithlucy/188191675966375/

Lucy coaches with Racestrong Triathlon (Woking) and Phoenix Tri (Guilford) and was head coach


with Windrush Tri club, one of London’s top clubs, before moving to Surrey last year.

Lucy is a keen triathlete, having competed at the Triathlon World and European age-group championships, coming top 5 in her age group in her most recent Ironman, and recently started endurance bike racing, taking part in the Inaugural Transpyranees Race, a 7 day, self-supported cycle race across the Pyranees - https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/post/trans-pyrenees-race-overview

Lucy can be contacted on 07966 969 335 or feelfitwithlucy@gmail.com and on social media @feelfitwithlucy

[i] https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/uk-turbo-trainer-sales-up-977-per-cent-at-sigma-sports-as-cyclists-grapple-with-coronavirus-crisis-452203



Each of the sessions is accompanied by video coaching from Lucy, on her turbo, as if she was taking a spin class in front of you. She guides you through the different skills and techniques, as well as sharing coaching advice on subjects such as training nutrition, how to build an effective training plan and sports psychology tips and tactics. She even covers hill climbing and descending, for implementation when you’re back cycling in the real world!

Lucy, a qualified Level 3 triathlon coach, as well as personal trainer, had already responded to lockdown by launching free, weekly online strength and conditioning classes, aimed at runners and triathletes.


“As soon as I heard about the restrictions on exercising together outside, I tried to think what I could do to help people get through the next few months. I’m convinced that exercise is vital, not only for healthy bodies, but healthy minds. Doing the session live adds some structure to everyone’s day, and brings people together as part of an online community. Many of my regulars say they look forwards to the sessions as a way of connecting to the world, as well as making sure that they finish work on time!”


Lucy, 43, has been on a steep learning curve in terms of technology, she says,


“I only launched a proper website at the beginning of this year. And now I’m doing weekly Facebook Live and Instagram live broadcasts, and I’ve just filmed over 20 live videos, coaching on my bike, as well as dry land swimming, all completely by myself from my kitchen(which we're still in the middle of decorating!)”

Notes:

· The Introduction to Turbo Training Plan is available at a special launch price of £40 at https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/turbo

· Testimonials from those trialling the plan: https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/turbo-testimonials

· Lucy’s video introduction to the plan: https://youtu.be/_3f58NFPLp4

· The weekly, online strength and conditioning classes, aimed at runners and triathletes are available on Facebook and Instagram live @feelfitwithlucy. Previous classes can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/watch/feelfitwithlucy/188191675966375/

· Lucy is a keen triathlete, having competed at the Triathlon World and European age-group championships, coming top 5 in her age group in her most recent Ironman, and recently started endurance bike racing, taking part in the Inaugural Transpyranees Race, a 7 day, self-supported cycle race across the Pyranees - https://www.feelfitwithlucy.co.uk/post/trans-pyrenees-race-overview

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