WHO I AM: Chris Lippstreu
I am passionate about running and cycling and am constantly exploring the races and challenges that South Africa has to offer in this arena. Getting a Masters Degree in Sports Science has sparked my passion for health, endurance and fitness. Commitment and stamina amongst athletes in South Africa are ever present however the medium to produce the results are often challenging. I have committed myself to international and local marathons, national endurance cycles races and stage races to more understand those pressures and apply it to my training with my clients to better provide them with a service that is sustainable and matched to their own personal challenges.
WHO WE ARE
RaceFit gym is the leader in endurance sports performance. Many endurance athletes focus on excessive hours of training hoping to improve their performance and although they might have some short term success, this approach usually leads to overtraining and potential injury. Our focus is to improve performance through strength training with the use of kettle bells, Olympic lifting and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Through this method an athlete will not only be stronger but more resilient to injuries. Additionally, the mental focus experienced with strength training also contributes to a psychologically stronger athlete giving them the edge to perform at elite levels.
WHAT WE OFFER
The strength training approach at RaceFit is based around the idea that a stronger athlete leads to a better athletic performance. The improvements in strength gives our athletes the competitive advantage when it comes to tackling those hills or descending technical trails.
In our sessions you will be exposed to kettle bell training, powerlifting movements such as deadlifts, sled work and many other strength exercises catered towards making you stronger and more athletically prepared. Our training takes the form of group classes (max 8 people) but we also offer 1-1 sessions if the group environment doesn’t appeal to you.
Please click here to get more info regarding our training times and to redeem your complimentary training session.