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To schedule a fit, call us at (610) 769-7300 or  email us 

No matter if you are a recreational rider, criterium racer or triathlete, your position on the bike is critical.  Our fit specialist, Rob Takacs, is a Level 2 bike fitter trained by the Trek Precision Fit team.  No fit system is designed to make your bike fit your body better than Trek Precision Fit.  Through evidence based fitting, Motion Capture Dynamic Analysis and a medically developed fit system, Fitness Central Fit Studio will make you a faster, more efficient and more comfortable rider.

Fitness Central Fit Studio

Precision Fit Process

  1. Rider Interview
  2. Physical assessments - Standing Assessment, Table Flexibility Assessment, Core & Strength Tests
  3. Starting Position
  4. Shoe/Cleat/Pedal Interface
  5. Lower Body Setup
  6. Upper Body Setup
  7. Record, advise and follow up

All level fit session include a 60-day comfort guarantee and follow up visit.  Initial fit sessions are schduled as a Standard Level Fit with the potential to move to an Advanced Level Fit based on your body once we get into the fit.

Hi-speed Motion Capture Dynamic Video Analysis allows our fitter to observe and measure your pedaling and biomechanics as it actually happens.  You will see, step-by-step, what your body is doing on the bike throughout the entire process.  We use Video Analysis for all level fit sessions.  Our Purely Custom adjustable fit bike is used on all drop bar and tri/TT fits.  Mountain bike and hybrid fits are performed on the customers bicycle on a rear wheel trainer.

It is not uncommon for existing bike and new bikes to need new saddle, bars, stem, or cranks.  Our goal is to help create the most enjoyable experience for you on your bicycle.  Bring all riding gear including your bike, favorite riding shorts, jersey, gloves and water.  If you have any extra parts such as stems or saddles, please bring them along too.  Following a fit session, your bike will be put in queue in the Fc Service Department to get any new parts installed.  Our turn-around on post-fit installations is 48 hours.

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Standard Level Bike Fit is our starting point for most riders.  This 2-3 hour session will look at getting the bike set up to your unique body.  We focus on your contact points with the bike and how they affect your comfort and performance.  This is vital when purchasing a new bicycle.

Standard Level Fit Session

  • Interview, Physical History & Rider Goals
  • Standing visual alignment assessment
  • Basic Physical Flexibility & Stability Assessment
  • Foot/Pedal/Cleat analysis and alignment
  • Lower body analysis
  • Upper body analysis
  • Side profile 2D Video analysis of cycling position throughout the process
  • Detailed post-fit Motion Capture report
  • 60-day Fit Comfort Guarantee

Standard Level Fits will address basic fit issues.  Riders with physical characteristics that would require addtional physical assessments, 360 degree Motion Capture, or other advanced level practices will be enouraged to move up to an Advanced Level Bike Fit to perform a satisfactory fitting.

Advanced Level Bike Fit is the most complete fitting service you can ask for.  This 3-4 hour session will look at the body from a 360 degree perspective, incorporate advanced level physical assessments and stability testing, and may require follow up visits.  The Advanced Level Fit requires more time and more focus to look at areas of concern that our Standard Fit will not cover.

Advanced Level Fit Session

  • All Aspects of Standard Level Fit Session
  • Advanced Level Physical Flexibility and Range of Motion Tests
  • Advanced Level Strength and Stability Tests
  • Static and Dynamic Foot Assessment with Insole sizing
  • 360 Degree Motion Capture Analysis
  • Knee Tracking Analysis

Triathlon Bike Fit utilizes aspects of both Standard and Advanced Level fits and focuses more on the individual riders goals and distance.  Because the tri fit pushes the limits of a persons flexibility, it is very important to optimize positioning on the bike to conserve energy for the run.  This is a 3-4 hour session.  Riders should bring their tri kit and helmet.

Triathlon Fit Session

  • All Aspects of Standard Level Fit Session
  • Crank Length analysis
  • 360 Degree Motion Capture Analysis
  • Knee Tracking Analysis
  • Pedal Pressue Analysis

Triathletes are encouraged to schedule fits, at least 2 months prior to their next race.  The body needs time to get used to new positions and it will allow our fitter to work with you to optimize comfort, power, sustainability and energy conservation.

Follow-Up Services - $100/hr

All follow-up visits must be preceded by a full level fit session.

All Level fit sessions come with a 60-day fit comfort guarantee to fine tune changes and adjustments that we made in that session.  We will schedule a follow-up visit approximately 30 days after your fit session. If there is additional time needed from a Standard Fit to perform more advanced level assessments and adjustments, follow-up services are subject to a $100 hourly rate.

The interface between foot, shoe and pedal is vital for comfort and optimal power transfer.  A poorly fit shoe and improper cleat alignment is the leading cause for cycling related knee injuries.  Let us analyze your natural position and transfer that to the bike.

  • Analyze foot length, volume, shape and arch height
  • Shoe selection
  • Insole installation if necessary
  • Pedal selection based on riding style
  • Cleat alignment and comfort testing

Saddle discomfort keeps more people from enjoying cycling than anything.  Don't let the wrong saddle or incorrect saddle position keep you from enjoying a bike ride.  We have invested in several saddle fit systems to find the best seat for your body and riding style.

  • Ischial tuberosity (sit bone) width measurement
  • Flexibility analysis
  • Posture analysis based on riding style
  • Saddle installation and height adjustment
  • 30-day Unconditional Comfort Guarantee

We do our best to get you on the right bike in the right size.  Whether you are buying a high-end carbon fiber road bike, trail taming full-suspension mountain bike or cushy, comfy bike path comfort bike, we can easily make sure that you are in the right position to enjoy your experience.  Basic Bike Sizing will ensure the seat and handlebars are at the appropriate height for you.*

  • Saddle height & for/aft adjust
  • Stem/handlebar height adjust
  • Test ride comfort check

*Bike sizing is not bike fitting.  Bike sizing is a quick and generic way for us to set your bike up for your leg length.  It does not take into account anything about your flexibility, stability, injuries or any other physical limitations.  Bike sizing does not include any of the paid services listed above.  If, after riding, you determine that your bike could fit you better, we offer the above services to address your specific individual needs.

 

Fitness Central

Visit: 4337 Rt. 309 Schnecksville, PA 18078 (Map/Directions)
Contact: (610) 769-7300info@fitnesscentralinc.com
Open: Mon/Wed/Fri • Tue/Thu • Sat • Sun

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