Our Elite Sponsors go above and beyond for the club. In addition to providing discounts to our members, the club relies on these businesses for its general programming. Our Elite sponsors actively promote the club and help keep our members informed by speaking at monthly meetings, hosting clinics for the Newbie Program, and/or providing significant CTC discounts on their general programs! Thank them for all the support they give the club by paying them a visit!
Chicago Blue Dolphins (CBD) is an aquatic fitness business delivering state-of-the-art swim instruction and training programs. Since our founding in 2003, providing swim-leg support for triathletes has been at the center of our business; our support comes in the form of instruction and group swim training programs.For those looking to improve their general swimming and open water swim technique, CBD offers private and semi-private lessons, small group, larger group, and CTC-exclusive group clinics. We use such tools as underwater video analysis, mirrors, in-water coaching, and creative pool toys to get the skills across to you quickly and easily.
For those looking for structured group training, CBD offers large group swims throughout the week: our Fast Forward and Masters swimming programs. The Fast Forward program provided technology-enhanced, accelerated learning to triathletes with a desire to transform their swimming and crush old swim splits. Fast Forward includes coach-intensive group swims, individualized technique-improvement plans, periodic video taping, and tri-distance specific practices for you to do on your own. The Masters program is targeted to more advanced swimmers who are looking for a more competitive swimming approach — interval sets, four-stroke practices, sprint sets, etc. And, for those of you with children, we offer child lessons from ages 6 months and up to get your li’l triathlete swimming early and often!
CTC members receive a 10% discount off all instruction at the CBD swim studio and a 10% discount off all session memberships for CBD Fast Forward or Masters group practices. CTC members who join the CBD Masters swim team get an additional 10% off all services offered at the CBD swim studio. CBD will also be offering two CTC members only small group clinics through the Newbie Program, as well as discounted CTC-only classes (details will be posted on the Forum when these are offered). For more information, call our office at 773.342.7250, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit:www.chicagobluedolphins.com.
Get a Grip Cycles Irving Park Pro Shop (621 W Fulton St) is a full service bike shop where you can get your bike serviced, look at upgrades, pick up some nutrition, and get outfitted with wonderful cycling specific clothing.GAG periodically offer free informational clinics to learn more about bike fitting and performance, tech talks, and bike maintenance. From the Novice to the Elite, we have the resources to get you to the next level in your cycling. Our goal is to make sure your bike is fitted and running perfectly so all that you need to focus on is your training and enjoyment, not your gear.
CTC members receive 10% off bikes and wheels, 15% off accessories, 20% off fit services and labor (3/1-9/30), 50% off labor (10/1-2/28), 15% off bike dismantling/reassembly in conjunction with CTC bike box use.
Get-a-Grip also sells and distributes CTC merchandise such as uniforms and new member t-shirts. Additionally, they also store and rent out our bike boxes for us, as well as provide CTC-only informational clinics.
For more information, go to www.getagripcycles.comTriHarder Multisports
TriHarder Multisports LLC offers personalized coaching to triathletes, cyclists, and runners of all abilities using science based principles. Coach Matt holds a doctoral and master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in sports science and nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. Coach Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University.Matt and Lauren hold advanced USA Triathlon coaching certifications and have over 20 years of combined coaching experience. They are also avid athletes and have competed in triathlons, cycling, and running races at the local through World Championship level. Contact Matt (email@example.com) or Lauren (firstname.lastname@example.org) and find how they can help you reach your goals.
TriHarder offers the following discounts to CTC members: 25% off initial consultations for individualized coaching & 15% off performance testing
TriMonster is the endurance training group of Fitness Formula Clubs. They provide a variety of group-focused endurance training programs within a friendly, structured and social environment. Whether your goal is to simply finish your first triathlon or realize a new personal best, we can help. We truly believe there is nothing more effective than training in a group setting – which provides accountability (to show up) and motivation (to push a little harder). Our 100% intimidation-free philosophy also means that anyone can register for any program without committing to an up-front payment.
CTC Members enjoy the following discounts at FFC: 1-month of FFC Endurance Membership (TriMonster Unlimited) when you join, $25 off CompuTrainer Cycling, $25 off Swim Technique, $25 off VO2 Max Performance Test + 30min Training Plan Consult. See the Members Only Discounts Page for the discount codes to redeem these offer!
Why run all over town to train at multiple different locations for your weekly swim/bike/run workouts? Just a block away from our CTC monthly meetings you can make FFC your health club and pay only $80 a month extra for unlimited access to over 25 computrainer, swim technique, running, and cross-training focused classes per week!
Well-Fit, Inc. is owned by Sharone Aharon who has been involved in sports and fitness for the nearly two decades. In more recent years, he has competed in more than 30 triathlon races around the world, three of them at the World Triathlon Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Currently, Sharone coaches athletes of all ability levels. His philosophy: Delivering understandable, easy to follow program that is based on scientific research and real life experience. Testing and gathering athlete’s information is the basis for program development. Motivation and measurement of results are necessary for program adjustment and progression. All tailored around the athlete goals, lifestyle and attitude.
CTC members receive a 15% discount for all Well-Fit training and classes except Ironman programs; as well as $100 off Fall Ironman and IM Canada training programs. Prices are reflected directly on their website. Well-Fit also provides the training plan and coach for the CTC Newbie Program, in addition to several additional clinics for our newbies.
For more information, visit: wellfitinc.com.
Vision Quest Coaching believes in providing world-class training, access to cutting edge science and professional-level insight to endurance athletes of all types: from first timers to professionals. At VQ, education comes in the form of science-based testing,clinics featuring some of the most impressive figures in the endurance sports field and a training approach that is flexible and customized for every athlete. VQ believes that true success is only achieved when athletes accomplish their goals. This takes discipline and dedication from the athlete, as well as access to experience and knowledge. Vision Quest Coaching’s mission is to provide both.
Vision Quest offers CTC members specials throughout the year, including a free computrainer class with the purchase of an 8-class pack, and discounts on their other programs. Details of these specials are announced in the CTC Newsletter as they come out. VQ is designating the following computrainer classes as "CTC Hour": Tuesdays 7:30pm and Wednesdays 6am classes. They encourage CTC members to sign up for one of those classes so that they can work out with other members; however CTCers are free to use their CTC discount at any class that fits their schedule.
Vision Quest Coaching is located at: 2525 N. Elston, Chicago and 1923 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park www.visionquestcoaching.com 877-851-VQVQ (8787) (email@example.com)