Aloha offers at least two swimming trainings per week. On Wednesday evening there is a training that focusses on improving your technique. The training is guided by a professional trainer and is suited for both experienced and unexperienced swimmers. On Monday or Friday there is another training – depending on the season and without a trainer but with a schedule – which aims to improve your endurance. From the beginning of May until October we train in the outdoor swimming pool and thereafter we train in the indoor pool (in the sports centre).
Trainers: Mariska Winter, Thijs Hekman, Mees Flapper, Floor Kerkhof
From April until October there are cycling trainings. We always start from the main entrance of the sports centre at 18:00 (de Hems 20) we split in two groups: beginners and advanced. Beginners training focusses on technique and trust on a race bike. Advanced trainings focus more on endurance. If you’re just starting out your triathlon journey don’t worry about having to purchase a bike, because its possible to borrow a bike from aloha if you are starting out.
Trainers: Koen Nijland, Daan Bossink, Tommie Verouden, Dagmar Schouteten
Thursday evening from 19:30 until 21:00 there is an interval training at UTrack (the athletics track on campus). After a warming up we do exercises to improve our technique and speed which are followed by an interval programme. For every programme, several variations are offered and this makes the training suited for runners with different backgrounds.
Trainer: Lars Bossink, Bouke Scheltinga, Thies Jansen
Core stability training
During winter, when there is no cycling training, Aloha offers a weekly core-stability training (on Tuesday). Recently, this training has continued online throughout the year.
Core-stability is very useful for triathletes as the exercises strengthen your core muscles and improve your stature which can prevent injuries and improve your swimming, cycling and running. Besides strengthening the core muscles we also pay attention to stability, mobility, coordination and flexibility.
Trainers: Lars Bossink