ElliptiGO and Altis World Partner to Develop World Class Track & Field Athletes
October 9, 2017
ElliptiGO has partnered with Altis World, a professional Track &
Field training environment based in Phoenix, Arizona, to help aspiring
World Class and Olympic athletes reach new levels of performance with
ElliptiGO-integrated training. This is achieved through the ElliptiGO
bike’s low-impact, running-specific motion, which is ideal for the
cross-training competitive runner.
Altis World’s program and resources have grown substantially over the years, now serving over 100 athletes representing over 30 countries. Notable names that helped create coaching success include Founder, two-time Olympic medalist and USATF Hall of Famer John Godina, Performance Director Stuart McMillan, Head Coach Dan Pfaff and Endurance Coach Ricky Soos.
"Being a pretty injury-prone athlete myself, I'm well aware of the benefits of cross-training both in the return from injuries or in their prevention. Therefore it's always been an integral part of my training philosophy, especially for certain athletes," Soos said. "Cross-training can be a little demoralizing at times though, being stuck inside and away from training partners. The ElliptiGO bike allows injured athletes to meet with the rest of the group and be outdoors and connected with the environment." He added, "The ElliptiGO bike's range of movement and the fact that it's portable make it far and away my number one choice for cross-training."
Already finding success with ElliptiGO training is 2014 World 800m Champion and three-time World Relay Champion Chanelle Price. “Cross-training has always played a significant role in my training. I’ll have to admit, though, pool running or riding the stationary bike and elliptical can get pretty boring. The ElliptiGO bike has been a refreshing addition to my training regimen. It’s the closest thing to actually going for a run, and I really enjoy how it can be used both stationary or on the road,” said Price.
Price’s training partner and Irish National Record Holder in the 800m, Rose-Anne Galligan, shared similar sentiments through her experience with ElliptiGO training. “I love the ElliptiGO bike. It's perfect for non-impact training on recovery days, but I find I actually want to do all my runs on it,” she said.
Like Altis, ElliptiGO has significantly grown the amount of athletes and teams they work with. Altis joins more than 30 professional teams that ElliptiGO supports, and hundreds more individual athletes benefiting from ElliptiGO-integration. ElliptiGO is proud to support the goals of these athletes as they elevate their potential in both competitive sport and general fitness.
To learn how more about how your team could benefit from ElliptiGO-integration, visit www.elliptigo.com/athletics.