Pillar 4+

Training Partner

Pillar App Ltd

    • Free



Take your riding to the next level with a Pillar training plan

Your digital fitness companion, for cycling. Pillar helps hit your goals, on your terms.

Whether you’re a newcomer to cycling, picking it back up after a time away and just want to lose weight or improve your cycling fitness, or training for the world championships and want precise performance, we’ve got you covered.

The time of generic cycling training plans is over. Pillar brings personalized cycling coaching to you for a price you can afford (& currently free!)

How does Pillar help?
It gives you training recommendations personalized to your fitness level, your goal, and the amount of time you have to train.
It evaluates your progress, and gives you pointers – each session, and overall towards your goal
It’s dynamic around your life: if your availability changes, you have a social ride, etc – Pillar will update your training, in real-time, to make sure you make the best use of your time in the saddle, and don’t overload yourself (which leads to injury and not progress)
It’s dynamic around your body, as you get fitter – Pillar evaluates your activity and fitness progression every week, and updates your training for the next week
Pillar evaluates all your cycling training – so it has a complete picture of what you do, how fatigued you’re like to be etc. It does this so it can make recommendations that are a good fit for you, each day.

How does it do this:
A set of powerful algorithms continually monitor your changing physiology, and your activity
These work out how you’re doing and what’s best for you to do next, to make the best progress, within the time you have
It presents its evaluation and recommendations simply, to you

Who are we?
A team of amateur cyclists and coaches who love riding our bikes, and know how good it feels when we are fit, healthy and hitting our goals.

Join us, today! And let us know how we can help you more than we already do (hello@pillar-app.com)

What’s New

Version 1.17.11 (2022072691)

- New and improved homepage with new freshness graph. Keep up to date daily on how you’re feeling
- Do you take part in other exercise activities? You can now view and analyse your running walking and swimming activities
- Our last release was all about flexibility. These features are now directly available from the homepage
- Any of our friends Down Under Australia taking part in a Gran Fondo this upcoming season? We’ve got you covered with our updated event library
- Lastly, more bug fixes.

We thank the following Pillar users whose feedback has contributed to developing these new features:
Keith Sansby, Jon Govender, George Williams, Peter Harrison, Andy Sawford, David Allen, Nick H, Rachael Vincent, Sam Charman, Piers Hartland Swann, Jon Twigg, Mike Walsh, James Harrison, Mark Burgess, Godot Lodot, Sean Bingham, Felicity Caddick, Andy Mc Wolfie, Andre Odinius, Luke Minshall, Tim Young, Dominic Garnham, Alex d’Annunzio, Jose Reis, Brett Scheer, Bob Millar

Ratings and Reviews

domaingiant ,

Great Idea, But Not Ready

I like the idea of a training app that will evaluate my current fitness, create a personalized training plan, and then modify the plan as I go. That’s what Pillar promises to be. Sadly, it does not deliver. I was a beta tester, so I’ve been trying to use this app for quite a while. During that time, there were some minor improvements, though the interface is still awkward. But somehow the developers decided it was ready for distribution without fixing major flaws that make it unworkable.

For instance, Friday afternoon I open the app and am told that my upcoming workout is Thursday’s workout. Or I complete a ride and go to manually pair it with the planned workout, but my only choice is the workout from the day before. The “unpair” function doesn’t simply unpair a ride and workout, it deletes your ride from the app completely. And be careful how much time you say you are available to ride. I first said I was available 3.5 hours per day. Pillar’s first workout was a 3.5-hour endurance ride—this despite the fact that my longest ride in the previous 3 months was about 1.5 hours. If you do a Pillar-planned workout that is harder than your average, the app will then warn you that the workout was too hard.

If you like the idea of the app, maybe give it another year and see whether the developers can get their act together. Me, I’ve wasted enough time on this. The developers don’t seem to be making any progress, and releasing the app now tells me that they are unwilling or unable to create a workable program.

App Privacy

The developer, Pillar App Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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