This 8 week program is designed to get athletes of all levels in top shape for the Grand Traverse. Package includes a 3-month membership to CB South Fitness, as well as group training sessions with 20-year trainer, Tim Skafidas!
The GT Training Series is designed for athletes looking to elevate their abilities and mix up their normal training routine. Tim's training is efficient and highly effective for those with limited time. The series will be open to all level of participants, and is not exclusive for Grand Traverse entrants. This session will be for a group restricted to 10 individuals, with the first training starting Tuesday, January 17th, and the last ending Tuesday, March 21st.
WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS ACCOMPLISH
There are many ways competitors can train for an event as committing as the GT, most of which involve perfecting technique, and long hours skinning in preparation of the event. As an athlete, if you want complete training before the Grand Traverse, then Maximum Sustained Power Workouts, in the gym at CB South Fitness, will help you achieve the most power and speed for the big day. Tim’s targeted training sessions will help members gain a competitive advantage, in less time, and with maximum efficiency. - CB South Fitness
WHO IS PERSONAL TRAINER, TIM SKAFIDAS
Tim Skafidas has had a passion for outdoor fitness and weight training starting at an early age. He has a degree in Exercise Science from Colorado State University, and worked as an intern at the Center for Sports Medicine in Steamboat Springs, where he studied physical therapy to gain knowledge in injury treatment and prevention.
In December 1997 he began his professional career in Personal Training and Wellness Coaching. After working at One to One Wellness in Jackson, Wyoming in 2003, Functional Training for sport performance became his passion. Over the past few years Tim has been studying the latest proven techniques to maximize performance, fat loss, nutrition and advanced recovery techniques. Using Heart Rate Variability to aid recovery, faster workouts for fat loss, and super slow reps for strength, are just a few of Tim’s advanced training methods used for clients and for himself. Focusing on “Trimming the Fat” in a client’s current workout and focusing on the right combination of exercise, nutrition, and recovery is his well-rounded approach that yields fast results.
Most recently in the summer of 2016, Tim won the Eddyline Brewery Trail Running Series in Crested Butte. Tim had minimal time for training, but his focus was precise, and efficient, helping him finish first in the series.
WHY THIS TRAINING SERIES WORKS
Athletes typically train for endurance events doing "blended training sessions" combining weights and cardio. This is a good method for general fitness but not for endurance athletes. Competitors rarely fail in endurance events because "they were winded". Blended workouts are too similar to cardio sessions to get maximum benefits; a serious endurance athlete needs a more targeted approach.
Maximum sustained power workouts are designed to maximize the power and/or speed an individual can sustain. This type of training conditions the resiliency and output of an athletes nervous system, more so than traditional cardio conditioning. These workouts are punchy and short but extremely efficient.
Tim says, “After finishing first place in a running series with minimal training volume, I can attest to the fact this method works. My clients will progress by making their overall volume higher, and not by having ‘increasing to heavier weights’ the goal (unless it gets too easy).
The top Tour de France and Iron Man athletes use these methods, and I'm willing to show my clients my underground training technique to give them a competitive advantage during the race. You will maximize your time in the gym, training routine, and target the right muscles that will power you through a very successful Grand Traverse!” - Tim Skafidas
CB SOUTH FITNESS; 310 ELCHO AVENUE UNIT #1, CRESTED BUTTE SOUTH
One training session per week. Athlete’s commit in advance to one Tuesday or Thursday session each week at 5:30PM*
Jan. 31st & Feb 2nd (8 weeks out from GT)
Feb. 7th & 9th (7 weeks out from GT)
Feb. 14th & 16th (6 weeks out from GT)
Feb. 21st & 23rd (5 weeks out from GT)
Feb. 28th & Mar 2nd (4 weeks out from GT)
Mar. 7th & 9th (3 weeks out from GT)
Mar. 14 & 16th (2 weeks out from GT)
Mar. Saturday 18th & Tuesday the 21st (the week of the GT)
*Tim has recorded himself doing the exercises to email his clients after sessions. This makes it easy so that his clients don’t have to remember the sequence, and can reference his videos for proper form, while working out on their own.
3 MONTH GYM MEMBERSHIP TO CB SOUTH FITNESS: $150.00 TOTAL OR $50.00 PER MONTH
$25 PER TRAINING SESSION; 8 SESSIONS = $200.00
WHAT DOES THIS PRICE INCLUDE
- Unlimited, key card gym access from 5am - 10pm, everyday!
- An all-inclusive 8 week program with Personal Training pro, Tim Skafidas (Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 5:30PM - member picks one of those nights every week that they want to train)
- Videos of training exercises emailed to participants showing technique and form.
- Information sessions with Tim.
- Nutrition (date TBD)
- Injury Prevention (date TBD)
**CB South Fitness members who are signed up for The GT Training Series have all the typical perks to membership that other members at CB South Fitness have, plus the training series, information sessions, and recorded videos outlined above!