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Nutrition Night

By Paul Hekimian
2/28/2015 1:08pm
TRIFIT-LATC-HELEN's NUTRITION NIGHT! 

Join us on Thursday March 19th for a sport specific lecture with Jeff Rothschild, RD, MA.

Jeff will give a scientific analysis of the most popular sports drinks so you know which sports drinks best suits your specific needs based on important factors like race goals and sweat rate. Jeff will also cover race specific training and how to optimize fat burning.

Helen's will be on board to discount some of your favorite drinks and bars by 40%.

After the lecture the Taco truck will be here along with some good Mexican beer for everyone! More details and RSVP will be sent out in March!

Location: TriFit 2425 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 

RSVP:  Members Only!

Last week to get your Orders in.

By Paul Hekimian
2/16/2015 8:41am
Clubbers, this is the last week to place your order to get discounted pricing and Free shipping!   Sale ends Friday!   If you would like to try on the kit for sizing we have a complete set at Bike Improve.

Bike Improve 10929 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 400-0363



SwimLabs Stroke Analysis

By Paul Hekimian
2/5/2015 4:53pm

LA Tri Club has partnered with ROKA and SwimLabs in Orange County for a very cool day. Swim Labs is offering exclusively to LA Tri Club members, a digital video analysis of your swim stroke with or without a wetsuit.

Their warm current pools can be adjusted to mimic the feel of an open water swim.  All 3 pools have 360 degree video system and indoor mirrors on the bottom of the pool so you can view your stroke from below as well. 

We have two dates that are for LA Tri Club Team Days and it is limited to the first 27 people who sign up for each day.  The dates are Sunday February 22 and Sunday March 22 from 10am-1pm.  We are going to arrange for carpools down to Swim Labs. 

See below for the details.  It's going to be a great experience and something in real time to help your future competitions.   Feel free to go on their website using the link below. 

SwimLabs Web Site: http://swimlabs.com/orange-county

LA Tri Club Team Day 

20-min video analysis $55.00

Each Athlete gets an emailed video of his/her session.

ROKA Wetsuits will be available to demo during your session. 

 

First Thursday

By Paul Hekimian
1/26/2015 12:29pm
Mark your calendars! First Thursdays are BACK on!! Join your fellow LA Tri mates for happy hour in Santa Monica on Thursday, February 5th.

http://www.shangrila-hotel.com/

Find us at Suite 700, Shangri-La's open air rooftop bar & lounge with panoramic ocean views!! The club happy hours are a great way to catch up with old friends, make new friends, find out what cool races your club mates are signing up for, AND win some cool swag!!

There is a member only raffle at 8:00pm that includes some very cool prizes from LATC sponsors. But you must be RSVP'd here in order to get into the raffle.

Members, friends and family are all welcome, so bring a friend, grab a drink and let's have a good time together.

Parking Options: Valet parking at Shangri-La with validation is $8/1st hour and $6/hour for additional hours. There is also city parking on 2nd street & Arizona (right behind the hotel), not sure of cost there.

See you there!

Anneka Sakovich & Your Social Committee
Swim. Bike. Run. Play!


Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Suite 700
1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
310.394.2791


YEP-Beach Edition

By Paul Hekimian
1/22/2015 7:51am
2014 Celebration 
YEP - Beach Edition

Come join LATC, Family and Friends at Will Rogers State Beach for a day of fun outdoor activities, games,members awards and BBQ.  

The event is open to members & their guests. The cost is $15.00 per person. 

Event Date:  Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time:  10:0am - 2:30pm
Location: Will Rogers State Beach (Temescal and PCH) 


Sirens and Titans Fitness on Sunday, January 11th 2015

By Paul Hekimian
12/18/2014 10:36am

Come join the LATC and Sirens and Titans Fitness on Sunday, January 11th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for a *Nutrition and Strength Training for Endurance Athletes* clinic followed by the famous ballbusting *Versaclimber workout*. 

The clinic will cover:

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING INTRODUCTION

· Why should you care about physics

· Genetics & Epigenetics

· Strategy Development

· Self-Assessment

NUTRITION

· Finding a tipping point for the individual

· How does a body change to changes in eating as it relates to an endurance athlete

· How does this change of eating impact training and racing

· What are the ingredients for success in changing your body composition

· Low vs High Carb for endurance athletes.

VERSACLIMBER WORKOUT

The VersaClimber is the best piece of cardio equipment available today.   There is zero impact and is perfect for both intervals and long cardio.  It is hard because you are carrying your entire body weight and incorporating both legs and arms in the movement.  It will tax you more than treadmills, elliptical, bikes etc.  Research has shown you will burn 4 times the calories compared to other cardio machines! You will hate and love this machine because it will deliver the most incredible results in fitness and body composition!

We will be doing an interval workout perfect for the endurance athlete. The short sprint intervals would incorporate the necessary rest period and measured output to produce huge overloads.

Please come dressed, ready to work out. And bring a towel and water as you will SWEAT!

NOTE: Always remember to keep your RSVP up-to-date. If your plans change, please REMOVE yourself from the RSVP so that someone else can take your spot. http://latriclub.com/members/polls_rsvp.php

Secrets to Significantly Growing Your Event or Business Through Clubs

By Paul Hekimian
11/18/2014 9:31am

Released Nov 07, 2014

Episode 6: LA Tri Club President Paul Hekimian Shares the Secrets to Significantly Growing Your Event or Business Through Clubs

In today’s episode of the Endurance Sportswire podcast, we’ll speak with Paul Hekimian, president and founder of the LA Tri Club, one of the largest triathlon clubs in the nation. Get ready to hear some  Really creative ways event organizers, retailers and brands have worked with clubs,  The biggest mistakes to avoid when working with tri clubs What kind of budget is really needed to get in front of this valuable audience – it’s not what you think!   And if you are a member or officer of a triathlon, cycling or running club, Paul will also share some of best ways to attract sponsors to your organization and as well as attract more members.

