VeloFit Physical Therapy

VeloFit Physical Therapy was founded with a vision to provide a true one-on-one environment for patients to receive individualized care to meet their goals

Velofit's personalized care is completely guided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy which ensures quality treatment when you need it the most. What sets VeloFit apart from other run-of-the-mill PT clinics is that you receive full one-on-one hour long treatments to meet your goals at a much faster rate. We operate as a fee-for-service clinic and do not participate with insurances to make sure the pati

Operating as usual

08/10/2021

Saddle 🆙

Saddle 🆙

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 07/26/2021

It’s always a good time with these @dcdevoracing juniors!
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🥽 Must be nice to be plastic and adaptable
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ℹ️ FYI for all you parents, please put your kids in all kinds of sports that include multidirectional movement. Your kids will thank you when they get older. Just sayin! 😃

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 07/24/2021

😩Low back pain
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Low back is common and you are not alone. Nearly everyone will experience some type of back pain at some point in their life
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Why does this occur? Because the discs in our back are gradually going to thin out over time. That’s how it is and it’s part of the aging process. It’s normal
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When you are experiencing back pain while cycling, there is usually a causative factor. The load that you are demanding is too great for the lumbar spine
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Our spines are resilient but they also need the proper timing of muscles and passive structure like ligaments and active paraspinals to do their part to keep you upright and balanced on the bike while you’re pedaling
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Unlike lifting injuries where the external demand oftentimes becomes too great for the individual, back injuries in cycling can typically go unnoticed for a very long time…. That’s due to the antigravity nature of cycling in general
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Sitting on a saddle without much input from ground reaction force from the feet demands quite a bit of low back and pelvis stability. The synchronization of the deep inner core muscles are what keeps us upright on the saddle
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Understanding what limitations you may have will clue you in the right direction. Diagnosing, treating and implementing a proper plan will give you hope in finding a solution. So get assessed and stop google guessing!
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🙏 Thanks @scott_evans_1 for coming in and getting your bike(s) and body on the right track

07/20/2021

Prone Pectoral Release
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Here is a great drill we’ve been using lately in the clinic. I like mobility drills like this because it requires very little cueing to get it correct
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✅ Check it off your mobility routine
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🔸Start on your stomach
🔸Place hands in a “T” position
🔸Place right hand into the floor
🔸Lift the right leg up and over and feel the stretch on the left side
🔸Hold for 30” and repeat on the other side

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 07/16/2021

⚫️Marked up and ready to roll!
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👟It was all about the shoes during this session (and the sick bike!) Happy feet make the cycling experience more enjoyable!
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Athlete: @jjjjjjjjjj.reyes

07/15/2021

Obtaining the proper balance between the “cockpit” and the “engine” allows for greater power transfer from the lumbopelvic region
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🍑 Them glutes need some space to open up!
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Today’s session was all about opening up hip angle 📐 while still achieving a slightly more aggressive position
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Athlete: @tiny_triathlete

Obtaining the proper balance between the “cockpit” and the “engine” allows for greater power transfer from the lumbopelvic region
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🍑 Them glutes need some space to open up!
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Today’s session was all about opening up hip angle 📐 while still achieving a slightly more aggressive position
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Athlete: @tiny_triathlete

07/09/2021

🦶Foot pain?
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♨️Numb feet/Hot foot while cycling
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G8 insoles have been a game changer for people struggling with foot issues on the bike
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These are the only cycling specific insoles that allow for a spread of metatarsal heads in a spring-like motion
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🙋🏻‍♀️Why is this important? Because numb feet are usually a result of poor arch support and a lack of natural metatarsal spread that does not occur in a stiff carbon sole of a cycling shoe. Blood flow needs to occur within the foot to allow for proper neurovascular flow
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🚴Of course, saddle height, stance width, and cleat position need to be locked down before looking at supports like these, but this is a great solution for those who struggle with foot pain on the bike
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📇These are back in limited stock now. Contact us to grab one!

🦶Foot pain?
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♨️Numb feet/Hot foot while cycling
.
G8 insoles have been a game changer for people struggling with foot issues on the bike
.
These are the only cycling specific insoles that allow for a spread of metatarsal heads in a spring-like motion
.
🙋🏻‍♀️Why is this important? Because numb feet are usually a result of poor arch support and a lack of natural metatarsal spread that does not occur in a stiff carbon sole of a cycling shoe. Blood flow needs to occur within the foot to allow for proper neurovascular flow
.
🚴Of course, saddle height, stance width, and cleat position need to be locked down before looking at supports like these, but this is a great solution for those who struggle with foot pain on the bike
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📇These are back in limited stock now. Contact us to grab one!

