What makes a good Triathlon shop?
There are many advantages to visiting a Triathlon specific retail space when you are involved in multi-sport. A Triathlon specific store will be able to give you advice on gear and apparel that no other sporting goods store will be able to. We see things differently. We look at all aspects of training for multi-sport. Angles that may be missed in retail spaces that are not specific to our sport. For instance a run store may not have the ability to give you tips on how to fuel your body for triathlon. They may be well versed in what works for a marathon, but what to do prerace for a half ironman could be a story.
Here are a few things that are key to having a great triathlon shop.
-Superior technical and brand knowledge
-Strong service to the local community.
-Specific knowledge of triathlon.
-Strong ability to match the right product and size to the customer
-Training rides and runs, clubs, involvement with local races.
At Trifitness we strive to do all of these things and more to make sure that all of your needs are met. We always have the latest technical gear, and are always looking to increase our brand knowledge. We do this through information from the brands that we carry, and actually using the products ourselves that we sell. We actively talk and work with our clients to make sure their needs are being met by the products that we carry.
We are always trying to reach out a hand to the community around us. We do this in many ways from putting on Fast Before The Feast (Where we collect food and money for local food shelves) to putting on clinics and seminars for student athletes.
All of us love the sport of triathlon. We have trained for them, we have raced, and we have had good days and bad. Our specific knowledge of triathlon is that we are triathletes ourselves. We work in an environment surrounded by triathlon apparel and training. And when we punch out from work many days we are heading to do some training of our own. We also know what its like to train long days throughout the year for just a couple of peak races. The staff here knows the importance of a good coach with a plan, and the strength given when you are part of a club with training partners.
The staff knows that there are many different kinds of athletes in multi-sport. That requires knowledge of prescribing not only the correct apparel but the correct size. We know that all brands will fit differently, that certain wetsuits are made for a particular type of build. We can not only suggest what sizes and brands may work for you, but through our selection you can try several different brands on until you find the perfect fit.
We have training, apparel, and events at Trifitness. And one of the ways that we help serve our athletes is through our Triclub. With our Triclub there are three coached workouts a week. There are discounts on our races, and the feeling of community that you can only get being part of a group that loves triathlon as much as we all do. We are not just involved in local races, we put many on throughout the year.
At Trifitness we like to emphasize ordinary becoming extraordinary. Your extraordinary can come in any form and with any process. It might be an iromman, or it might be signing up for a weekly yoga class, or it could lie somewhere in between. Through our retail, training, and events let us be your tri-shop and help with your extraordinary.