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Our annual, periodized cycling program is science-backed and performance-based with the aim to produce peak performance during the summer months. Take part in our on-site instructor-led group classes. Ride your own bike on our CompuTrainers. Store your bike with us. On-going regular assessments used to determine initial personal training zones and monitor fitness improvements over time. Program levels and fees can be found here.

WattsUp offers a road race specific program each November to March. This is a program separate from the regular, more generic WattsUp program and is designed for cyclists who are competitive road racers or want to become competitive road racers. And while it is a "competitive" program, it is open to all levels of fitness... it is not only for the fastest racers. For more information, visit: wattsupcyling.ca/raceprogram.html.

The same program that is being performed on-site in our studio, delivered to you at home over the internet. The WattsUp program performed on your schedule, at your convenience, at your home. Ultra-convenient and time-efficient, as well as cost-effective. More information / sign up here.

Massage is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissue and joints of the body for the prevention of physical dysfunction and pain reduction.

Miranda Tomenson is a Registered Massage Therapist and offers her RMT services on site at WattsUp Cycling. Miranda is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School for Massage Therapy, McGill University and the University of Toronto. Miranda is also a lifelong endurance athlete and current professional long course triathlete. Her experience in cycling and triathlon and her knowledge of molecular biology, physiology, biomechanics, sports & massage therapy combine to give her an in depth understanding of the human body and how massage can help to optimize its function. Miranda's goal for each athlete is to enable him or her to return to their endurance sport pain free.

Miranda is accepting new clients/athletes and can be reached at miranda@wattsupcycling.ca.

WattsUp members training in our studio have access to a cycling-specific strength training program. The strength program is done on-site in our strength training area, separate from the regular cycling program. The program involves an additional monthly fee. The program is very specific, basic (and therefore effective), safe, and monitored. Members who have the time and energy to incorporate the strength program into their regular workout routine are guaranteed to get stronger on the bike. For WattsUp members only.

WattsUp's founder/owner, Adam Johnston, remains active in personal coaching. Each year Adam works with a handful of athletes to assist them to achieving their endurance-related goals. He's been coaching endurance athletes since 1999, having helped hundreds of athletes remain healthy, train consistently, achieve new heights in their fitness, and go onto becoming first time finishers and setting personal bests. Adam's worked with first timers, seasoned age groupers, and elite athletes alike. Primarily triathletes, cyclists, and runners. He's been fortunate to work with athletes who have qualified for and competed in: Hawaii Ironman (age group), 70.3 World Championships (elite and age group), ITU World Championships (elite and age group), National Olympic Triathlon Championships (elite and age group), and the Boston Marathon.

Adam's focus while coaching is on ensuring the program fits the athlete. And not the other way around. He places emphasis on training-life balance, realistic expectations, enjoying the process vs the outcome, and balance within the training program. He has worked both with WattsUp Cycling athletes and remote athletes equally well.

Personal coaching is $300 / month +HST. Adam's roster is typically in flux through the fall, and settles in for the winter through to the following fall. Feel free to inquire anytime about the availability of Adam's personal coaching service.

Bike mechanical work is done on-site. Ultra convenient for the athlete, who (typically) leaves their bike at WattsUp through the fall/winter/spring. Service performed in-between class times, and performed by one of our very own instructors, Nick Di Cristofaro, a fully qualified/certified bike mechanic. No job too big or too small. We do not have a minimum charge for services performed. Prices below do not include parts.

Basic Tune, $75 + HST:

  • Frame & Fork Safety Inspection
  • Drivetrain Component wear inspection & Cable/Housing Inspection
  • Bearing Wear Inspection (Wheel Bearings/Bottom Bracket/Headset/Pulley Wheels and Pedals)
  • Drivetrain Clean (On Bike) and Lubrication
  • Frame Wipe Down
  • Gear Adjust and Tune
  • Brake Adjust
  • Minor Wheel Truing (On Bike)
  • Headset/Bottom Bracket Adjust
  • Full Bike Bolt Torque Check and Adjustment
  • Post Service Test Ride

Major Tune, $100 + HST:

  • Frame & Fork Safety Inspection
  • Drivetrain Component wear inspection & Cable/Housing Inspection
  • Bearing Wear Inspection (Wheel Bearings/Bottom Bracket/Headset/Pulley Wheels/Pedals)
  • Gear Adjust and Tune
  • Brake Adjust
  • Headset/Bottom Bracket Adjust
  • Full Bike Bolt Torque Check and Adjustment
  • Post Service Test Ride
  • Full Drivetrain "Strip, Soak and Scrub" off bike and lubrication
  • Frame Clean and Polish
  • Full Wheel Truing

Complete Overhaul, $220 + HST:

  • Frame & Fork Safety Inspection
  • Drivetrain Component wear inspection
  • Bearing Wear Inspection (Wheel Bearings/Bottom Bracket/Headset/Pulley Wheels/Pedals)
  • Gear Adjust and Tune
  • Brake Adjust
  • Full Bike Bolt Torque Check and Adjustment
  • Post Service Test Ride
  • Complete Component Stripping To Bare Frame
  • Frame Clean and Polish, Thread Cleaning/Facing
  • Derailleur Hanger Alignment
  • Full Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul
  • Headset/Bottom Bracket Overhaul & Adjust
  • Inner Cable and Housing Replacement

Bike fitting provided by our bike fit partner Scott Judges of Fitt 1st.