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 07/01/2021

Stack & Tilt⚖️
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Probably one of the principles we repeat the most in bike fitting
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Stack your body over the bike and adjust the tilt on the saddle so that it allows the pelvis to properly balance
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Your body changes over time and every bit of your injury history matters, especially as you age
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Thanks Hoby for coming in today to discuss many things and having the growth mindset to learn more about your body

06/29/2021

You’re in aero, but can you sustain it for 112 miles? Contact points need to be dialed in for comfort
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Comfort=speed ☺️
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We recommended some changes for 🌎 @ironmantri world championships in Kona for today’s fit
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Recommendations:
✅ cleat position changes
✅ @canyon Speedmax 9° Spacer Kit for higher hands
✅ @51speedshop arm cups for increased elbow surface contact area

06/22/2021

Details matter

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 06/07/2021

Hip Hinging on the MTB requires a tremendous of pushing & pulling through the feet 👣
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Understanding where to “feel the pressure” through the cleats as you perform row/anti-row motions on the MTB is vital to build a solid base on the bike
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Glad we got a nice cleat placement session in the clinic today to understand proprioceptive input through the feet
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If you scroll through you’ll see when I asked Davis where he felt the feet in both staggered positions

05/27/2021

❌The human body does not work in single planes of motion
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🏃‍♂️Accelerating, decelerating and change of direction are so vital to multi-directional athletes
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🤕 When you don’t use these different planes, you start to notice dysfunction over time
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I’ve been fascinated with combination of movements especially utilizing the adductors and loading the contralateral side. Like many sports, the CNS 🧠 will develop strategies to move according to the demand that it requires. Why not train different planes of motion
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This has been a simple drill I’ve been using with endurance athletes who are breaking down. Combining thoracic rotation and adductor load is great for force closure at the pelvis!

05/17/2021

Did you know?
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⏰Our ability to push off with our calf muscle complex declines by approximately 31% between 20 and 60 years of age.
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Might be a good idea to work on that? 🤔
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3 Way Calf Raises work 3-dimensionally for all parts of the calf muscle and strengthens our achilles tendon
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🏃🏻‍♀️For runners: the push off phase is where our gastroc/soleus complex shines ❇️
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🚴‍♀️For cyclists: the gastroc/soleus complex acts as a lever and a mechanical pump to conserve energy up the chain, unless you are a sprinter... then the fast-twitch fibers have to do their part to produce power through the pedals!

05/13/2021

During our inservice today with the strength coaches, we had an open discussion about the prevalence of hip flexor weakness in nearly all the clients I test in the clinic
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🍑The glutes/posterior chain get the majority of attention, but the hip flexors are often neglected
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🚴In cycling, the psoas offloads the opposite leg during the power phase of the pedal stroke
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🥁 I’ve always been obsessed with rhythm and maintaining cadence during athletic maneuvers. There’s an internal timer that athletes have to maintain irrespective of the sport
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⏱Using a metronome can be one of the best ways to keep you honest and in time without “over-cueing”
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📱So I busted out the metronome app and messed around with using it for hip flexor training/rhythm
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This is what I came up with so far. Could be useful for a lot of athletes, especially cyclists!

05/11/2021

So f*ckin’ pumped for you bro. Not a lot of people understand the amount of sacrifice, stress and pain that a pro athlete has to go through behind the scenes. Thanks for letting me be part of the journey. You deserve all of the spoils today Joe! 🇺🇸

So f*ckin’ pumped for you bro. Not a lot of people understand the amount of sacrifice, stress and pain that a pro athlete has to go through behind the scenes. Thanks for letting me be part of the journey. You deserve all of the spoils today Joe! 🇺🇸

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 05/11/2021

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”
-Socrates

05/06/2021

All the training I do is to look cool in a race photo 😂
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You be the judge?👨‍⚖️
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I think @bruce_buckley captured a good one 📸
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Thanks again @ex2adventures for an amazing event. Still ridin’ the high! 🤙

