Team Lovato's Garage + Kestrel 4000's
article and images by Nick Salazar •
Sep 26, 2012 •
Michael and Amanda Lovato are one of triathlon's resident power couples, and two of the most successful individuals in the pro field. And like all pro triathletes, they have to train year-round. Michael invited us inside his home just before he heads out to Kona. He and Amanda have set up a training haven in their garage, filled to the brim with all the best equipment their sponsors make, as well as two permanent trainer setups and a top-of-the-line Woodway treadmill. Amanda was out of town racing when we did shot this feature, but Michael was around to give us a guided tour of the workout studio, and then we profiled the bikes that he and Amanda ride on a daily basis. You can find all the details about the bikes in the gallery below, as well as the captions. And of course, don't forget to watch the video above.
We'd like to extend a big thank-you to both Michael and Amanda, who let us into their very private space during one of the most hectic and challenging time for a pro triathlete. The lead-up to Ironman Hawaii is usually a time when sponsor obligations are at their highest, and it can be tough to fit in extra time to do features for pesky publications like TriRig. So thanks again to the Lovatos, and enjoy the tour!