Endurance Training

Endurance Training

Coaching for Endurance Athletes

Our Endurance Training program is unique to Talisman Centre. It provides coaching and sports science services to endurance athletes of all levels and abilities. Our team's goal is to help every athlete achieve optimal performance and meet their specific training and competition goals. Talisman Centre's Endurance Training team provides the latest in training techniques, motivation, nutritional advice and support to develop successful athletes. Whether you are a mountain bike racer, triathlete, cyclist, runner or adventure racer, Endurance Training Systems (ETS) will help you achieve new performance levels.

Schedule some time for a free consultation with our Endurance Training Specialist, Jack VanDyk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Endurance Training Programs & Services

If the Triathlon Club does not meet the needs for your training, you can consider signing up for an ETS Customized Coaching Package. ETS has a multi-disciplinary team of coaches, physiologists and nutritionists dedicated to helping athletes train to achieve results. Through the use of testing to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete, a fully customized training plan is designed to help peak athletes for their goal event(s). Talisman Centre's ETS provides the latest in training techniques, motivation, nutritional advice, and support to develop successful athletes.


ETS Masters Swim   LTAD 34567

For those athletes interested in refining techniques in all four strokes to maximize comfort, efficiency, speed and endurance in the water. Learn under the guidance of our experienced coaches how to swim effectively and efficiently, not just how to survive in the water.

Member: $975
Non Member: $1075

Tuesday 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Course runs: January 6 – July 30, 2015

For Endurance Training Master Swim programs click the link below.


In the menu on the left, click on Sport Programs then Endurance Training Systems. In the barcode search field enter Course Code: 38417 

If members would like to be put on a monthly payment plan please contact
Jon Bird at 403 355 1259 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ETS Customizable Coaching Packages    LTAD 4567

ETS Customizable Coaching Package is designed to meet the complete training needs of endurance athletes allowing the athlete and coach to select the perfect combination of services necessary to reach their goals. This unique training option provides endurance athletes the services once available only to high-performance athletes.

Increasing the communication with your coach via TrainingPeaks™ software and weekly email or phone contact will ensure you stay motivated, on target, and injury free. This is all about optimizing your training experience and athletic pursuits. If you are committed and focused on your goals, our coaching team will ensure you receive the coaching guidance you demand. Spaces are limited for each coach.

Package Details – $300/month

  • Program Design
  • Testing Sessions (1x/4month)(3x/6 month)
  • Training Peaks™ Premium Account
  • Power/GPS/HR file and training log analysis (athletes must upload files and input updates via their Training Peaks™ account)
  • Weekly communication with your coach
  • Full Talisman Centre facility membership for the duration of the package with access to the Triathlon Club Studio
  • Registration in 2 ETS or Triathlon courses each semester
  • Triathlon Club membership included

PLUS – You can completely customize the above package with the following options:

Additional 1 Month Training Cycle – $300

Want to extend your race season beyond your initial commitment? Qualified for a World Championship event and require further guidance? No problem! Simply purchase an additional month or two.

Lactate Test (Cycling or Running) – $155

Blood lactate testing is an advanced method of assessing and monitoring your body's responses to training. Measuring your blood lactate can help determine the type of training an athlete should focus on. The results of the lactate test are used to create power or running specific training paces and heart rate zones to maximize an athlete's training program.

Nutrition Consultation – $150

Value added topics that will let you put jet fuel into the engine you're building. Our Registered Dietitian, Kelly Drager, specializes in nutrient timing and training, carbohydrate loading, sweat rate specifics, solutions for 'competition gut', female athlete specifics and more.

Field Test or Coach Supervised Workout – $150

Looking to improve your bike handling skills, running drills, swim technique or have to do a time trial for your coach? This option allows athletes and coaches to meet and address specific aspects of training in the field.

Weight Training Demo/Instruction – $75

Strength training is built into the overall training program so meeting a strength coach to go over the various exercises and techniques to ensure you are doing the program correctly is important.


Individual ETS Training Sessions    LTAD 34567

Individual training geared to athletes wanting private sessions with a coach to work on specific aspects of their sport. Athletes can choose to work on the technical aspects of weight training, improving pedaling mechanics using the Comp trainer Spin Scan function, improve running mechanics, increase flexibility or perform interval training under the watchful eye of your coach in our Endurance Mezzanine.

4 One-Hour Sessions – $280

8 One-Hour Sessions – $540

12 One-Hour Sessions – $800

How to Register

To register for the following Endurance Training programs please contact Jon Bird at 403.355.1259 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Customized Coaching Packages
  • ETS Individual Training Sessions
  • ETS Testing

For all other ETS courses, you can register online, by phone at 403.233.8393 or in person at the Customer Service Desk.


Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our Endurance Training programs.


*Prices subject to change.