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GURU ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS

Industry Leaders in Fit Science Education & Retail Training


GURU's fit instructors are a global collective of premier bike fitters and retail experts who work with the GURU team in developing our world-class education curriculum at the GURU Academy.

Featuring representatives from North America, Europe & Asia - our partners provide the GURU team with first-hand insights into proper fitting technique and retail engagement to enhance our training program - and also host year-round courses at the GURU Academy to elevate our world-class training experience.



Mat Steinmetz


Location: Boulder, CO (USA)

Business: 51 Speedshop

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Mat Steinmetz has worked with some of the best endurance athletes in the world - including Team Sky, Trek-Radioshack & many world champion triathletes. Steinmetz holds a masters degrees in exercise physiology & sports performance from Human Performance Lab at Ball State University. Named one of Inside Triathlon’s 10 Most Influential People, Steinmetz has recently formed 51 Speedshop to offer services to all ranks of athletes with his team of endurance sport experts.



Jonathan Blyer


Location: Brooklyn, NY (USA)

Business: ACME Bicycle Co.

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Jonathan Blyer began working as a bike fitter in 2005. Prior to opening his fit studio (ACME Bicycle Co. in Brooklyn, NY), Blyer worked as a bridge engineer and has applied his mechanical background to optimize his fit business. Recognized as one of the top fitters in the New York area, Blyer holds certificates from Retul, F.I.S.T. and the GURU Academy. Blyer is an accomplished athlete, with nearly 10 years of experience racing triathlon.



Ian Murray


Location: Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Business: TTS Fit Studio

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Ian Murray has been coaching triathlon full time for over 15 years - and is among a select group of USA Triathlon Elite Level Coaches. Murray is the co-owner of Triathlon Training Systems (TTS) - as well as the Head Coach and co-founder the LA Tri Club, comprised of more than 2,000 members. Murray started as a bike fitter in 2002 and is certified by F.I.S.T, where he has taught alongside Dan Empfield since 2011.



Dave Ripley


Location: Indianapolis, IN (USA)

Business: 51 Speedshop

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Dave Ripley started his career in the aerospace field, working with the Rolls Royce gas turbine engine company to develop a deep understanding of aerodynamic principles. After transitioning to the bike industry, Ripley worked at Zipp for 8 years - specializing in product development and technical training. Ripley now performs bike fits at 51 Speedshop - working with Mat Steinmetz in building their fit services and coaching programs.



Winston Tam


Location: Taipei (Taiwan)

Business: Friday BikeFit

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Winston Tam has taught multiple fit protocols to bike fitters around the world and is considered to be the lead bike fitting consultant in Asia. Winston is the owner of Friday BikeFit - which has expanded into multiple locations across Asia. He has worked with top-level professional cycling teams and triathletes. Prior to opening Friday BikeFit, Winston was a top level mountain bike racer for over 15 years and is a certified personal Trainer and a nutrition specialist.



Marcelo Rocha


Location: Brasília (Brazil)

Business: Marcelo Rocha

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Marcelo has 16 years working with bicycle fitting and has worked with some of the best endurance athletes in Brazil and South America. He holds a degree in Physical Education from the Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil and also a degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine from TAO Institute, Brasília, Brazil. Marcelo was an athlete competing many years in BMX, Triathlon and Road Cycling. He loves bikes and sports, is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Has several certifications in bicycle fitting, including FIST, Serotta, Retul, Bikefitting.com and Guru.

EUROPEAN ADVISORS


GURU is proud to partner with Ten-Point in the UK - the official GURU Academy Europe training center for GURU retailers and fit partners. Ten-Point features an accomplished group of certified bike fitters and retail experts to deliver a world-class training experience.

In addition, the GURU Fit System is featured at Energy Lab - a premier sports science center with locations in Belgium and Holland. Energy Lab provides elite professionals and amateur athletes with a comprehensive offering of services to optimize riding performance.



Helen Hall


Location: Amersham, Bucks (UK)

Business: Ten-Point: GURU Academy Europe

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Helen Hall is the founder of Ten-Point - a premium bicycle retailer in the UK and official European training center for GURU. Prior to opening Ten-Point, Hall served in the Royal Air Force for 6 years and is a practitioner at Anatomy in Motion and the Chek Institute. In addition to her extensive background in kinesiology, Hall is an F.I.S.T.-certified Advanced Level fitter - and utilizes these skill sets to provide world-class bike fitting services at Ten-Point.




Brian Hall


Location: Amersham, Bucks (UK)

Business: Ten-Point: GURU Academy Europe

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Brian Hall is a director at Ten-Point - a premium bicycle retailer in the UK and official European training academy for GURU. Prior to opening Ten-Point, Hall worked as a commercial litigation lawyer. Prior to being a lawyer, he worked as personal trainer and holds an advanced personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Hall is also an F.I.S.T.-certified Advanced Level fitter - and utilizes these skill sets to provide world-class bike fitting services at Ten-Point.