Search “training plans” and you’ll find tons of templates and coaching services
We realised that training for ordinary athletes was limited to three main options:
DOWNLOAD A TEMPLATE TRAINING PLAN
While often cheap (or free), a cookie-cutter training plan...
- Isn’t personalized to you
- Does nothing to keep you motivated
- Doesn’t know if you’re actually making progress (and can’t adjust along the way).
You have to wait until race day to find out if your template training plan worked, which means you could be spending months training and still show up unprepared.
And what if you’re training for multiple races throughout the year? Cookie-cutter plans can’t help you optimize your training schedule for for a half marathon race 6 weeks from now and an Olympic event this summer.
SPEND $200+ A MONTH ON COACHING
Coaching can be great if you’re looking for absolute elite performance, but it can be a lot to invest up front, especially when you’re just dipping your toes into a new sport.
And unfortunately, not all coaches are equal. Some expert coaches are worth every penny, while others are...pulling your marathon training plan straight from a template they found online. And that’s disappointing.
Plus, it’s frustrating when you invest in a coach, expecting back-and-forth dialogue, but only get weekly workouts and no additional guidance.
DO IT YOURSELF
You could create a plan yourself. A great option, if you've got extensive knowledge in training methodologies (and the desire to take on a challenge).
But, if you're creating your own training plan, you probably want some help building something comprehensive. Plus, building a plan takes time — and if you’re like us, you’d rather be working out.
SOMEONE NEEDED TO BUILD PERSONALIZED TRAINING, BASED ON SOUND FOUNDATIONS, THAT WOULDN’T OBLITERATE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
We decided to fill the gap.
SO we built mottiV
It's a dynamic training plan app. Designed for you by experienced coaches, MOTTIV helps ordinary people accomplish extraordinary goals. Here’s how it’s different:
UNLIMITED TRAINING PLANS, UNLIMITED RACES, FOR ONE FLAT FEE
Put your marathon, triathlon, and cycling race on the calendar. MOTTIV will figure out how to coordinate training so you arrive at every starting line feeling healthy and prepared. Cross training, strength, and nutrition are built in to your plan.
TRAINING THAT’S PERSONALIZED TO YOUR CAPACITY AND SCHEDULE
Cookie cutter training plans impose a schedule and pace on you. We match the intensity you're capable of with how many weeks or months you have left to train. MOTTIV workouts adapt as you go, so your training always stays realistic but challenging.
THE MOTIVATION TO STICK TO IT — BUILT IN TO YOUR TRAINING PLAN
Motivation is the missing piece in so many training plans you’ll find online. MOTTIV includes expert guidance for each workout, easy ways to track your workouts for accountability, and encouragement from the community so you can show up and train.
WE BELIEVE ENDURANCE SPORTS SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE
Why do we care so much about providing accessible and effective training? Endurance sports change people’s lives.
We want more people to experience the confidence that comes with training. And we believe good training options should be available for everyone — not just people who can afford to pay thousands per year.
Training for a race shouldn’t obliterate your bank account.
We knew people needed better options between “free” and $200/month coaching. None of the available options worked well for people who are ready to train and want to see what they’re capable of.