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Current Activities
Announcing ET Nutrition
ET Masters Swim
Tri This for Half-Time Entertainment
Coach's Corner
ET Gift Certificates
News from ET  January 4,  2010

Coach JoeHello Friends!
We hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Are you ready to make 2010 the best year ever?  We are ready to help you reach all your fitness goals.
A new year, a new decade and more new programs from EXPERIENCETriathlon
I'm very excited to announce ET Nutrition services.  Nutrition is one of the hottest topics in our industry.  Every day we are asked to help in this area - and now with the addition of Laurie Schubert, PhD RD LDN, as ET Team Dietitian, we can help even more.  Click here to learn more about ET Nutrition.
In addition to ET Nutrition, ET program offerings are stronger than ever in 2010.  Just look at what we've got going on so far this year:
ET Personal Coaching - The fastest and safest way to reach your fitness and racing goals.   Personal one-on-one coaching provides you with a custom daily training plan, an option to work out  with your coach and unlimited Internet access to your certified ET coach.

ET Swim- Weekly masters swim classes at Central Park Athletic Club and Life Time Fitness Schaumburg along with our open water swim clinics each week at Centennial Beach during the summer months.

ET Bike - Multiple indoor ET CompuTrainer classes each week during the winter along with our weekly outdoor group bike program, ET Bike Club, from April through October.
ET Run - Free weekly year-round outdoor Saturday ET Run Club, the most popular and longest standing ET activity.  ET Track, our spring and summer advanced running class.  Stay tuned for more information on our new run programs, ET CardioRUN and ET Beginner Run Class.

ET Strength - Customized stability, balance, flexibility, strength and power programs for groups and individuals designed to reduce injury and improve fitness and performance levels. Click here for information.
ET Camps - Our spring and summer training camps continue to get the highest ratings for great training and great fun!  Our 2010 spring camp to the beautiful southern California wine country is now open for registration.  Click here for information and registration.

ET Youth Club - With training camps and classes, team uniforms and sponsored youth triathlon races, ET Youth Club is a fun way for youth ages 6-16 to bring cardio fitness into a healthy way of living.

We hope that you're as excited about 2010 as we are.  Sign up for a class, join us for a free group run, or talk to us about personal coaching.  We'd love to help you reach your dreams!

Here's to a great New Year,

Coach Joe
Current Activities
Click here for program details and locations.

1/5      Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm. Info/Register.
1/5      Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
1/6      Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm.  Info or drop-in.
1/7      Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
1/8      Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am. Info/Register. 
                        New Friday AM class!
1/9      Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  Location.   8:00am.
1/10    Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am.  Info or drop-in.
1/12     Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm.
1/12     Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
1/13     Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm. 
1/14     Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
1/15     Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.  
                        New Friday AM class!
1/16     Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  8:00am.
1/17     Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am.  

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 Food PyramidAnnouncing ET Nutrition

ET Nutrition provides research-based techniques for improving performance and enhancing health.  We'll help you become more energetic so you can work and play harder.  Have you ever:
  • Fallen apart at the end of a race?
  • Wondered what to eat and drink during a race?
  • Wondered how to eat healthily - and still eat your favorite foods?
  • Agonized over losing weight - and then gaining it all back?
  • Skipped  meals?
  • Tried to merge a healthy diet with the family menu?
  • Tried to pick the healthiest option at a fast food restaurant?
  • Needed help lowering your cholesterol or blood pressure?
We can help!  ET Nutrition offers you the chance to work collaboratively with a registered dietitian. You bring your problems, concerns, and issues, as well as your food and cultural preferences, time crunches and budget constraints.  Laurie brings the latest scientific research and personal experience.  Together we come up with a plan to solve your problems and meet your needs. 
Click here to learn more about our ET Nutrition services and get started with ET Team Dietitian, Laurie Schubert, Phd RD LDN.
Masters Swim ET Masters at Central Park
     New Friday Morning Option!

Group swim and instruction for all abilities
ET Masters is a weekly swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers.  USA certified coaches will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement instruction at each one-hour group session.  Current session focus will be on off season base training including stroke refinement and building endurance for next year's race season.
Membership at Central Park Athletic Club is not required.  Class fee includes entry to the club each week.
Cost:                $100 one day per week or $175 two days per week.
Day/Time:        Tuesdays    6:30pm-7:30pm
                          Fridays       6:00am-7:00am  --> New day and time!

Dates:              January 5 - March 5
Location:         Central Park Athletic Club
                          4225 Naperville Road
                          Lisle, IL 60532
Click here to register or contact Coach Joe for additional information.
Special ET discount offer from Spokes Wheaton
$10 off any helmet
$25 off any adult bike
$15 off any kid's bike
$10 off bike tune up
$50 off 3D bike fit
10% off clothing
Must present this coupon at time of purchase
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Offer Expires: March 15, 2010

Sarah KTri This for Half-Time Entertainment 
  by Sarah K.

I'm at what I like to think is the mid-point in my life (53 by USAT standards) and finally have the opportunity to enjoy the half-time entertainment, which I am hoping to extend for a least three more decades. I saw a saying (and actually put it on my Road ID) that says, "Life is a Tri, Go for It!" and that's my plan for the future. And since the lucky day I met Joe LoPresto and learned about Experience Triathlon (ET), this is no longer a figment of my imagination; I truly believe I have a shot at being a long-term triathlete with his expert guidance.
Click here to read the rest of Sarah's article.
Laurie bio photoCoach's Corner
  by Laurie Schubert
       PhD RD LDN
       ET Team Dietitian 

Getting Back to the Basics: Healthy Eating
It's the new year, and all of last year's dietary transgressions must be overcome! Sound familiar? It's so easy to let the holidays take over our eating habits as once-a-year treats appear in our homes and offices. Now it's time to regain control and get back into healthy eating. Since goal setting has been covered in Coach's Corner, I'm going to focus on the basics of healthy eating, both healthy habits and a healthy diet.

Healthy Habits
  1. Eat on a regular schedule, beginning with breakfast. A recent article indicates that eating regularly increases our metabolic rate.[i] Our daily feeding pattern regulates liver proteins that directly affect our metabolism. Skipping meals causes a dip in the metabolic rate. If you get into a long-term habit of skipping meals, your metabolism is consistently depressed. Missing breakfast is particularly problematic, leading to flagging energy and concentration in the morning and consistent overeating later in the day.[ii] Additional benefits of eating regularly include improved strength and endurance, better concentration, and a consistent supply of energy and nutrients to support optimal functioning all day long.
 Click here to read the rest of Laurie's article.
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