Whether you're talking to a significant other or a personal trainer, it never feels good when they see you on the couch and say, "This isn't working out." Get moving with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $62 for an adult endurance-training program (a $125 value)
- $150 for a youth athletic-development program (a $300 value)
- $150 for a high school strength-and-conditioning program (a $300 value)
The 30-minute adult endurance-training session begins with the trainee cycling through some diagnostic workouts designed to determine his or her maximum heart rate, lower-body strength, and explosive strength deficit. Next, the coach helps design a personalized training program geared toward the individual's goal, such as an upcoming marathon or game. At anytime the athlete is able to communicate with the coach via email or phone.
The 12-week youth athletic-development program for kids ages 8–13 teaches the fundamentals of weight training, strength and conditioning, and speed and agility training, giving kids the foundation they will need for success in physical training for future play at higher levels. 60-minute session are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 7:30 p.m.
Teens ages 14–18 gather for the high school strength-and-conditioning program for 60-minute sessions three times a week for four weeks. A ratio that never exceeds four students to one professional coach ensures the safety and efectiveness of the sport-specific training programs. High school sessions take place at various times either before or after school.
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.