JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF MOTIVATION-DRIVEN ENDURANCE SPORTS ATHLETES, MENTORS & COACHES!
TRAIN SMARTER WITH GREAT TRAINING PLAN TOOLS AND DIRECT COACH ACCESS.
HAVE FUN LIVING THE ENDURANCE SPORTS LIFESTYLE WITH OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE!
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WHO IS THE 4 STAR CLUB FOR?
Cyclists, runners, triathletes, swimmers, and endurance sports athletes of all types… the 4 STAR CLUB is one community for all ages and ability levels. The only pre-requisite is a thirst for knowledge and simply wanting to learn to #TrainSmarter and #FlyHigher with more direct access to our coaches (and team perks)!
Our athletes spread across a wide variety of endurance sports clubs and communities, so the 4 STAR CLUB is often looked at as an “upgrade” option for members of our partner clubs and communities – particularly for athletes seeking a bit more coaching support, services, and some awesome “VIP” athlete discounts! So if you’re “coached-athlete curious” and want to explore having a bit more direct access to coach support to help you better customize your training plans and workouts, this community is for you! Especially for athletes of any of our partner clubs and communities including:
- Chicago Tri Club
- BFF Bikes
- xXx Racing-Athletico
- TriDot Triathlon Training
- USA Triathlon Foundation
- Lakeshore Sport & Fitness (LSF)
- Team to End AIDS (T2)
From first timers to professional athletes, our coaches and programs have helped athletes complete their first bike race, marathon, or triathlon… all the way up to winning several NATIONAL and WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP titles and countless podiums in cycling, running, and triathlon events worldwide!
THE “TOP 16” PERKS OF THE 4 STAR CLUB
4 STAR CLUB annual membership is an amazing “no brainer” value for any athlete training individually (locally or remotely) or with any our group programs, training squads, and various supported endurance sports clubs & communities in-person in Chicago where most of our athletes are located. You’ll receive access to certified coaches and up to $4,444+ in services, perks, and exclusive team discounts on races, events, gear, metabolic testing, and sports technology. Here are our top 4×4 = 16 perks to encourage you to take advantage of what we firmly believe is a hidden-gem and the “best value in endurance sports!”
TRAININGPEAKS PREMIUM UPGRADE
Receive a FREE upgrade to TrainingPeaks for advanced features, metrics, and peak performance tracking through end of year! (up to $240 value!)
Receive access to our entire 4STAR TRAINING PLAN LIBRARY including structured TrainingPeaks training plans for everything from Cycling, Running (13.1 to 26.2), Triathlons (up to 140.6), and Swimming events! ($140+ value)
ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN (ATP) CONSULT
Receive a consultation to enjoy a free 1-on-1 onboarding session to get your season started on the right foot by setting specific GOALS and a structured SEASON PLAN in either TrainingPeaks or TriDot ($120+ value)
RACE DAY CONSULTATION
Receive a 1-on-1 race day consultation to learn how to use either RaceX, BestBikeSplit, or our own in-house Metabolic Athlete “Bonk Breaker” or “Nutrition Navigator” to create a detailed plan and ensure you are dialed in for race day! ($120+ value)
CLUB WEBSITE & PHONE APP
CLUB WEBSITE & TEAMREACH.com phone app for direct coach communication and athlete community access to informal workout meetups, socials, race day weekend coordination, and more. A private team website (via RunSignup.com/4Star) also provides access to all of our exclusive members-only perks, training plans, and discounts.
20% off METABOLIC TESTING, PRIVATE COACHING and GROUP TRAINING
Receive our “member rates” for 20% off all of our METABOLIC TESTING, PRIVATE COACHING services, and GROUP TRAINING programs including SWIM TECHNIQUE, TRI CLUB SWIM, ADULT LEARN TO SWIM (ALTS), and our summer TRIATHLON TRIANING programs (save up to $1,200/year in testing, $600/year on group training, and $900/year on private coaching!)
Never train alone. Get the MYZONE phone app to attend both LIVE and RECORDED group workouts including strength & mobility classes with live video-sharing coaches to guide and help motivate you get stronger and stay on track! Boost your mental health and your physical as you participate in challenges and encourage teammates with an app designed to give you added motivation through social camaraderie – without the distractions of other social tools like facebook! (Join “4 STAR ENDURANCE” Facility ID # 4SUS001)
HEART RATE MONITOR
Receive a free MYZONE MZ-SWITCH heart rate monitor ($160 value) when you book a Metabolic360 appointment to test your RMR and VO2Max. Ensure your heart rate zones are dialed in to perfection, benchmark your fitness, and walk out of your appointment with your real-time Fat vs. Carb metabolism visible on your phone and smart watch apps – as well as all your technology tools like Garmin , TrainingPeaks, MyZone, and Strava all dialed in to your unique metabolism.
