The GURU Academy’s Level 1 Education course provides fitters with a comprehensive seminar on bike fitting fundamentals and techniques to deliver optimal fit results to cyclists of all experience levels. Each Level 1 course promotes an active learning environment with emphasis on hands-on fit demonstrations and active training to reinforce key concepts. All attendees are required to pass a final examination at the end of class to receive GURU certification. GURU Level 1 Education also covers essential skills to drive revenue with bike fitting services –including the business of bike fit, how to correctly size customers on bikes and more. All skills that are covered in this course can be applied to work with any fit bike or fitting equipment.
•GURU Academy Introduction –The Pillars of Bike Fit: key principles and fundamentals that drive GURU’s approach to fit
•Blending the Art and Science of Bike Fit: How to combine objective and subjective analysis to create the perfect fit
•Best Practices for Pre-Fit Assessment: Utilize athlete questionnaires to identify goals & objectives for a fit session
•GURU Dynamic Fitting Protocol: Proper fit flow from start to finish to use time and resources efficiently and to generate great results
•Range of Right ™ Motion Capture System: Learn to measure and interpret biomechanical fit data to help make bike fitting decisions
•Diagnosing Fit Issues: Key points of analysis to identify and correct common fit challenges
•Fundamentals of Bike Fit – Key Product Categories: Category-specific fit techniques (Road, Mountain, Tri, Cyclocross) -generating optimal results for cyclists of all disciplines
•Essential Skills to Enhance Bike Fitting Services: Proper cleat placement, measuring coordinates on an existing bike, how to properly size a customer for a bike
•The Business of Bike Fit: Effectively leverage your fit services to create a year-round revenue stream for your business
About the instructors:
Dave Ripley started his career in the aerospace field, working with the Rolls Royce gas turbine engine company to develop a deep understanding of aerodynamic principles. After transitioning to the bike industry, Ripley worked at Zipp for 8 years - specializing in product development and technical training. Ripley now performs bike fits at 51 Speedshop - working with Mat Steinmetz in building their fit services and coaching programs.
Jonathan Blyer began working as a bike fitter in 2005. Prior to opening his fit studio (ACME Bicycle Co. in Brooklyn, NY), Blyer worked as a bridge engineer and has applied his mechanical background to optimize his fit business. Recognized as one of the top fitters in the country, Blyer holds certificates from Retul, F.I.S.T. and the GURU Academy. Blyer is an accomplished athlete, with nearly 10 years of experience racing triathlon.