Comprehensive Cycling Training, Coaching and Bike Fit
 KAHLER CYCLING ACADEMY 
Comprehensive Cycling Training, Coaching and Bike Fit
Comprehensive Cycling Training, Coaching and Bike Fit
"Not Just Another Spin Class"
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OVERVIEW

If you are interested in improving your physical fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular function, or wish to enhance your cycling skills and fitness (or want to get involved with an enthusiastic cycling group), then read on.
We have what you need!

Welcome to Robert Kahler’s CYCLING DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING CLINICS. These popular Training Clinics, which have been run since 1983, are a fun and fast way to develop your fitness - whether for cycling or any other activity. These exciting and fast paced classes challenge you, both mentally and physically, to improve your physical conditioning and mental toughness. Everyone with the desire can improve dramatically in as little as one 8 week session. Depending on your starting point, it is highly possible for you to make up to a 25 percent improvement in your aerobic function while losing a few pounds (and percentage points) of fat in the process. All this in a safe, structured, and well guided high energy environment.

The CYCLING CLINICS were developed in 1983 by Robert Kahler, upon his return from a National Team coaching appointment at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. With a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and 35 years of cycling experience to his credit, Robert has put together the Nation’s most comprehensive and successful indoor cycling training program. Now, the Clinics have become
"the place to be" for the ultimate in personally planned, highly motivated, success driven cycling training programs.

In order to quantify the results of each participant over the 8-9 weeks, a sub-maximal VO2 (oxygen consumption) test and a body fat skinfold test are performed at the beginning and end of each cycling Clinic. These tests results, shown on a computerized results form, are given to the Clinic members and explained so that each person is able to understand as well as assess their own fitness and body fat level (not to mention their improvement by the end of the Clinic). For those who are willing to work hard - the improvement can be dramatic!

Of the three Clinics run every year, the October / November Classes (Torture Prelude Cycling Clinic) and the January/February Classes (The Torture Clinic) are both run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with two separate class times each night. The Speed/Power Clinic, in the Springtime, runs either one and/or two evenings per week. During the classes, each participant utilizes his or her own bicycle in conjunction with the equipment provided, which helps the riders work on the varied skill, endurance and power development aspects of their cycling or other sport. The result of all of this shows up in a stronger, leaner, and tougher athlete, who is now more willing and able to perform for longer periods of time at a higher level and with more confidence than ever before.

After taking the Speed and Power Clinic, Scott Albert wrote a great article for the May 9, 2011 Orange County Register found HERE.

Be a part of it!!
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

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TORTURE PRELUDE CYCLING CLINIC

8 Weeks
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
October 1st through November 26th, 2013
5:20 or 7:00 P.M. Classes
Sign-ups begin August 28, 2013
Fee: $339 before September 23, 2013 with a $19 Discount for Cash or Check
$350 after September 23, 2013 with a $19 Discount for Cash or Check

PURPOSE:

           1)  To fortify each participant with the knowledge and understanding of aerobic cycling training.

           2)  To give each participant practical experience in a heart-rate based training program.

           3)  To develop the mental and physical abilities to be able to effectively participate in an intensity-based training program.

           4)  To develop leg strength and power, aerobic power, cardio-respiratory fitness and the ability to enhance one's metabolism and fat burning capabilities.

           5)  To gain confidence, mental toughness, and physical endurance.

           6)  To discover the fun and exhilaration of group fitness training.

           7)  To pre-test and post-test your body fat percentage and oxygen uptake capacity, and graphically show your improvement.



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

           1)  How to operate the Monark bicycle ergometer.

           2)  How to effectively utilize the wind trainer.

           3)  How to balance-up with your bicycle on the rollers.

           4)  How to calculate your effort into quantifiable results in order to keep track of your progress.

           5)  How to spin the pedals to develop pedaling efficiency.

           6)  How to work up to a medium and/or high aerobic training zone.

           7)  How to develop a progressive resistive cycling training program.

           8)  How to push through your perceived fatigue barrier to enjoy greater levels of cycling fitness and intensity.

           9)  How to improve your nutrition to enhance your performance.

Look original, Look KEO, Shimano SPD or Shimano Road SL compatible shoes/cleats are required. A Heart Rate Monitor is absolutely necessary and required for this class.

Space is limited to 100 participants -- and these Clinics always fill!

Be a part of it!!
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

Download Torture Prelude Clinic Application Using Adobe Acrobat Reader

Download Torture Prelude Clinic Medical Clearance Using Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Print the Application, fill it out, and drop it in the mail with your check to:
Robert Kahler
Kahler Cycling Academy
117 N. Prospect
Tustin, CA 92780
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

After the Torture Prelude Clinic, test yourself on the Breathless Agony,
the Toughest Century in Southern California!!

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Torture Clinics are a lot of fun!!

THE TORTURE CLINIC
The Most Popular and Comprehensive Early Season Cycling Program Ever Developed!