All the training I do is to look cool in a race photo 😂
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You be the judge?👨‍⚖️
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I think @bruce_buckley captured a good one 📸
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Thanks again @ex2adventures for an amazing event. Still ridin’ the high! 🤙

05/03/2021

Half Kneeling Psoas (hip flexor) Stretch
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Coach Reinaldo’s cues:
🔺Rib cage down to pelvis
🔺Pull zipper from chest and pubic bone together
🔺Lean slightly forward
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⚠️ You must feel it in the hip flexor (front of hip/upper thigh) and NOT in the low back

04/30/2021

🐻 Bear Plank Shoulder Taps
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🔺Set up aligned over shoulder girdle
🔺Press into the ground
🔺Lift knees to “hover” over the ground
🔺Limit rotational rocking and sway
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Get it!
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ℹ️ If you didn’t know, we have a YouTube 📺 page that will include exercises that we love here in the clinic
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🎥 These are currently being filmed and recorded as resources for our members who are on our Remote Coaching Program. Remember that exercises have to be executed properly for the right person at the right time in order to create an effect!

04/28/2021

Cat-Cow. 🐈‍⬛-🐄
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Great for spinal mobility
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Turn sound 🔊on for commentary to guide you through this movement 😂
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Apologies to all cat and cow lovers

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 04/24/2021

Last weekend’s Quantico Epic Marathon MTB Ride by @quanticomountainbike was such a blast 💥
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Thanks for putting on an outstanding event 🙏 and for all the volunteers working hard to make things smooth
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Riding with friends is rad. VeloFit MTB Race team coming soon 🔜⁉️
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For a good laugh 😂 ... keep scrolling 👈
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📸: @bruce_buckley

04/22/2021

We are all just MAMILS 🚹(Middle Aged Men In Lycra) learning how to fly 🛫

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 04/21/2021

🚨 Bike fitters/Bike Shops
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Don’t be a d*ck. The 👨🏻“man-splaining” needs to end
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✊ Respect your clients and most importantly, respect the woman
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Women are badasses and there needs to be an industry overhaul in respecting people who come through your doors. As a bike shop, bike fitter, or clinic.... respect EVERY person who comes to you looking for help
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🪨 Btw, Gravel is definitely a thing. Keep grindin’

Photos from VeloFit Physical Therapy's post 04/20/2021

Jessie’s ready to send it 📭. Are you⁉️

04/19/2021

Strength is not sport-specific. Strength is strength. Building muscular endurance needs to be part of every person’s program

Strength is not sport-specific. Strength is strength. Building muscular endurance needs to be part of every person’s program

04/16/2021

Checking off all the boxes✅ for the road that lies ahead

04/14/2021

Focus & Intent. Cycling analysis in session🔬

Focus & Intent. Cycling analysis in session🔬

04/13/2021

Coach Sean knows what it takes to get you to meet your goals
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Strength training will bulletproof your body for whatever lies ahead
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Muscle loss during aging is not linear. It generally accelerates with age. If you are over the age of 40 and not currently strength training, we should probably change that 💪

Coach Sean knows what it takes to get you to meet your goals
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Strength training will bulletproof your body for whatever lies ahead
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Muscle loss during aging is not linear. It generally accelerates with age. If you are over the age of 40 and not currently strength training, we should probably change that 💪

04/12/2021

Data-Driven Decision Making. Using experience and practical application for fits is a beautiful combo

Data-Driven Decision Making. Using experience and practical application for fits is a beautiful combo

Actual vs. Predicted Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) 04/08/2021

Actual vs. Predicted Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

Learn how measured metabolisms can vary from the predicted values in individuals. Hear from our head dietitian, Stephanie Mull, on why we actually measure metabolism!

Actual vs. Predicted Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Learn how measured metabolisms can vary from the predicted values in individuals. Hear from our head nutritionist, Stephanie Mull, on why we actually measure metabolism!

