Fast Talk Laboratories is a new virtual performance center and sport science community from the creators of the Fast Talk podcast, Chris Case and Trevor Connor. Our lab is your workshop to discover revolutionary ideas and evidence-based methods to get faster at cycling, triathlon, running, and other endurance sports.


Our Virtual Performance Center

We offer coaching, education, community, and expert guidance on training concepts, workouts, sports nutrition, skills and technique, group coaching, long-term mentorship, and lab-grade testing through a spectrum of online content and live events. Members of Fast Talk Labs form a vibrant community of science-minded athletes, coaches, and experts who seek to know themselves, to know the science, and to get more out of endurance sports.

Our Origin Story

Fast Talk Laboratories has sprung from the dynamic community of listeners and guests of the Fast Talk podcast, originally hosted by Trevor Connor and Caley Fretz at VeloNews. Branching out from our popular podcast format, we tap the most engaging experts, coaches, and athletes in endurance sports to share their knowledge and experience with you through our community.

The Smartest Community

150+ episodes later—and now independent from VeloNews—Fast Talk has become one of the most popular podcasts in endurance sports with millions of listens and a guest list including the brightest minds in sports science like Dr. Stephen Seiler, Joe Friel, Dr. Iñigo San Millán, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, Dr. Allen Lim, Dr. Stephen Cheung, and dozens more. These experts present on topics through our Webinar and Screen Share Series. Our members come together in our forum and live events—like Zwift group rides and Live Q&A Sessions—to field questions and swap ideas. In all of endurance sports, there’s no brighter place to be than Fast Talk Laboratories.

Meet Our Team

Trevor Connor

Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer, Cohost of Fast Talk, and Coach
Trevor Connor has 20 years experience in bike racing and has coached for U.S. and Canadian national performance centers and managed teams. He holds a master’s in nutrition.

Chris Case

Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer, and Cohost of Fast Talk
Chris is a lifelong endurance athlete and a true Renaissance man with degrees and experience in neuroscience, art, documentary photography, and journalism.

Ryan Kohler

Head Coach & Physiologist
Ryan is an exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist, USA Cycling Level 1 coach and certified skills instructor, and a USA Weightlifting certified strength training coach.

Dr. Stephen Seiler

Professor in Sport Science, University of Agder
Dr. Stephen Seiler is an exercise physiologist and one of the world’s leading minds in the science of cycling.

Dr. Andy Pruitt, EdD

Director of Sports Medicine
Dr. Pruitt is an internationally known sports medicine expert, educator, scientist, and inventor.

Steve Neal

Coach and Forum Host
Steve Neal is a cycling coach who specializes in athlete testing.

Julie Young

Cycling Coach and Contributor
Julie Young is a sports scientist, cycling coach, and former U.S. National Team member.

Dr. Stephen Cheung

Exercise Physiologist & Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Stephen Cheung is an exercise physiologist, cycling science author, and Professor & Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University.

Colby Pearce

Host of Cycling in Alignment
Colby Pearce is a U.S. Olympic track cyclist, hour record holder, and Host of the Cycling in Alignment podcast. He is an elite cycling coach and a Steve Hogg certified bike fit expert.

Grant Holicky

Cycling and Triathlon Coach
Grant Holicky is a cycling and triathlon coach who has coached national and world champion athletes in cycling, swimming, and triathlon.