February 2019

Dreaming of Speed

Speed or going fast in the swim, bike or run doesn't just happen because you want it or register for races. Speed it developed by effort in many aspects of your behaviors:

-Maintaining Race Weight/Body Composition-if you don't have the right amount of muscle or too much fat speed either can't be created or will be hard to maintain

-Practicing Fast- in your sport and resistance training you need to go really fast, not just hard,

-Go Easy-if you get caught trying to get a good workout or keeping up too often you will be tired, hungry and not practice really fast well

-Eat Clean- too much junk in your diet will challenge your recovery, limit your neurological system and could inflame you

-Sleep Enough-all systems and tissue need the chance to repair, recover and refuel for the next training

-Train Enough-both yearly and weekly repetition needs to happen to master the skill and create resilience to breakdown during training

February Specials


Free Drop Ins for those never doing a 6 week block of Yoga, Swim, Compu Trainer & Functional Weights*


$10 for 7 of DotFIT's $2 Bars*

*Check or cash only

Register for clinics here

Weight Loss-Get Started

Sun Feb 24th 5pm Are you ready to lose weight? Come learn on critical components and what to expect to be successful.

Metabolic Mastery

Sunday March 3rd 5pm

Clinic will help you understand how daily nutrition, fueling and training plan help you burn fat to have the performance & body composition that is possible for both at rest and during exercise along with how it impacts your health today and longterm with chronic disease

2019Programs -

Clinics for many goals

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. Matt@thefitnesspursuit.com

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

Feb Workouts: 10th Sun 6pm Swim

18th Mon 9am Run & Swim

23rd Sat 12pm 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, matt@thefitnesspursuit.com


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 www.dotfit.com


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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