Performance Coaching

Preparing for a successful mountain adventure requires more than just endurance training. Performance training that integrates endurance, flexibility, strength, fueling and systematic program progressions insures you will show up for your next adventure in the best shape of your life. I started APT to work exclusively with adventure athletes focusing on mountaineering, backpacking, hiking and trekking. Athletes that are weekend warriors, working professionals and/or are in the masters age group of 30+ years old are my specialty. I only work with a small number of athletes at a time, so you can be sure that your program is being designed and monitored by a professional who has over 28 years of coaching experience specific to your activity.

Here are some of the adventures we have helped our athletes prepare for recently:

  • Mountaineering: Mt. Everest Camp 3, Lobuche, Ischinca Peru (18,138′), Chopicalqui Peru (20,848′), Pisco Oeste Peru (18,872′), Grand Teton-Owen Spalding Route, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta
  • Backpacking: Revelation Mountains, Wind River High Route, Mt Whitney, Havasupai Trail, John Muir Trail, Grand Canyon Rim To Rim, Appalachian Trail Section Hike Georgia, AT Section Hike 4 States (PA, MD, WV, VA), Pacific Crest Trail Section Hike
  • Trekking: Everest Base Camp, Mt Blanc Circuit, Inca Trail To Machu Picchu, Camino De Santiago
  • Hiking: Presidential Traverse in a Day, Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in a Day, Appalachian Trail 4 State Challenge in Under 24 Hours.

No two athletes are the same. Every workout is designed specifically for your current level of fitness and athletic goals. Every Adventure Performance Program is designed personally by James Fisher NASM-CPT, PES, CES/UESCA Certified Running Coach, UESCA Certified Ultra-running Coach.  Daily workouts delivered in Training Peaks (a copy is also emailed to you) including PDFs of flexibility and strength circuits.

Athlete Consultation

Before you commit to a coaching package, every athlete is given a free, no obligation 30-45 minute consultation so that we can get to know each other. I can answer any questions you have about the coaching packages, discuss your goals and assist you in selecting the best program for you. Once you have selected the coaching package that works best for you, we will schedule an assessment to determine your starting fitness level.

Essential Coaching Package $279 per month

Comprehensive Performance Assessment

  • Review of your health and athletic history
  • Posture and movement assessments
  • Sport specific performance assessments to serve as a benchmark of your starting fitness. 
  • It can also help to identify any red flags that you need to see a doctor or physical therapist before starting training. We then work together to set goals for your progress based on your assessment.

Training Plan

  • Free Training Peaks Premium Account
  • Custom Training Plan
  • Custom Strength Plan as needed
  • Performance Nutrition Planning
  • Training Plan Posted: 1-2 weeks in advance. 
  • Workout Review/File Analysis: 1x per week
  • Training Plan Adjustments: 1x per week

Coach Communication

  • Phone/Video Coaching Sessions: (2) 30 minute sessions per month
  • Email, Text and Training Peaks Communication: Unlimited
  • Response Time: Within 24 hours

Premium Coaching Package $399 per month

Comprehensive Performance Assessment

  • Review of your health and athletic history
  • Posture and movement assessments
  • Sport specific performance assessments to serve as a benchmark of your starting fitness. 
  • It can also help to identify any red flags that you need to see a doctor or physical therapist before starting training. We then work together to set goals for your progress based on your assessment.

    Training Plan

      • Free Training Peaks Premium Account
      • Custom Training Plan
      • Custom Strength Plan as needed
      • Performance Nutrition Planning
      • Training Plan Posted: 1-2 weeks in advance. 
      • Workout Review/File Analysis: Daily
      • Training Plan Adjustments: Daily as needed

      Communication

      • Phone/Video Coaching Sessions: (4) 45 minute sessions per month
      • Email, Text and Training Peaks: Unlimited
      • Response Time: Within 24 hours

      Custom Training Plan Package $149 per month

      Comprehensive Performance Assessment

      • Review of your health and athletic history
      • Posture and movement assessments
      • Sport specific performance assessments to serve as a benchmark of your starting fitness. 
      • It can also help to identify any red flags that you need to see a doctor or physical therapist before starting training. We then work together to set goals for your progress based on your assessment.

      Training Plan

      • Free Training Peaks Premium Account
      • Custom Training Plan
      • Custom Strength Plan as needed
      • Performance Nutrition Planning
      • Training Plan Posted: 1 month in advance. 
      • Workout Review/File Analysis: 1x per month
      • Training Plan Adjustments: 1x per month

      Communication

      • Phone/Video Coach Communication 1x per month 60 minutes
      • Email, Text and Training Peaks: Up to 4x per month
      • Response Time: Within 24 hours