I get it, you’ve heard over and over again that yoga would be a great addition to your training plan or fitness routine. But you just don’t have the time to work it in to your busy schedule. Or you can’t touch your toes. Or both.
At the same time, you also don’t want to keep living with aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back, and knees. You don’t want your muscles to always feel fatigued, and you are tired of never getting stronger or faster, no matter how much you ride.
The truth is, many of the world’s most elite cyclists, from Tour de France winners to Olympians, use yoga as a regular part of their training protocol. Their coaches and trainers know how important it is.
However, you don’t have to be training for your next Cat 1 race to have the same needs and problems as the pros.
Cyclists of all kinds struggle with slow recovery, muscle and joint pain (especially in the low back, neck, shoulder, wrists and knees), muscle imbalances and overuse injuries.
That’s where my help comes in!
I’m Meredith Fontana, and I teach all types of cyclists – including roadies, mountain bikers, commuters, tourers, spinning addicts, and cruisers – how to use yoga to ease cycling related pains, speed recovery, stave off injuries, and feel better on and off of their bikes.
Through my 1-1 private lessons, group classes and online resources, I teach people who love to ride bikes how to use yoga to feel more comfortable and therefore happier doing the activity they enjoy.
Ready to Namaste your way to a happier ride?
Meredith is a certified health coach, yoga teacher, personal trainer, author, researcher and consultant based out of Denver, Colorado. She holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and the George Washington University respectively, and is an expert on the topics of anatomy and physiology. A former paleontologist, Meredith spent the early part of her career as a scientist and environmental consultant digging up dinosaur bones and other fossils throughout the American Southwest. She has worked and conducted research at some of the world’s most preeminent scientific institutions, including the Field Museum in Chicago and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, DC.
In 2015, after overcoming challenges along her own wellness journey, Meredith hung up her rock hammer to pursue her passion for helping others through yoga and health coaching. The transition into a career in health and fitness was natural, as Meredith has been actively involved in endurance sports and a holistic lifestyle for most of her life. Meredith was a competitive collegiate cyclist at the University of Texas from 2008-2011, and since 2004 has competed in countless endurance competitions and recreational events, including century rides, half-marathons and triathlons.
When she’s not on her bicycle or yoga mat, Meredith enjoys drinking too much espresso, playing the piano, and taking naps with her fat cat Puddin’.
Bachelor of Science in Biology: The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science in Biology: The George Washington University
Certified yoga teacher through Core Power Yoga
RYT 200: Registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance
Certified Health Coach through ACE
Certified Personal Trainer through ACE