Clinics For Triathletes

All clinics listed below are free. You do not need to be registered for the Grand Rapids Triathlon or be a member of the YMCA. They will be held at the downtown YMCA – David D. Hunting Center (475 Lake MI Drive) in the front classroom area. All clinics are classroom style. Registration for Triathlon Clinics not necessary. All are welcome. 

Triathlon 101 – Part A

Great for Beginner Triathletes

Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 9:00 AM

For athletes new to the sport or considering getting into triathlon. Equipment, training and racing tips, nutrition, transitions and USAT rules.

Swim Technique & Training

Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Open to all levels, but geared toward athletes looking to step beyond beginner. Swim stroke technique discussions and training recommendations.

Triathlon 101 – Part B

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 9:00 AM

Open to all levels, but geared toward athletes who would like to learn how to train more efficiently and productively.  Topics such as how to train with heart rate zones, proper taper for your event, improving your metabolic efficiency, strength training and much more.  This is a must attend for any triathlete with a goal to improve their performance this year.

Nutrition for Tri

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Learn a nutrition strategy that will reduce your risk of bonking or GI distress during your event.  Appropriate for all levels but key to success for longer distance triathletes. This strategy will not only improve performance but also general health.

Bike Clinic

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company
597 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company will host this tire repair clinic at their Ada location. Come join GR Tri and GRBC staff at this informative clinic that will be very useful come race day. Click here for Facebook event.

Race Day Clinic

Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 9:00 AM

Get all your questions answered for race day. For all participants of the Grand Rapids Triathlon. What to expect on race day, course details, logistics, where to park, transition location, wave start times, spectator info & more.

Athlete Yoga

Triathlete training is hard on your body and triathletes are often driven to push themselves to the limit.  This increases the risk of overuse injury unless you take time to bring your body back into balance.  Athlete Yoga is committed to helping athletes maintain a balanced body.

Join us after the Race Day Clinic for a quick 30 minute “Athlete Recovery Yoga” class designed to help give your body the re-set it needs to help you perform better and reduce the risk of overuse and acute injury.

Athlete Yoga is dedicated to bringing yoga TO athletes.  We specialize in yoga for kids’ sports teams, beginner and athlete yoga for adults.  Questions?  Email us at AthleteYoga.org@gmail.com . Find us on Facebook AthleteYoga.org and on Instagram AthleteYoga.org616

For more information about participating in The Grand Rapids Triathlon please contact us here or you can REGISTER today by clicking on the link in our menu.