04/05/2021

Individuality
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🏋🏻‍♂️If you give 10 different athletes the same workout, you will see 10 different responses
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If we were all machines and responded the same way to every training input, then training would be as easy as following your gps 🗺
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We are highly complex organisms and each of us has unique qualities we bring to the table when we respond to training
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Don’t copy what the pros do. Social media will make you think you can do magical 🪄 workouts, but they doesn’t exist
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Understand your body and you’ll better understand how your body responds
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If you need help, ask us 🙋🏻‍♂️

Individuality
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🏋🏻‍♂️If you give 10 different athletes the same workout, you will see 10 different responses
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🤖
If we were all machines and responded the same way to every training input, then training would be as easy as following your gps 🗺
.
🧩
We are highly complex organisms and each of us has unique qualities we bring to the table when we respond to training
.
©
Don’t copy what the pros do. Social media will make you think you can do magical 🪄 workouts, but they doesn’t exist
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Understand your body and you’ll better understand how your body responds
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If you need help, ask us 🙋🏻‍♂️

04/03/2021

🧪Testing
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🦾Establishing your own body’s metabolic response to exercise is critical if you want the best plan. If you want to apply training methods, testing is the obvious place to start
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🫁Ideally, AeT (Aerobic Threshold) should be pushed as close to possible to an athletes LT (Lactate Threshold) in endurance sports. The ability to understand how your body utilizes aerobic energy is important to determine what Zones we are truly working at
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🫀There are several methods to testing Aerobic Threshold but we believe that we have a system that is clear and simple to understand. Using the PNOĒ cardio-metabolic analyzer allows us to make objective decisions and guide athletes to realize their full potential

🧪Testing
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🦾Establishing your own body’s metabolic response to exercise is critical if you want the best plan. If you want to apply training methods, testing is the obvious place to start
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🫁Ideally, AeT (Aerobic Threshold) should be pushed as close to possible to an athletes LT (Lactate Threshold) in endurance sports. The ability to understand how your body utilizes aerobic energy is important to determine what Zones we are truly working at
.
🫀There are several methods to testing Aerobic Threshold but we believe that we have a system that is clear and simple to understand. Using the PNOĒ cardio-metabolic analyzer allows us to make objective decisions and guide athletes to realize their full potential

03/29/2021

Hoodie season is still here! And so is overgrown facial hair 👨🏻

Hoodie season is still here! And so is overgrown facial hair 👨🏻

03/29/2021

This woman knows the hustle. Meet Anna. She is extremely passionate about bike fitting and learning about the human body. Give this woman some love 💙 and book your bike fit online now! We are almosty filled up for the month of April!!! #Repost @nakedcycling with @make_repost
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Hey all! It’s spring again and I figured now is a good time to reintroduce myself.

I’m Anna, owner and fitter of Naked Cycling. I work with Dr. Kur Sohn at @velofitpt and joined @teamwilpers last fall with virtual spin-bike fits. I’ve been in the bike industry since 2004 and bike fitting since 2013.

Currently, I have three bikes, two cats, and too many plants to count. My passion for fitting has been fed by friends, family, clients and colleagues, and to them I am forever grateful for pushing me and challenging me.

I’m certified in both Trek Precision Fit and Specialized BG and Retül fit, but one thing I’ve discovered in my 8 years of fitting is that the best education is from hands on work and collaborating with other fitters and with physical therapists. One has to be constantly willing to learn and understand the relationship between the bike and body!

If you have any questions about what we at @velofitpt or @teamwilpers do or would like to set up an appointment please reach out! Email is in the bio ✨✌🏼

This woman knows the hustle. Meet Anna. She is extremely passionate about bike fitting and learning about the human body. Give this woman some love 💙 and book your bike fit online now! We are almosty filled up for the month of April!!! #Repost @nakedcycling with @make_repost
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Hey all! It’s spring again and I figured now is a good time to reintroduce myself.

I’m Anna, owner and fitter of Naked Cycling. I work with Dr. Kur Sohn at @velofitpt and joined @teamwilpers last fall with virtual spin-bike fits. I’ve been in the bike industry since 2004 and bike fitting since 2013.

Currently, I have three bikes, two cats, and too many plants to count. My passion for fitting has been fed by friends, family, clients and colleagues, and to them I am forever grateful for pushing me and challenging me.

I’m certified in both Trek Precision Fit and Specialized BG and Retül fit, but one thing I’ve discovered in my 8 years of fitting is that the best education is from hands on work and collaborating with other fitters and with physical therapists. One has to be constantly willing to learn and understand the relationship between the bike and body!

If you have any questions about what we at @velofitpt or @teamwilpers do or would like to set up an appointment please reach out! Email is in the bio ✨✌🏼

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