Theia F. is a Certified USA Cycling Coach and Precision Nutrition Coach. She combines decades of experience in ballet, yoga, cycling, and strength training.

graph showing power produced during a cycling workout on a smart trainer outside or ERG mode

Why I don’t use ERG mode

What is ERG mode? Smart trainers include a feature called “ERG mode”. When turned on, ERG controls the load on the trainer to match a prescribed intensity (power target) during a workout. In other words, no matter what cadence you use or how hard you turn the pedals, the trainer adjusts the load so that…

Bike Trek Madone 9 on a sunny day with rock mountains in the background

Cycling Training for Beginners

Whether you are new or have been cycling for a while without any structure, cycling training can greatly increase your performance and enjoyment of the sport. Very simply put, cycling training is for anyone looking to get better and more confident on the bike. It’s also for those who want to ride longer, faster, alone…

Setting up Zwift

Setting Up Zwift

Interested in setting up Zwift? You came to the right place! This post lists the equipment you will need to enjoy riding and training in this engaging platform for cyclists, triathletes and runners. We will cover the compatible trainers for cycling and related equipment. In addition, we include helpful videos and links to additional resources. To…