Unlock Your Cycling and Fitness Potential at The Y with PowerWatts

Get ready to take your cycling game to the next level with PowerWatts, the ultimate tool to unlock your true potential – on the bike, and in life! Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, PowerWatts, a proprietary cutting-edge training system, offers a revolutionary approach to cycling that will help you achieve your goals faster and more efficiently than ever before. And, lucky for you, it’s offered at The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA!

But wait, let’s rewind a little bit, shall we? 

It’s 1994 in Montreal, and exercise physiologist, coach, Ironman triathlete, and current Performance Director for Israel’s Premier Tech Pro Cycling Team Paulo Saldanha is at his wit’s end dealing with harsh Canadian winters and urban congestion in Montreal. As a result, he becomes obsessed with finding a solution that: saves time by avoiding “junk mileage” (unnecessary, inefficient mileage with no purpose), creates value, and, most importantly, delivers results. 

Thus, the PowerWatts indoor training system was born.

PowerWatts measures your output in watts, providing a precise and objective way to track your progress and tailor your workouts to your specific needs. Your job is then to hit your personal targets over a session that could involve intervals, climbs, and endurance challenges.

“Our proprietary in-house training software (cpX) provides each rider with their own customized display, highlighting specific data points and targets, including power, speed, cadence, and other variables, making it possible for all riders at varying levels to train together,” says James Jacek-Cote, PowerWatts Manager and Head Coach at Premiere Performance in Montreal.

Multi-adjustable bike frames and cutting-edge Shimano components mean your bike will be set up correctly for you before each class. Your coach will give you tips on the art and skill of cycling

efficiently with fundamental principles such as shifting, gear selection, pedal stroke feel, and

cadence. This means you’ll train better, smarter, and see results that directly translate into real-world gains – both in riding skill and overall fitness.

Another thing we love about PowerWatts is its versatility. PowerWatts is for everyone, regardless of fitness level, age, or background. Whether you’re training for a race, trying to improve your endurance, or just looking to stay in shape, PowerWatts can be customized to suit your goals and fitness level. Plus, with a variety of workout formats and intensities to choose from, you’ll never get bored with your training routine.

But perhaps one of our favourite things about PowerWatts is the sense of community it fosters. When you join a PowerWatts class, you’re not just signing up for a workout—you’re joining a supportive and inclusive community of like-minded cyclists who are all working towards similar goals. Whether you’re sweating it out in the studio or connecting with fellow riders, you’ll find plenty of encouragement and motivation to keep pushing yourself to new heights.

Eduardo Adriani, Assistant Manager of Fitness, Health and Wellness here at The Y, had this to say about our PowerWatts program:

“In all my history of training – as an athlete since 1992 (triathlete: National Champion in my age category), a coach back in 2010-14 where I ran lactate threshold tests for cyclists of all levels, and self-training – I have never experienced the level of precision minute-by-minute and variety session-by-session that I have in my first month of training with PowerWatts. This is a mind-blowing fitness program! In one month I have increased power in my legs, more stamina as I play with my son, and less fatigue in general. I am training again at a level that I could have never imagined I would be able to achieve after many years of not training at a high level. This is training for pros, adapted for anyone willing to surpass themself!!! Kudos to the creators of this system!!!”

I mean, if this isn’t the most glowing review of anything you’ve ever seen, we don’t know what to tell you! Except that you should definitely come by and try it for yourself.

Ready to get started? Us too! Register now to start reaping the incredible benefits of PowerWatts.

Or, contact us today for a complimentary trial class, offered exclusively at The Y.