- Elite Masters Triathlete
I am blown away by the knowledge of the RU Sports Performance Center staff. As a Masters athlete, my goals are to remain healthy so I can continue to race and improve. After 10 weeks of Tri-Strength classes in the off-season, I can tell I am poised to have one of my best seasons to date. When starting back to my swim-bike-run routine I felt stronger and more balanced.
Race to Stop MS Program - Mentor
Over the past year I have been working with Rehab United trough the Race To Stop MS program. I set a goal for my self about two years ago to complete a triathlon and working with coaches Justin Robinson and Brian Wilson has made my dream come true. Last summer I completed my first race and now working hard with the team at Rehab United to make this upcoming season even better.
Working with RU has been a life changing experience. I could not have done it with out them.
Thank you Rehab United!!
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My coach, Lesley Paterson and I decided that during the off season I needed to focus on core strength and proper nutrition. My 70.3 times have been between 6:10 and 7 hours - I get through the swim and the bike portions in pretty good shape, but then the run comes and I tend to fall apart.
Lesley suggested that I attend your Tri-Strength class and I have been coming twice a week for the past three months. I have to admit that initially I was a tad skeptical; the exercises that you and your staff have us do seem unconventional at times. But, I decided to put my opinions aside and just go with it.
In the past month I have noticed some great results, I seem to be biking and running with a lower heart rates and faster times and I feel stronger in my workouts.
This last week I put it to the test with a 56 mile bike and then a 13.1 mile run. The surprise came when I started my run - I couldn’t believe how good I felt! My legs were strong! As I started the run and I found myself running an 8:30 pace, which is too fast for me if I want to survive the 13 miles. I tried to slow it down for a couple of miles but was feeling so good that I decided to see what I could do. I completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hrs 1 min – this by far my best time ever! To top it off, I ran the last two miles at an 8:30 pace! I finished the run feeling really good.
I want to thank you and your staff for the intense strength classes. It is making a huge difference for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to build core strength and improve their performance. I am looking forward to Ironman 70.3 California to set a new PR and later this year to complete Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
Thanks again and keep up the good work!
- 2nd Overall - 2008 KOZ Triathlon Series
Thank You RU Sports Performance Center!
Your sport performance programs for functioanl strength has been fantastic for me. I had slowly lost core and upper body strength that was hurting my overall performance. By going to the weekly Tri-Strength and Pedal Power™ workouts I was able to improve in all aspects of triathlon and feel better every day. I know this was my best year ever! I stayed injury free and enjoyed the season from start to finish.
- San Diego State Track & Field
- College Bound Athletes - Class of 2008
It’s all going GREAT to say the least. I have so much to tell you guys – I talked to the coach today, and if I keep up how I am doing, then he likes what he’s seeing. He actually knows my name – that's right!
One more thing . . . THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! Please tell all the guys I say thank you, every one of them for everything they did. The hell workouts are paying off like no other – it’s hard, but I handle it, and I handle it strong. Seriously, I could not have been more prepared. Track has been SO tough, especially weights (for me at least). I swear, if I hadn’t done College Bound with you in the summer, I would be screwed . . .
Thank you again and I will keep in touch!
- Head Coach Men's Lacrosse - Poway High School
What a year! Thank you so much for what you have done for not only our high school program but also for our youth development program at the middle school level. The boys have never been more fit. More players passed our two mile test this year than any other since since I have been head coach. I love the lacrosse specific weight training program that you guys have run the boys through. We have definately seen a drastic improvement in our players strength and power in front of the net. It is nice to know that as long as you guys are running our offseason program, we will always be the most fit team on the field.
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