About APT

IMG_1519James Fisher is the founder and head coach at Adventure Performance Training. Since 1995, James has helped endurance athletes, mountaineers and backpackers establish a strong athletic foundation and improve performance in the backcountry. The Integrated Performance Training Program helps athletes of all levels to correct muscle imbalances, improve flexibility, develop strength and improve performance.  When not developing programs, James can be found on the trails, rock climbing, canyoneering and exploring the Grand Canyon.

Professional Certifications

  • 2021 Certified Ultrarunning Coach, United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy
  • 2018 Certified Running Coach, United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy
  • 2015 Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy Of Sports Medicine
  • 2014 Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • 2013 Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine

Advanced/Specialty Certifications/Workshops

  • TRX Functional Training Course
  • NASM Sports Performance Training Workshop
  • NASM Cardiorespiratory Training For Sports Performance
  • NASM Integrated Speed, Agility & Quickness Training
  • NASM Integrated Balance Training
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Workshop
  • NASM Personal Fitness Workshop
  • TRX Suspension Training Course, Fitness Anywhere
  • Golf Conditioning Specialist, GMP Fitness
  • Marathon Training, DSW Fitness
  • Dynamic Warm Up For Professionals, DSW Fitness
  • Advanced Strength Training, Human Kinetics
  • Advanced Power Training, Human Kinetics
  • Advanced Training For Muscular Endurance, Human Kinetics
  • Advanced Exercise Nutrition, Human Kinetics
  • Supplementation For Training Or Performance, Human Kinetics
  • Optimal Hydration: Fluids and Electrolytes For Exercise, DSW Fitness
  • ISSA Specialist In Performance Nutrition
  • ISSA Endurance Fitness Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

Medical Training

  • CPR/AED for Health Care Professionals, American Heart Association
  • 1998-2010 Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Medicine Institute
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness Medicine Institute
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Yavapaii Community College/National Registry Of Emergency Medical Technicians