Coach B.L. has been constructing and instructing indoor classes since 2003. From what began as a few teammates in his basement, these sessions have evolved into multi-week classes with capacity crowds. Training with a coach during the cold and dark winter months is the best way to make effective use of your time, and indoor training sessions surrounded by other athletes is very motivating. Contact Coach Brian for information on upcoming indoor training classes or to hire him for leading indoor training sessions at your workplace, bike shop, or gym. Make the most of your indoor training time, and make it enjoyable!
Winter Trainer Sessions 2017
Indoor Cycling Classes Get Ready for your 2017 Season! “Trainer Sessions” Join us to build a GREAT base for your 2017 cycling and triathlon season. Come train at Cycle Craft with Coach Brian Lariviere of BJL Coaching, LLC.! 10 Wednesdays, from January 4, to March 8, 2017 About Our Trainer Sessions: This will be our eighth year of holding the trainer sessions and we're super excited to get started again on January 6, 2016. We have a great ten weeks of classes planned out for you, but even if you can't make all ten, you will benefit from any class you can attend. The enthusiasm of the group would be hard to match and the motivation levels are super high. Each class will be one hour and forty five minutes long, including warm-up and cool-down, and led by professional bicycle racer and coach, Brian Lariviere. Over the ten weeks, Coach Brian will lead us through a series of drills and intervals, each building upon previous classes. We welcome beginners and experienced cyclists. Our participants over the last four years included triathletes, road racers, mountain bikers, time trialists, crit specialists, cyclocross racers, the weekend warrior, and just those looking for a fun way to get fit over the winter. We had both men and women, from mid teens to mid seventies. Yes indeed, mid seventies! All you need is your bicycle (road bike or mountain bike with slick tire on the rear) and a stationary trainer. It’s helpful, but not necessary, to have a heart rate monitor, cadence equipped bike computer, adjustable resistance trainer, and the ultimate training tool—a power meter. Any of these items can of course be purchased at Cycle Craft to enhance your training experience.
Cycle Craft offers trainers and bicyles for rent. If you are in need, please contact the shop directly. Cycle Craft--(973) 227-4462 Please note that the shop is closed on Wednesday, so you'll need to make arrangements ahead of time.
Integrated Athlete Packages New this year we are introducing our Integrated Athlete Packages. This combination of services will give you the best possible advantage for the upcoming season, as well as make your cycling experience more enjoyable. Components of the packages
10 Week Trainer Program
As Described above
Guru 2.0 Experience Advance Fit
The marriage between the cyclist and the bike is perhaps the most important bio-mechanical match in all of sports. Get the most from your efforts and enjoy your rides much more when your bike fits properly. For more information on bike fitting, click here.
Functional Power Threshold Test
One of the most effective ways to train is using your training zones. An FTP Test, conducted by Coach Brian, will establish those zones and provide a baseline for your fitness. If you don't own a power measuring device, one will be provided for your use during the test. For more information on threshold tests, click here.
Two Months of Custom Coaching (Package #1 Only)
Coach Brian will design a plan that will fit your lifestyle and be geared towards your cycling goals. The Level 1 program will be delivered on a bi-weekly basis with open communication to address adjustments and questions. For more information on custom coaching, click here.
10% Discount on Any Power Measuring Device
A power meter is the ultimate training tool. Power measures the work you are actually doing and is not influenced by outside factors as many other metrics are. Get a great discount accompianed with knowledgeable support from the experienced staff at Cycle Craft. For more information on power meters, click here.
All serivices must be scheduled and perormed during the 2017 calendar year. All sales are final on any service purchased. About Coach Brian Lariviere: Coach Brian Lariviere has been helping cyclists to realize their potential since 2005. Since then, he has worked with athletes from ages 10 to 65, from the weekend warrior to the professional level racer. His athletes have brought home ECCC titles for both men and women in the elite division, New Jersey State Mountain Bike champions and podium finishes, UCI CX Podiums, Hudson to Highlands Regional Mountain Bike Series Championships and podium finishes, Mid-Atlantic Super Series Endurance Champions, Silver and Gold Buckle Winners from the Leadville Trail 100, NJ ‘Cross Cup Champions and podiums, NJ ‘Cross State Champions, Gran Fondo champions, and scores of other victories and top finishes in various events. But even more important than the athletes finishing on the podium in their competitions and events is their satisfaction knowing that they have trained properly and are leading an overall healthier and happier life. BJL Coaching, LLC. is currently accepting new clients. You don't need to compete to take advantage and gain from the services Coach Brian has to offer. Don't delay--give Brian a shout and get yourself on track for your best season ever! For more information go to: www.BJLCoaching.com or e-mail Coach Brian at: BJLCoaching@gmail.com
Fall Trainer Sessions 2016
Why ride your trainer alone in your basement or garage?
Sunset will be at 4:45 pm on November 8, but it will be BRIGHT and CHEERY inside Cycle Craft, Parsippany for our 4th year of our Fall Trainer Classes! Enjoy a structured workout designed and delivered by Coach B.L. while feeding off of and back into the motivation of the room.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Each class will begin promptly at 6:45 pm and will run for 90 minutes of moderate to intense drills (relative to the winter sessions) and exercises. All riders are welcome to arrive and setup as early as 6:00 pm to get an extended warm-up and extra ride time.
