Event: Strength Training for Cyclists


Strength Training for Cyclists
10 Week Series

When: Thursdays, starting March 1 at 10:30 am

Details: We all know that to be a better biker – whether on the road or on the trails – we have to ride our bikes. But it doesn’t end there. To really improve our cycling skills, we need to do strength training too. Studies show that cyclists can gain more strength from specific training platforms than from cycling alone. Strength training allows us to use our existing muscles more efficiently, tap into power we didn’t know we had, and perform better over the long haul. It can help prevent or lessen injuries, too.

Timothy Schliebe’s LIFT (Legendary Indoor Fitness Training) is again offering a 10-week cycling strength training clinic specifically for 2018 Bend Bella members. The cost will be $139 (a 10% discount). See more about LIFT here. There will be no classes during Spring Break week.

This is NOT a spin class. In fact, you won’t even get on a bike. LIFT’s unique training program is designed to add leg and core strength for even the most ardent riders. The Bella classes will start out a little slower and build in intensity each week. Tim will work with each of us on proper form and to make sure no one is overdoing it.
As with the Bowen clinic, the price is valid for this clinic only and payment in full will be due before or at the first session. Each session will last about 45 minutes.

If you’d like to try at LIFT class, Tim is offering Bella members one free class – either Cycle Cross on Tuesdays at 6:15 am or H.A.B.B.I.T on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. You m ust reserve your space in advance to participate in one of these sessions. Keep in mind these classes will move at a much faster pace than the Bella classes. You’ll still get a lot out of whichever one you try.

We need a minimum of 10 Bellas to sign up with a maximum of 14 participants.

For more information: If you have questions, please email Janice Adair at If you want to sign up for the clinic or the free class, please contact Denise at

The 2017 Bella LIFT clinic was a lot of fun with much laughter and a fair amount of sweating. Several participants were nursing chronic or acute injuries and Tim was very good about modifying the exercises and suggesting moves to prevent reoccurrence.