You might wonder why the Stelleri Performance Training logo has two fishes. Back when Angie was a Master's student in 1995, she studied a really cool fish that lives in the Puget Sound called Hexagrammos stelleri (Spotted Greenling) Since that time she has used the moniker "Stelleri". Plus she thinks fish are really cool--- we have a 75 gallon freshwater Cichlid tank in our house and a goldfish pond in the back yard.
Logo design: Steve McGowan
Established in 2015, Stelleri Performance Training was conceived by two friends who love cycling and wanted to share that passion with others in a non-threatening way.
Angie Ridgel, Ph.D, President and Head Coach of the Women's Team, has competed in over 175 cycling (road, criterium, time trial, cyclocross, gravel), multisport (duathlon, olympic and half-ironman triathlon) and running events (5K-Marathon) since 2001. She is a USA Cycling Cat. 3 cyclist in road, time trial and cyclocross. Dr. Ridgel is currently an Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology at Kent State University. Angie is a USA Cycling Level 3 coach, an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Angie has been named the 2015 Ohio State Road Cycling Champion and the 2012 Ohio State Cyclocross Champion. She placed 1st in the women's 40-49 age group in the 2015 Eastern Ohio Time Trial Series. In 2016, Angie placed 12th in her age-group at the ITU World Duathlon Championship in Spain.
Pam Semanik, Assistant Coach and Manager of the Women's Team, has been a competitive cyclist since 2007, and currently a Category 3 in road events with a speciality in Time Trial. Pam is a USA Cycling Level 3 coach. You'll also see her hitting the boards at the Cleveland Velodrome.
In 2016, Pam placed 5th in her age-group at the 2016 ITU World Championship in Spain. She was also the 2014 and 2013 Ohio State Champion in Time Trial. In 2015, Pam completed the grueling Silver State 508 ultra bike race, as part of a 2-man team (Team Hellhound).
At Stelleri Performance Training, we specialize in science-based program design. All of our methods have solid data to back them up. We believe in an individualized approach to training--- your training plan will be flexible and adaptive.
Our speciality is training athletes who have little or no experience with road cycling, time trial or cyclocross as well as multisport athletes who want to ride faster, more efficiently and smarter.