Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
As if Boulder itself wasn't already enough reason to base your next training vacation here, Up Your Game is proud to work with the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center (CUSM&PC) and its unprecedented team of experts. As the main hub of your program, this incredible facility, completed in 2015 and located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, is dedicated to providing world-class medicine and sports science to athletes and active people of all levels and ages. The multidisciplinary team of sports scientists, physical therapists and athletic trainers provides cutting-edge, evidence-based care to help patients and clients achieve their athletic goals.
The vision of the CUSM&PC is to be a community, regional, national and international destination for athletes and active people who seek the highest quality of medicine and science to optimize their performance and quality of life.
Up Your Game participants will be able to select from a number of multi-day packages, featuring custom-tailored training and educational offerings for the runner, cyclist or triathlete, including:
You will also have the chance to take it outside as you run and ride along Boulder’s legendary roads and trails, while enjoying expert tips and guidance from the Center’s top coaches.
The full physiological test is the most comprehensive physiological assessment available. During this test, athletes will be taken from a light effort to a hard effort as physiological variables are measured across their entire range of training intensities. Oxygen kinetics will be measured to determine Caloric expenditure (grams and Calories per minute) and fat and carbohydrate oxidation rates. Lactate metabolism will be assessed during the test as an indicator of mitochondrial function and aerobic abilities. Athletes will learn how to improve aerobic fitness, extend endurance and improve metabolic functioning for fitness, performance and weight management. A full report will highlight these points and also provide individualized training ranges for heart rate, power and pace.
Runs and rides during the Up Your Game experience are tailored to suit the needs of each athlete. The goal of these sessions is to highlight some of the beautiful trails and roads that Boulder has to offer while working with a member of the Sports Performance Team to provide education and instruction on applying the principles of training and fitness, or learning how to interpret and apply training ranges determined from the Full Physiological Test.
Each gait analysis begins with a thorough clinical evaluation with one of the center's expert Physical Therapists as they examine your anatomical structure, strength, flexibility and range of motion relative to your goals. Following the evaluation, you will run on the treadmill while video is taken to evaluate running gait. Recommendations are given based on your clinical presentation, level of training and performance goals. If necessary, your Physical Therapist may recommend modifications to the way you move during your visit. This includes practice to learn how to make gait changes safely and effectively. If custom orthotics are recommended, those may also be fitted during the appointment.
A strength-training session with a Sports Performance Specialist provides for extended application of recommendations based on your goals, biomechanical evaluations, and/or the movement assessment. Sessions will be tailored to your particular sport (running, cycling, and triathlon).
The bike fit service includes a thorough biomechanical evaluation prior to getting on the bike to assess, mobility, strength and function as they pertain to your goals on the bike. By incorporating the Retul 3D capture system, bike position is optimized for your personal goals and limitations while providing a detailed guide to aid in appropriate upgrades and measurements.
Multiple in-pool cameras and pool-length mirrors are positioned strategically to capture a 360-degree view of the swimmer’s stroke. Video-analysis software and large-screen monitors provide instant feedback to swimmers on how they can adjust their stroke to be faster and more efficient in the water. Swimlabs combines state-of-the-art technology, world-class instructors, exceptional facilities and a never-ending passion for swimming to offer the fastest and surest way for swimmers of all levels to learn, improve and achieve their highest goals. This helps swimmers be safer, compete smarter, feel confident and enjoy a life-long love of the sport.
Photo credits: Runner Melody Fairchild, photographed by Glen Delman; Flatirons runners, Glen Delman; cyclist, Jim Hueck.