Peak Potential Fitness – Independently owned and operated by Darryl and Sharon Terrio
At Peak Potential Fitness it doesn’t matter if you are a regular or brand new runner. All fitness levels, backgrounds and all types of goal setting is welcomed.
Which is great because for most of us the thought of a marathon can be pretty intimidating, especially when you start thinking of the training you need to even begin. But Darryl Terrio invites you to come to the gym if you are intimidated and get a free of charge consultation. When you enter you will soon see that the gym is a respectful, safe space to maintain or increase your fitness levels.
This is also where the trainers at Peak Potential Fitness can be a great support.
The trainers are available to work with your schedule and there are also classes which are included with your membership. So if it is a running day for you normally and the weather turns drop in and try one of the many fitness classes offered. Couple these classes with personal training and you can be sure that you are on the right path to avoid injuries and realize your goals.
Most runners would agree that you need an off season. This is especially true if you are training for marathons, this gives you an opportunity to allow your body to recover. This doesn’t mean to stop running but when the weather turns you can turn to shorter runs inside.
Darryl Terrio, the owner of Peak shares, “We are lucky here because our club has top notch cardio equipment and a runner can come in and basically run trails from all over the world because of the specialized equipment we have. The program on our treadmills is called a Virtual tour and it puts you on trails from all over the world, California, Venice or any other trail you can think of and basically puts you on the actual trail.”
Add the treadmills to further exploration of changing things up in the winter time such as strength training will change the way that your body reacts and give you a much stronger run in the upcoming year.
“Why give up on all the success you have gained over the summer, you have transformed your health and body over the summer with your running, why throw it all away in the winter time?” says Terrio.
When asked if this was a good time of year to begin training for someone who wants to try a marathon or begin training as a runner but has never taken the step at training Terrio says,
“The winter is a great time to start and because you might not know where to begin it would be good to set up a consultation and get some training advice which will keep you on the path to not getting injuries.”
“Our winters are long but if you stay fit there is a lot you can do outside, snowshoeing, skiing and the way the weather is in Southern Alberta there are still plenty of days that present themselves over the winter to run. “
“Don’t give up on life just because it is winter, don’t hibernate.”
And even if you have run before it’s nice to have someone coach you through the process to meet your specific goals, such as increasing speed or just being able to finish the race.
Something else of note is that they offer free consultations and free childcare, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. during the week. The hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fridays are 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. And Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PEAK POTENTIAL FITNESS
143-8TH AVENUE SE
HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA