December 2018


2018 seems to be leading to a Fatter TFP. Yes, I said it. On purpose, the programming backed off of pushing getting to a lower race weight. Partially to see what the end result would be and partial a sense that motivation to get coached was less. Could you be healthier? I sense not as many gain from behaviors that don't support health and injury prevention. Focusing on keeping weight down seems to lead to more consistent behaviors that allow you to workout well, not get sick and not get injured.

Now in 2019, what are we going to do and why? We will be getting back to Elite Body Comp Weight Loss Program, Drop 20-40, Body Fat Testing, Metabolic Testing and aligning goals with weight management, behaviors & races. We want to see you race healthier, be healthier long term and be higher excited & motivated to go faster than you have. Now, talk with TFP staff on how to get started for your goals. Metabolic Testing and/or Body Fat Testing is a great way to start. Now, watch around you as TFPers transform and the positive energy becomes contagious!

December specials


Get 20% off Gear(all non calorie items even TFP cloths) when you post a picture of you wearing TFP Logo Clothing & write a positive post trying to inspire others while tagging Coach Matt*


Get 20% off Fuel(all calorie items even) when you post a picture of you consuming a fuel from TFP & write a positvie post trying to inspire others while tagging The Fitness Pursuit*


The person's post that receives the most total likes/love type reactions will get a Gear & Fuel packet from Coach Matt

*Check or cash only

Register for clinics here

Feeding Your Youth Athlete

Sun Dec 16th 645pm Clinic will educate you on the athletes need for calories, nutrients and leave you with many ideas to help them thrive and reduce injury risk.

Weight Loss Success Clinic

Sun Dec 30th 615pm Are you ready to be to lose weight? Come learn on critical components and what to expect to be successful.

2019Programs -

Clinics for many goals

This Sat Dec 15th 10:30-12:30 OPEN HOUSE

--Please spread the word -last month was a huge success -2 local facilities have Closed so we want to be available -MULTIPLE Coaches will be on hand at STC & Main Studio to consult with

New Program Registration Sun Dec 16th 9pm

Compu Trainer Long Courses(60min intervals & 60min endurance)

Sat 545am

Sun 615am

Sun 830am

Sun 1045am

Adult STC

Wed 9am

Fri 5am

Youth STC

Tu 4pm L2

Wed 10am L2

Wed 11am L1

Wed 3pm L1

Wed 330pm L1

Fri 4pm L3

Sat 9am L1

Sat 930am L1

Sat 10am L2

Sat 11am L3

FMS Screenings(functional movement screening) Thur Dec 20th 715, 745 & 815pm Research shows that right-left asymmetries can increase risk of injuries and decrease performance. Find out areas of functional movement that can be improved by attending a Functional Movement Screen clinic with Coach Jen. She will individually test 7 fundamental movement patterns. Established in 1995, Functional Movement Systems has worked with the NHL, NFL, major colleges, MLB, US Military, and other organizations.

Holiday Workouts

Sat Dec 22nd 9am Holiday CT Watts (first half) and Heavy Leg Strength Training mixed with Core and Sprinkled with Plyometrics (second half)

Dec 24 Mon Workout Options 6-7am Weights & Cardio holiday combo. 7:15-8:15 Compu Trainer Holiday challenge intervals 8:30-9:30 Swim recovery swim with technique & drill work.

Tu Jan 1st 7am Compu Trainer- Mountain Intervals w/Matt Tu Jan 1st 830am Big Burn Bootcamp

Preseason Perfection Run Program -Saturdays 8am starting Dec 29th -registration opens Sun at 9pm Program will focus on being run prepared for 2019. The program will focus on being prepared for the Cary Half Marathon on March 17th but not a requirement. Along with the Sat 8am longer run and/or skill work will be during a weekly Tuesdays 845am and/or 630pm after a few weeks of the program conditioning. We are making sure you are really ready!

Metabolic Testing

This testing is something I oversaw for 12yrs at TFP but are now choosing to contract it out so we can focus on training but it will continue to be a foundation of TFP coaching both Endurance Athletes & common fitness people looking to feel well and push off disease. A bonus, they offer a full body Dexascan to tell you your fat, muscle & bone levels in all areas of your body.

