CTS Launches “CTS Live” with Virtual Coach-Led Indoor Cycling Classes on Velocity Platform
February 12, 2024
CTS Live memberships available are available to anyone and start with two-week free trial.
Colorado Springs, CO /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – CTS, the worldwide leader in endurance coaching, today announced the launch of “CTS Live”, a subscription service offering coach-led virtual cycling classes on the Velocity platform. CTS Live subscriptions are available to anyone, starting with a two-week free trial, providing CTS-coached and non-coached athletes an opportunity to train with and learn from professional CTS Coaches.
CTS chose the Velocity platform because it provides an unprecedented level of direct coach-athlete interaction, opportunities for genuine instruction, and meaningful gamification. Created by Robbie Ventura and his team, Velocity is the only software solution designed to enable coaches to leverage real-time, in-workout instruction, including form and technique guidance based on two-way video and audio. Coaches can also see athletes’ performance data and interval compliance, in real time, to provide immediate feedback.
“CTS Live is real-time coaching, rather than cheerleading on bikes. There is nothing else like it on the market today. The platform is robust, capable and polished. Notably, the real-time feedback to the athlete from the coach, on-screen data, and useful gamification sets this platform apart from all others” said Jeff Pierce, CEO of CTS.
A unique offering in a crowded space
There is no shortage of virtual cycling apps and experiences. CTS Live sets itself apart from indoor cycling apps like Zwift, Trainerroad, Wahoo SYSTM, etc. by offering athletes opportunities to learn directly from CTS Coaches in real-time. During structured workouts, coaches can monitor athletes’ real-time training data, including power output, cadence, and heart rate. Athletes have the option to share their video feed with the coach and audio features allow for conversation between coaches and athletes. For gamification, athletes can earn points by learning to control power and cadence within prescribed ranges.
“I’ve created indoor cycling content for more than 20 years, and the compelling aspect of CTS Live is the combination of real-time instruction, individualized feedback, community engagement, and top-quality structured workouts,” said Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach and co-author of “Ride Inside” with Joe Friel and “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” with Chris Carmichael.
Rutberg will be leading Time-Crunched Cyclist-themed classes on Wednesday evenings at 5:00pm Mountain Time. The initial line-up of CTS Coaches also includes 5-time French Cyclocross National Champion Caroline Mani, 6-time US Masters National Champion Renee Eastman, and multi-discipline cycling competitor Matt Freeman. Members will have unlimited access to join live workouts, ride along with the recorded video at scheduled “replay” times, or use any recorded workouts on-demand.
“CTS is one of the most respected coaching companies in the US and abroad, so it’s privilege to have them chose Velocity for their virtual training. Their elite coaches have already embraced the platform and it’s going to be exciting to help them establish more powerful connections with their athletes,” said Robbie Ventura, President of Velocity.
About CTS (trainright.com)
Since its inception in 2000, CTS has championed excellence in endurance coaching, consistently elevating the performance of dedicated athletes around the globe. Founded by Chris Carmichael and now led by Jeff Pierce, our team of more than 50 professional coaches is committed to transforming lives through personalized coaching that fuels healthy, goal-oriented lifestyles. The CTS approach transcends physical training; it’s about empowering each athlete with knowledge, inspiration, and the tools to surpass their goals. Offering a spectrum of services ranging from bespoke coaching and tailored training plans to immersive training camps, CTS ensures athletes at every level benefit from working with top-tier professionals.
About Velocity Indoor Cycling
Velocity is an end-to-end SaaS solution for coaches to operate their virtual cycling businesses. Leveraging integrated real-time metrics and a video-based platform, Velocity enables coaches to lead live workout to share in-the-moment feedback and guidance to their athletes, strengthen and grow their communities and improve athlete retention. When live workouts are completed, they become immediately available for on-demand access or replays (Just like a live class, but the coach video is recording). Every coach has their own private business on the platform that limits athlete exposure to only their content and can be customized to brand. With optional direct marketing integrations and payment management tools, Velocity can be a complete “business-in-a-box”.