November 2008 Archives
Endure It! Life / Endure It Sports Thanksgiving Specials
‘Tis the Season To give Thanks! And we thank you for your patronage this year!
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list
From traditional to trendy
We offer Penguin and Patagonia to True Grit and Three Dots
Stuff those stockings with cool Bula hats and Smart Wool Socks, Scarves and Mittens. Be sure to stop in and check out our new vegan Jane Marvel Bags and Votivo Candles in Holiday Scents. Jack Black skincare products are always in stock and Ella E jewelry makes a truly unique gift!
For those hard to buy for individuals on your list, consider our exclusive line of sixthreezero cruiser bikes.
(CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR WEEKLY SALES - CURRENTLY ALL SHOES ARE 40%OFF AND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S HORNY TOAD IS 25%OFF at Endure It Life!)
Endure It! and Endure It Life will be closed in observance of eating on November 27th
Endure It! will re-open Friday at 7am for Computrainer Classes. We are also offering a 12pm post Thanksgiving course ride on Friday. We'll have a 30 mile course with some rolling hills ready to ride, so come burn off that turkey!
Check out our calendar to reserve your spot
FROM ALL OF US AT ENDURE IT, HAPPY HOLIDAYS
November 25, 2008 | Permalink
New Products and New Classes at Endure It!
Due to popular demand, starting 11/15 (tomorrow), we will be offering a third Saturday morning computrainer class. Saturday classes are available at 6am, 8am, and now 10am. Like all other classes you can sign up on our online calendar.
In addition to computrainer class Kate Ransford kicks off her second week of kicking your you know what into shape at Endure It! Every Saturday Kate leads Power Yoga as well as Core Strength and Stretching sessions conveniently scheduled after each computrainer class
New 2009 Cervelo P3 Limited Edition White with World Champion Stripes
Bodyglide Warm FX is here just in time for winter training. Warm FX helps activate tight muscles and joints, moisturizes skin, prevents dryness and cracking, and tastes GREAT! although we strongly suggest avoiding contact with mouth.
Toe Warmers are great for anything outdoors, last for hours
Heart Rate training when combined with wattage is a fantastic Winter training tool. All 2008 Polar Heart Rate Monitors are 40% off while supplies last.
Tacx Training Tires designed specifically for indoor training to minimize overheating, slipping, and wear of the your tire.
Even Chris rides with a training tire... but only to make his bike colors clash as much as possible.
If you have any questions, comments or extra bagels you can always reach us at 630-305-6771 or email email@example.com
November 14, 2008 | Permalink
Power Yoga & Core/Stretching for the Endurance Athlete with Kate!
Power Yoga and Core/Stretching for the Endurance Athlete with Kate!
Endure it! is very excited to be offering two new classes starting this Saturday and continuing throughout the indoor season. The 40 minute class will be focusing on core abdominal muscles and overall flexibility. 30 minutes will be dedicated to strengthening the core, followed by 10 minutes of full body stretching. 7:30 - 8:10 and 9:30-10:10 am.
The other class is a Power Yoga Session with the goal of gaining strength and flexibility to enhance your performance with Yoga specifically geared for cyclist's and triathlete's. You've never done Yoga like this before! Strengthen your muscles, create balance and enhance your flexibility. This session will be offered from 8:15-9:15.
Kate Ransford is a key employee of Endure It! Life and has a very deep understanding of the many obstacles and limiters endurance athletes have. Kate teaches various strength, and Yoga classes in the greater Naperville area. Let her enthusiasm and expertise take your fitness to another level!
All of Kate's sessions are available by using your punch card, one punch per class, or $15 per class without punchcard. For the time being, all you have to do is show up and you're ready to go. Online signup will soon be available on our calendar at http://www.endureitsports.com/calendar/month.php.
"In my off season...I focus mainly on core, very important for injury prevention and stabilization"
-Desiree Ficker, 2006 Ironman World Championships Runner Up (below)
Call us at 630-305-6771 if you have any questions.
November 6, 2008 | Permalink
Off Season Training Begins Today
The Computrainer class schedule is on the endure it! calendar http://www.endureitsports.com/calendar/month.php. Simply click on the class you would like to attend, sign up to reserve your spot and you are in! There is nobody who offers a more simplistic way to ensure your off season training is complete.
New instructors, New computrainers, New classes, even smoothies!!
This year endure it! has upped the ante and brought in additional computrainers. The total at the moment is fourteen, and with the treadmills, endless pool, and performance testing equipment. I believe we are leading the industry as to what we can offer our customers in the specialty endurance training and coaching category.
We have added two new instructors who have gone through the previous two years program and are certain to bring their own experience to the schedule. Mary Tobiason and Ron Good. This will round out a group of instructors who have experience in off season training with the endure it! proven progressive program.
Other new classes will include core/stretching and power yoga. We will also be adding a fantastic smoothie bar to our famous coffee. It's really not famous other than we drink a lot of it!
What is a progressive program and why start now?
Training endurance athletes is a challenge in that the typical type "A" personality drives themselves too early too quickly. Fitness is optimized by timing as peak fitness is a very limited window. Spinning sessions at the gym are always offered to give everyone a challenging workout no matter if it is November or March and without any sense of data as to how you are performing at any given time. The endure it model is to keep you in check as we develop you throughout the fall and winter. We use a snowballing effect to make sure the proper stepping stones are not skipped. You will be challenged in all of our classes but the training will be timed towards obtaining specific training objectives. This will include, technique, strength, endurance and much more.
This all means that if you are interested in improving you need to begin now! Are classes always begin to fill up in the late winter and these people are playing catch up as they have missed out on crucial stepping stones.
Endure it! has seen dramatic improvement with the athletes who are willing and able to follow our program. To optimize the program you will need to attend 2-3 classes per week. These sessions should be timed appropriately for recovery as well as placing them with other training like running, swimming, weight training, etc.
For those of you who like to attend once a week or like to start in January, we are happy to have you and of course something is better than nothing. At the same time take a look at the athletes who have committed their time here and compare their improvement to yours and you will see the dramatic difference. We have seen across the board increases of 20-30% for an athletes power at their aerobic threshold with our off season plan.
One of the first questions people ask is "what if I am just getting into this? do you offer a introductory class?" I believe one of the great aspects of our club is the mentor/mentee opportunities. I believe a new cyclist would be able to learn a whole lot by cycling next to an elite veteran. Truth is this newbie would never have this opportunity out on the open road so we believe in a come one come all attitude.
If you have any questions, please contact Endure It! at 630-305-6771.
November 3, 2008 | Permalink