Simon Anderson

WHO ARE YOU?

Hawaiian Ironman, Challenge Melbourne age group winner, mechanical engineer and road cycling fan.

WHEN DID YOU START TEACHING CYCLE?

I only recently started coaching/teaching after getting back into triathlon last year after some time off. After being inspired by so many coaches so I thought it’s time I started to pass on this knowledge.

WHY ARE YOU EXCITED TO TEACH AT THE AOC?

A cycling class dedicated to power and the culture of cycling is something great to be a part of and very different to your average spin class. I’m excited to pass on knowledge learned from my years of Ironman training and hoping to help others find a new fitness goal or get more competitive on the bike and take on new events (and maybe have some fun in between…).

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?

I always like to build through the zones, come home strong and always ensure you’re competing against yourself to improve on your previous effort. I find the Watt bikes are a perfect way to keep pushing yourself and find that next level to beat your previous wattage. They keep you honest and, with consistency and testing, you’re bound to improve!

WHAT’S A PERSONAL FITNESS GOAL YOU HAVE?

Compete in road cycling and complete an ultra-marathon run (100km). After years of Ironman triathlon training I want to use art of cycling to improve on my road cycling over Winter and keep it interesting and fun by racing and training with different groups. Ironman training can be a very solo and lonely road! I’m also keen to compete in the Surf Coast Century event so we’ll see how we go…trail running is also a new interest which breaks it up from pounding the pavement. I find Art of Cycling the perfect way to keep running fit without needing to do excessive k’s of running and risk injury. I use a SRM power meter on my time trial bike so am keen to use art of cycling to help with my training zones and figures so I can gain a competitive advantage come race day