9 Weeks
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
January 2nd through March 4th, 2014
That's 9 Weeks of CYCLING ECSTASY!!
5:15 or 7:10 P.M. Classes
Sign-ups begin November 4, 2013 -- Sign up early
Medical Clearance Form is required for all new clinic members over the age of 35
Fee: $459 or $439 before December 22, 2013.
Additional discount of $19 with Cash or Check
Gift Certificates Available - "Give the 'Gift of Fitness" to your cyclist this Christmas

Train with cycling's renowned Trainer / Physiologist, Robert Kahler

This 9 week super-concentrated, pre-season program is the ultimate in high energy, intensity based cycling for the fitness and improvement conscious cyclist.

This indoor cycling training program is designed to "amp" your cardiovascular fitness, reduce your body fat, and improve your cycling skills. Cycling class sessions are over two hours in length, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Sessions are comprised of stretching and floor exercises each night plus two cycling exercise sessions and an informative weekly lecture topic.

The infamous Torture Clinic is guaranteed to challenge you, both mentally and physically, to bring out the best efforts you have to give, thereby gaining more improvement than you ever thought possible in a very short time. Through our included pre- and post-physiological testing sessions, we can assure you of seeing and feeling - first hand - greater fitness gains than you have ever experienced before.

  • Enhance your muscle and lung power and your cardio-respiratory function
  • Drastically improve your cycling performance
  • Lose unwanted body fat through nutrition, education and comprehensive exercise sessions, while revitaling your metabolism
  • Become physically and mentally tough! It's rewarding and GREAT FUN!
Affectionately named by our repeat offenders, The Torture Clinic is the second and longest class in the Cycling Academy Training Clinic series.

See the
Torture Prelude Clinic to review the Purpose and What You Will Learn.
Look original, Look KEO, Shimano SPD or Shimano Road SL compatible shoes/cleats are required.
A heart rate monitor is absolutely required!

Space is limited.
Sign up early to guarantee your space and desired class time.
The Torture Clinic is limited to 100 participants.
This class always fills to capacity!
"You Snooze - You Lose!!"

Be a part of it!!
Allow THE BOSSMAN to take you to the next level!
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

Download Torture Clinic Application, Liability Release, and Medical Clearance Using Adobe Acrobat Reader

Download Acrobat Reader From Adobe's Website

Print the Application, fill it out, and drop it in the mail with your check to:
Robert Kahler
Kahler Cycling Academy
117 N. Prospect
Tustin, CA 92780
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

After the Torture Clinic, test yourself on the Breathless Agony,
the Toughest Century in Southern California!!

You never know who you'll meet at the Torture Clinic!!

It's A Scream!!
IT'S A SCREAM!!

The TORTURE CLINIC is now signing up.
Be fitter, rider faster, stronger and more powerful.
Learn to ride with more skill, control, comfort and confidence.
Improve your speed, spin, skill, recovery and learn to climb like a mountain goat!!
Get tough and tenacious - both physically and mentally.
Get fast and strong.
Thousands of Torture Clinic graduates can't be wrong!

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S.W.E.A.T. CLINIC

7 Weeks
Wednesdays August 7th through September 18th, 2013
Start 4:30 to 5:15 or 5:30 to 6:15 P.M. - Finish by 7:15 P.M.
The classes run 50 to 70 minutes each depending on experience and fitness levels
No bicycle required
Medical Clearance Form is required for all new clinic members over the age of 35
Fees: $20.00 per class (pre-paid) $140.00 total (check or cash please)
or $25.00 per class - walk in each evening (check or cash please)

The S.W.E.A.T. Clinic helps participants rapidly develop cardio and muscular endurance through highly detailed, progressively planned and guided workouts. All levels of riders and non-riders alike improve greatly from the individualized attention with increased stamina, high calorie burn, exercise intensity development and a plethora of related health and fitness benefits.

The S.W.E.A.T. Clinic requires no pre-sign up. First time Clinic participants over the age of 35 must have a medical clearance signed by your physician. Forms are available from Kahler Cycling Academy, or may be downloaded from this web site. Also - a heart rate monitor is absolutely required for these Clinics. One more item - participants need cleated cycling shoes for the Monark stationary bike. Please call for details.

Need more info? Call Robert at Kahler Cycling Academy in Tustin - (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557.
This is a great Clinic to get you started in solid, guided cardio training. Don't miss it!

All of these clinics are run by Robert Kahler who has been cycling for over 35 Years including being a California State Champion, was a National Coach for 6 Years, and has a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology.

Be a part of the super-fit!!

Be a part of it!!
Allow THE BOSSMAN to take you to the next level!
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

Download S.W.E.A.T. Clinic Application, Liability Release, and Medical Clearance Using Adobe Acrobat Reader

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BREATHLESS ERGOMETERS

12 Hour Indoor Cycling Team Challenge
Saturday, December 8th, 2012
5:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

12 Hours
3 Riders per Team
2 Monarks
Highest overall workrate

Checkout this awesome Breathless Ergometer Flier

Teams of 3 Riders each will compete for the highest overall workrate over the 12 hours of Monark Ergometer riding.

