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My first experience with Integrate Performance Fitness's founder, Al Painter, was in the summer of 2010 when he began working with the triathlon club that I belong to. He held a bike skills clinic, and promised that even seasoned veterans would learn something, so I attended. Well I learned more in that one session with Al than I had in my previous 9+ years of cycling! Then in the fall of 2010 I began attending an off season core and strength class with Al at Integrate. I've noticed tremendous improvements in my strength and overall muscle balance, and I am much less prone to injury than I used to be. This winter I've also been taking the IPF spin classes run by Liza Rachetto, and they have made a huge difference in my cycling - I'm stronger and I have much better form and efficiency. I will also be participating in the MVP cycling program in the spring. What I like about Integrate is that they cater to all levels of fitness - from the beginner who is looking to become fitter and healthier to the competitive athlete. Al and his team are extremely motivating and their passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals is truly inspirational in itself!
From the Integrate Performance Fitness website:
"Our proven approach to fitness has been specifically designed to get you to not only set and reach your fitness goals, but to easily exceed them. Whether you are an elite level competitor in need of a performance edge, or an everyday athlete in need of more energy to play with your kids, get rid of joint aches and pains or work in your yard, we will help you find the best way to INTEGRATE so your body will look, feel and perform its best."
I have been going to David since I first started doing triathlons in 2001, and he is a hidden gem in the area of sports massage. When I go to David regularly, I notice improved performance and recovery. Any time that I have an injury or area of concern he works with me to identify what the problem is, and what he can do to combat it. If you're looking for a sports massage therapist who understands the demands and stress that ultra endurance athletes put their bodies through, then I highly recommend David. He has experience with ultra endurance runners, cyclists, and triathletes. As I prepare to stress my body to new levels in my preparation for RAAM, I'm thrilled to have David in my corner, as I know that he can help me to achieve my full potential.
David's office is located in San Jose, and he can be reached at: 408-243-3949.
I first went to Revolutions In Fitness for a bike fit in 2009 after I'd had some injuries and been experiencing discomfort in my bike fit. I was extremely impressed with their attention to detail and thorough knowledge not only of the mechanics of a proper bike setup, but also how that related to the limitations of the athlete being fit. They paid careful attention to things like flexibility of different muscle groups and adjusted the fit to find an optimal setup for my body. Since being fit by Revolutions in Fitness I have been much more comfortable on the bike, and I no longer have the problems that I had prior to seeing them.
From the Revolutions In Fitness website:
"To most bike shops a bike fit means you can straddle the frame and reach the pedals. By blending state-of-the art equipment with our therapeutic credentials and expertise, technical skills, and years of personal experience with cycling, we offer an unparalleled bike fit experience, giving you the optimum bike fit for your goals and needs. Whether your cycling goals are recreational, competitive, improved speed, endurance, or just plain old fitness and fun, Revolutions In Fitness will provide a perfect fit for you! You will be able to spend hours in the saddle without pain, and generate more power with less effort because your body and your bike will finally be working together as a team!"
Bob Corman at Infinity Press puts the same amount of effort and attention to detail into his print and production consultation services as he does into his cycling endeavors - i.e. he's kick ass!! If you have a print/design job that you need doing well, he won't disappoint! One example of his superior services was the 2011 Furnace Creek 508 Race Magazine - anyone who received a copy can confirm just how professional and crisp the finished product was. I wouldn't hesitate to go to Bob with any print job, no matter how big or small - he'll do a superb job and his customer service and can-do attitude go above and beyond and can't be beaten by anyone!
In his own words:
With over 30 years of helping Silicon Valley companies improve their ROI, Infinity Press has the network and expertise to bring your unique marketing ideas to life in brilliant fashion.
I approach every print project, whether it means putting your logo on paper, polyethylene, vinyl, or on promotional items, like I approach the Furnace Creek 508: with enthusiasm and tenacity and a smile!
Print Consulting and Production
Unbeatable Customer Service
Help me complete Race Across America and promote your company at the same time. I can offer exposure for your company in several ways, ranging from your logo being featured on my website, race clothing, and support vehicles, to links and promotion via my website, Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets.
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, please send me an email.
Levels of corporate sponsorship:
- Bronze: $500, includes listing on website, and small logos on race vehicles
- Silver: $1000, includes more prominent listing on website, and medium logos on race vehicles, minimal social media mentions
- Gold: $5000, prominent listing on website, large logos on race vehicles, and logo on race clothing, frequent social media mentions
- Platinum: $10,000+, extremely prominent listing on website, large logos on race vehicles which I will leave on for a number of months before/after the race, logo featured prominently on race/crew clothing, frequent social media mentions
If you, as an individul would like to help us pay for all the expenses that go along with the extraordinary undertaking of racing across America, follow the Paypal link below to send money.