Jerry Gerlich has worked with cyclists and triathletes for decades, gym clients for over 15 years and recently delved into the world of endurance auto racing with effective ergonomic suggestions, functional movement remediation and foot correction techniques. His knowledge, experience, and truly unique techniques combined with a passion for improved function, posture and performance has improved the lives of hundreds of local, national and international clients. Jerry’s training includes a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, personal trainer certification the American Council on Exercise, advanced conditioning through the C.H.E.K Institute, Powerplate USA, Trigger Point Therapy, Heartrate Zone Training/Cycling certifications with Sally Edwards along with dozens of continuing education courses since 2001.
Bike Fit Services
Find optimal movement patterns, reset your system, and remove yourself from chronic pain with Body Remapping. Throughout our lives, we experience traumas that cause imbalances, scars, and pathways that lead us from functioning at our best and upset the body’s natural “roadmap”. By identifying proprioceptive deficits and working to correct functional biomechanics, Jerry has helped numerous clients find their optimal ergonomic movement patterns. If you can walk, you can benefit from a session!
Clients that have most benefited from this work include: chronic pain sufferers, those dealing with symptoms associated with neurological or physical dysfunction, Parkinson’s patients, and those seeking post-surgery aftercare.
What does Body Remapping include:
- Interview to outline any variables or physical issues causing problems
- Thorough evaluation of your stability, form, and function
- Unique assessment methods, muscle testing and retesting
- Remedial exercises and stretched for increased symmetry, range of motion, and coordination
- Complete set of notes and homework to take home
Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect during the Comprehensive Fitting
- Pre-fit interview to outline any variables or physical issues causing problems while you ride.
- Thorough evaluation of your stability, form and function both on and off the bike(s).
- Application of unique assessment and cleat/seat/bar adjustment methods with an emphasis on cleat/shoe and saddle/bar optimization as applied by Steve Hogg.
- Remedial off-the-bike exercises and stretches for increased symmetry, range of motion and coordination.
- Detailed position records post-fit for future use in setting up different bicycles.
- Diagnosis of injuries or diseases.
- Chiropractic-type adjustments.
- Cleaning/tuning/repair services to bicycles in need of attention. (We are not responsible for questionable equipment that fails during a fitting session)
What to expect AFTER the Comprehensive Fitting
New muscular recruitment patterns take time to settle in and feel solid. You are highly encouraged to come in with a 2-3 week window of easy riding after the fitting work to give your muscles and nervous system time to adapt to the changes. You will most likely experience one or more of the following:
- New sensations through the whole body as your feet, pelvis, back and hands can wind up in much different positions than when you arrived.
- Small ring efforts without hills at a heart rate of under 75% max for 2-3 weeks to give your body time to develop the new motor patterns required for the new position.
- New balance sensations. (Adapting to these new balance sensations will require frequent riding without hard cornering, sprinting, long efforts and fast descents.)
- Minor aches and pains caused by your body’s previous motor patterns attempting to function with the new position.
- Your trust that I know what I am doing and that I WILL make improvements to how you feel on the bike.
- You will commit to this process with me.
- You will contact me with any questions or concerns as soon as possible.
- You will follow my instructions and you WILL NOT make any adjustments to your bike without first discussing it with me.
- You will do your best to follow the off-the-bike recommendations that I give you.
What to Bring
- Basic Equipment: Bike(s), shoes, fresh cleats if available, any orthotic devices/insoles/foot beds you have, any cleat shims or wedges you currently use, cycling riding kit, all eye wear including prescription glasses, sunglasses, readers and swim goggles, helmet(s), gloves, seat bag with contents, mobile phone and sunscreen to test your new position outside if possible.
- Accessories: Water bottle for hydration, snacks, money for purchases in our Food for Fitness organic café, shock pump, seat mast cutting guide or other tools/spacers/items specific to your bicycle.
- An Open Mind: You will experience a completely unique approach to bicycle fitting available only in Austin, Texas.
- Cycling kit, including jersey, bib, shorts, cycling socks, sports bra for women. (Ideally, shoulder, spine and hip assessments are conducted with the jersey off.)
- Sandals or running shoes for moving around the gym without cycling shoes.
- Light jacket or sweatshirt for the bike fitting room. (This isn't absolutely necessary, but the room runs cool for exercisers.)
- Please refrain from wearing cologne, heavily-scented body spray or perfume.