What is CompuTrainer Indoor Cycling?
A CompuTrainer is a premier indoor bike trainer with a precision ergometer measuring power wattage, heart rate and cadence. It’s what professional and avid triathletes and cyclists use to train hard and increase their fitness while riding indoors on their own bike.
In our FFC CompuTrainer Studio, you’ll bring in your own bike (road or triathlon bikes preferred) and first test your cycling fitness in a group setting with up to 16 athletes to determine your “functional threshold power” (FTP). Each week thereafter you’ll get custom-tailored intensity workouts and virtual rides that will quickly improve your cycling fitness, endurance, and explosive power as you burn up to 1,000 calories per hour!
You can also experience simulated bike routes of any bike course in the world, including famous triathlon and Iron-distance events, or challenging climbs of the Tour De France. These training programs are a “must do” for anyone working towards a century bike ride, triathlon, or looking to improve their overall aerobic fitness while enjoying a fun group setting!
Avoid the crowded lake front bike path, turbulent Chicago weather, long drives to the suburbs and train with power at FFC!
CompuTrainer Programs & Services
POWER, ENDURANCE, and TIME TRIAL Cycling (8 weeks)
Our most popular power-based indoor cycling programs! During these 8-week classes you’ll meet once per week for 90 minutes (up to 2.5 hours in “Endurance Cycling” classes) to learn how to train using power, cadence, and heart rate in a fun group setting as you take your cycling skills and endurance to the next level with high intensity workouts that will make you sweat buckets and burn up to 1,000 calories per workout!
With custom tailored workouts that are programmed to your ability level, 5 HDTVs of cycling information and videos, and a beautiful Chicago skyline view, this cycling experience is truly something to behold. You’ll learn how to improve your pedal stroke mechanics and train like professional cyclists and triathletes do in this high-tech CompuTrainer studio – all while avoiding the crowded lake front, city streets, and inclement weather.
So come bring your own bike and burn up to 1,000 calories per workout and you’ll quickly see what real power-based cycling workouts are all about. Athletes typically see 10-15% improvement in just a few months! Visit ffc.com/computrainer for the latest schedule of classes, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Purchase online: here!
• Class Reschedule Policy: You are permitted one makeup class per (8-week) session to attend another class during the same week, limited based on availability.
Single Rides and Threshold Testing
Attend any CompuTrainer workout! Whether you want to perform a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Test or attend a group workout, you can hop in anytime (space permitting)! Simply purchase a “Single Ride” and RSVP via ffc.com/contact/endurance-rsvp for any “Power Cycling,” “Endurance Cycling,” or “Time Trial Racing” workout. For threshold testing, please contact email@example.com to check for availability.
- 1 Ride – $20 Member & $25 Non-Member
- 5 Rides – $95 Member & $120 Non-Member
- 10 Rides – $170 Member & $220 Non-Member
- Unlimited per Month – $150 Member & $200 Non-Member
- Purchase online here!
*5 & 10 Ride Packages expire 6 months (180 days) from the sale date.
CompuTrainer “Anytime” Rides
Do you want to ride in the CompuTrainer studio but you can’t make the regular class times? Are you cyclist looking for an intense workout or a triathlete who wants to perform a long ride on a challenging Iron-distance course? Do you want to test your pedaling efficiency with a SpinScan pedal stroke analysis while riding a 3D bike course? Purchase an “Anytime” ride and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to schedule an appointment.
Coached Private Ride Performance Assessments
Do you want to learn how to improve your pedal stroke and develop cycling skills while riding alongside a USA Triathlon or USA Cycling certified coach? Schedule a one-on-one private coached workout, including a consultation of your training progress, goals, and performances and you’ll receive a private bike fitting, comprehensive summary report with with recommendations and customized heart rate and power training zones based on results of a complete suite of performance tests. Contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
- CompuTrainer Anytime Ride ($30+ value)
- Private Bike Fitting ($30+ value)
- Performance Assessment Summary Report w/ Power & Hear Rate Training Zones, Peak Power Report, and more!
Half & Full Long-Course Triathlon Training (6 or 8 months)
Bundle 1 or more CompuTrainer sessions, plus 1 or more Swim Technique session per week for 6+ months, and you can customize your own 6 or 8 month triathlon training program – complete with an online training plan in TrainingPeaks and TriMonster team triathlon jersey. 8-month program also includes a pair of tri shorts. These “a la carte” packages are perfect for any triathlete – especially those who need flexibility in their training! Visit TriMonster or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Group Studio Rentals
Do you want to run your own time trial competition with a group of friends or coworkers? Are you part of a cycling or triathlon club and want your own private event or weekly training sessions? Fully coached or administered private and semi-private group studio rentals are available from $150-300 per session ($10-$15 per person). Contact us at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a session.
Basic Bike Fitting
Do you want a personal USA Cycling coach assist in fine tuning your bike fit for greater performance? Get a certified coach to provide a basic 30-60 minute bike fitting consultation using goniometer measurements and SpinScan pedal stroke analysis while learning more about how to optimize your bike fit for more strength, endurance, and comfort in the saddle. Tweaks will be made to your bike saddle and cleat position if necessary during the session and you’ll also receive discounts to local bike shops providing more advanced bike fitting services, recommendations for improvements or equipment changes, and referrals for any physical therapy needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a session.
Rear Wheel Skewers
Bikes require a special rear wheel skewer to fit on the CompuTrainer. Purchase now and the skewer will be available in the CompuTrainer Center. You can also purchase the rear wheel skewer at the FFC Lincoln Park front desk.
Prefer not to carry your bike to the club each CompuTrainer Class, store your bike on-site at FFC Lincoln Park. First and last month storage rate will be charged up front. Participant required to bring their own lock.
Latest CompuTrainer News
Whether you are a beginner interested in supervised circuit training or an athlete looking for high intensity conditioning, the new Performance Center at FFC Lincoln Park is the place to be.
The new space will be equipped so that members can perform functional exercises designed to optimize fitness. Join motivating small group training sessions or utilize the center on your own.
- Is your goal to:
- Increase speed & endurance?
- Improve agility & flexibility?
- Build posture & strength?
- As a group participant you will be coached through:
- Explosive athletic drills
- Heart-pumping plyometric moves
- Powerful Olympic lifts
- Core-strengthening suspension exercises
- Cardiovascular challenges
- You can expect to achieve maximum results with:
- Specialized fitness equipment
- Heart rate monitoring systems
- Encouraging, friendly competition
- Safe turf training area
Look for the official Performance Center to open in November. For more information contact Scott Lewandowski at email@example.com
Are you an avid cyclist? Are you training for a triathlon or cycling event? The next eight-week Computrainer session begins at FFC Lincoln Park on Tuesday, September 3. Click here for all the details. The next session of TriMonster Swim Technique also begins Tuesday, September 3. From first timers just learning to swim, to seasoned triathletes of all ages, this program is open to all levels of swimmers. Find all the information here. Questions? Contact Joy Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FFC’s CompuTrainer Studio was featured in a Health & Fitness story in Men’s Book. The CompuTrainer Studio allows you to ride your bike indoors on any number of courses, from Ironman triathlons to the California coast. You learn how to train using power, cadence, and heart rate in a fun group setting as you take your cycling skills and endurance to the next level. Click here to read the story.