Getting Started

VQ offers two ways of getting started. If you’re ready and would like to access the full benefits of membership, everything starts with the Performance Test. If you’re not quite sure membership is for you right now, we offer a Taste of VQ package, allowing you a unique opportunity to experience our coaching and facilities.

Performance Fitness Assessment
At Vision Quest Coaching, we believe in understanding the science before building your plan for success. Therefore, we require all members of the Vision Quest family to take a Performance Fitness Assessment. This will allow us to gain your “baseline” numbers.

Finding Your Baseline
How much have you improved over the years? If you’re like most, the answer will be “a lot” or “better than some” or “I don’t know for sure.” The fact is, you can’t know for sure unless you have quantitative metrics to compare your performance from year to year. If you are just starting out and/or have never looked at your fitness level in a measured fashion, a Performance Fitness Test will get you started on the right track.

Performance Testing by Vision Quest Coaching is a complete power performance profile for the athletic cyclist. It includes:

Baseline Physiological Measurements
• Body Fat Percentage
• Body Mass Index
• Blood Pressure
• Resting Heart Rate

Performance Assessment
• Power Testing
• Blood Lactate Threshold Test
• Maximum Heart Rate Determination
• Spinscan Pedal Stroke Analysis

Post-Assessment Analysis
• Heart Rate Training Zones
• Prescribed Race/Workout Warm-Up
• Professional Bike Fit
• Athlete-Specific Areas for Growth

All Performance Fitness Assessments are performed by Robbie Ventura at our VQ Highland Park location.

Cost: $300
Location: VQ Highland Park, 1923 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL, 60035
Sign up for a Performance Test today!

Taste of VQ

This offering is one of the most unique training packages available on the market today. This package allows you to get a “taste” of Vision Quest Coaching before you commit to one of our Membership Packages. It is designed for those that want to get a better idea of what VQ has to offer or for those that would like to use it as their once-a-week intensity ride. You can pick a day and time from our Taste of VQ webpage. Both AM and PM classes are available to meet all schedules.

The class starts off with an indoor field test to gather a fitness baseline, during the next six weeks we build on different energy systems based on the time of year. The last class is a retest to show improvement. Taste of VQ athletes show an average of 12.7% gain (and still climbing!) within the eight-week session.

This package is perfect if you are unfamiliar with the benefits of a performance center versus a standard gym or if you are unsure of whether structured workouts really make a difference. We are confident that once your eight weeks are complete, you will be excited and proud to be a member of Vision Quest Coaching.

Cost: $165 flat fee for 8 weeks