ENTER NJINGA: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
It was a client of mine who piqued my interest in Njinga and eventually introduced me to the team. What I expected when I first stepped foot inside Njinga was a win-or-die, high-testosterone environment. The reality? The total opposite.
Njinga is made up of a community of friendly and supportive people who just happen to be cyclists.
And while there is a competitive edge to the training, it’s only for those who want it. The few who do compete side-by-side do so in a way that encourages everyone to put their best foot forwards. We all ride in training zones so that even if your output levels are different, you are actually working at the same capacity. We all experience the same pain and glory.
Everyone works so hard and tries to better themselves every step of the way. It’s such a refreshing culture.
NJINGA MAKES YOU FITTER IN ALL AREAS
My first Njinga session was in February 2018, over two years ago, and I’ve been in regular attendance ever since. My fitness is so much better now than it ever has been before – I feel like an 18-year-old who could just run all day. On average, I’ll get between 3 and 5 sessions per week and while I no longer partake in climbing as an activity – I’d much rather cycle! – I have run six half-marathons and 2 ultra-marathons since my first day in the lab, and I’ve done no training runs. Zero! All my training has been on the bike.
I’ve become addicted to numbers in a way that I can measure my own progress and development, which I’ve never been able to do in any other sport before.The stats speak for themselves and thanks to the help of Njinga, I’ve improved my 20 minute FTP score by 60 watts from 241 to 301 watts and more recently my 60 minute FTP by 22 watts from 259 to 283 watts. On top of that I improved my 30 second max power from 300 watts to over 950 watts and made the All Time Njinga Leaderboard. The training works!