Receive an additional 30-min training consult when you sign up for a paid TriDot membership (at any level) through our TriDot link to optimize your triathlon training using one of the most advanced AI-driven training plan tools! You’ll also receive 20% off TriDot PREMIUM (Private Coaching)!
Join one of our charity partners or fundraising campaigns including TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) or our USAT FOUNDATION ambassador team and you’ll be eligible to receive an additional 30-min consult! That’s up to 4 free 1-on-1 consults (including the ATP, TriDot, and Race Day consults)!
Join in virtual workouts, time trials, and more on virtual platforms like FULGAZ, ZWIFT, and more! Check out our Chicago Virtual Cyclists (CVC) community for more info on virtual rides!
IN PERSON MEETUPS
While the 4 STAR CLUB is primarily a virtually supported community, you can enjoy FREE group rides, swims, fun runs and socials in-person too – as we typically host at least one free informal “meetup” in person in Chicago every month! Join in free group rides, runs, and TriSocials (e.g. at BFF BIKES)… and receive discounts to outdoor and virtual clinics and workshops too!
Receive a $15 discount on every #Tri312 Indoor Triathlon race event, plus an opportunity to volunteer and save up to $40 off every race! Save over $200/year in indoor triathlon race discounts alone and stay motivated to test your fitness at regular race events all year long so that you don’t lose fitness in the off-season!
Race, Gear, and Gym Membership Discounts
Receive exclusive VIP discounts with our partners including GARMIN, ZONE3, RUDY PROJECT, MetabolicRunner.com, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness (LSF), and many many more that include over 25-50%+ off! (save over $450/year on gym membership alone!)
#LIVETHEDREAM “STARS AND STRIPES” COACHING BONUS
One of the greatest achievements for any endurance athlete is earning the right to wear the “stars and stripes” national team (e.g. TEAM USA) jersey at a world championships. We like to call this the “Olympic athlete experience” that us regular “age group” athletes can actually achieve – at any age! By following our training plans and coaching guidance to navigate the various multisport qualifying opportunities, Coach Chris firmly believes that YOU too can “live the dream” and qualify for an age-group national championships… and ultimately compete at a world championship in endurance sports! THE #LiveTheDream PERK means that WHEN you qualify for TEAM USA as a member of the 4 STAR CLUB, you’ll be eligible to apply here to receive up to 3-months of free private coaching (up to $1,125+ value) to help you prepare for your own personal TEAM USA “stars and stripes” race day!
FREE open water swim buoy!
Receive a free open water #SwimSafe buoy to build encourage and promote safety whenever swimming in open water!
Not a swimmer?
We are constantly adding value to the 4 STAR CLUB based on your feedback, so join today, get involved, and help us shape our #TrainSmarter and #FlyHigher community into something that you can be proud to be a member of as we add new value every year!
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THE LIST OF 4 STAR CLUB PERKS KEEPS GROWING!
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TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE 4 STAR CLUB!
FLY HIGHER. TRAIN SMARTER.
Are you a runner? cyclist? or triathlete?
Looking for a little motivation & structure for your endurance training & racing?
Want to train smarter by learning to maximize the use of advanced training tools like TrainingPeaks – one of the most comprehensive training plan tool for endurance athletes?
Do you want to manage your time better to optimize and streamline training so that you can “train like a pro”… and take your training motivation to the next level?
Let’s train smarter – together! Over the past 10+ years, our coaches have developed comprehensive training plans that have evolved and advanced to help a wide range of athletes streamline, automate, and optimize… from beginners to world champions alike! Learn to automatically track changes to your HEART RATE and POWER based training zones, and enjoy the power of training plans that dynamically adjust “structured-interval” workouts based on your unique fitness level every single day. Start with a 1on1 private coach consultation to receive an Annual Training Plan (ATP) – then enjoy custom-tailored workouts that are integrated directly into all of your smart devices & apps so that you don’t have to waste time planning… just hit go and train like a pro!
Joining the 4 STAR CLUB allows you to become part of our endurance sports community for like-minded runners, cyclists, swimmers, and multisport athletes who enjoy training smarter! Even if you train remotely, you’ll have a great community to celebrate with on race day – as an official IRONMAN TRI CLUB and USAT Club under the support of head Coach Chris Navin!
