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a triathlon training retreat for all bodies, skills, and abilities

three days of fun with some swim/bike/run training mixed in

Long Beach, CA - July 13-16, 2021
(as part of the Aquathlon National Championships and Legacy Triathlon races)

Covid-19 Safety

​Let's have the important conversation right upfront.

Participation in camp requires:

1. Proof of vaccination 

OR

2. A negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours before the start of camp (July 14th at 7:30am).

 

We will be following all protocols mandated by the State of California. When we are in inside private spaces those unvaccinated will be required to wear masks, in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
 

Here's what your registration fee includes:

  • Running skills clinic
  • A personal running video analysis

  • Bike maintenance clinic, including how to fix a flat and change a tire

  • Mental Race Prep clinic

  • Practical Race Prep clinic

  • Hands-On Transition Clinic

  • An open water swim clinic

  • 2 open water swims

  • Yoga on the beach each morning

  • A binder full of resources about racing, planning, training, and succeeding 
     

  • 3 nights hotel in Long Beach (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night)

    • Packages available without hotel​

  • Snacks and water throughout the retreat

  • Group dinners on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at delicious local restaurants
     

  • On-site concierge support from professional travel and event manager Deepak Patel of Premium Plus Sports

  • Optional afternoon adventures curated by Premium Plus Sports (additional charge)
     

Day 0 - Tuesday, July 13th
starting at 5:30pm


We'll start our training retreat with a group dinner at one of Long Beach's tastiest local restaurants. We'll get to know each other and discuss the schedule and particulars for the rest of camp. If your travel schedule doesn't allow for you to join us for dinner, that's OK! We'll make sure you get all the info to get started with us on Wednesday morning.

Day 1 - Wednesday, July 14th
starting at 7:30am


Let's start off on the right foot with yoga on the beach! Bring a towel, or a yoga mat (we'll have some to borrow) and greet the morning with sun salutations!
Afterward, we'll wetsuit up for an open water swim at Alamitos Beach (where the Aquathlon and Triathlon will race over the weekend!). The water might be cold, but it will be smooth and safe. Coach Kyla will guide us through some basic open water skills and then we're jumping in feet first for some hands-on experience.
We'll break for snacks and a quick change and sit down to talk about Mental and Practical Race Preparation. This may be your favorite part of the retreat, learning how to have an awesome mindset on race day, and during training. Bring your stories and skills and be ready to learn from others. You'll get copies of the best checklists and planning resources cultivated from Coach Kyla's library of race resources. We'll walk through all the aspects of race planning from the moment you register for a race until the day after you cross the finish line.
You'll have the afternoon free to explore Long Beach! How about paddleboarding? The Aquarium of the Pacific? An easygoing fun bike ride along the beach? Getting pampered at a local spa? A whale watching tour? The choice is yours!
We'll meet at another local restaurant for a group dinner and share stories of our day.

Day 3 - Thursday July 15th
starting at 7:30am

Yoga is so nice, we'll do it twice. Bring a towel, or a yoga mat (we'll have some to borrow) and greet the morning with sun salutations! Afterward, we'll jump into our wetsuits for a quick open water swim at Alamitos Beach (this is optional).
While it's still cool in the morning, we'll lace up our sneakers and enjoy a running clinic, complete with skills and drills, as well as a quick personal video analysis by Coach Kyla. If it's still cool, we'll get in a nice group run and walk along the beach or at the Rainbow Lagoon Park.

We'll break for snacks and a quick change (if needed) and head to the bike shop for a bike maintenance and fix a flat clinic. If you're bringing your own bike, this is a great time to bring it with you.
You'll have the afternoon free to explore Long Beach! How about paddleboarding? The Aquarium of the Pacific? An easygoing fun bike ride along the beach? Getting pampered at a local spa? A whale watching tour? The choice is yours! We'll meet at another local restaurant for a group dinner and share stories of our day.

Day 4 - Friday, July 16th
starting at 7:30am, ending at noon.


How about yoga? And a quick dip in the ocean, if you'd like. Both are optional. But you won't want to miss the Transition Clinic!
We'll meet at the Legacy Triathlon race site at 10:30am for a hands-on, fully interactive transition clinic. Transition is the 4th sport of triathlon and Coach Kyla is going to show us her tips and tricks, as well as share her indispensable checklists and shortcuts that will almost guarantee you smooth transitions and a less-stress race day. Then we'll have a mini-triathlon where we can practice setting up our transition area, and actually do the transitions. When the clinic is over you'll be right at the race site to pickup your packet and rack your bike, if you're registered for any of the weekend's races.

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Let's talk cost.
I think this camp is priceless. And I also know that even something that's priceless has a price tag.


$599 gets you the entire camp and 3 nights hotel. It includes dinners (and hotel breakfasts) and all the stuff listed above. (Lunch is on your own along with your choice of adventure.)
Don't need a hotel? No worries.

$199 gets you the entire camp. It includes dinners (not breakfast) and all the stuff listed above. (Lunch is on your own along with your choice of adventure.)

Need a payment plan? Need a scholarship? Send me a line and we'll figure it out.
kyla@gobig.life

Kyla, I just don't know if this camp is right for me...

Let's talk about it! Schedule a half hour with me and I'll answer all your questions.

https://bookme.name/gobiglife/20-mins-with-kyla

You can also send me an email at kyla@gobig.life and I'll do my very best to give you all the information you need.

About Coach Kyla Lupo
your coach and guide for this retreat

Kyla Lupo is a USA Triathlon certified coach with a Masters in Education from George Washington University. She brings years of experience in coaching people in a variety of situations, including triathlon.
Wanna know about her coaching stuff? She believes that anyone can tri in the body they have right now and works with athletes on a personal level to overcome their fear and doubts while getting fit and ready for the start line. Actively advocating for a radical level of body acceptance in sport and society, Kyla leads a team of people of all shapes and sizes that can be found at www.teamgobig.life
As a multi-sport athlete herself, Kyla represented Team USA at the 2019 ITU Multisport Championships in Pontevedra, Spain as an age-group Long Course Aquabiker. Kyla is a nationally ranked Age Group short course triathlete and finished second in the Athena division at the Illinois 2018 Triathlon Championships. In 2019 Kyla qualified for the Short Course Age Group National Championships that will be held in August 2021.