You set the goals and I will help you get there
Whether you dream of being on the podium, training for an endurance event, or just want to get fit and healthier, either or the road, track on MTB, I can help you reach your goals. I offer individually tailored training programmes and coaching for cyclists of all ages, fitness levels, experience, goals and lifestyle, with one-on-one communication, seven days a week to help you achieve your dreams!
Who am I
My name is Massimo Gugliemi, and I reside in Vanderbijlpark, Southern Gauteng, and I have over 20 years of experience in the cycling industry. I started cycling when I was about 9 or 10 years old on my first ever bicycle, which was a purple Alpina with tube shifters. However, I only started racing when I was 16, and when I turned 19, I was part of a professional road team for two years as an elite u/23. In the 20 years, I have raced and competed in all three disciplines of cycling; road, track and MTB. As a professional,u.16 and junior, I achieved numerous junior titles, both on the track and the road. Currently, I am focusing on racing as a veteran on the road and track as part of the Bekker Steel Racing Team. I have also received multiple SA titles as a veteran rider. My passion for cycling has given me 20 great years, riding and doing what I love the most. I have gained so much knowledge and experience, and I would like to share my knowledge and love for cycling with athletes on all levels and help them achieve their goals, be it for racing, endurance, fitness or just for fun – it doesn’t matter as long as I can help them to become a better version of themselves.
When I was racing elite the long training rides that we did, were 6-7 hours some days, and we would do a loop with the other professional teams and meet at Nana’s cafè (now the called the Circus). At Nana’s, we used to get our favourite training fuel which was Nana’s famous gingerbread cookies. From there we used to ride to Heidelberg, and I would meet the Mcleod brothers who rode for HSBC in Three Rivers. We would then either meet other pro teams and do a massive group ride, or we would go do loops at Suikerbosrand.
Growing up, I would always watch the Tour de France, and as a young boy, I was inspired by Miguel Induráin. As the riders progressed it was lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich, Marco Pantani and Mario Cipollini that become some of my idols.
There are many good bikes out there, but when I was pro I had the same bike Lance Armstrong had and at that time a Trek OCLB it was one to the best bikes. Nowadays, there is no such thing as a bad bike; however, I believe it should suit your riding style. I’ve, however, always been a fan of Trek and Cannondale.
Most Memorable Moments with a Bike:
I have so many fond memories, but if I have to choose I would firstly say my first ever Provincial Track Champs as an u/16, it was the first-ever gold medals I had won and with plenty of spectators on the stands, secondly winning the Ride for Sight race, in 2018 and again in 2020 and then lastly winning the 947 in 2019 as a veteran.
MG Coaching provides athletes with a professional platform to help you achieve your goals. I will constantly analyse and adjust your training data and training programme based on your goals, needs, racing calendar and unforeseen plans. Weekly and even daily session feedback will help you to learn and improve at a much more rapid rate.
My coaching package includes:
- Initial one-on-one consultation and a baseline assessment to determine your level of fitness
- Goal setting and annual training plan to give you a sense of direction
- Custom training programme delivered via Training Peaks
- Weekly/Daily analysis (via WKO) and feedback summaries
- Open communication, seven days a week
Custom nutrition and gym programmes can also be requested in addition to the coaching package or can it can be requested on its own.
I would love to chat with you, so give me a call or send me a WhatsApp any time, although if you call me after 8 pm I am probably busy watching some racing on TV!
Here are my details or you can reach me via the form below.
072 547 3328