The 4 STAR CLUB is a community and the best starter package for any endurance sports athlete, mentor, or coach. The training package makes you a member of our community and provides over $500 in private coaching services, plus over $3,000 in team discounts and perks. You’ll start with two 1on1 training consults + 20% off a wide variety of our training programs and metabolic testing services! Via a private team website, you’ll also receive access to all of our endurance sports training plans, plus a free upgrade to a TrainingPeaks Premium account so that you can enjoy advanced features of some of the most advanced training plan tools…
... so JOIN TODAY to unleash the full power of tools like TrainingPeaks… and unlocking your true athletic potential to become a MONSTER of endurance sports!
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ADVANCED TRAINING TOOLS FOR ALL AGES & ABILITY LEVELS
From a first time triathlete at the age of 70 years old, to a competitive teenager, to an age group athlete who became world champion and turned professional… our dynamic training plans via TrainingPeaks and automated training plans via TriDot have been used by athletes of all ages, background, and experience levels!
Now we’ve taken our core “bundle” of training PLAN + premium upgrade and turned it into a simple 4 STAR CLUB annual membership and virtual online endurance club community – ideal for any athlete who wants to TEST their fitness and LEARN to use TrainingPeaks and/or TriDot to optimize their performance and INSPIRE themselves and others along the way to #FlyHigher.
Designed to deliver a “no brainer” value for both the train-at-home athlete, and for those who train with us in person – the 4 STAR CLUB unites athletes to race together on #FlyHigher on race day. So if you want to train smarter with direct access to Coach Chris and team, become part of a fun community, and save some hard earned cash in the process… then the 4STAR CLUB might be just what you’re looking for!
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At 4 STAR ENDURANCE, we are constantly developing new & improved “structured workouts” to be compatible with the latest apps & smart devices so that you can train indoors and outdoors, just as if you’re in a studio with one of our coaches encouraging you with instructions at you at every step of every interval! Our workouts are designed with step-by-step detailed instructions tailored to your individualized fitness level – enabling you to quickly progress and unlock the full potential of TrainingPeaks. Our training plans include the ability to auto-sync workouts with Garmin, Zwift, Rouvy, WahooRGT Cycling, and a wide variety of apps and devices so that you can just hit START and GO! Spend less time planning, and more time being able to have FUN with your focus on your training, not your calendar!
TrainingPeaks PREMIUM key features include:
- Annual Training Plan (ATP) + Goal Setting
- Automatically tracked Training Stress Score (TSS)
- Performance Management Chart (PMC)
- Automated Heart Rate & Power zone and threshold updates
- Peak Performance tracking towards your goals
- Full Calendar-sync of your workouts with iCal/Outlook/Google
- Race-Day pacing & fueling plan preparation
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PLAN. TEST. LEARN. INSPIRE.
Join the club that’s focused on empowering you to develop 4 key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators that deliver results. These “4-Star Motivators” are the keys to staying accountable and on track by unlocking the full power of TrainingPeaks Premium to not only train smarter, but keep you motivated and accountable to take your training to the next level!
Beginner or elite cyclists, runners, triathletes, swimmers, and friends are all welcome to support our FOUR STAR programs and initiatives by joining the FOUR STAR CLUB!
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✶ ✶ PLAN ✶ ✶
✶ Unlimited access to all 4Star TrainingPeaks Training Plans ($140+ value)
Two 1on1 Coach Consults:
✶ 1on1 Annual Training Plan (ATP) Goal Setting consultation with Coach Chris ($125 value)
✶ 1on1 MetabolicAthlete “RaceReady” Fueling & BestBikeSplit Pacing consultation with Coach Chris ($125 value)
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✶ Free upgrade to TrainingPeaks Premium ($240/yr value) to track your fitness peak performance tests and unlock the full potential of the most powerful online training plan tool! Upgrade to TrainingPeak premium is included for the full calendar year (Jan through Dec = up to $240 value if you sign up in January… so sign up early!)
✶ VO2MAX & RMR – 20% off Metabolic Testing Services (Save $100+ on VO2+RMR Bundles!)
✶ Metabolic360 MyZone Bonus (new in 2022 = +$160 value!!!):
Sign up for Metabolic360 bundle and receive a free MyZone Switch heart rate monitor ($160 value!)
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✶Monthly virtual and in person workouts and meetups including “MetabolicAthlete Mondays“, “Four Star Friday Socials“, “Training Tip Tuesdays“, and “IronMonster Mondays” Coach Corner Workshops
✶ 20% off 4Star Private Coaching (up to $700+ value!) to help train your body and your brain!
✶ Up to one month of in-person MULTISPORT & TRI 101 CLINICS ($88/mo+ value) including bike handling, fix-a-flat, open water swimming, running form, and more!
