About

Peter Glassford R.Kin, Pn1

Owner and Head Coach at Smart Athlete
Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin)
Member of Ontario Kinesiology Association
Bachelor’s Degree in Kin, Minors Bio/English/Business
Nccp Level 3 Cycling Coach (mtb, bmx, road)
Experienced in MTB-XC, DH, Cyclocross, Road as coach and athlete
Precision Nutrition Certification and Coaching Methodology
Elite Athlete since 2003
Professional Coach since 2007, instructing cycling for over 16 years.

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Featured in Publications

Canadian Cycling Magazine – link 

MyFitnessPal Cycling Articles – google search

Featured expert in: Fuel Your Ride – Amazon

Featured expert in: Saddle, Sore – Amazon 

Client Successes Include...

  • National team selection, National Champions, and World Championships team 
  • upgrades to higher categories
  • Children, youth, family and adult group sessions resulting in greater fun,, skill and love of sport
  • Personal skill enhancement to keep up with riding groups and enjoy(!) cycling
  • Personal bests in events as varied as the Ironman, running events, Transrockies, Leadville 100 (LV100), BC Bike Race (BCBR) and Xterra events.
  • 100 Miler and MTB Marathon Completion, including those training only 8 hours a week
  •  Many Successful finishes at Leadville, Crank the Shield, Breck  Epic, BC Bike Race, Trans-Rockies/SingleTrack6 and many more stage races on and off-road.
  • 40km TT improvements.
  • 5hr Hill climbs in Hawaii
  • Beginner cyclist goes from zero cycling to Alpe D’Huez in 5 weeks Prep!

Coaching Philosophy

To create high performance for each of my clients I start first with the foundations of wellness. Nutrition, Sleep, Socialization and Movement. Most people (me included!) have trouble in one of these areas and we are in need of constant practice to stay on top of our wellness. I see my role as a coach and Kinesiologist as being there to help my clients assess where the weak points are and develop habits and strategies to be there best on the bike and in their lives.

Personal Athletic Accomplishments and Experience

I also race for Trek Canada MTB Team. I race a bit of everything moderately well. Cyclocross, Downhill, Enduro, Road, and MTB (xco, eliminator, single-speed, Endurance). I have been 5th 2013 National XCO, 2013 National Single Speed Champion, 2012 Provincial MTB champion, Canadian Leadville 100 Record Holder(2011), 24-hour solo completion and 22nd at 2008 St. Anne World Cup. I have also competed in numerous running events including a 3hr Running-Marathon and completion of the Killarney trail (82km) in 12 hours, the Fastest Known Time (FKT) at the time. You can go back through my adventures pre-2013 here. In summer 2017 I completed Ironman Canada (read about here).

Get coached by Peter!

Smart Athlete offers 2 Options for Coaching interaction based on how often your plan is updated to adjust for recovery and fluctuations in your daily life schedule. Both levels come with unlimited email support and numerous resources. Daily Coaching adds text/phone consultation and daily adjustment to workouts for the busy professional with variable daily schedules or the consummate professional athlete.

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