Creating Custom Workouts in Zwift

Creating Custom Workouts in Zwift

Zwift’s workout mode is a powerful, flexible training tool. The ability to create custom workouts makes it so you or your coach can lock in precise workouts tailored specifically to your needs.

Custom workouts are typically created from within the Zwift game, since doing so is quite simple. In fact, with just a little practice, you can lay out a custom workout in less than a minute! (If you need to create a workout but aren’t on a computer running Zwift, check out ZWOFactory.)

Here are the simple steps to creating a custom workout from within Zwift.


Step 1: Press the “Training” button to access workouts


Step 2: Under “Custom Workouts” click “Create a new workout”


Step 3: Drag and drop elements from the right-hand bar, creating your workout

The quickest way to figure this out is to just do it. The interface is intuitive and simple. Give it a try!


Step 4: Save your workout

Make sure to give your workout a sensible title (at the top of the screen) then click “Save”. You can always edit the workout later.


Step 5: Click “Workout” and start sweating!

That’s it. Now the real work begins… time to complete that workout!


Want a video walkthrough? Check out Shane Miller’s intro to the workout editor as he lays out a TT Intervals workout below:

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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milly
11 months ago

hi eric, i’m trying to see how it’s possible to copy events/modules instead of dropping them and redoing them for all intervals.
Especially when there are progressions with with fixed cadence numbers to hit, or intervals to do 3x times, it’ll be ideal to program just 1 and then copy it as many times as desired. Have you found a way to do so?
I haven’t and it’ frustrating. please let me know if you have any inside tip.
thank you!

Cédric K.
Cédric K.
10 months ago
Reply to  milly

You can edit the .zwo file in the “My documents” Folder

Sam Burrows FIASCO
Sam Burrows FIASCO
1 month ago
Reply to  Cédric K.

Way to technical for me and I dare say most users!

Sam Burrows FIASCO
Sam Burrows FIASCO
1 month ago
Reply to  milly

Totally agree. I am creating loads now and the lack of a ‘COPY AND PASTE’ option is mindblowingly annoying. Creating blocks of short VO2 repeats is massively time consuming and fiddly. Would love the ability as you say, to create one bock, then copy and paste it as needed. Apart from this missing feature I think its a great tool.

JOSE J MIRANDA
JOSE J MIRANDA
11 months ago

is it possible to create a custom workout and use it on a group ride ?

Dirk
Dirk
10 months ago

Hey Eric, just checking if you can share a custom built workout with followers or if you can use on a group ride where everyone can see it? thanks for a great site…

Michael Hoult
Michael Hoult
9 months ago

Can you develop a mobile phone function that develops workouts , and allows you to schedule them the next day

Diego
Diego
7 months ago

Is there a time limit of how long the workout can be; I am not able to build a workout pass 1:04 minutes?

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

HI how i can change folder for my own and put my workout? thx

Arnaud Galinier
Arnaud Galinier
3 months ago

Hi Eric, thanks a lot for all your job. Is it possible to create a workout with HR zone instead of Watts Zone ? I think no, but maybe there is a hack ? Do you know if Zwift is thinking about this ? (sorry if it’s not clear I’m French).

Jay Newby
Jay Newby
3 months ago

I tried this on the Zwift app on my iPhone, but under Custom Workouts is just “Browse by Tags” and “Downloaded” – no button for “Create a New workout”. Has something changed, or won’t it work from an iPhone?

And what about the AppleTV I run Zwift on at home?

Yanrefitness
3 months ago

is it possible to create a custom workout and use it on a group ride ?

Kate Bird
Kate Bird
2 months ago

I don’t have the option to “create a workout” from the custom workouts screen. Is this only available on an actual computer or should I also be able to see this when running iOS? I’m going in circles here🤷‍♀️

Jmie
Jmie
16 days ago
Reply to  Kate Bird

Hi where you able this out? Having the same issue.

clare
clare
2 months ago

Can you choose your course on zwift to suit the workout, eg Fuego flats for this? Thanks, Clare.

Jason
Jason
2 months ago

Hello Eric. I’ve been able to create cycling workouts, however have not been able to create running workouts. Is that an option? Am I missing something that is right in front of me? Thank you for!

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

Can you share a custom work out with others

Zyra ALissa
17 days ago
Great tool! I hope someday, you will be able to create same thing but regards to make up

or cosmetics. Looking forward for it!

Gael
Gael
16 days ago

Hello, I would like to simulate a road with 8% inclination. How can Indo that as a custom workout ?

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