Setting up your JOIN account is quite easy and straightforward. Once set up, we calculate your training plan based on three elements: your athletic profile, the goal you set and your availability.
This screen contains all the data we need to establish your athletic profile. Ranging from age and weight to your heart rate and/or power data. The key here is to input as much data as you can, because the more data we have, the better (read: more specific and tailor made for you) your training plan can be.
Please review your athletic profile occasionally since these values can change over time. You might have lost weight for instance. And please also try to do an FTP test at the start and regularly throughout the plan so that your workouts can take into account the initial level and subsequent changes in it.
Some people work towards an event and others have the goal to improve a specific cycling skill. Choose one of the listed events in your country or abroad. Our list of events is always updated to include the best ones. If the event you are attending isn't listed, you can always create your own goal by inputting the date of the event, the distance and elevation and the plan will be created accordingly.
Planning a race, working on climbs, your stamina, or improving your FTP? JOIN´s got you covered.
Here is how you can change your goal/event.
- Open JOIN app
- Today's training
- On the top right, select the three dots ( ... )
- View/change goal
- Chane goal/event, if you already have a selected goal/event
- Now select a training plan, one day event or Multiday event if you doing a tour.
This is where the 'magic' of JOIN delivers. Instead of dumping a fixed schedule on you, we let you input your availability throughout an upcoming week and build the training plan around that. Easy, right? When that availability changes unexpectedly during the week, you can change it and JOIN will automatically adapt the plan to the new situation. Please be aware that if you select a higher activity profile in your athletic profile, the plan also expects more from you in terms of time available and the ability to train regularly throughout the week and not just on the weekend.
If you have a Strava account, your training plan can also make good use of that. By connecting the Strava account to your JOIN account we can automatically read and synchronize all your training data. That is a big help for us in tailoring your training plan as we can get an accurate picture of you fitness level from all those Strava rides when we build the initial training plan. Once you've uploaded a new activity to Strava, you'll receive a notification from JOIN asking you for your feedback on that specific activity, while also uploading the ride data.