• Accelerate Your Progress working 1-on-1 with Coach Simon

    The fastest way to achieving your full potential 

Coaching is your Shortcut to Faster and Stronger!

As a past professional and coach since 1992, I have learned through experience how to create the right environment to help you reach your goals and achieve your full potential. It’s all about a balance between cutting-edge training science and real-world experience plus the human aspect – knowing what motivates you and how to help you harness your true potential.

Our results are proven with many clients consistently achieving new levels of performance and rising to the occasion at their goal event. Where some coaches place a huge amount of emphasis on data, we provide a more balanced approach believing strongly in building long-term relationships and clear and positive communication channels.

We believe that for you to achieve your true potential it’s about covering all areas that will take your cycling to the next level. We spend time with our clients developing these areas which include the right training plan specifically for you, nutritional and optimal weight, skills development, tactical education and implementation, and our favorite subject, the mental side.

Coaching one-on-one with Simon includes the following benefits:

1-On-1 Coaching Communication

Our Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels include one-on-one mentoring and support from coach Simon. Simon is just a text message away to get your questions answered and to receive expert guidance. You’ll receive pro-level advice before and after goal events. The Bronze Level custom plan includes your training plan questions answered by email but no ongoing coaching communication.

A Fully Customized Training Plan

Your training plan is designed from scratch by coach Simon and takes into account your current fitness and experience level, your goals, your work and family schedule, your time available to train, and more. The plan is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Plan Adjustments

Life happens and unexpected events come up and can affect your training. Unlike a custom plan, our Silver, Gold, and Platinum coaching levels include plan revisions when needed to ensure that you are always doing the right training.

Goal Planning and Training Analysis

On our Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels we plan your season or upcoming month based around your personal or race goals. Each week, coach Simon reviews your power files and provides expert feedback in the spirit of learning, progress, and encouragement. Having coach Simon holding you accountable adds extra motivation to win each training ride.

Mental Training and Life Coaching

Many of coach Simon’s clients call him a life coach. Simon’s wisdom and insights offer powerful new perspectives and help you on your journey to tap into your true divine potential. Simon’s mental training program has consistently helped his clients achieve breakthroughs at their goal event or championship race and find greater peace and joy in everyday life.

Join Our Community

Working with Simon one-on-one gives you full access to our active Facebook community where you will receive additional coaching, meet fellow cyclists, and share in each other’s victories and personal breakthroughs.

Client Testimonials 

Simon’s ability to believe in you, and make you believe in yourself, goes a really long way in my experience. He understands the commitment cycling takes and understand that everyone is different. I recommend Simon to any athlete who wants to become a better cyclist. Not only is he my coach, but a good friend. Thanks for all your help!

 

Daryl Impey

Orica Scott Pro Team, Tour de France 2013 Yellow Jersey

We started to work together officially in 2007 to help me fulfill my Olympic dream. His knowledge in cycling and his passion for the sport is very evident and very motivating for me- therefore I seek his advice for many of my races around the world. Simon is still a great cyclist himself and that helps him to understand my needs when I am out there, or preparing for a big race. His power to motivate me and make me believe in myself is endless and when I chat with him I really see results!

 

Dirk Bockel
Ironman Champion, Olympian

I started with Simon’s program “8 Weeks to your Best Ever 20-40km time trial!” summer 2015 and after trying this I become Norwegian Champ 45-49 Master with average speed for 46.2km/h. I have Simon as Coach the season 2016 and I have more then 20 WIN on road race and Time Trial in 2016.

 

Arvid Johannesen

UCI World Time Trial Silver Medal winner 40-49, Norwegian Champion

Still in shock! Everyone said their times were 30 sec slower than last year. Wind. I was 35sec faster than last year. 24.7mph vs. 23.9 last year. Thanks Simon!!

 

Peter Balotta
Florida State Time Trial Champion 70-74, 2017

Coaching Services

Bronze Level

When you sign-up for Bronze Level coaching, you’ll get the following features and benefits:

  1. A training plan built from scratch personally for you by coach Simon
  2. A coaching consultation before your training plan is created, and limited access via email for workout questions.
  3. Coaching communication via our global community Facebook group
  4. Coach “check-in” every 4-6 weeks to review the training completed before designing the remainder of the plan.
  5. A TrainingPeaks basic account

Cost: $300/12-Weeks (plus $50 start-up) 

Silver Level

When you sign-up for Silver Level coaching, you’ll get all of the following features and benefits:

  1. One-on-one coaching and mentoring from USA cycling certified coach Simon Kessler
  2. Coaching communication via private message, email, TrainingPeaks workout comments, and our global community Facebook group
  3. A training plan built from scratch personally for you
  4. A weekly overview of training performed, including coach comments on selected rides
  5. Workout updates as needed when plans change
  6. A complete approach that includes specific training, nutrition, mindset training, skill development, and tactical education
  7. A TrainingPeaks Premium account ($25/month value)
  8. 4-phase strength training plan & stretching routine
  9. In-depth power testing and profiling

Cost: $295/month

Gold Level

With this plan, you receive everything the Silver Plan offers plus:

  1. Highest priority to Gold & Platinum clients
  2. In-depth weekly review of all training rides uploaded in TrainingPeaks
  3. Availability as needed for calls/video conferences to plan your training, discuss goals, go over race strategy, nutrition, and more
  4. More time spent on the key pillars of progress: specific training, nutrition, mindset training, skill development, and tactical education
  5. Specific mental visualization sessions 1-on-1 with coaching Simon before major goals or to achieve personal breakthroughs

Cost: $395/month

Platinum Level

With this plan, you receive everything the Gold Plan offers plus:

  1. 1 personal one-on-one 3-4 day cycling camp with coach Simon each year ($1,000 value) in Boulder, Colorado (travel/hotel expenses not included)
  2. $500 discount off 1 group Cycling Camp each year (Georgia, Boulder), or $500 discount off a Gourmet Cycling Travel Tour de France bike tour
  3. Full Simon Says Cycling premium cycling kit ($250 value)

Cost: $595/month

FAQs

I don’t race. IIs your coaching only for racers?

Our coaching and training plans are for many different types and levels of cyclists. Many of our clients don’t race or may race on occasion. We find just as much joy in helping the beginner cyclist learn how to improve and be competitive in a local group ride or break some personal records as the seasoned pro who wins a big pro race.

What’s the coaching commitment and cancellation policy?

There are no contracts for 1-on-1 coaching or custom plans. The commitment is month-to-month for the Silver and Gold options and 12 weeks for the custom plan.

Do I need to have a power meter to complete your training?

We highly recommend a power meter to get the most out of your training plan and to create a detailed history of your progress and training files. A power meter is not required for coaching or training plans. A heart rate monitor can work very well as an alternative.

What are some of the other things you provide for coaching clients?

All our coaching options include strength training plans, stretching plans, warm-up plans, resources on nutrition, mind-set, bike skills, group ride and race strategy.  Coaching clients are part of our member-only community where you will receive encouragement from fellow cyclists and receive additional coaching. We also offer our one on one clients personal nutritional plans, consultations to address specific needs, and the highest level of coaching communication.