March News 2015

March 2015




Over 10 years ago Coach Matt was asked to lead endurance groups both run and Tri. This is when the understanding of TEAM really started to show. Both coaches and program participants we creating and producing more from others along with improving overall health.


-scientifically proven training

-coach’s experiences

-accountability to the coaches & others

-eating accountability to performance


-and now 10+ years of experience of group coaching

The format has evolved over the past and we are very happy with the offerings. With the future program TFP will be designing them similar to what you see in Compu Trainer and The Aquatic Pursuit. Everyone will train their hard for a similar duration of time and at the end high five and say WOW, see you next week for more!



$70 for Cycling Spin Scan Analysis on Compu Trainer with Coach Matt to improve your cycling technique*


$45  Bike Training Package =  1 Gatorade Endurance Powder Orange + 2 Gatorade Recovery Drink Kiwi  + 3 Zym Orange*

WHY?-Gatorade Orange is a great powder to add to add calories and electrolytes to your hard workouts. Recovery Drink will help speed up your recovery. Zym will give you a electrolyte replacement & stimulant for the days you don’t need calories.

*Check or cash only 


Register for clinics here

Proper Bike Technique

March 10th 730pm

Come learn about how to technique can increase your power & speed

Bike Power Training

March 21st 930am

Come learn about how specific power training will help improve your bike speed

Restorative Yoga

March 8th, March 22nd, April 12th & April 26th @ 7pm

With training and racing creating a lot of stress on the body, come to this gentle Yoga session to promote recovery.

Youth Compu Trainer

Saturday March 21th 11am

Tuesday March 24th 615pm

Bike training for youth ages 6-14 to help them understand how to work different efforts, technique and TRI talk

Youth Swim & Run

Saturday March 28th 230pm

Lets have some off season fun & a workout for our juniors, ages 6-14. Girls in STC first. Boys running first. For the swim they need suit, towel, goggles & need to be able to swim or stand up in 5ft of water. For the run they need to be dressed for the temps for being outside for 20min.


Coming Soon

April Swim Clinics

Program for Youth & Seniors

Program expansion plan for Spring

Bike Month- March CHALLENGE

Are you ready to improve your bike? Here is the challenge:

-Register & pay for 4month challenge or just bike month

-Buy dotFIT Pre/Post, dotFIT NO and Powerbar Perform

-Do 1 self rental a week at TFP at no charge

-Do 2 of “Matt’s Wattage” Group Rental Workouts at no charge

-Log total bike minutes per week on staff door

-Every week do a 30sec all out effort on terrain & log ave watts on staff door

-attend 1 of 2 bike clinics, no cost

-complete all of this, you will be put into a raffle for 5 Personal Training Sessions

Swim Month- April CHALLENGE

Are you ready to improve your swim? Here is the challenge:

-Register & pay for 4month challenge or just swim month

-Buy 1 Aquasphere Goggle, 1 Swim Training Tool & 2 Zyms

-Do 1 Underwater Video Taping with Coach Matt at no Charge

-Do 1 or more self rental a week at STC at no charge

-Do 1 of “Matt’s Swims”  at no charge

-Log total swim minutes per week on staff door

-Every week do a 108 pace for up to 3min & log max time on staff door

-attend 1 of 2 swim clinics, no cost

-complete all of this, you will be put into a raffle for 5 Personal Training Sessions

DROP 20-40

Mondays 10weeks starting March 16th 6-730pm


Tuesdays 10weeks Starting March 17th 10-11:15am

Weekly weigh in, education, log paper and online reviewed, workout and results. DotFIT armband and maintaining online account required. Available at TFP.

If you are ready to lose 2-4lbs, plan to sign up early March!

Tri Training

Saturdays 630am March 28-August 1

Designed for those who are trying to go fast, ready for intense sessions and for those that appreciate experienced coaches finding more ability in them. Workouts will vary from single sport, to brick workouts and will vary location not too far from TFP. All abilities are encouraged. Must be able to swim 5min non stop, have a road or TRI bike and be able to run 4miles.


Designed for those who are trying to complete their first TRI and/or are still new to the sport. Program will help you feel prepared and conditioned enough for race day.Workouts will vary from single sport, to brick workouts and will vary location not too far from TFP. Program will prepare you for the Pleasant Prairie Sprint TRI on June 21. Each week will have a workout and education items. A weekly training plan will be provided. Goggles, swimsuit, bike, helmet and new running shoes are required.


