Friday, June 15, 2007

June Newsletter

Cycle University Open House, Outdoor Tour de France Viewing, and Street Sprints!!!

Sunday July 22nd, Save the date! Come by Cycle U from 4-8 pm for free food & beverages, and watch or race in the Cycle U Street Sprints (e-mail us for info) before viewing the Tour de France on a huge outdoor screen.

Beer garden, food, and a great time celebrating the biggest cycling event of the season, the Tour de France! Check the Cascade website for more details.

Cyclocross Boot Camp!

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks, starting Tuesday, August 7th, for conditioning and skills that will have you confident, and ready for your best 'cross season yet!

State Champion & Worlds racer Craig Undem
Multiple State Womens Champion Kristi Berg
World Championship racer Toby Swanson

Cost is $200 and includes a training program for the entire season.
Location: Magnuson Park, Seattle. 6-8pm. First session August 7th.

E-mail us with 'Boot Camp' in the subject line to sign up today!

Cycle U Welcomes Heather Gertmenian

Please extend a warm welcome to Cycle U's new Communications & Operations Manager, Heather Gertmenian!

Heather comes to us with a unique blend of business and fitness-related education and experience. She holds a BA in Economics from UCSD, but left the corporate rat race to join the fitness industry in the summer of 2000. She then attained an AAS degree as a Fitness Specialist from Lake Washington Technical College, as well as several national certifications; including Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor certifications through ACE (American Council on Exercise), HFI (Health & Fitness Instructor) through ACSM (The American College of Sports Medicine), and Heart Zones Cycling Level 1 certified. Joining the Cycle U team allows Heather to combine her passion for fitness with her experience in the business world.

When she's not busy keeping Cycle U running smoothly, she enjoys spending time with her family, training for triathlons with the LUNA Chix Seattle Triathlon Team, and volunteering with Girls on The Run. Heather is currently racing sprint distance triathlons, while looking to make the leap to longer distances in the near future. Her favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Chubby Hubby, and her favorite quote is: “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.'' -Arabian Proverb

Welcome Heather! Your business expertise and high-energy attitude are a great addition to our growing team!

Cycle U Welcomes Our Newest Partnering Business:
Dr. Barry & Lifestyle Chiropractic

Dr. Barry Gjerdrum grew up in Calgary, Canada where he obtained a degree in exercise physiology from the University of Calgary while working in the ski industry. It was at this time that his interest in natural health care brought him to chiropractic. In 1995 he graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in California and he has been in private practice in the Seattle area since 1996.

With a focus on family wellness care, Dr. Gjerdrum has specialized training in pediatric care, as well as a focus on athletic performance. Both Dr. Barry & his wife Coryn are avid athletes; competing in triathlons, and finishing Ironman Canada in 2001. As an avid triathlete and cyclist, he understands how cycling injuries occur, as well as how focusing on spinal mobility and alignment creates better performance, quicker recovery, and improved quality of workouts and enjoyment in cycling – whether recreational or performance.

Over the past 11 years Dr. Barry has focused on helping athletes of all levels achieve and maintain their desired health & fitness goals; From the UW track team, to a local cycling team; from world class athletes to weekend warriors. With an emphasis on recovery and injury prevention through better biomechanics, Dr. Barry helps people understand how their body adapts to the stressors of exercise and how they can better help themselves.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit the Lifestyle Chiropractic website. Mention Cycle U, and receive $50 off your initial consultation.

Cycle U Testimonial:


Thank you again so much for the great session of education and bike fitting today. You were very informative and helpful. It was just the kind of information I have been seeking and needing, like the better way to pedal and the proper adjustments for the bike, and the reasons why. I am very much looking forward to working into the new adjustments and practicing the better pedaling methods, and I will let you know in several weeks how things progress.

Your service and help is so invaluable to us regular cyclists out here, and I do want you to know how much I appreciate your work and efforts.

Take care, and I’ll talk with you soon.

Thom De Buys
Law Office of Thomas H. De Buys

Contact Us to schedule your bike fit today!