What is TrainingPeaks?
TrainingPeaks provides the complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training. Our products include TrainingPeaks.com Athlete and Coach Edition, WKO+ desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and the TrainingPeaks mobile apps for iOS and Android. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, Ironman World Champions, Olympians, and age group athletes and coaches around the world to track, analyze and plan their training.
It was the late-90's and thanks to his popular Training Bible book series, Joe Friel's coaching business was growing rapidly. But in the dawning age of the Internet, he noted that coaches and athletes still relied on inefficient hand-made logs, e-mail and fax machines.
Around the same time Joe’s son Dirk, a former pro cyclist and coach himself, got together with his best friend Gear Fisher, an engineer and cyclist as well. Over beers, Dirk echoed Joe’s frustrations. Gear confidently said that he could create a web-based training log that would enable Joe and Dirk to deliver their coaching methodology efficiently to athletes anywhere. Within a year, the world’s first online training log allowing coaches to work with an unlimited number of athletes was released. The company evolved to include WKO+ desktop software, designed by a team that included Hunter Allen and Dr. Andy Coggan, authors of Training and Racing with a Power Meter. Over time, TrainingPeaks became a neutral platform allowing any coach to deliver their own methodology, or any athlete to train intelligently and effectively according to a plan of their choice.
By introducing scientific tools and methods that have become the industry standard, TrainingPeaks has revolutionized the way that coaches and athletes track, analyze and plan endurance training. Our registered trademarks include TrainingPeaks®, TSS®, Training Stress Score®, IF®, Intensity Factor®, NP®, Normalized Power® and VirtualCoach®.
Culture and Careers
We're athletes and coaches ourselves, and we are absolutely passionate about helping motivated individuals to achieve their dreams. We are our own customers - we use TrainingPeaks in our own training and racing every day. We’re proud of the unique work environment this has created, and it’s a big part of the reason TrainingPeaks has been on the list of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work for three years.
Walking around the office, you'll hear conversations about last weekend's races, see signed jerseys from some of the world's best athletes, and glimpse a lot of shaved legs. Our lunchtime rides and runs make training fun, and maybe just a little bit competitive - but if you're like us, the two are one and the same.
Enjoy using state of the art indoor training equipment in the "Pain Cave", bring your four-legged friends to work, fuel up from our stocked kitchen with organic fruit and snacks, and get your morning inspiration from our beloved Gaggia espresso makers. We believe in a flexible schedule and work-life balance - being located in the endurance sports mecca of Boulder, CO, there is just way too much cool stuff to experience and get done outside the office. You’ll get help towards your endurance endeavors as well, with a $1200/year fitness allowance. Bottom line, there is an alignment between your personal and professional interests - this is a job where you don't have to put your athletic life on hold until weekends.
Sound like a dream job? It is.