From Our Editors
According to owner Zack Rourk, Endgame Fitness follows "an evidence-based approach to sport performance training." Some trainers, he says, stick with the same workouts and techniques for years simply because that's how they've always worked. But here? "Here, we question everything." Zack is currently adding a PhD in exercise physiology to his sizable collection of degrees, and this academic, scientifically minded philosophy informs every aspect of his training programs.
Because, as Zack puts it, "We're super-sciency nerds that train smarter than our competition," no clients ever start training until they've had a thorough consultation and half-hour diagnostic workout. Next, trainer Daryl Jelle or another coach meticulously customizes the program to the individual's goals and sport.
Endgame's facilities are chic and industrial-looking, with stacked wooden crates flanking pizza-sized weight discs and stationary-bike-sized stationary bikes. A collection of trophies lines one wall, glinting with light as Daryl puts athletes on medal-winning paths of their own.