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!
Fall Virtual Trainer Sessions 2020
Stay safe, warm, and dry while getting a great workout from the comfort of your own home! Follow the structured plan of an experienced coach and enjoy the "camaraderie" of training with a group of real live people! Join us for a great minute workout developed and instructed by Coach Brian Lariviere. Coach Brian has over 15 years of experience conducting trainer classes and now over 3 months of conducting virtual trainer classes. Our Tuesday classes are a little shorter but more intense and Wednesdays are 90 minutes with a focus more on aerobic endurance. But as always, you can ride at your own intensity and there's no fear of getting dropped! We'll be warming up for about 5 minutes and I recommend that you ride for a bit longer before the class begins. Likewise, we won't be spending much time cooling down, so please cool down after the class as ended. Click to register for Tuesday and/or Wednesday
Dates: Tuesday, November 3, 2020; Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Tuesday, November 10, 2020; Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Tuesday, November 17, 2020; Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020; Wednesday, November 19, 2020 Tuesday, December 1, 2020; Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Tuesday, December 8, 2020; Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Tuesday, December 15, 2020; Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Feedback from our Spring sessions:
Enjoyed the spin. Great to share with the other folks.
The next day my outdoor ride was amazing. Working on the trainer is like swinging a heavy bat.
You are really good at keeping it fun/social while gettin it done!That's a delicate balance
A great way to spend 90 minutes.
I train mostly solo ...I get a lot out our past trainer sessions at the shop- both fitness wise and socially (i am a social guy) and given the current events, sessions like this help me both physically and emotionally- so my take-aways are continued gains physically and connection with fellow athletes
Surprisingly, this format is very close to what we do indoors at winter's Cyclecraft sessions
I appreciate that you have a passion for cycling and what you do. It shows in how you do it and devote yourself to it
BJL Coaching has been hosting formal trainer sessions for over 15 years. Typically, we all meet at the same location, but this year we're mixing it up. Let's have virtual trainer sessions! We piloted the program on March 25, 2020 with a handful of participants and it worked great. Each session will be 60 minutes long, and include VISUAL as well as VERBAL directions. The workout is custom designed by Coach Brian and can be performed at your own level depending on where you're at in your training program. These programs are for the beginner and experienced cyclists both. We suggest you setup your own music for your enjoyment, but in addition to the visual directions, you can setup your screen to also view the other participants so you're looking at real people. Don't worry if you don't want to be on camera...that's NOT requirement. Feel free to leave your video OFF. We use ZOOM to broadcast the session. Once you register I'll send you the login credentials. Zoom is free and easy to use. Required equipment: Computer or device that can connect with Zoom Cell phone or device that can connect to Discord (a free voice over internet) Indoor Trainer and Bicycle OR Stationary Bike
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 75, 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
Winter Trainer Sessions 2020
Indoor Cycling Classes Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/trainersessions Get Ready for your 2020 Season! “Trainer Sessions” Join us to build a GREAT base for your 2020 cycling and triathlon season. Come train at Cycle Craft with Coach Brian Lariviere of BJL Coaching, LLC.! 10 Wednesdaya, from January 8, to March 11, 2020
About Our Trainer Sessions: This will be our tenth year of holding the trainer sessions and we're super excited to get started again on January 8, 2019. 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 accompanied with knowledgeable support from the experienced staff at Cycle Craft. For more information on power meters, click here.
All services must be scheduled and performed during the 2019 calendar year. All sales are final on any service purchased.
For more information go to: www.BJLCoaching.com or e-mail Coach Brian at: BJLCoaching@gmail.com
Fall Trainer Sessions 2018
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 6th 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 6, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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 6th of November!
G.S., Cat 1 Masters Mountain Bike Racer: Brian, Really 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