This Podcast features Robbie Ventura of Vision Quest Coaching joining Steve and Dr. Cole to discuss the importance of recovery for endurance athletes. They touch on sleep quality, nutrition, and planning ahead for long races.
Robbie Ventura is the founder and owner of Vision Quest Coaching. With a talented staff of world-class coaches, VQ provides expert training programs for over 500 endurance athletes of all levels from beginner to elite, including cyclists and triathletes ranging from 8 to 80 years old. Robbie graduated with honors from Lake Forest College with a double major in Business and Psychology.
While working toward his Bachelors degree, he played on the Forester hockey team, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named to the All-American Collegiate Cycling Team. In 2008, he was inducted into the LFC Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in both hockey and cycling. Robbie was a professional cyclist for 12 years.
A competitive racer on the dirt, road and track since the age of 7, Ventura amassed over 70 victories during his professional career, was a member of the U.S. World Team and rode the Track World Championships in Hamar, Norway, placing 5th in the elimination. In 2000, Robbie started Vision Quest Coaching, a uniquely positioned program for endurance athletes focusing on high quality coaching delivered with the maximum benefits of the latest technology and training methodologies.
The success of his athletes has helped VQ grow to five locations and, since opening, has helped thousands of athletes reach their potential in competitive athletic events. In recent years, VQ was named the official coaching service of TREK Travel. And, in his most aggressive expansion to date, Robbie is a partner in a 14,000-square foot facility that houses a state-of-the-art Vision Quest Performance Center as well as a TREK Concept Store.
His own coaching certifications include: NCSF Personal Trainer, USAC Level 2, USAT Level II. Robbie also proudly serves on the Healthy Highland Park Task Force as a committed member of the community.