Coach Steve Neal

Steve Neal

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Coach Neal has over 30 years’ experience coaching elite and masters cyclists on the road and trail. As an early adopter of the INSCYD metabolic fitness test, Neal has become one of the leading INSCYD coaches in North America with over 100 tests and in-depth analysis offered to athletes of all abilities. Steve was cofounder of The Cycling Gym in Toronto and ran a lively discussion board of club members.

He is a lifelong athlete with competitive experience in hockey, lacrosse, cross-country skiing, triathlon, and mountain biking.

Steve is a Level 3 certified mountain bike coach, FaCT Level 3 certified test centre, and Functional Movement Screen certified. Steve owned and operated a CrossFit gym and has over 15 years of strength and conditioning coaching. He was cofounder of The Cycling Gym in Toronto. Steve has coached mountain bikers, elite Canadian national team cyclists, and top masters athletes and coaches a roster of athletes through his coaching business, Steve Neal Performance.


Testing to Identify Respiration Limiters

Coach Steve Neal helps athletes develop their respiratory systems to improve performance. Find out how the testing works, the limiters it exposes, and what you can do to start training your own breathing.
VO2max test with Erica Clevenger

Could Respiration Be Your Limiter?

Athletes spend much of their time training their legs and heart. What about our lungs? Steve Neal breaks down the components of respiration to help explain why it could be holding you back.
mountain bike race

What to Pack for a Mountain Bike Race

These simple, critical tips from a veteran mountain bike coach will help you reduce race-day stress, increase enjoyment, and improve your chances of a great performance at your next off-road event.