My Coaching Philosophy


My Mission:

         My mission is to help you accomplish whatever it is you want in cycling or fitness. Your goal is my goal. Whether it is training to win races, improve power numbers, get faster, improve race skills or tactics, improve bike handling, improve time trial ability, conquer your first bicycle-camping trip, go on a cycling camp or tour, ride 100 miles, ride 24 hours, or just to get pushed hard in training, I will coach you to get there!

         I also specialize in one-on-one training, overall body fitness, cycling camps, tours, and travel. I specialize it route planning and can lead private individual and group bike tours-excursions. 

Coaching Philosophy:
         Coaching is a never-ending learning experience that takes on a personal connection with an athlete to push them to accomplish any goal they want in life. My goal is to allow athletes to reach those goals they did not think were possible of accomplishing on their own. Coaching is way more than just numbers and my goal is to take an athlete on a empowering experience to build a mindset of a champion. Becoming a champion requires hard work and suffering and I can push you to develop a tenacity to conquer your goals. I believe in quality coaching over quantity and designing specific plans to fit an athlete’s schedule and unique goals. In my coaching, I will share what drives and motivates me to become a champion and to never quit.

          I love working with kids in high school who love to ride bikes and race. I started riding a bike in high school. Through my journey of finding my love for cycling, I found it hard to find people my age that loved to ride bikes. Excuses I heard from kids my age were that it was either either too hard, inconvenient, not safe, or too hard to find friends to train with. Also, many high schools do not have any bike clubs or teams. I love working with the youth in High School as I know exactly what it was like to be the kid who loved riding bikes and felt like an outcast. I immediately turned the feeling of outcast into a self-confidence and unique attribute to drive me into accomplishing my cycling dreams and goals.  As a coach, I will help motivate the youth to dream and build the mindset of a champion while also setting realistic and attainable goals. With that said, I do coach athlete’s of all ages from age 12-70!

My Coaching Specialization:

1) Physical Performance

  • 100% customized training plans to suit your goals and lifestyle
  • Improve functional threshold power
  • Improve endurance and aerobic threshold
  • Improve time trial including pacing and speed
  • Improve max speed and max power
  • Improve hill climbing power and efficiency

2) Racing and Skills

  • Progress and develop in racing categories
  • Specific race preparation and detailed race plans
  • Win race’s as an individual or teammate
  • Learn essential bike handling and race tactics
  • Peak and perform your best for National Championship races
  • Peak perform your best for your important target races and events

3) Gran Fondo’s, Charity Rides, and more

  • Conquer your first 100-mile century ride or Gran Fondo
  • Improve your time, result, or placing for an event
  • Specific preparation for an event
  • Finish century rides with ease and confidence

4) Cycling Camps and Cross-Country Adventures

  • Conquer your first cross-country bicycle trip
  • Detailed routes, planning, and advice
  • Fine tune your bicycle-camping skills
  • Individual tours and camps with Steven
  • Join and train for Perezluha Coaching Camps and Tours (See Camps below)

5) Ultra-Endurance

  • Conquer your first 100-mile ride, 200-mile ride, 24-hour race
  • Compete in Race Across America
  • Iron-Man training

6) Mental Toughness

  • Strengthen the mind and improve your mental toughness and tenacity
  • Learn the Art of Winning
  • Build discipline
  • Get pushed one-on-one with Steven to a level you can’t reach on your own

7) Multi-Athlete and Full-Body Fitness

  • I incorporate full body fitness into my training plans. Training the entire body is essential for overall fitness, physique, and injury prevention
  • I can coach tri-athletes, runners, and other multi-sport athletes. I come from a running and wrestling background so I’m familiar with training the entire body, not just cycling