The personal training I receive at Absolute Endurance is not just a generic workout program, but something that my trainer creates specificially to strengthen my weak spots, and make me a stronger injury-free runner. I would not be able to maintain my training schedule without receiving the excellent therapy at AETT. The chiropractors are extrememly knowledgeable when it comes to endurance athletes and the issues that can arise from the training. I believe that Absolute Endurance is a one-stop-shop for me. It provides me with the training and therapy that I need to be the best athlete possible.
I don't know what you did to me yesterday but it was a miracle!!! I've just finished a trial 5K run and my foot is as good as new :-) Well, almost but I was too excited to pay attention :-) There were some minor aches in adjacent areas but on my scale it is between "nothing" and "nothing much" :-) Thanks a lot for your magic :-) Next time I damage myself I will know where to turn myself in. I hope it will never happen of course but I will not be disappointed if it does :-) It was pleasure meeting you.
I am a beginner runner who worked hard for 2 years to build myself up and be happy with what I achieved. Then, I let it slowly get away from me until I discovered Absolut eendurance at a run in Toronto. I am your average person who uses running to stay healhty, unload stress and participate in a few sprint, summer andf all runs with my sisters. Dr. Cindy Lewis has helped me (online) with a personal program that fits me to a tee. I am now able to maintain my runs longer, I have better form, and I can run longer distnaces, and I feel great and look forward to reachign my goal! Tara Postnikoff has also played an important part of my health and fitness goals. She has shown me the importance of making the right choices when it comes to food, nutrition and health.
My Ironman is imporant to me, and my success is important to the team at Absolute Endurance. The big warm smile that I get each time I enter AETT makes me relax and makes me feel like a real athlete! The individual support and personalized training program that I recieved from AETT was second to none. Education on the what, why, when and how to go through the program was exhilirating and rewarding. In the end, I completed my goal of Ironman and am excited to continue working with the coaches at Absolute Endurance for my next one!
We had an amazing experience with Absolute Endurance. AE was recommended to us when we made the decision to try an iron distance race. Cindy was a fantastic coach and support for us throughout our journey. She planned workouts that fit our individual schedules and worked around our holidays and family obligations. In the beginning we had doubts that we could pull this off...........Cindy believed in us and planned our training so that we did reach our goal without injury. She was everything to us: coach, trainer, sports psychologist, chiropractor, and friend. We both finished Ironman Canada half an hour quicker than our goal time so we were ecstatic with the results. 2011 we are doing IM Louisville, Kentucky and we are looking forward to Cindy coaching us again. Dave and I want to thank Cindy, Al and all of the great staff at AE for all of your support and encouragement.
"After a few duathlons the summer of 2009, and not really being from an athletic background, Absolute Endurance's team and all of its trainers and services have allowed me to stay motivated. My goals have been met with knowledgeable coaches and service that support the athlete's needs."
- John Lettieri
"I want to thank Absolute Endurance (AE) for helping me become a triathlete and achieve my ultimate goal of finishing an Ironman strong and healthy in less than a year and a half. Being so busy with work and family and not even knowing how to swim, wanting to do an Ironman seemed impossible to me. I was fortunate to find a place that could help me with everything I needed such as teaching me how to swim, treatments for my injuries and providing a personalized training program that could fit into my lifestyle. I also found in AE a place with a great atmosphere to train, make new friends and have fun. I will be forever grateful to AE for getting me to the start line, cheering me on and even waiting for me at the finish line. It’s not a coincidence that I appear resembling the AE symbol when finishing my two biggest triathlon accomplishments to date IM 70.3 Muskoka and Ironman Louisville!"
- Luis Fuentes, Ironman Athlete
"Thanks for getting me to the starting line. The run went as planned, I met my 4 hour Boston objective and I am still walking!"
"CINDY! What a fantastic race, congratulations!! I checked up on you after my race and it made my day to see how well you did. AND, my knee didn’t hurt (either of them), so you are also good at your job!!"
-Nikki Marks, Ironman Athlete
"... thank you again for your wonderful care. I can now move/walk/sit/carry my daughter and run - pain free. I now know where I can go for thorough treatment and intervention."
- D. BR
"Murray is amazing, you have no idea what this first hour did to me, I went for a swim this morning to practice and it is going so much better. I am so excited, I enjoyed my swim for the first time ever!!! I am going back on the 21st and then I will learn to go fast.."
"..just to let you know I have been doing my Achilles stretching. I was able to run my 50 miler last weekend and finished at the faster end of my race plan so I am happy with my race. Thanks for all the help!"
"Water Treadmill: The water treadmill is also known as the "endless pool", and gives swimmers the opportunity to tweak their technique within a confined pool space. Swimming against a current is swimming on a different plain. Stroke efficiency is put to the ultimate test: feet hit the bottom, body sways from side to side, which makes this pool "self-teaching" in a way.
For the past two years now I have coached triathletes one on one in this pool. Not only do the swimmers greatly benefit, it has also helped me to hone my skills to coach stroke dynamics, because I notice small mistakes that are not apparent in a regular pool from the pool deck. Swimmers can be videotaped for training purposes, or watch themselves in a mirror. The water treadmill is also excellent for technique acquisition and steady-state swimming: by setting the pace control, the swimmer can focus on relaxation and rhythm. This is the key to mind-muscle connection - making it automatic!"
"P.S: Thanks, AE, for your generosity to also allow my athletes to benefit from its usage"
- Murray Drudge, Head Coach NYAC
"Re: Guelph Lake Olympic, 2010: The Run: This was much better than expected. Ms. Miyaki (Dr. Cindy from Absolute Endurance) is a superstar for fixing my IT band. I wasn't expecting to run much at all, and when I did I was expecting to hurt. And when I was expecting it to hurt I was expecting to add weeks to my rehabilitation. But that wasn't it. I was able to pass a few people this time! There were a few where we went back and forth, but for the most part I didn't lose too much time. I still alternated between running and walking (apparently 13 times - I freaking love my GPS). My IT band did not hurt at all. And it still hasn't started hurting yet. I'm so stoked it's not even funny. My form was pretty good when I was actually running. I'm pretty sure that when I started this new style, I was striking a bit too much on the balls of my feet. I think that's where the shin pain has been coming from. I'm nowhere near landing on my heels again (ewww), but now I've shifted it a bit toward the middle of my foot. I think this is better. I managed to run like this probably 80% of the time. There were even a couple points where I managed to get my first runner's high. W000! Although it might have had something to do with my soaring heart rate - it was hovering in the low 170s (well into zone 5). My excitement was probably a bit high. The only issue was near the halfway point. I've never had a quad cramp up before, but it did. When I stopped to stretch it, the opposing muscle in the back started cramping. So I pulled over, stretched the rear muscle (pretty much by touching my toes, but off to the side), then when that felt better I pulled the quad back to stretch. It worked well. I could feel it was a little tight for the rest of the run, but it didn't bother me much. For a small period it felt like my IT band on THAT side started hurting, but I'm sure that was related to the cramping. The finish was good. It's hard to eff up a downhill run at the end. I wish I could run like that all the time.
Final time was 46 seconds off from my personal best 10k. That happened only other time I ran 10k, 23 years ago. Ew."
- George Dedopoulos