Kelowna’s Ultimate Athlete Training Centre is Here

They say good things come to those that wait.

This must be true because we’ve been waiting for something like this for a while now. And pardon my language but it’s shaping up to be pretty friggin’ awesome.

Why I am so excited?

Because Kelowna has yet to have the combination of the right equipment, in the right location to provide everything an athlete needs to become the best they can be.

How do I know this?

I’ve worked in, had memberships at or contracted space in every fitness related venture in town.

From the big box commercial gyms with thousands of members but only one squat rack.

Or the gym that tried to be sports specific and even had a rack with platforms and bumper plates. We tested that place out a few times with some athletes and the first time we did some Olympic lifts the staff came running out yelling us not to drop the bumper plates. Seriously, I don’t think anyone had ever done an Olympic lift there before.

And then there’s the local community gym which don’t get me wrong is a great place with super friendly staff but doesn’t really work for training athletes.

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But we got to the point where we needed to do things at a higher level. And the space we’re moving into and the equipment we’ve acquired is going to allow us to do this.

What type of equipment are we talking about here?

How about 4 squat racks and platforms. Over 2300 lbs of weight plates including 700 lbs of bumper plates. Want to learn the Olympic lifts and get more powerful? We can definitely help you out there.

But the racks, see the picture at the top, aren’t your basic rack. They have swivel chin up hooks, dip attachments, super band pegs and a landmine attachment. We can easily train 12 athletes at a time on these 4 racks/platforms.

And the benches lock right into the racks. See the pins on the base of the bench at the top? This allows you to quickly and easily slide the bench into the rack to the right spot, lock it in place and go from there.

But we didn’t stop with just racks, platoforms and plates. In our strength/power area we also have dumbbells to 120 lbs, squat stands, an Olympic bench press, a glute ham developer, plyoboxes and med balls.

Jump over to the other side of the facility and this is where we’ll get your heart racing.

Whether it be with our competition kettlebells, upto 48 kg, our battling ropes, trap bars, sandbags, slideboard, bands, tubing, jump ropes, Prowler, TRX or chin up station there’s more than enough variety to develop all the energy systems.

48KG Pro Grade Kettlebell With A Smooth Handle And Ergonomic Design

To top it all off we’ve got a separate area for warming up, foam rolling, stretching and core work.

Lastly, as you come and go you can grab a water, Gatorade or shake which is included in your membership.

The record board for the facility will be going up soon. It’s going to fun to see all the hard work that is about to happen, the successes that will follow and how far we can all go with this.

Stay tuned for an open house coming where you can come check it all out (and get in on some amazing membership offers!)

Too excited to sleep these days,

Chris                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  okanaganpeakperformance.com ‘always moving forward’

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10 Responses to Kelowna’s Ultimate Athlete Training Centre is Here

  1. Michael Der says:

    Sounds amazing! We really need a gym like this in Kelowna! When is opening day?

    • Chris says:

      Hi Michael: Thanks for your support. We are open now but some equipment is arriving more slowly than the rest.

      We should be fully equipped by 1st/2nd week in July.

      Chris

  2. David Thalheimer says:

    Congratulations Chris! It looks like a great location and I am sure you will have the place packed with members in no time. All the best.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Dave. Let me know when is a good time and we’ll have you over for a tour and trial run.

      Chris
      okanaganpeakperformance.com

  3. Erin says:

    Can’t wait! Congrats on all your hard work.

  4. Chris W says:

    Hey Chris…when is your facility opening, would love to check it out.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Chris: We are open. Some of our equipment is being custom built and is enroute. But for the most part we have everything we need right now for complete training. I’ll email you an offer for some training so you can check it out.

      Chris

  5. Rick Salsa says:

    Sounds awesome! Here is this magical place located?

    • Chris says:

      Hey Rick: It is awesome! We’re at 1511 Sutherland Ave unit #123. Come on by and say hello. There’s a trial pass waiting for you.

      Chris
      okanaganpeakperformance.com

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