Founder, Rick Cady received his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas in 1985. As a former competitive athlete in Track and Field, Rick’s love of sport and fitness led him to pursue his academic degrees in the area of health and fitness with an emphasis on training methodology. Injuries forced Rick to give up his love of running, and cycling became a passion that allowed for high intensity training without the joint injuries common to runners. Previously the Athletic Director of the Verandah Club, a preventive medicine center in Dallas Texas, Rick organized a cycling club designed around cycling fitness and group riding, and his members participated in group rides, triathlons, and charity events throughout the state of Texas.
Currently, Rick works in the field of Biotechnology, but wanted to continue his passion for exercise training. Recently Rick became certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as Personal Fitness Trainer, and had previously been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist. While developing the concepts for the studio, Rick participated in an intensive certification program through Saris Cycling Group, makers of Cycleops Power based cycling products, and became a certified power based indoor cycling instructor. He is currently a certified USA cycling Level III coach, has completed the USA Cycling Power based certification workshops, and is continuing work through the other levels of certification.
The vision for the C-Velo Performance Fitness Cycling Studio is to introduce the scientific training concepts and technology now currently available to virtually anyone with a goal of improved health and fitness. It is designed to bring performance measures that are reproducible into the world of indoor cycling and provide the participant a fun, exciting, yet scientifically based program of progressive exercise that in addition to making you more fit, will also make you faster on the bicycle for group rides, weekend tours, or even races.
Coach and Sellwood Cycle employee, Brad Winn brings tremendous cycling performance and coaching experience to the C-Velo staff. Currently, Brad is a Cat 1 Road racer and Cat 2 Cyclocross athlete, and competes in all cycling disciplines. Brad also brings the scientific and certification expertise so important to the success of developing our clients with a near completion of a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and coaching Certifications through USA Cycling. Brad coaching philosophy of quality over quantity fits ideally into the vision of the Studio as we aim to maximize client fitness and conditioning with valid metrics, methodology and efficiency. Brad will lead all levels of classes at C-Velo and will be a valuable resource for those looking for individual coaching expertise.