"Kristen’s coaching has been a revelation. She’s a zen killer: preternaturally calm, but unwavering in her determination to see you succeed in the face of whatever’s being thrown at you. Her plans are consistent, sustainable, and rounded—they stoke your love of the sport without burning you out. They’re not gentle; sometimes they’re brutal. But Kristen serves them up with such steady encouragement, such faith in your ability to withstand the training, that somehow you just do it. And then suddenly (so it seems), you're faster."
- Sarah E., Westchester, NY
"Lisa provided me with the tools to become a stronger and more confident bike racer. I learned about periodized training, structured workouts, and how to prepare for races both physically and mentally. She was tuned into the ups and downs of my first season of bike racing, adjusted my plans accordingly, and was a sounding board for advice. She encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone and feel confident I could achieve it."
- Michelle V., New York, NY
"The best thing for me about working with Kristen was checking in with her on an almost daily basis and getting extremely thoughtful replies to comments and questions. It made me feel like I had continual support in my cycling endeavors, no matter how small (contemplating different cycling shoes) or how large (targeting specific races). Another valuable thing about coaching with Kristen is that she taught me about training with metrics. Although I’d been riding a lot for a few years, I wanted to understand what training with power was about, since it was completely foreign and seemed daunting. Kristen’s workouts and the way they involved working with power gave me a solid background in periodized training with a power meter. And finally, Kristen is just a cool and caring human being—that she happens to know a great deal about cycling and coaching is almost a bonus: She’s a person you feel lucky to have in your life."
- Gabby W., New York, NY
"I've been working with Kristen for over six months and her coaching plan has completely changed my cycling for the better. My FTP is up over 20%, I completed GFNY with energy to spare, and I just got back from cycling the Dolomites - and while I did not "dominate" them by any stretch, I was able to climb more elevation than I ever thought possible. I'm continuing my coaching so that I can continue this amazing trajectory. Thanks, Kristen!! You're so good at what you do."
- Kris F., Cape Cod, MA
"Coach Lisa provided a training program that recognized I was a competent 60- year-old rider who can be coached. She tailored my training to build a solid progression which improved my FTP by 15% over a two-month period. My friends were amazed I was able to spin up the 7-miles of Sa Colabra and the continuous 3,000 + feet of 6-10% grade without a falter! Everyone planning a major cycling holiday would benefit from her training program and progressions."
- Michael W., New York, NY
"Lisa delivered a personalized cycling training plan based on my goals to ride longer routes more efficiently and tackle hillier terrain with less effort. I trained in the spring following her training tools and methodology. I can happily report I surpassed my goals, completing early season AZ and CT rides effortlessly. And I topped it off by being able to not just ride the hills of Mallorca, Spain, but enjoy them. Now I have new goals of riding faster. Her frequent communications have been key. Thanks Coach!
- Vero P., New York, NY
"Finding Kristen as a personal coach was one of the smartest moves I've made. When I first met with her, I was impressed by her knowledge and confidence while discussing what we wanted to accomplish together. She believed we could reach my goals and laid out a straightforward plan to do it. I found this to be immensely valuable because it allowed me to focus on the rest of my life, knowing I just had to follow the training plan. Best of all, she acts as a calm reassuring voice at critical times when I encounter challenges or anything unexpected. She makes it seem easy and her plan works. It still seems like magic to me."
- Elizabeth L., New York, NY
"I purchased a road bike two years ago, with a strong desire to learn how to ride but limited knowledge of road cycling. As a former collegiate athlete (over 15 years ago) who had joined the corporate ranks, I wasn't what one would assume to be a cyclist. I was fortunate to meet Kristen through Women's Cycling NYC, and she and Lisa have been a godsend throughout my progression! From bike handling clinics to helping me make the leap to riding clipless, and learning all about riding smarter through the Training with Metrics and Indoor Climbing Camp classes, I've gained the skills and confidence needed to co-lead NYCC's SIG program. Their coaching has improved my power, bike handling, and climbing abilities. This wouldn't have been possible without their guidance, support and belief in me as a cyclist. Beyond being fantastic coaches, they are genuinely great people and an amazing asset to cycling in the NYC area. Their passion shines through in every session!"
- Shannon R. New York, NY (Training with Metrics, Indoor Climbing Camp)
"Art of Cycling's excellent Indoor Cycling Camp is simply the best thing you can do to up your hill game! Coaches Kristen and Lisa have developed a comprehensive 4-week plan that teaches you a range of techniques so you can climb with strength and confidence. The camp is progressive, so each week builds on your new skills—and the techniques are taught in digestible chunks, so you never feel overwhelmed. Kristen and Lisa are also two of the nicest people on the planet—working with them is such a fun experience and that makes all the difference when you are working hard at something! Both are multi-talented on their own, have wonderful energy and warm, positive vibes. So many cyclists freak when they see a hill. After learning to climb with AOC, I say "Give it to me, baby!!"
- Bev P., New York, NY (Indoor Climbing Camp)
"Lisa and Kristen are experienced and create a fun environment for learning. I highly recommend their group coaching classes for cyclists at all levels."
- Deborah G., New York, NY (Training with Metrics)
"All of the [mountain bike] riders were raving about the fun they were having! They said what a great day they had, how much they loved the coaching and that they couldn’t wait to ride again. All in, a successful day for sure."
- Olivia Bletiz, Specialized Bicycle Components, Morgan Hill, CA (Outdoorfest/Specialized Women's Trail Day 2017)
"I want to thank you both for all the amazing coaching and inspiration you've given me over the course of the indoor training series this winter. I have learned so much and appreciate all the amazing advice you've given. It has really helped me develop as a cyclist."
- Carol K., Brooklyn, NY (Foundations 1, Foundations 2, Indoor Climbing Camp)
Yoga for Cyclists
"Yoga for Cyclists was a perfect way to prepare for cycling season. I haven't done much yoga before because cycling has given me some issues with inflexibility, particularly in my hamstrings and hip flexors. I loved taking a class full of other cyclists who had similar muscle structures as me, and from teachers who focused on poses to complement riding a bicycle. Please teach more classes in the future!"
- Blythe A., New York, NY
"Art of Cycling NYC is my go to for a cyclist-focused yoga flow. I find that steady breath and a clear headspace helps me conquer hills. It's wonderful to learn yoga from someone who understands the way cycling can affect the body."
- Karen C., New York, NY
"For me it's been years of cycling and no yoga classes, and I realize how important it is to get back into instruction, especially cycling specific poses. I felt supported with my injuries/limitations and found the instruction inspiring, attentive, and encouraging. And what a fun group of like-minded cyclists!"
- Nicole S., New York, NY
"Thank you for the awesome class! I loved the way you made a newbie like me feel okay with not being able to do advanced moves. I left there feeling taller, more flexible, and with an inner peace. My breathing even right now is still smooth and deep. Thanks again."
- Vero P., New York, NY