I have been working with Shayne and the GC Coaching team for 2 years with great success. As someone who struggles with time constraints, Shayne has always been able to develop a plan that works within my schedule, but still provides the benefits that I look for in a good coach! I also appreciate that GC Coaching has continued to promote cycling as a sponsor of the Witches Cup to help grow the sport! There are a lot of coaching services out there, but very few who can talk the talk and walk the walk like GC Coaching has done.
I can’t say enough about this program with GC coaching. I’ve trained with Shayne before but failed due to time constraints. But his virtual training program solves that issue. And I already feel stronger. The numbers auto set to your FTP, so the sessions are just hard enough to finish with a great sense of accomplishment. And as the weeks are progressing, I am feeling a lot stronger and more confident about my abilities. I’m not a pro, so I can’t tell you that the training is structured for a specific gains. I can say he has his certifications and I’ve dealt with him personally and he sounds very impressive. I can say that so far, it feels perfect. I struggle, but finish. I’m appreciate the rest days. I feel stronger and can see the physical changes. So he must know something. We can all find snip-its of training here and there. But a full, day by day, personally formatted exercise program, that progresses appropriately, for a crazy low cost. Why would you not do it.
And I know I will be crushing the group rides this summer!!!
I started training on my own to a point that was not improving my performance until I started to train with GC Coaching. It is difficult to believe how a specific training makes a lot of difference. It has been accompanied by all the steps in these months of racing season and I have been getting better and better. I will definitely be with them in 2018 next season.
I would highly recommend Shayne and the rest of GC Coaching to any level of cyclist looking to improve. At GC Coaching they utilize Training Peaks to keep your calendar, upload workouts and comment on your workouts. Because of their dedication to this product I believe this makes their services excel. Getting feedback on a workout or race soon after uploading is refreshing in the world of endurance coaching. Their willingness to use ZWIFT for training also sets them apart and helps keep you on track. You can not go wrong with GC Coaching.
Working with GC Coaching has enabled me to remain on a path of constant growth over several seasons. Shayne creates a platform for continuous improvement by incorporating feedback loops into each athlete’s program. He performs professional analysis of my workout data and combines this with information that he gathers from me. He has a deep understanding of my needs and continuously strives to help me reach my maximum potential. I highly recommend GC Coaching because they utilize quality coaching techniques with evidence-based data analysis.
Excellent coach. Approachable and responsive. Best of all my power has rebounded post collarbone/shoulder blade surgery and I’m riding better than I ever have. Shayne will give credit when credit is due and also be straight forward when he knows there is improvement to be gained.
Taking up bike racing in one’s late forties is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by riders with years of experience and twenty-somethings who feel no pain, there are far too many opportunities for injury, suffering and humiliation.
Despite all of that — or maybe because of it — I found the idea of competitive cycling truly compelling. I wanted to try it but I needed to be stronger and prepared. I couldn’t have wished for greater help than that which I received from Shayne. His secret formula is an irresistible mix of technical know-how, attention to detail and a completely unwavering commitment to help you succeed — whatever your goal.
He got me stronger and got me my first pack finish. Things that, quite frankly, get harder as you get older. Now a Cat 4 going into my fifth year of training with Shayne, I couldn’t imagine being where I am without his help and support. If you’re keen and if you’re serious about getting better, then look no further. He is the coach to help you reach your aims.
See you at the start line!
This year I decided to do something I had never done before, to ride the B2VT ride. I had never ridden 134 miles with 8000 feet of climbing before. I was not sure I had any business even considering this challenge being an average rider at best. I signed up with coach Gaffney who developed a structured training plan for me. I am happy to report that Shayne’s workouts were just what I needed. My goal was to finish the ride and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I felt great and my time was better than I expected it to be. I highly recommend Shayne Gaffney who is both accessible and supportive . At 61 years old I generally feel better riding and climbing is much easier. I plan to sign up for more training soon. I hope this review helps anyone interested in accomplishing their goals however great or small.
After a few years of riding, having a lot of fun and with fair progress on my own, I came to a point where I continued to struggle to make it to the next level. I have 3 small boys and I travel roughly 40% of the time, so finding the time to do enough training has been a challenge.
I met Shayne a few years ago at a PMC event and had found later he had become a cycling coach. Not so early this season a shared email led me back to Shayne, so I reached out to him for some help, letting him know of my challenging schedule. He was able to put together a plan for my limited time and travel schedule that really challenged me physically and brought me into racing season in great shape. I feel so much stronger than I did a year ago. Looking forward to the rest of this season.
Thank you Shayne.
I came to Shayne and GCC with lots of enthusiasm and willingness to work, but without knowing how to take my riding to the next level. I also had a bucket list goal: California’s “Death Ride”. Shayne did a great job of meeting me where I was, and crafting a training plan around my abilities, constraints, and preferences. Several (hard!) months later, I crushed the Death Ride and went on to several other challenging rides later in the season. After that, I even took up racing, something I’d never thought I’d do, and had a blast competing in our local cyclocross series. Throughout, Shayne provided great support and knowledge—with lots of humor to keep everything in perspective.