Connect and bring out your best.
Welcome to the Change Fitness Triathlon Squad. Whether you are new to tri or have been doing tri for a while now, our squad is for you! We are based in Lower Hutt and have members that train with us from all over the wider Wellington region. We support a range of fitness levels from first-timers right through to ITU age group reps and Ironman World Championships Qualifiers amongst our squad. Most of our sessions are based in Lower Hutt.
We are a triathlon squad who look after each other, keep each other motivated and we love seeing everyone succeed. We are led by an amazing team of passionate coaches where a positive team culture is what we pride ourselves on.
Whether your goal is Sprint, Olympic, Quarter, 70.3, Half or Ironman distance we will look after you, keep you motivated and give you plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself while making some good mates along the way.
Change Fitness Triathlon squad is an Annual Membership which gives you so many opportunities to train, learn, develop and connect with other like minded people who will inspire you to be your best!
You are in good hands with our team of coaches having over 20 years triathlon experience between them.
Nathan Martin (head coach) 9 x Ironman finisher, ITU NZ age group rep, Kona Qualifier, Ironman 70.3 World Championships Qualifier
Alicia Gibb (riders instructor) Multiple Half Ironman finisher, IronMaori Half Ironman AG winner (F35-39) 2019
Steven Green (walk & run group instructor, riders instructor) Ironman Finisher, ITU NZ age group rep (duathlon)
Casey Glover (swim coach) ITU NZ age group rep, Cook Strait swim crossing record holder
Training as a tri squad member
Walk & Run Group training sessions for the whole of 2020. Our motivating and inspiring group to help you develop your pace and fitness.
Monday + Wednesday 6-7am or 630-730pm
Riders Indoor Cycle Group training sessions for the whole of 2020 (you will need your bike + an indoor trainer) Our high intensity interval based training group to develop your bike power, strength and fitness.
Tuesday + Thursday 545-630am or 715-8pm
10 x supported Open Water Swim Sessions at Point Howard or Petone (Friday 6-7pm)
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Swim Squad March to September at Huia Pool Lower Hutt (Tuesday 530-630am or Friday 6-7pm)
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Supported training sessions
12 x Supported Weekend Group Training Sessions where you will have mapped ride options based on your goals and ability and a support vehicle out looking after you. These will be swim, bike, run sessions in summer and bike sessions during winter (weather permitting)
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Learning and development
12 x Educational Sessions (1 x each month Jan-Dec – topics include = swim, bike, run, nutrition)
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1 x Event Prep Session (31st October)
New triathletes get 2 x Beginners Bike Skills and Safety sessions Jan-Feb
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Change Fitness tri community
You will also get exclusive membership to the “Change Fitness Tri Squad” private Facebook group where all comms will be posted and you can interact with other members where we encourage you to share you successes, tips and challenges.
Events for 2020
As a Change Fitness tri squad member we encourage you to choose one of these events for 2020 to target as we will be at these to support you.
Port of Tauranga Half & Enduro – 11th January
Ironman NZ & 70.3 – 7th March
IronMaori Quarter – 7th November
IronMaori Half – 5th December
Of course you may want to do other events and that is cool, we will certainly support you on your journey.
For 2020 we have capacity for 8 x first-time triathletes + 32 x current triathletes (40 spaces total)
Your investment as a triathlon squad members for 2020 is 52 x weekly payments of $69.00 starting on the 1st January 2020. When signing up you are committing to the whole year membership for 2020. If you wish to make a one-off payment before 1st January 2020 we can offer a discounted rate (please indicate when you sign up)SIGN UP HERE
Get your own specific programme (Highly Recommended)
We highly recommend getting your own personal and specific programme based around you, your lifestyle and your goals. This will keep you on track, hold you accountable personally and help you to move forward towards your goals and ensure you are doing the right amount of training specifically for you. For this we have an option to work with our head coach Nathan Martin and have his 1 on 1 support throughout your journey. It’s all about training smart.
Add this to your tri squad membership for the ultimate training and support package!
Nathan delivers three options for 1 on 1 coaching at an additional cost. Nathan uses Training peaks to connect with you and will incorporate the group sessions into your plan so you are guided to the highest level on which combination of training sessions each week will suit you best as well as specific additional sessions you will need to do to reach your goals. You will have access to contact Nathan anytime for support if you are working together in this capacity.
Online coaching (email) $57.50/wk
Fortnightly catch ups (phone or in person) $75/wk
Weekly catch ups (phone or in person) $100/wk
All the above 1 on 1 options allow you to email or text Nathan anytime to help advise and guide you on your training. Nathan will get back asap.
Please CLICK HERE to find out more about Nathan’s passion for his 1 on 1 Endurance Coaching Service
Tri squad member benefits
All Tri Squad members for 2020 will receive the below special benefits (we will be in touch once you sign up about these)
25% discount to attend head coach Nathan’s 2 x triathlon camps in 2020 (Waitingi weekend + Labour weekend)
25% discount to Circuit Group