By the end of the programme, I had gained 27 watts which means that not only had I caught up to where I was pre-cancer treatment, but that I had far-exceeded it.
I feel absolutely certain I wouldn’t have been able to improve my FTP without the help of the (really well structured and increasingly challenging) programme: Togo knew everyone’s training zones and who could push themselves harder, and we were all consistently (some might say relentlessly) encouraged to reach our targets or to work harder to surpass them.
What next and why Njinga?
At the time of writing, I’m attending as many indoor training sessions as my schedule allows, – sometimes even managing a 90-minute session (okay, the first 18-minutes is a Think-While-You-Ride quiz but it still counts!) – been to some of the pilates and yoga sessions, and I’ve signed up for a sprint distance triathlon. I’m also determined to improve my bike split and complete a half Ironman next year. I’ll definitely join the Njinga Collective to help with training for that.
If you’re thinking of trying an Njinga training session, go for it.
You’ll find them more structured sessions to help you train smart to improve your cycling fitness than simply doing gym-based spinning.
There are training sessions to suit everyone: sprinting, climbing, endurance, etc.
Once you’ve done a few sessions, think about joining a programme, too. It’s an amazing way to train, especially if you know you need (or want!) to improve your FTP and fitness. It’s a non-threatening, friendly, supportive, and fun environment with guaranteed results!
In three words: Njinga is awesome!