A few days back I wrote a post briefly describing the TrainingPeaks platform and some of the reasons to consider using it. As part of my online coaching programmes, I provide a premium athlete account included within the fee, and I now use it as my preferred coaching platform. Not having used a basic account for a LONG TIME, it wasn’t clear to me just how limited the “basic” account turns out to be…
As a small experiment, I decided to let my premium athlete account lapse so I could understand what the “basic” experience was like. I think disappointing best sums it up!
Therefore I thought it would be worth posting a comparison table of the key differences (this has been reproduced from information on TrainingPeaks). But in one brief summary – all the useful analytics is unavailable in the basic account along with the cool Coaching interactions.
If you already have a Premium account then great, but if you are either new to TrainingPeaks or currently with a “basic” account, I will upgrade you to premium whilst you are an active subscriber to one of my coaching programmes.
|Athlete Account type||Coach Paid Premium||Self Paid Premium||Free Basic|
|Who pays for the account?||Coach Pays||Athlete Pays||Free|
|How does this affect me as a coach?|
|Can I plan for the athlete?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Do I have access to all of the charts and graphs?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can I get Post Workout Notification Emails?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can Athlete get Post Activity Comment Emails?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can I sync with WKO?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can I see my athlete’s Peak Performances?||Yes||Yes||No|
|How does Premium vs Basic account type affect your athlete?Click here to view all of the differences between basic and premium athletes.|
|Athlete has access to all charts and graphs?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can copy and move workouts into the future?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can edit files, create ranges, delete channels, etc.?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can access ATP (Annual Training Plan)?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Athlete can see Peak Performances?||Yes||Yes||No|
If you have any questions about TrainingPeaks and how it might be able to help you then please feel free to get in touch. Always happy to help if I can!
Coach & Founder
A Personal Trainer & England Athletic qualified Coach. In addition two 1:1 coaching Ed founded BitFitter, an innovative training platform.
When not Coaching, he competes in Duathlon and plays golf very badly!