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Virtual Velo Podcast-Ep. 20: Machine Learning and AI in Cycling Coaching feat. Coach Shayne Gaffney

In Episode Twenty of the Virtual Velo Podcast, our host, Ken, interviews Coaches Joy Murphy and Shayne Gaffney to discuss the rise of Artificial Intelligence-based tools for cycling coaching.

Shayne Gaffney is the owner of GC Coaching and a pioneer in using Zwift as a tool to help train his athletes. He has developed many of Zwift’s training plans and is a former Zwift Product Manager.

Joy Murphy is a USA Tri-Level 1 Certified Coach, EnJoy Fitness founder, a regular contributor to The Zommunique, and the guest host of The Virtual Velo Podcast.

Will Artificial Intelligence take over the role of coaches, or will it be a tool that frees up coaches’ resources to focus on things the machines cannot? Please give it a listen to discover our thoughts and what the future of A.I. holds for your training!

Other key points:

  • Shayne discusses using technology to scale his coaching business
  • Joy discusses loving the rich data that she gets from her athletes
  • Joy discusses the merits of AI coaching tools for athletes that prefer to be self-coached whether it is out of interest or financial constraints
  • Ken and Shayne talk about the future of linking training stress, nutrition and recovery using A.I.


For more expert insight from Joy and Shayne, check out the Training & Performance page.

Clip in and take a conversational ride with us as we lend a voice to the digital athlete and bridge the gap between athlete and avatar!

Ep. 20: Machine Learning and AI in Cycling Coaching

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