May 2-June 13


Begin to Run

Program is designed for those that don’t run, can’t run non stop and are ready to do it. Program will gradually prepare you to run 3miles for July Grayslake 5k. Each week will have a workout and education items. A weekly training plan will be provided. New running shoes are required.


May 4-June 29



Parent & Tot Swim

Parent and child will experience water exploration and an introduction to basic water skills. Classes are held in Endless Pools.
Ages 8-36months
All children must wear a swim diaper
One child per parent
March 31-April 21
Max 8
Cost -$50
April 2-April 23
Cost- $50

Jumpstart Yoga

Have you been looking to see how Yoga can help you and be included in to your fitness regime? The Fitness Pursuit’s Jumpstart program will educate you and take you through sessions of Yoga so you understand the importance of it.
March 31-April 21
Cost $35
Max 9

Jumpstart Cycling

Are you looking to bring your cycling to a higher level? Come experience Compu Trainer cycling training at The Fitness Pursuit. You will work with proven training using power training called wattage. A road or triathlon bike is recommended but a trail bike with a tire 2.0 or narrower and no large center knobs is ok.
March 30-April April 20
Max 8

Jumpstart Running

Are you looking to increase your commitment to running. The Fitness Pursuit’s proven treadmill training will help you improve your ability. Coached small groups will participate in treadmill pace training, gait analysis and discussions will be had on heart rate usage, pace training, distance per week and goal setting.
March 31-April 21
Cost $35
Max 3
March 31-April 21
Cost $35
Max 3

Jumpstart Swimming

Are you looking to your swim ability? Come experience the Swim Training Center from The Fitness Pursuit. You will have a small group coaching session getting feedback on technique from your coach and from underwater mirrors. You will also see what swim training is link in the Endless Pools
March 30-April 20
Cost $35
Max 8
April 3-April 24
4 weeks
Cost $35
Max 8

Jumpstart Weight Training

You have been told for years that weight training is recommended to prevent injury and will enhance quality of life. The Fitness Pursuit will show you how to incorporate it safely into your life. Weight Training myths and recommendations will be discussed and demonstrated.
April 3-April 24
Cost $35
Max 20

Parent & Child Functional Weights

All ages need functional use of their body. Lets make sure you can be prepared to enjoy sport & life like tennis, hiking, skiing, etc. This program will take the partnered parent & child together through a circuit training routine designed to enhance function.
April 3-April 24
Cost per pair $35
Max 15 Pairs

Aqua Burn

No Swimming. High calorie burn, low impact with combination of resistance training & aerobic work in the water. Classes will be held in The Fitness Pursuit’s Endless Pools.
March 30-April 20
Cost $35
Max 10


Under Water Video Taping

Here is your chance to be able to hear and see what you are doing with your swim stroke. Set up a session with staff for your video taping.

Fee is $80/hr

You get the files from the session.

Rentals @ TFP

Rentals can be done at TFP. This means you get use of the facility but without coaching

STC Swim Lane-times will be posted on the Registration page. $15 per person per hour.

How they work-show up at your time, you get to use 1 lane, have suit, towel and goggles and you may use the timers

Compu Trainer-options are when CT or Yoga is not happening and when staff is at TFP, which is most of the other hours. Email Matt to reserve a rental. $15 per person per hour

How they work-show up 10-15min before to set up, you get use of the room for 1hr, let coach know what type of terrain or wattage course you want, set up your bike, have fuel for your ride, after you have warmed up enough to calibrate, let coach know to calibrate you, calibrate, coach will start you and then clean up after yourself.

Treadmill-options for a treadmill on that not so nice day outside/you want to hit those pace intervals and when PT clients are not using the treadmills. Email Matt to request a time. $10 per person per hour

How they work- you get to use the treadmill for 1hr, you can use 1 or more fans if available, you can open door if reasonable, have fuel needed for run and clean up after yourself.



-Sport Psychologist-looking to add a resource to athletes to help them handle the mental piece–need 1

-Personal Trainer & Endurance Coach-need 1-2

Thank you for the referrals!!! New offerings to come;)

WE produce some amazing results together!

Contact Coach Matt if you are interested or know someone.