Aria Athletic Club's Member and Personal Trainer Spotlight
Welcome to Summer in the Mountains! Could the weather be any better in Vail? At Aria Athletic Club & Spa, we hope you are staying fit and getting outdoors to enoy the beautiful summer weather. We have both indoor and outdoor activities to keep you fit and having fun. At Aria, we like to acknowledge our members and trainers for their accomplishments, and we have two outstanding individuals we're spotlighting this month!
Elizabeth Carpenter is a local member who has been training at Aria Athletic Club for over one year. She trains with Personal Trainer Ryan Moriarty. Elizabeth moved here from New York City and is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist.
Elizabeth's Weekly Training Schedule
Elizabeth trained on average of 6 days and 12 hours a week with a mix of swimming, cycling, and running. She also spent 2 hours a week strength training with Ryan Moriarty.
Elizabeth states, "I trained for my first 70.3 (Half Ironman) in Boulder, Colorado and competed in an olympic distance triathlon 2 weeks later, (also in Boulder)."
Elizabeth is in the process of choosing additional Half Ironmans to compete in, but will definitely compete in at least two next spring, including Boulder.
"The best part of triathlon training is that your workouts constantly change so you never get bored. Some days I was surprised to find that swimming was my favorite workout - swimming can be so incredibly relaxing. And I only recently learned how to swim competitively, so not knowing how to swim is not an excuse!"
What Motivated Elizabeth?
"I've always been a runner, and only started cycling a couple of summers ago to keep active while I recovered from a running overuse injury. I immediately loved cycling, but was struck by a car in NYC a month after getting my new road bike! I sustained a complex proximal humerus fracture, and two surgeries and several months later, I was finally able to begin training again. The beauty of triathlon training is the challenge of maintaining the discipline to master three different sports (which also helps you avoid an overuse injury".
"Set your goal right this minute - sign up for a race immediately and stick to an organized, sensible training plan. Consistency in training is key, because when race day arrives, the strength you have gained mentally and physically will power you through. It also helps immensely to have a training partner or team - the only thing I would change about my training here in Vail is to be part of a team".
Elizabeth's Favorite Snacks
Elizabeth's favorite snacks include avocado, blueberries, and cherries - but not all at once! " I also have to give a huge shout out to Skoop - I absolutely love Skoop!"
PERSONAL TRAINER SPOTLIGHT
Patti Hyre is a Vail local, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Aria Athletic Club & Spa. This spring Patti signed up for The Estes Park Half Marathon. Patti followed a comprehensive training schedule and clean diet to train for this difficult half marathon course. On Sunday, June 21, Patti took third place in her age group and finished in the top 100 runners! Congrats Patti! Patti is available for personal training and coaching. She will customize a workout plan to help any client reach their goals.
Patti's Weekly Training Schedule
Patti started training in March with a base building phase. Progressive training started in April, where she was doing one long run per week, with some mid-distance runs each week. In May her training schedule had her doing one long run, a mid-distance run and some speed work. She also kept up her strength training with a focus on her legs. She followed this schedule until the week before the race where she shortened her runs as to taper for the race.
What Motivated Patti?
"I wanted to get in race shape and challenge myself with past performances in half marathon distance races."
"Pick a goal, challenge yourself and hire a trainer to help you reach your goal."
Patti's Favorite Snacks
Patti feels that her nutrition plan was a big part of her doing well in both her training and in the race. She is on a high fat vegan diet, with no cheating! She does not snack regularly but when she does snack, her favorite is celery with almond butter.
Congratulation to these two on a job well done!
Aria Athletic Club & Spa