Group Training with Coach Amari Holmes

We sat down with Playtri Coach Amari who leads weekly group workouts out of our Dallas store and asked her why she does it, what is the purpose and how can you benefit.

Q: Is training with a group of people valuable?

A: Absolutely!

Q: What are the ways a person can benefit from training with a group?

A: It provides accountability - If you ask any of my clients they will tell you if they don’t show up for a workout they get a friendly text letting them know they were missed.  It’s so easy to hit snooze in the morning or pass by the gym after work when no one is counting on you to be there.  It’s a totally different story when others are counting on you to show up and join them.

Trust in the plan - It’s incredibly helpful to be surrounded by others when personal improvement and results start showing due to consistency. Gains are often tedious and it’s helpful when you are a part of a group where people are reaching goals.  As each person reaches a goal, it inspires others to push through and reach their goals as well.

Lifelong Companionship - Friendships are built and solidified through the ups and downs of training and often these relationships last much longer than the few weeks or months of the training program.

Q: What value does group training add for new triathletes?

A: As a new triathlete, group training will increase your knowledge and passion for the sport. The people you meet will most likely have similar interests and goals in triathlon which will inspire you even more.  The knowledge you gain will benefit your development as an athlete.

Q: What value does group training add for athletes who have been training for years?

A: Seasoned athletes will gain knowledge from their trainer and others in the program as well as perspective.  The phrase “there is more than one way to skin a cat” is applicable in this scenario as well.  In addition, it can renew an athletes energy and excitement to reach their goals.

Q: How do you personally use group training to help you reach your goals?

A: Training with a group has helped me with my mental and physical weakness on runs.  When I crawl out of bed on Wednesday mornings its so helpful to know there is a group of clients and training partners waiting for me to help kick me into action for 90 minutes.  There is no doubt that they are encouraging me to suck it up, leave the excuses at home, and push myself to new limits all while having a ton of fun!

Join a free workout or sign up for one of our group training programs today!

Playtri Youth Team Tryouts!

Is your kid interested in triathlon? If so, check out our Youth Tri Programs.  Our upcoming team tryouts are as follows:


Blue Team:

  • Saturday, January 21st, 4:00-5:00 PM - Swim
  • Tuesday. January 24th, 4:00-5:00 PM - Bike/Run

Silver Team:

  • Saturday, January 21st, 4:00-5:00 PM - Swim
  • Tuesday. January 24th, 5:00-6:00 PM - Bike/Run

Gold Team:

  • Saturday, January 21st, 3:00-4:00 PM - Swim
  • Wednesday. January 25th, 4:30-6:00 PM - Bike/Run

Juniors Team:

  • Saturday, January 21st, 3:00-4:00 PM - Swim
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30-6:00 PM - Bike/Run


Blue Team:

  • Monday, January 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM - Swim
  • Thursday, January 26th, 4:30-5:30 PM - Bike/Run

Silver Team:

  • Tuesday, January 24th, 4:30-5:30 PM - Bike/Run
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30-5:30 PM - Swim

Gold 1 Team:

  • Tuesday, January 24th, 4:30-5:30 PM - Bike/Run
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30-5:30 PM - Swim

Gold 2 Team:

  • Monday, January 23rd. 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30-7:00 PM

Tryouts are an important part of the process to make sure your child is placed on the appropriate team for their age and skill set.  Get your chile registered for tryouts today!

McKinney: Questions contact
Dallas: Questions contact

For more information on youth programs click here.

New CompuTrainer Class Starts January 3rd in McKinney

Our next 4 Week CompuTrainer Programs will start on Tuesday, January 3rd at the Playtri McKinney Store. Programs are $100 and include:

  • 2 x 1 hour classes/week
  • Beginning and end of program FTP test
  • Trainer skewer

Available classes are:

  • Evening Class: Tuesday/Friday, 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Lunchtime Class: Tuesday/Thursday, 12:00-1:00 PM

We ask that athletes arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time to allow time for set up, warm up and calibration of the CompuTrainer.

CompuTrainer classes are high intensity interval training sessions based off of each rider's individual FTP (Functional Threshold Power), and are designed to increase FTP and ultimately athlete speed in the coming race season.

Questions? Email

Bike Trainers

Winter is here and this is that time of year we either slack on our training or figure out a way to get it done!  No matter what type of athlete you are, cycling is a fantastic asset to your training regime. With that in mind, one of the best tools for the off season is a bike trainer. There are several different brands and types with multiple features on each so choosing one can be overwhelming. We had the Playtri compile information based on their personal experience to help narrow down the options and help you figure out which is best for you and your budget.

On the top of the list is the Wahoo KICKR Snap.  This bike trainer allows you to use any bike (road, tri, or mountain) because of it’s wheel-on design. Our staff highly recommends this trainer for its multiple smart features that connect to your smart phone, tablet, or computer to control resistance and provide reliable power measurements instantly.  This trainer is perfect for any athlete who wants to keep the feel of the outdoor road riding while staying warm indoors!  The KICKR Snap is $599 and is worth every cent.

Next on the list is the Kinetic Road Machine.  Priced at $359, it is a little more affordable and has a lot of fantastic features. This fluid bike trainer is perfect for interval work and recovery rides. The wheel-on design with fly wheel makes this trainer feel like you are on the road.  It can be used with any bike and is compatible with the Kinetic Fit power training app which allows you to get your stats quickly and easily. In order to connect to the Kinetic Fit app you have to purchase the Inride sensor at $49.

And lastly, if you are looking for a good entry level trainer, we offer a the Cycleops Mag+ trainer.  This magnetic resistance trainer is quiet and frictionless.  Priced at only $199, the Mag+ is perfect for athletes wanting to maintain their ride during the off-season.  

Still not sure which trainer is right for you?  Stop by a Playtri store today and let our knowledgeable staff answer your questions and get you on the right trainer for your goals. 

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For Information Contact:
Staci Brode
6465 E. Mockingbird Ln, Suite 350           
Dallas, TX 75214                                    214.405.5092            

December 15, 2016

PLAYTRI ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE                                                 

Dallas, TX – Playtri, endurance sports leader in retail, coaching and event production, has announced it is opening up triathlon store franchising opportunities in 2017.  Focus will start on Texas and surrounding states and expand from there.

Established in 2000 as an endurance coaching company, Playtri has been a leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market in endurance sports for over 15 years.  In 2004, Paytri added event production and in 2011, Playtri used their knowledge and brand strength to open their first triathlon based retail store.  

Over the last 5 years, Playtri has grown to 5 stores in the Dallas Fort Worth market.  They have developed a model for success in the endurance industry focused on exceptional service, expansive selection and critical knowledge.

Playtri is looking for entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for helping people achieve their health goals.   The Playtri system enables hard working people to achieve success running their own business based on Playtri’s 15 years of experience in the industry and a tried and true tested model.  There are also opportunities for struggling bike shops to convert to a Playtri franchise and take advantage of the strong multisport industry.

Staci Brode, President of the company shared her excitement “We are thrilled to share this opportunity with people looking to run a sustainable health business in the endurance industry. This new venture also helps us achieve one of our important life goals of expanding healthy lifestyle through triathlon beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth Market.” 

For more information about a Playtri franchise contact:
Staci Brode