Endurance Sports Performance Coaching

Burnham Coaching

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Personal Coaching

Whether you are using power, heart rate, or just perceived exertion our expert coaching can provide structure to all aspects of your training to take your performance to the next level. We use a combination of science based training methodology as well as experience to optimize your training and performance.

Bike Fitting

Optimizing your position on your bike not only prevents injuries, but can also drastically increase performance. Utilizing high-speed video analysis and extensive work in bio-mechanics, we have fit over 800 athletes ranging from beginners to professionals and honed our skills to find solutions for your unique fit needs. Everyone deserves to be comfortable on their bike, and we are to help.

Nutritional Consulting

We use a results orientated nutritional approach that focuses on quality food choices, easy quantity assessments, and healthy lifestyle choices. We are Precision Nutrition certified and have helped athletes lose weight and optimize their diets for over 7 years.

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Testimonials

  • Tim Aiken- UCI Professional Cyclist

    What’s special about Chris is his ability to guarantee that you will feel invincible at the start of your target event. Cycling is as much a mental sport as an endurance one, and though Chris’s training will have you showing up stronger than ever before, the real key is that when you roll off the line you’ll also *know* that you’re the strongest you’ve ever been.

    Tim Aiken- UCI Professional Cyclist
  • Ginger Snell- Cat.1 Cyclist

    After a ten-year absence from competition, Chris has developed a program that has allowed me to return to an elite level of competition. Unlike other training programs, Chris is easily accessible and always willing to provide feedback. Chris has a very “hands on” approach to his coaching methods. Chris has custom tailored a training program for my specific goals throughout the season. His ability to adjust my schedule as goals change, or as he determines special attention is needed, has allowed my to maintain focus and continued improvement. My workouts are custom-built for me and my success.

    Ginger Snell- Cat.1 Cyclist
  • Alex Wild- UCI Professional Mountain Biker

    Chris Burnham and I share the idea that constant communication builds a better athlete. I started working with Chris when I was a Category 1 rider and with his help and guidance I have made it to the Professional class, I cannot recommend him any higher. He always has time to answer my questions (and I ask a lot of questions!) and walks me through any workout I have questions on, not to mention he also knows how to fit your bike to you! If you are looking for a coach who will custom-tailor a workout plan to whatever amount of time you can dedicate to cycling, then Chris is your guy.

    Alex Wild- UCI Professional Mountain Biker
  • Bryan Duke- Cat.1 Cyclist

    I have worked with Burnham Coaching for 5 years and have progressed much farther in cycling than I ever could have done alone. His professionalism is evident in his scientific coaching philosophy, quick communication, availability, and references to technical studies. He takes into consideration school and work when tailor-making every athletes training schedule with a focus on quality not quantity. Despite my complicated questions, I have yet to ask him something to which he didn’t immediately know the detailed answer. He also gives very sophisticated bike fits that result in big improvements.

    Bryan Duke- Cat.1 Cyclist
  • Tim Aiken- UCI Professional Cyclist

    What’s special about Chris is his ability to guarantee that you will feel invincible at the start of your target event. Cycling is as much a mental sport as an endurance one, and though Chris’s training will have you showing up stronger than ever before, the real key is that when you roll off the line you’ll also *know* that you’re the strongest you’ve ever been.

    Tim Aiken- UCI Professional Cyclist
  • Ginger Snell- Cat.1 Cyclist

    After a ten-year absence from competition, Chris has developed a program that has allowed me to return to an elite level of competition. Unlike other training programs, Chris is easily accessible and always willing to provide feedback. Chris has a very “hands on” approach to his coaching methods. Chris has custom tailored a training program for my specific goals throughout the season. His ability to adjust my schedule as goals change, or as he determines special attention is needed, has allowed my to maintain focus and continued improvement. My workouts are custom-built for me and my success.

    Ginger Snell- Cat.1 Cyclist
  • Alex Wild- UCI Professional Mountain Biker

    Chris Burnham and I share the idea that constant communication builds a better athlete. I started working with Chris when I was a Category 1 rider and with his help and guidance I have made it to the Professional class, I cannot recommend him any higher. He always has time to answer my questions (and I ask a lot of questions!) and walks me through any workout I have questions on, not to mention he also knows how to fit your bike to you! If you are looking for a coach who will custom-tailor a workout plan to whatever amount of time you can dedicate to cycling, then Chris is your guy.

    Alex Wild- UCI Professional Mountain Biker
  • Bryan Duke- Cat.1 Cyclist

    I have worked with Burnham Coaching for 5 years and have progressed much farther in cycling than I ever could have done alone. His professionalism is evident in his scientific coaching philosophy, quick communication, availability, and references to technical studies. He takes into consideration school and work when tailor-making every athletes training schedule with a focus on quality not quantity. Despite my complicated questions, I have yet to ask him something to which he didn’t immediately know the detailed answer. He also gives very sophisticated bike fits that result in big improvements.

    Bryan Duke- Cat.1 Cyclist
about-chris-burnham

About Chris Burnham

 

Chris Burnham

Chris Burnham

I have been a full-time, professional coach for over 15 years. During that time I have I have coached athletes ranging from beginners to professionals, racing both in the US as well as around the world.  I have also conducted numerous coaching consultations for athletes and teams and was the USA Cycling West Coast Mountain Bike Development Director.  Currently I am also the Road Cycling Director for the Bear Development Team.

I became  a USA Cycling Level I Certified Power Based Training Coach in 2007.  In my quest for continuing my education and expertise I joined the Superhuman coaching group in 2012, became Precision Nutrition certified in 2013, as well as completing Crossfit Endurance and Mobility certifications and becoming a trusted certified coach in the Training Peaks referral program.

philosophy

Philosophy

Why you train, your goals, and the demands of your events are all  important questions, essential to your individualized training plan, and part of the continuous coach-athlete conversation.    By assessing the demands of your event, your current physiological condition, your goals, and your ability to train, we will create a structured training plan that will help you achieve your goals and bring you closer to your genetic potential.  This balance of science, experience, and practicality has allowed our athletes to achieve their goals in record time and has proved effective in beginner to professional athletes.  Our training programs are also quality, not quantity focused so they work well for the time constrained athlete.

It is our belief that effective coaching is a continuous conversation between coach and athlete through out the year, and should include all aspects of performance.  Effective communication is crucial in working with a coach and is why we won’t put any limitations on communication with any of our coaching programs.  Even though our athletes our competing around the world, we are able to use multiple technologies to stay in contact and accessible to our athletes regardless of where they may be.

Training plans can be structured around power, heart rate, or perceived exertion.  Your personalized training plan will also reflect all aspects of fitness, both physical and mental, to achieve the complete athlete, an athlete that is both physically fit and mentally prepared.

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