Coaches

We teach the art of cycling.

Art of Cycling is a coaching business dedicated to growing the skills and confidence of cyclists through structured training programs, yoga for cyclists, and skills-instruction services designed to turn cycling into an art form. We believe athletes perform better when their bodies are in sync with their minds, and that cycling improves quality of life.

As coaches, we create training plans that include structured workouts to maximize results. We use established techniques based on strategic implementation of specific training phases (periodization) to build strength and endurance to meet athletes’ goals. We also focus on mental training to build confidence and reduce unnecessary fatigue from worry, anxiety, and fear.

Art of Cycling creates an environment where riders can develop their skills and abilities. Our ideal client has made a commitment to the sport of cycling and has a sincere desire to improve. They can be dedicated racers or time-crunched professionals. We work with road and mountain bikers, primarily, and everyone from novice to advanced.

Our main goal is to create an athletic mindset that is present, positive, and focused on process. Our methods empower and support athletes who commit the time and energy to their own personal training and development. Our backgrounds in fine art, health, and wellness bring depth and meaning to our coaching methodology.

We listen to our athletes and help them define meaningful and measurable goals. Whatever they want to do, we help them achieve it.

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Coach Kristen

Kristen Phillips has been in the bike industry since 2000 and a coach since 2004. During her racing days she held a USAC/UCI Pro XC mountain bike license and was a Category 2 road racer. She now races for love of the sport- and to keep her skills sharp. She has been a student of training metrics and methodology for over a decade, and a USAC Certified Coach since 2009. She has been training with power since 2009. In 2015 she launched a large women's cycling program and continues to lead the way in this area. Kristen received her yoga teaching certification in 2009 and is influenced primarily by Sri Dharma Mittra. Kristen is also an abstract visual artist: www.kristenhphillips.com.

  • BA Art History
  • BFA Visual Communication
  • USA Cycling Certified Coach
  • Registered Yoga Teacher
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Coach Lisa

Lisa Mazzola began coaching in 2011 as a leader for the NYCC A-Classic SIG training program. For 2017 she is a CRCA Women's Development Coach and ride leader/mentor for a large women's cycling program. She is a Category 3 road racer, earning multiple top-5 and podium placings in races including Tour of the Battenkill and Bear Mountain Classic. In 2015 Lisa was a finisher of L'Etape du Tour. Lisa received her yoga teaching certification in 2002 and is influenced by Iyengar and Jivamukti. Lisa is also an art educator for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and has over 20 years experience helping others engage with the deeper meanings behind art.

  • BA Art History
  • MA Education
  • AS Swedish Institute for Health Sciences
  • USA Cycling Certified Coach
  • Registered Yoga Teacher
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