Anyone of good character may enter the competition as part of a team of 3 riders, including at least 1 woman. Riders will reserve 2 ergometers to be used between the 3 riders during the event.

Two age group classifications to choose from:
1 - 50+ Average Age
2 - 60+ Average Age
The age qualification is based on the rider’s age as of December 31st, 2012. Riders must show ID to verify age.

A maximum of 12 teams will be able to compete. Team entry and ergometer selection will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Regular registration will open on Saturday, October 22nd, and runs through November 24th, 2012. Late registration will be from November 26th through December 6th.
Regular entry fees will be $210.00 per team. Late entry fees after November 26th will be $270.00 per team. Fees must be paid in full by check or cash at the time of registration.
In the case where less than 6 teams have registered (or 3 in each group) for the event by December 1st, entry fees will be returned, cancelling the event.

Riders must be weighed in before the start of the competition. Start times will be staggered every 5 minutes at the beginning. Riders must ride 1 hour each and have 2 hours rest, rotating through all team members 4 times. A maximum 5 minute transition time will be allowed between riders on each team. An ergometer load must be pre-selected and fixed for each entire hour. The pedal speed – hence distance – can vary at the will of the rider. At the end of the hour, workrate will be calculated and posted. Important Note: A rider who misses the start of their scheduled ride will be penalized by their number of minutes late.

When each team’s rider has completed his/her respective ride, workrate will be posted. After each successive hour, workrates will be averaged and posted. Once the final hour is completed, all of the teams’ 4 calculated workrate averages will be averaged. The team with the highest overall average workrate will win.

Kahler Cycling Academy will provide support in the way of energy foods, fluids, energy supplements, and a variety of snacks for the riders. Upbeat music and videos will be on tap for motivation and entertainment. Riders may provide their own portable music with headphones if they wish. Teams must supply their own support personnel, if desired, other than their own team mates. The rear exterior patio is available for riders who wish to relax or rest in between rides. Riders must provide their own mats and/or blankets and may provide their own substantial food if desired.

Prizes and awards will be presented at the finish to the Teams with the highest average overall workrates. Recognition awards will be given for the teams. In addition, prizes will be given to the winning team in each age group.

Be a part of it!!
Allow THE BOSSMAN to take you to the next level!
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

Download Breathless Ergometer Clinic Application, Liability Release, and Medical Clearance Using Adobe Acrobat Reader

Download Acrobat Reader From Adobe's Website

Print the Application, fill it out, and drop it in the mail with your check to:
Robert Kahler
Kahler Cycling Academy
117 N. Prospect
Tustin, CA 92780
Give us a call at (714) 832-1865 or Cell # (714) 713-9557!!

After the Breathless Ergometers challenge, test yourself on the Breathless Agony,
the Toughest Century in Southern California!!

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Breathless Agony Training Rides

Starting in January, specialized endurance training begins for the Breathless Agony Ride.

Every 3rd weekend during The Torture Clinic, we will be organizing challenging road rides for Veloce Santiago members and current Torture Clinic attendees, progressively increasing the distances, to prepare cyclists for their fastest and most exciting Breathless Agony ever!!

All ability levels will be represented, so there's no need to be shy about joining in.

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The Breathless Agony Ride

Kahler Cycling Academy is proud to organize and sponsor one of the most difficult bike rides in the Western United States -- The Breathless Agony Ride.

This 114-mile course climbs over 12,000 feet, with the last 42 miles all downhill. There are three fully supported distances available -- the 2, 3 or 4 pass options -- that enable any cyclist to participate without being forced to ride the entire distance.

Entry forms and information for the Breathless Agony as well as Kahler Cycling Academy's Breathless Agony Training Ride Series will be available after January 1st.

You can learn all about this great ride here

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Posi-Fit Cycling Position Analysis

When positioning a ride on a bicycle, it is the experience of the positioning administrator that is the single most important factor for success.

Robert Kahler has been involved in position analysis for 21 years. He has created his own Posi-Fit system and has positioned over 4000 riders for greater speed, power, and comfort.

With a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology and being a champion cyclist himself, Robert's knowledge is an essential component for your ultra-distance riding success -- or for any other type of cycling event you select.

Home  | Overview  | Ergometer Workout Calculator  | Torture Prelude Cycling Clinic  | 
The Torture Clinic  | Torture Clinic Flier  | Torture Clinic Photos  | Speed and Power Clinic  | 
S.W.E.A.T. Clinic  | Breathless Ergometers  | Breathless Agony Training Rides  | 
The Breathless Agony Ride  | Posi-Fit Cycling Position Analysis ]