Wenzel Coaching: A Tradition of Science and Experience
Wenzel Coaching was founded in 1994 to provide quality cycling coach services to athletes of all abilities and budgets. Based out of Portland, Oregon and Walnut Creek, California, the company and coaches are led by physiologist and Head Coach Scott Saifer (CEO), and former professional racer and Head Coach Kendra Wenzel. An original coaching staff of three has grown to over 40 coaches and experts in the US and Canada, and we’ve added triathlon coaching to our services. Wenzel Coaches have coached and advised a combined total of over 2000 athletes in training programs and consultation, and numerous additional athletes through clinics and camps.Inquire about programs and services
Wenzel Coaching is founded on the belief that it takes exercise science, experience and unparalleled customer service to help our customers reach their goals. Our company and coaches aim to provide complete personal coaching for the needs of each individual athlete. Wenzel coaches and management are proud to provide top level coaching and customer service at affordable prices. We combine the expertise of professional coaches, racers, physiologists, psychologists, and specialists in coaching all levels of cyclists, triathletes and combination athletes.
For more information and pricing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We specialize in individual programs and can also coach entire clubs.
Training and Coaching Philosophy
Wenzel Coaches believe in responsible coaching practices that support your sustainable athletic development and learning of self-monitoring. We guide you to establish reachable goals and expectations and accept new challenges. We view your coach-client relationship as a partnership between your you and your guide as you work towards a shared goal. Interaction with your personal coach is as important as the written training program.
In creating your training program and formulating our guidance to you we utilize all of our coaching staff’s experiences and those of our international peers, complemented by the scientifically validated knowledge of peer-reviewed research.
While Wenzel Coaching training programs are periodized and highly structured, they are not as narrowly number-focused as some other training programs. We offer complete coaching programs that include physical training, as well as nutrition, psychology, skills, tactics and the subtleties of movement and position. We don’t overlook the “the game” in pursuit of “the physiology project.” We coach you to race or achieve your specific goals, not just to score higher on strength and threshold tests (unless those are your main goals).
Wenzel Coaches can prescribe training intensity using heart rate, wattage, and/or perceived effort, whichever will be most effective for you. You will also receive guidance on gearing, cadence, stroke count, stride length, and pace as appropriate to your sport. We can train cyclists with or without power meters at all program levels.
You and your Wenzel Coach have the support of the entire Wenzel Coaching team. The professional coaches who make up our network share a commitment to staying informed, delivering excellent advice, and being responsive to your needs.
Wenzel Coaching Anti-Doping Policy
Wenzel Coaching deplores the use of banned substances. We do not advocate nor condone their use and refuse to do business with any athlete who uses banned substances or any coach who encourages their use. If a client tests positive we will immediately end the coaching relationship with no refund.