Click here to listen to Interview


Tri Lab Brick and BBQ

By Paul Hekimian
11/14/2014 7:46am
LATC **Members Only** Brick and BBQ Saturday November 15th  8:30am

LATC and Tri Lab partnered to bring you an end of season club ride and run (Brick) followed by BBQ.

We will have a secure valet bike parking / transition area in the parking lot of Triathlon Lab Redondo Beach.

Triathlon Lab
1512 Aviation Blvd 
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Tri Lab will have heavily discounted merchandise for you to take advantage of during the BBQ.  

The Ride will have two distances: one for newbies and another for those wanting a more challenging ride.   

Newbie Ride will be a fun ride out to the Palos Verdes Lighthouse and back.  Those wanting more will continue around past the Lighthouse and do the Palos Verdes Switchbacks loop.      

Once we all get back to Tri Lab transition area we will lead a 3 mile and 5 mile run along the greenbelt running path.  

RSVP today at:   http://www.latriclub.com/members/polls_rsvp.php

LATC Sneak Peak of 2014 NBC broadcast of the Ironman World Championship

By Paul Hekimian
11/2/2014 1:47pm

The 2014 GoPro Ironman World Championship screening location will be announced soon.  

The date and time will be Thursday November 13th at  6:30pm.   Please RSVP so we can have a headcount of those that would like to attend to help us find large enough space.  

Bob Babbitt will MC the showing along with legendary Ironman triathlete Julie Moss and Kathleen Hearst. 

RSVP today at:  http://www.latriclub.com/members/polls_rsvp.php

More announcement will be forthcoming so earmark your calendars today for Nov. 13th and RSVP.  

Location: TriFit Club and Studios 2425 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Swim, Bike, Run and Play!

Sirens & Titans Fitness Camp

By Sirens & Titans Fitness
10/12/2014 6:07pm
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WEIGHTLIFTING FOR THE CYCLIST (BUT HAD NO IDEA WHO OR WHAT TO ASK)
 
Conducted by Jacques Devore (Founder and CEO of S&TF, Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Expert USA Cycling Coach), Dave Zabriskie (Pro Cyclist Ret. TDF Yellow Jersey Wearer, Stage Wins in all three Grand Tours, and 7 X US TT Champion), and Ian Murray (USA Tri Level II Coach, a Head Coach at USAT, USA Cycling Level II Coach, NASM Cert., Fit Kit Level III and F.I.S.T certified bike fitter).
 
SUMMARY AGENDA
Friday Evening, 10/17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: 
2 hours of discussion meet and greet. Wine, beer and refreshments served. 
 
Saturday, 10/18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm: 
Will consist of 4 hours of hands on training and discussion regarding Strength and Power for a Cyclist. We will finish with a workout to help reinforce what has been discussed.  Be ready to work!.  We will follow the strength workout with a FUBAR VersaClimber Workout with Dave and Jacques as your coaches!   
 
Sunday, 10/19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm: 
Will start with a "no drop" bike ride led by Dave Zabriskie.  The ride will be followed with a Workshop at the center continuing the discussion of strength training, including a discussion of strength & power and how this can have a major impact on time trialing.  Ian Murray will discuss the importance of a proper bike fit for time trialing, and its impact on power, efficiency, and overall bike performance.  Dave Zabriskie will then discuss the keys to success in time trailing, based on personal experience.
For the complete and most up-to-date agenda click on this link:
http://sirensandtitansfitness.com/2014/10/stf-helens-cycles-bike-camp-weekend-agenda-october-17th-18th-and-19th/
 
If you have always wondered what you should be doing in the gym in the off season and during race season in order to maximize your performance - this 3 day camp is for you!
 
COST: $170.00 (just provide us with your current LA Tri Club Member number) for Tri Club Members for all 3 days (for everyone else the cost is $200), includes the Meet and Greet, the lectures, specific information, workouts, S&TF workout package discounts, the bike ride with DZ. 
 
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
-A top down overview of weightlifting and the endurance athlete. 
-An assessment of your individual needs strength and weaknesses. 
-Hands on workouts and discussion on how to design a program for you.
-How to integrate strength and power training into your training calendar.
-Perfect for endurance coaches trying to learn how to better coach their athletes on strength.
-Discussion of Time Trialing and how strength and power influence your abilities from 7 time national time trial champion, Dave Zabriskie.

Walk away with a program and the tools necessary to properly implement strength in the gym.
Ultrasound Body Fat analysis.
Discussion of nutrition and how to improve power to weight.  
What you can learn from weightlifting for your intervals.
Sets, reps, mobility, stability, strength, strength endurance, speed strength, explosive strength, power, power endurance, and maximum sustained power will all be covered in detail. 
Rate of Force development.
Maximum Force production.
Maximum Power production
Group ride with Dave Zabriskie. 

WHO THIS CAMP IS FOR
Time trialists
Triathletes
Road cyclists
Track cyclists
Mountain bikers
Endurance athletes in general
LOCATION

Sirens & Titans Fitness
2311 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 
310.307.0200
 
Spots are limited, so reserve yours by calling (310) 307-0200, or e-mailing us at info@sirensandtitansfitness.com.  To get the $30 Tri Club discount all you need to do is provide, when you reserve your spot, your LA Tri Club Member number.

Mission Statement: The LA Tri Club was established to provide a network of information, support services, training & racing activities, friendship and fun for all ages and abilities. The LA Tri Club is one of the largest triathlon clubs in the World with over 1800 members. Check out our Join page for more details on our organization.

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