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TRIactive - Introductory triathlon programs
WhAT IS TriActive?
TRIactive is a 6-week beginner triathlon program designed to make the sport of triathlon accessible to all whilst encouraging increased levels of adult exercise and participation in a fun and inclusive team environoment.
The program is coached by accredited Triathlon Australia TRIactive coaches, and is designed to develop old and new skills whilst building your confidence as you work towards completing your first triathlon!
Pool-based swimming sessions with an accredited Triathlon Australia coach will help develop not only your baseline swim fitness, but your confidence and technique too.
By the final week of the program, your swim confidence will be given a boost ahead of race day when your coach takes your group for an organised open-water swimming session to make sure you are ready for the start line.
Using spin bikes will help develop bike-specific fitness and leg strength in a safe environment, free from road traffic.
The sessions will gradually develop to include running off the bike so that you are accustomed to how your legs feel on race day.
The run component of your program will gradually increase during the bike sessions in order to get you accustomed to walking and then running off-the-bike.
The time spent running will reflect the demands of your specific race and this will help prepare you and build your confidence to complete your first triathlon and cross the finish line with a smile on your face!
An important part of completing your first triathlon will be having the confidence and know-how to make smooth changes between the swim/bike and the bike/run sections of your event.
These phases are called transitions and your coach will simplify this part of the triathlon event-day process by practising it during your final TRIactive sessions immediately prior to the weekend of your event.
You will also receive our "Top 10 Tips for Race Day" to help keep you on track.
With your swim-bike-run program completed, you'll be confident and raring to go with your team mates on event day and relish that finish line satisfaction as your cross the line a triathlete!
Upcoming TriActive Programs
There are currently no programs scheduled.
More program information
Over the program sessions participants will learn the skills and gain important knowledge for beginners in the following areas:
- Swimming Skills
- Cycling skills
- Run skills
- Stretching techniques
- Basic nutrition
- Basic bike maintenance
- Basic bike setup
- Triathlon terms and equipment
- Swim - Goggles, bathers, towel, swim cap
- Bike – not required for training sessions
- Run – runners and comfortable clothing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- I’m not fit…. is there any way I can do a triathlon?
Even though it may seem a bit extreme, triathlon is a sport that anyone can do. The objective of this program is to encourage you to have a go at regular exercise with the end goal of completing a mini duathlon of a 2km run, 10 km ride and a 1km run. You can do that!
- What equipment will I need?
You do not need very much specific gear to take part in this program. To take part, all you will need is the following:
- Something comfortable to swim in
- Comfortable clothing to ride a bike and go for a run and walk in – this does not mean lycra unless that’s what you like to wear
- Comfortable shoes for riding, running and walking – no one wants blisters
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen) – no one wants sunburn
- A smile!
Please note: You do not need a bike to take part in the program as our bike sessions are conducted on spin bikes. However, to take part in 'race day'eventswhich will mark the completion of the program, you will need a helmet and any form of bike. This can be a road bike, a mountain bike, a hybrid bike, a bike with a basket on the front… basically anything that can get you through the bike course.
- What sort of clothes do I need to wear?
Anything that is comfortable for you. Most people think you need to wear lycra based clothing to be a part of a triathlon. This isn’t true. Basically, you wear whatever is comfortable.
- Can I do a second program if I enjoy the first one?
Of course you can! We encourage people who take part in the program and would like to build on their skills and confidence to enroll in a later program. You will be our superstars of the program!
For more information on TRIactive, head to www.triactive.com.au