Head Coach Peter Cummings

Qualifications:

  • USAC Expert Level 2 Coach with Distinction
  • Professional Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Professional Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Professional Member of the Medical Fitness Association
  • Professional Member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Completed Elite Level Certification Clinic - 2010 (Exam Pending)
  • Completed USAC Power Certification Clinic -2005 (Exam Pending)
  • USA Cycling Certified Skills Instructor - 2005
  • BG FIT Technician - 2011
  • BikeFit certified bike fitter - 2014
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified Level 1- 2012
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified Level 2 - 2016
  • Functional Movement Screen Y Balance Test Certified - 2016
  • American Red Cross CPR Certified
  • Director of Medical Fitness - Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates Fitness Center 2012-2016
  • Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation - Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates 2014-2016
  • Director of Medical Fitness - Restore Medical Fitness Center - 2016 - present
  • ASCM Certified Exercise Leader - 1993

 

Coaching is about developing athletes not being a good athlete yourself. It does help but the best coaches develop athletes that get results. While Peter has results he believes his athletes results speak to his ability as a coach not his results. When he was racing full time he specialized in time trialing and enjoyed achievements such as 5th in the 2001 Cloudsplitter Prologue TT just behind 2004 U23 USA Cycling rider of the year Kevin Bouchard-Hall and 3rd Overall in the 2003 Presque Isle TT (Erie, PA) (with an avg speed of 27.2mph). In 2002, he was presented with the Stan Forrestal Memorial Trophy for Time Trial Excellence by the Buffalo Bicycling Club. 

Coach Cummings has been training and Coaching athletes with Power meters for a little over 10 years. He also has spent hours in the wind tunnel with athletes to maximize their aerodynamics with great success. The following results represent a portion of his athlete's accomplishments:

 

  • 9 National Champions
  • Masters National Road Race Champion - 2008
  • Masters National Time Trial Champion - (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) 
  • 13 total Masters National Podium Spots
  • NCAA Division I National Champion - (Riffelmacher - TTT and Team Overall)
  • Masters National Duathlon Champion - 2006
  • 3rd Fitchburg Stage Race (GC) - 2006, 2009 
  • Points Leader Jersey Fitchburg Stage Race Cat 2 - (2006)
  • 1st Overall GC Owasco Stage Race - Pro, 1, 2, 3 - (2007)
  • NJ Pro,1,2 State Road Race Champion - 2006
  • NJ Pro, 1,2 State Time Trial Champion - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (three different riders) 
  • NJ Masters 35-39 State Time Trial Champion - 2006, 2007, 2008
  • NJ Masters 40-45 State Time Trial Champion - 2014 
  • NJ Masters 45-49 State Time Trial Champion - 2015
  • NJ Masters 30-34 State Time Trial Champion - 2007
  • NJ Cat 4 State Time Trial Champion - 2009
  • NJ U23 State Time Trial Champion - 2009
  • Over 2 dozen Medals in the Empire State Games 
  • Most Improved Time Trialist Award - Buffalo Bicycling Club 2004
  • 10th Overall in the Junior National Time Trial Event
  • 9th US National Womens Elite Time Trial Championship - 2007
  • 15th US National Mens Elite Time Trial Championship - 2007
  • NYS TT Women's Elite Champion - 2007
  • NYS Road Race Elite Champion - 2008
  • NYS TT Women's Master Champion - 2007
  • NYS Cat 3 Criterium Champion -2015
  • Ironman 70.3 World Champion Qualifiers
  • USAT Team USA qualifiers
  • Duathlon World Champion qualifiers
  • Many other podium finishes.

 

Coach Cummings Continuing Education, Coaching Accolades and Accomplishments:

 

  • 2004 Level 2 Coaches Certification Clinic (Illinois) 
  • 2005 Power Certification Clinic (Clermont, FL)
  • 2005 East Coast Training Conference (Bedford, VA.)
  • 2006 USAC International Coaching Summit (USOTC Colorado Springs)
  • 2006 Elected to the Buffalo Bicycling Club's Board of Directors
  • 2007 USAC Skills Instructor Clinic (USOTC Colorado Springs, CO)
  • 2007 Appointed to Empire State Games Western Region Head Coach
  • 2007 Empire State Games Team Gold Medal
  • 2008 USAC International Coaching Summit (USOTC Colorado Springs)
  • 2008 Empire State Games Team Silver Medal
  • 2009 Level 1 (Elite) Coaching Certification Clinic (USOTC Colorado Springs, Co)
  • 2009 USOC International Altitude Training Symposium (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • 2010 New Leaf Active Metabolic Training Certification
  • 2010 Empire State Games Team Gold Medal
  • 2010 recertified as USAC Coach with Distinction
  • 2010 USAC Coaching Summit (USOTC Colorado Springs, CO)
  • 2011 Functional Movement Screen Certification Seminar (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • 2011 BG FIT Technician Certification (Morgan Hill, CA)
  • 2012 Evidence-Based Strengthening and Conditioning (Buffalo, NY)
  • 2012 4th Annual Medical Fitness Institute for the Management of Medical Fitness Centers (Richmond, VA)
  • 2012 USAC Coaching Summit (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • 2013 recertified as USAC Coach with Distinction for fourth consecutive year
  • 2013 American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting (Indianapolis, IN)
  • 2014 recertified as USAC Coach with Distinction for fifth consecutive year
  • 2014 Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Course - (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2014 American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting (Orlando, FL) 
  • 2014 6th Annual Medical Fitness Institute for the Management of Medical Fitness Centers (Winchester, VA)
  • 2014 USAC Coaching Summit (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • 2015 recertified as USAC Coach with Distinction for sixth consecutive year
  • 2015 7th Annual Medical Fitness Institute for the Management of Medical Fitness Centers (Richmond, VA)
  • 2016 recertified as USAC Coach with Distinction for seventh consecutive year
  • 2016 Functional Movement Systems - Y Balance Test Certified
  • 2016 Functional Movement Systems - Certified Level 2
  • 2016 USA Cycling Coaching Summit (Colorado Springs, CO)

 

Swim Coach Traci Cummings

Swimming is a sport of a highly technical nature. It takes years to master the technique if you are going to swim fast. A coach with years of experience and a trained eye is critical in the development of swimmers.

Qualifications:

Traci is a USA Swimming certified coach. She is also certified as a New Leaf Active Metabolic Tester and has attended the certification clinic for the Functional Movement Screen. Traci has coached on the high school level and is now working with Plan2Peak Athletes.

Personal Athletic Accomplishments:

Traci was a Division III swimmer with SUNY Stony Brook and swam in high school for Williamsville South.
Cat 3 cyclists with over two dozen race wins and dozens of podium appearances.
Finished in the Top 10 at USA Cycling Masters Nationals in all three events three consecutive years.
Won the NYS Masters Time Trial Championship

      
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