Classes cost $20 each for pre-registration, or $90 pre-registered for the whole set.
Day-of registration is available for $25 but with limited spots, pre-registration is strongly recommended.
These nights will be perfect for the 'cross racer looking to hang on to that form for the remainder of the season, or for any athlete who's interested in keeping or building their fitness in a fun, climate controlled setting.
All you need is a bicycle and an indoor stationary trainer. You'll also want to bring a towel, plenty of fluids, and a change of clothes. Changing rooms are available.
Trainers and bikes are available for rental but must be reserved ahead of time. To reserve yours, contact Brendan from Cycle Craft.
Any questions? Give me a shout!
BJL Coaching is also currently accepting clients and offers other cycling related services such as individual rides, group rides, skill development, and clinics. For more information, contact B.L. or go to BJL Coaching.
Thank you for your time and hope to see you on Tuesday the 8th of November!
G.S., Cat 1 Masters Mountain Bike Racer: Brian, Realy good workout last night. It is amazing how hard it can be if done correctly. I noticed there wasn't much chatter during the class last night as we all gasped for air. Im still amazed how you can talk (instruct) as well as you do when im (we're) all barely able to breathe. Well done - I feel like im really getting good work out of the sessions. Greg
J.S., Lake Placid Ironman 2013: "I came out of the winter with a significant advantage and better prepared for his specific spring training thanks to the trainer sessions. This allowed me to be properly trained for Ironman Lake Placid!"
C.B., Avid Cyclist: "Hopefully you got out riding today. Just wanted to pass on a kudos to you, I did about 50 miles today and felt strong. Thanks to your classes my "stroke" felt great and complete- I'm using more of my hamstrings (one leggers in class). Thanks again, and see on Wed."
C.S., Avid Cyclist: "Very cool! I love this class."
T.R., Cat 1 Racer: "I love the classes, it makes spinning on a trainer fun and different. my normal training sessions are dull in comparison due to zone training. This class allows you to participate to your level. Instruction is clear, the 2 hours fly by, and it is a highlight of my week (training wise of course). I can not wait to see how these sessions translate to the road!!! Thanks Brian!!"
C.W., Cat 1 Masters Mountain Bike Racer: Really enjoyed your classes, thanks for the push into the season Cliff
Winter Trainer Sessions 2016
BJL Coaching/Cycle Craft Trainer Sessions 2016 We're back for a seventh straight year!
The indoor trainer is one of the best ways for you to gain and maintain fitness over the cold and dark winter months to help you reach your cycling goals. Additionally, by following a structured program, you can develop skills and help eliminate weaknesses that are difficult to target out on the open road or in the woods. By riding indoors under the guidance of an experienced coach with a group of motivated individuals, the experience will be even more effective.
Details of the sessions:
Pre-registration is strongly recommended as we've been at a capacity crowd over the past few years.
Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season! See you on the 6th!
It's going to happen this weekend! Ugghhh...the clocks go back and the temps will drop. While we can dress warmly and head out in the cold weather, we can't do much about the daylight. However, there's a great way to stay fit and strong into December, especially for you 'cross rassers out there!
We are holding our Third Annual Fall Trainer Classes at Cycle Craft again this year, beginning the week after the clocks go back. The classes are structured to keep the intensity high and help us all have some fun. If you've never ridden indoors with a bunch of other folks, it's way more motivating than watching re-runs of your favorite show in your garage or basement. So come join the fun!
All classes begin at 6:45 pm, but feel free to arrive as early as 6:00 pm to get an extra warm-up and ride time. The classes run for an hour thirty and will definitely work up a sweat.
Of course, if you have a questions, shoot me an e-mail.
See you there!
Winter Indoor Trainer Classes 2015--Beginning Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
Our fifth annual winter trainer sessions are ON and ready to roll for January 7, 2014. This is a super way to get a solid 2 hours of cycling mid-week during the dark and cold months of winter. By following a program designed and developed by Coach Brian, and by being surrounded by like-minded, motivated athletes, the usual boredom of indoor training vanishes. See some of the feedback below and come experience the classes for yourself.
To save time and pre-register, click here. There are no Bikereg fees, so pre-reg and save yourself time and guarantee your spot!
New this year is the ODD NUMBER CHALLENGE!
Attend 5, 7, or 9 classes to be entered into a raffle. Why not 10? Who's perfect? ; )
Complete 5 classes and earn 1 entry.
Complete 7 classes and earn 2 entries.
Complete 9 classes and earn 3 entries.
And, there are TWO first prizes!
Two winners will receive one free month of custom coaching with BJL Coaching and a free Lactate Threshold Field Test.
One prize per person. The threshold test will be scheduled by the end of April with the free month to follow the test. Hope to see you Wednesdays at Cycle Craft! If you have further questions, shoot me an e-mail Coach BL
Fall Indoor Trainer Classes 2014--Completed!
Thanks to all who attended! It was really great to build upon last year and get some serious momentum going.