How it helps us: -we know HR zones are right -we know cal/min in each zone, loss over hours -we know what fuel you are losing and know need to maintain energy -we know what is the potential fat burning %, if below, the urgency to make change for to reduce fatigue, injury & bonking -we know the correlation to future health if low fat burning is the result

Here are the options we have set up for TFPers:

2 Months of Basic Training Plan + 2 Tests = $560 2 Months of Basic Nutrition Coaching + 2 Tests = $400 2 Personal Training Hour Sessions + 2 Tests = $270 Monthly Metabolic Clinic + 2 Tests = $220

Next Clinic is Dec 16th 5pm.

I will help get the test set up. Email me when is good for you.

Aquatic Pursuit is open for registration: -@ Mundelein Park District Pool -Coached by Coach Matt & Lauri -Sundays 650-8am -Jan 27th-May 5th, ONLY 2 sessions!!!! -workouts progress to be prepped for Summer TRI -ALL abilities & ages welcome as each lane is by ability -REGISTER NOW as spots are limited!!! It is under Aqua Pursuit-8759

Shop TFP Gear from home!!! -you can pick up at TFP or have it shipped to you -get geared up for outdoor training and racing -make sure your old still fits or isn’t worn out -bike & Tri shorts seem to last 2-3yrs so I bet it is time to experience a nice new padded butt!!

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​YOUTH Sessions

Dec Workouts: 15th Sat 1pm Run & Weights 16th 645pm Clinic-Feeding Your Young Athlete 26th 12pm Run & Swim 28th 1045am Compu Trainer & Run 31st 9am Run & Swim Jan 3rd 615pm Run & Weights

Training Plans

R U ready to get coached on what do do weekly in 2019 goals of a running race, bike event and/or TRI? TFP Coaches can help you do your first, a new PR, Qualify and/or trouble shoot past errors/injuries.

Training Plan includes: -use Training Peaks online systems premium account paid by TFP -free downloading of device -your schedule, goals & past are considered -unlimited email communication

Options for the service: $ 260 premium -plan laid out up to 2 weeks -unlimited phone -unlimited changes

$180 Basic -plan laid out up to 3 weeks -1 phone per month -1 change per month Coaches are ready to help you. Email me and I can help you get matched up,


TFPers get discounts on many items

Something Brewing-remind at check out(fyi they will know if you are lying as they workout at TFP)

M&M Cyclery-remind at checkout(fyi they will know if you are lying as they workout at TFP & Coaches work there)

Recovery Pump-email coach Matt to get code

Rudy Project-email coach Matt to get code

Xterra Wetsuits-email coach Matt to get code

Spri Products-email coach Matt to get code

dotFIT Home Shipping-set up account at


Here is your chance to be able to hear and see what you are doing with your swim stroke. Set up a session with staff for your video taping.

Fee is $80/hr

You get the files from the session.

Rentals can be done at TFP. This means you get use of the facility but without coaching STC Swim Lane-times will be posted on the Registration page. $15 per person per hour.

How they work-show up at your time, you get to use 1 lane, have suit, towel and goggles and you may use the timers Compu Trainer-options are when CT or Yoga is not happening and when staff is at TFP, which is most of the other hours. Email Matt to reserve a rental. $15 per person per hour

How they work-show up 10-15min before to set up, you get use of the room for 1hr, let coach know what type of terrain or wattage course you want, set up your bike, have fuel for your ride, after you have warmed up enough to calibrate, let coach know to calibrate you, calibrate, coach will start you and then clean up after yourself.

Treadmill-options for a treadmill on that not so nice day outside/you want to hit those pace intervals and when PT clients are not using the treadmills. Email Matt to request a time. $10 per person per hour

How they work- you get to use the treadmill for 1hr, you can use 1 or more fans if available, you can open door if reasonable, have fuel needed for run and clean up after yourself.


- Coach/Personal Trainer-1 needed

WE produce some amazing results together!

Contact Coach Matt if you are interested or know someone.

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