Coaching Services

If you’re looking to take your training to the next level, preparing for an upcoming event, or looking for ways to get the most out of the time you have to work out, coaching can be an invaluable resource. Hefler Performance Coaching offers full-service coaching that includes training plans and workout data review through TrainingPeaks, backed by ongoing support and wisdom from our experienced team. Please contact us to discuss rates.

Meet Our Coaches

Susan Hefler M.S.
USAC Elite Coach/Exercise Physiologist
Susan combines the science of coaching with the experience of competition to yield an effective method of coaching that produces great results! Susan holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and Peptide Chemistry. She is highly experienced as an elite level athlete and has extensive knowledge and experience in sports performance, physiology, and sports nutrition. Susan works closely with her athletes and provides real skills to help them focus in areas of planning and strategic thinking.

Racer Joshua Mordin on working with Susan: “I’ve been working with her for about a year. While I know I’ll never fulfill my dream of riding in the pro peloton, she’s given me the tools and confidence to be able to do more and really enjoy riding and racing. Just having someone other than me to hold me accountable for training when I’d rather be eating cheeseburgers while watching football is a huge benefit.”

Professional cyclist Lindsay Bayer on working with Susan: “I’ve been working with Susan Hefler since the early part of 2014 and she has done amazing things for my riding – I had a bad start to the year, but after working with her, all of my numbers have improved and I feel so much more confident. Her dedication to training and guiding her athletes provided the spark I needed to remember why I love to race. Where before I was seriously considering quitting, now I can’t wait for the 2015 season to start.”

Pierre Pelletier CSMT
USAC Elite Coach, Certified Sports Massage Therapist, Professional Bicycle Fitting
Pierre has over 20 years experience as an elite level athlete and brings offers extensive expertise to his clients in bodywork, bike fit, and coaching. He has worked extensively with athletes in cycling, running, cross country ski racing, triathlon, and alpine akiing. Some of Pierre’s past clients include the U.S. Cycling Team, U.S. Ski Team, several top professional cycling teams, and numerous professional and amateur endurance athletes. Pierre combines an array of therapeutic bodywork and wellness techniques to improve athletic performance and minimize injury and overuse issues.

Racer and pro-team mechanic Andrew Steele on working with Pierre: “He knows his stuff. He’s an educated fitter and is constantly engaging with new technologies to help get the most out of the man-machine combination. I’ve walked away from conversations with him very impressed, which isn’t always the case with some ‘professionals’. Before you spend $2,000 on a wheelset or buy carbon parts that are supposed to make your bike more comfortable, spend a fraction of that on getting your bike to work with you. Or on some corrective therapy that can actually fix the root cause of the pains that have been around since before you can remember.”

Blair Berbert
Blair brings active and ongoing experience in training, racing, and team building to his coaching. He enjoys working with developing athletes who are driven by the process of improving and growing as an athlete and as a person. Cycling is far too hard a sport to succeed without internal motivation, and riders who can learn to find the intrinsic rewards in the sport will be the most successful. Blair also wants to help his athletes develop the ability to think critically about ways to move a bike quickly and to win races. His goal for a coach-athlete relationship is ultimately trust, where the coach puts as much weight on feedback from the athlete as the athlete does on the coach’s training and recovery prescriptions.