Learn new training techniques from Level II USAT coach and Ironman veteran Abby Ruby

VAIL, Colo. – April 11, 2012 – Training for a triathlon, or a season of competition, can be daunting for both first-timers and veterans, but coaching can make a big difference in the quality of the experience. Vail Vitality Center is offering a four-week training program, open to all levels, taught by Senior Carmichael Training Systems Coach Abby Ruby. The program offers new training techniques based upon Ruby’s experience as a Level II USAT certified coach and a seasoned Ironman competitor. Sessions take place on Mondays and Thursdays from April 16 through May 10, 2012.
The Triathlon Training program encompasses a variety of indoor and outdoor workouts, including swim technique training, bike intensity sessions, run intervals, and technique, form and transition tips and practice.
“This program encourages a community setting; a place for triathletes to meet other competitors,” said Ruby. “It also provides a supportive environment for anyone who wants to train and compete for the first time. And, everyone walks away with real-life training techniques and expert coaching.”
Ruby’s Triathlon Training program is a four-week session that takes place twice each week from April 16 through May 10 at Vail Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Cost is $200 for Vail Vitality Center members, and $300 for guests. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, visit the Vail Vitality Center website at www.vitalitycenter.com or call 970-476-7721.
In addition to teaching Triathlon Training and Power Cycling programs, Ruby offers a variety of one-on-one options, including: individual nutrition counseling for exercise and adventure, certified through the International Society for Sports Nutrition; strategizing for optimal performance, life coaching and sports psychology; Integrative Counseling, helping athletes actualize goals using an integrative body/mind/spirit approach.
Ruby earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She is a Senior Coach for Carmichael Training Systems and a USA Triathlon Level II Coach. She has her CISSN Sport Nutrition Certification and is a RYT Certified Yoga Instructor. She currently writes, teaches, coaches, races triathlon and ultra marathons and practices yoga. Ruby has completed over 50 marathons, 5 Ironman triathlons including Kona, the Leadville 100 and multiple 50 milers and 50k races. She has recently published: In Sickness and In Heath: Exercise Addiction in Endurance Athletes available at: http://amzn.com/1453801227 and in the lobby of Vail Vitality Center.
About Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
Located in Vail Village, just steps from Vail Mountain, Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa offers a distinctive alternative to Vail’s larger properties. This boutique getaway boasts 27 hotel rooms and condominiums, featuring private fireplaces, deep soaking tubs and luxurious feather beds. The space is warm and inviting and the setting alongside Gore Creek is private and serene. Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa is home to The Vitality Center, a comprehensive wellness center in the heart of Vail that incorporates a full-scale fitness center, a rejuvenating spa, and Terra Bistro. The Vitality Center is an experience of total immersion in personal wellbeing.


Media Contact: Emily McCormack, Hula Communications for Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa and The Vitality Center, phone: 970-331-6145; e-mail: emily@hulacommunications.com

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