1. Size Cycle / New Bike Fits
For athletes shopping for a bike. Use a size cycle fit to zero in on bikes that are a suitable size for you. Rule out bikes that do not fit you. Measure first, purchase second.
Fee = $139 + HST

2. Existing Road Bike Fits
For athletes who already have a road bike. Bring your road bike in and undergo a comprehensive fit. Expect 3 to 5 hours for the fit process. Bring a lunch! And be prepared to feel altogether more comfortable, strong, and efficient on your bike by the end of the fit.
Fee = $329 + HST.

3. Existing Time Trial / Triathlon Fits
For the triathletes and time trialists out there. Bring your TT bike in and undergo a comprehensive fit. Expect 3 to 5 hours for the fit process. Bring a lunch and an energy gel! Be prepared to feel altogether more comfortable, strong, and efficient on your bike by the end of the fit.
Fee = $359 + HST.

Notes:

  • fits are scheduled with Scott Judges (fitt1stbikefitting@gmail.com)
  • fits are billed by Fitt 1st
  • fees do not include the cost of additional bike parts that arise from the bike fit
  • additional bike parts, if purchased, are handled between Fitt 1st and the athlete
  • fits are conducted at Fitt 1st, not at WattsUp Cycling

eLoad offers a wide range of clever products aimed at helping endurance athletes perform to their potential. The science, experience, and practical application that has gone into the design and development of eLoad products is second to none. And it's a Toronto-based, Canadian-owned company!

WattsUp is pleased to retail eLoad products to it's athletes. We carry several of the eLoad products on site, available for immediate pick up when visiting our studio. We carry:

eLoad sports drink: an electrolyte and energy mix with physiological ratios of sodium potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Low acid, low sweetness, no colors or artificial flavors or preservatives or resistant startch. Available in 1.5 kg tubs.

eLoad energy gels: for the maintenance of muscle sugar levels during exercise. Used just prior to, during, and shortly after exercise/training. Available by the box.

eLoad FLY: a tasteless 100% carbohydrate fuel that can be mixed with eLoad sports drink or plain water. Excellent substitute for gels and/or 'real' food whilst exercising. Scalable to your specific caloric requirements. Available in 1.2 kg tubs.

eLoad Zone Caps x 5: physiological electrolyte ratios in a pill form. Taken with any of the eLoad product line to achieve one's specific electrolyte requirements. 1 capsule contains 250 mg of sodium, among other ingredients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Available in bottles of 75 capsules.

eMend recovery formula: formulated to restore and repair muscle post-exercise. Available in 880 g tubs.

WattsUp proudly retails the industry-leading indoor power-based trainer, CompuTrainer. For the past 25 years, CompuTrainer has been the gold standard of indoor cycling trainers. Hand assembled in the USA, every unit is built to exacting specifications to ensure lab-tested accuracy and reliability. The WattsUp HomeCycling program works seamlessly with the CompuTrainer's ergometer mode.

  • $1799 US + HST
  • price includes handlebar controller stand, shipping to WattsUp Cycling, and custom/border fees
  • includes one free month of WattsUp HomeCycling program!
  • does not include a puck optical cadence sensor
  • final pricing subject to US/CAN exchange rate
  • delivery time approximately 10 to 14 days upon placing order
  • pick up from WattsUp Cycling (38 Torlake Cres, Toronto)
  • delivery and set up available for an additional fee

Lactate Testing
We offer stand-alone lactate testing services. Athletes use lactate tests for a number of reasons, including to measure their current fitness level and help determine reasonable training zones/guidelines. Lactate testing requires 90 minutes of your time, only half of which is spent on the bike (or run). We use a ramp test protocol, which has you starting out very light and building throughout the test to a medium hard effort by the end. It is not a maximal effort test, nor are the results dependent on your level of motivation. Athletes walk away with a simple two-page report summarizing their test results and suggested training zones.
Lactate Testing = $150 + HST

Time Trialling
Athletes part of the WattsUp program undergo regular lactate testing. And they have the option of tacking on a 5 minute time trial at the end of their lactate testing session (which we encourage). The results of the time trial help solidify, and in some cases modify, the training zone guidelines determined from the lactate testing session. In addition, it provides a terrific real-time athlete-coach interaction where our tester is right beside the athlete, providing coaching and motivational cues. Unlike the lactate test, the time trial is a maximal effort test and the results are completely dependent on your level of motivation.
Lactate Testing + Time Trial = $175 + HST

Altitude training is a training tool that is used by almost all of the world's top performing endurance athletes. Yet it's never really distilled it's way down to the amateur / age group population, largely due to logistics and economics. For those athletes living in proximity to WattsUp Cycling, however, altitude training is now available. We have an altitude generator on site, courtesy of AltitudeTech, which allows an athlete to ride (or run) while breathing low-oxygenated air.

We keep the altitude training protocol simple, as we like simple. (It's easy to get lost in the science and application of altitude training.) Once you purchase your personal altitude training mask (from us), you get unlimited access to the altitude generator for the month. We'll provide instruction on how to use the generator, and guidance on how to implement it into your training routine. Though the nuts and bolts of the protocol is to spend as much time breathing low-oxygenated air while riding at an easy intensity as you can. Athletes find using the machine during warm up and cool down of their regular WattsUp classes convenient. And if they have additional time within their week, to do some short recovery rides at altitude in-between their quality workouts.

Altitude training = $200 / month + HST