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✶ Phone App for coach & team communication & RSVPs to meetups and workouts!
✶ Private Facebook Group + Ongoing Events & Socials
✶ MyZone Club Challenges (Facility ID: 4SUS001)
✶ IRONMAN TRI CLUB perks w/ “Chicago IronMonsters p/b 4 Star Endurance” TriClub!
✶ Mentor Program w/ Volunteer Swag to keep you motivated, accountable, and inspired!
✶ USA TRIATHLON official club discounts and perks to races, partners, and more!
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4 STAR CLUB NEW MEMBERS RECEIVE PERKS THAT KEEP GROWING.
NOW FEATURING OVER $3,000 IN TOTAL VALUE, INCLUDING:
- Up to $140+ value to enjoy all 4STAR TrainingPeaks Training Plans
- Up to $240+ value to enjoy TrainingPeaks Premium (through end of calendar year)
- Up to $250+ value for two (2) free 1on1 coach consultations – including Annual Training Plan (ATP) to get started + RaceReady/Best Bike Split (BBS) fueling & pacing consultation before race day!
- Up to $900+ value of #LiveTheDream Private Coaching Sponsorship for athletes who qualify & compete at a World Championship in any endurance or multisport discipline!
ADDITIONAL PERKS & DISCOUNTS:
- 20% off additional private coaching services and packages at 4 STAR ENDURANCE
- 20% off group training programs with LAKESHORE LANDSHARKS (save $600+)
- 20% off Metabolic Testing Services with MetabolicRunner.com and MetabolicAthlete.com
- 10% off programs and services at VISION QUEST COACHING (training center)
- 50% off first month of bootcamps at AUSTIN HEAD FITNESS (live & on demand)
- $500+ off “Preferred Partner” annual health club membership at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness (LSF)
- Private Facebook group and TeamReach.com Phone App for direct Athlete & Coach communication
- Exclusive Team Gear Discounts via SquadLocker.com, SwimOutlet.com, and more!
- 5% off CYCPLUS bike computers, HR monitors, smart trainers, and accessories
- 30% off ZONE3 wetsuits & swim accessories
- 35% off Rudy Project helmet, sunglasses (including prescription eyewear), and more!
- 35% off Magic5 custom-fitted swim goggles!
- 25% off Zealios skin care products
- Save 5%+ at IronmanStore.com + enjoy IRONMAN TRI CLUB benefits (bike racking + early reg)!
- Save $5 on USAT Membership
- Save $10 (first time) purchase for swim gear at SwimOutlet.com
- Save $25 off domestic race day bike transport via TriBikeTransport.com
- Save $25 on Lumen – world’s first portable metabolic analyzer
- Save $100+ off athlete blood & DNA testing via 25% off InsideTracker.com
- Save $20 off FDA-registered clinical-grade metabolic Ketone/ACE tracker at BioSense.com
- Save $50 with 10% off Frontier X smart HR monitor w/ live & remote EKG monitoring
- Save $60 off MyZone MZ-SWITCH – the world’s first optical PPG + chest strap EKG heart rate monitor
- Save $10+ with team discounts at races including Chicago Half Marathon, Chicago Spring Half Marathon, North Shore Tri, Leon’s Tri, and Chicago Triathlon (all events) + more events added!
- Save $25+ on FulGaz with a free 60 day trial!
- Exclusive sponsor, race, and training discounts including Landshark Triathlon Club programs!
JOIN THE CLUB TODAY… it’s a fantastic “no brainer” total value of over $3,000!
ADDITIONAL PARTNERS & SPONSORS
4 STAR CLUB members receive perks and discount with various partners & sponsors. Visit our PARTNERS page and GEAR store for discount information to some of our publicly available discounts and perks – but for our EXCLUSIVE “VIP” discounts, please log in to your CLUB WEBSITE after you JOIN THE CLUB!
FOUR STAR MENTOR PROGRAM
Experienced 4 STAR CLUB athletes who volunteer and give back to the sport are rewarded with perks throughout the year… and team swag for every athlete referral! Whether you are fast or slow, beginner or elite, it doesn’t matter… as long as you have a passion for endurance sports and inspiring others! We simply ask that you volunteer or donate at least 1 time per year to support a local endurance related event, charity, or club team!
FOUR STAR VOLUNTEERISM EXAMPLES
- Pacer for 4Star, Charity or RunClub
- Mentor for 4Star, Charity or TriClub
- Site Assistant for outdoor group training
- Group Ride Leader
- Swim Buddy / Swim Angel
- Indoor Tri Volunteer
- Ohio St. Beach Gear Watch
- Team Tent Captain at Races