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Let us help you build a foundation for success. When you are stronger, you are more confident. With increased confidence you’ll attempt to reach new physical heights and take on new adventures. When you move well it increases your capacity to try new things and share your experiences with others!

We understand not everybody responds the same way or progresses at the same rate. Open communication with every person at Terrain is important to keep you progressing and our program evolving.

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TONIA BOZE

Owner & Coach

My dad was a Marine and at a very young age he’d wake me & my brothers up for school with the song “Reveille”. We were to run around 3 miles before eating breakfast, no matter what the conditions. As a kid I hated it and half the time didn’t finish my run (he never knew). As an adult I believe this memory helped my love of exercise develop.

My background includes years working at large gyms, as a trainer & group fitness instructor. I’ve been to numerous workshops & certifications including Greg Everett’s Olympic Certification at Catalyst Athletics. Between 2002-2007 I competed in Fitness. Thankfully I found mountain biking which continues to be my favorite outdoor sport! I also enjoy spending time with each of my 4 kids and getting them outdoors as often as possible!

In 2009 I became a Mountain Athlete certified coach. I continue to visit Rob Shaul (founder of Mountain and Military Athlete) annually to continue to learn and keep our program evolving.

I love the challenge of working with all types of people and watching them do what they thought was impossible! I also enjoy programming and the challenge it offers.

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ANDREA CUNNINGHAM

Team Manager

My current role at Terrain is as Team Manager and ensuring that our community of athletes are getting the most out of their Terrain experience. I’m also studying under Tonia Boze and working on two training certifications for added experience as a Personal Trainer. I also like working behind the scenes at the gym to help ensure things are running as smooth as possible.

My full-time gig is at Catholic Community Services and I also volunteer as the Merchandise Coordinator for the WMBC (Whatcom Mountain Bike Colition). You’ll find me outdoors every chance I get, on my bike, skis, practicing yoga or spending time with my friends and family.

TERRAIN AMBASSADORS

Ben is a junior pro Downhill Mountain Bike racer. He competes in the NW Cup series and has achieved a 3rd overall in Cat 2, another 3rd in the junior pro category and is hoping to finish the season strong with a 3rd overall. Ben is also sponsored by Fanatik Bike, Disidual and Raceface. When Ben is not riding his bike, he is either Splitboarding in the backcountry, Rock Climbing or sitting in a classroom dreaming of all of the above. You can follow Ben on Instagram @benjaminvanveen and/or at the trails.

Ben is a junior pro Downhill Mountain Bike racer. He competes in the NW Cup series and has achieved a 3rd overall in Cat 2, another 3rd in the junior pro category and is hoping to finish the season strong with a 3rd overall. Ben is also sponsored by Fanatik Bike, Disidual and Raceface. When Ben is not riding his bike, he is either Splitboarding in the backcountry, Rock Climbing or sitting in a classroom dreaming of all of the above. You can follow Ben on Instagram @benjaminvanveen and/or at the trails.

Ben Van Veen – Downhill MTB

Maria has been a Terrain athlete for 2 years. Since Tonia’s coaching, she has won the 2014 National Trail Half Marathon Championship and represented the U.S.A. at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship in Zermatt Switzerland and the 2014 North American Mountain Running Championship in Ajijic, Mexico. Maria won the 2015 La Sportive Mountain cup, a 10 race series compiled of the best trail races in North America. Maria attributes her recent success to the strength and durability she has developed at Terrain Gym causing her to stay injury-free and the ability to train consistently for two years. In addition to Terrain, Maria is also sponsored by the trail shoe company La Sportiva, Bogg’s Trail Butter, Align Chiropractic and Prime Massage and Sports Medicine. Maria is a Registered Dietitian and, when she is not training, works as a nutrition consultant where her goal is to encourage and support people to make healthy lifestyle changes that will directly enhance the quality of their life. You can follow Maria’s running adventures and race results on her blog at www.mariadalzot.blogspot.com, on twitter @mariadalzotRD and on Instagram @mariadalzot.

Maria has been a Terrain athlete for 2 years. Since Tonia’s coaching, she has won the 2014 National Trail Half Marathon Championship and represented the U.S.A. at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship in Zermatt Switzerland and the 2014 North American Mountain Running Championship in Ajijic, Mexico. Maria won the 2015 La Sportive Mountain cup, a 10 race series compiled of the best trail races in North America.

Maria attributes her recent success to the strength and durability she has developed at Terrain Gym causing her to stay injury-free and the ability to train consistently for two years. In addition to Terrain, Maria is also sponsored by the trail shoe company La Sportiva, Bogg’s Trail Butter, Align Chiropractic and Prime Massage and Sports Medicine.

Maria is a Registered Dietitian and, when she is not training, works as a nutrition consultant where her goal is to encourage and support people to make healthy lifestyle changes that will directly enhance the quality of their life.

You can follow Maria’s running adventures and race results on her blog at www.mariadalzot.blogspot.com, on twitter @mariadalzotRD and on Instagram @mariadalzot.

Maria Dalzot – Trail/Mtn. Runner

Britney was raised in Wyoming and formed a deeply rooted love of the mountains at a very young age as her father was an outfitter and hunting guide. Her passion for the outdoors started with riding horses and quickly grew into adventure sports like skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking. Britney has raced downhill for about 9 years and her love for the sport keeps growing day by day. She is constantly trying to progress as a female athlete and advocate for the sport thru film, photos, and other media outlets as well. Britney currently lives in Glacier, Washington where she’s able to enjoy the mountains with good friends, boyfriend, dog, as well as train on and off the bike. She loves tea, coffee, good local and organic foods, and of course a good cold cider when the moment presents itself.

Britney was raised in Wyoming and formed a deeply rooted love of the mountains at a very young age as her father was an outfitter and hunting guide. Her passion for the outdoors started with riding horses and quickly grew into adventure sports like skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking. Britney has raced downhill for about 9 years and her love for the sport keeps growing day by day. She is constantly trying to progress as a female athlete and advocate for the sport thru film, photos, and other media outlets as well. Britney currently lives in Glacier, Washington where she’s able to enjoy the mountains with good friends, boyfriend, dog, as well as train on and off the bike. She loves tea, coffee, good local and organic foods, and of course a good cold cider when the moment presents itself.

Britney White – Downhill MTB

 
Stephen grew up in Central Washington, exploring the Cascades year round, skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, intending to ski race, but pretty quickly chose to instead focus on cycling, and quickly developed into one of the most promising young riders in the World. After graduating University in 2011, he signed his first professional contract with BMC Racing, and transplanted to Switzerland, to live with and compete against the best Mountain Bikers in the World. He narrowly missed the Olympic Team in 2012, his lack of experience as an elite rider being cited as the reason behind taking a different athlete. He spent the following three years splitting his time between Bozeman and a European base in Freiburg, Germany. He won National Championships in 2013 and 2014, among other impressive international wins, and established himself as America's top rider. Seeking better training grounds, and with a desire to be back in the PNW, Stephen relocated to Bellingham in the winter of 2015, and immediately fell in love with the trails, and community. The move seemed to pay off, with Stephen coming into the 2016 flying, winning his first set of races in California, landing on the podium at Pan American Championships and finishing inside the top twenty in the Spring World Cups. Despite all the success he experienced in the intervening four years and being the top ranked American rider, he was again left off the Olympic team in 2016, but despite that disappointment, he’ll continue racing and will take the opportunity to pursue a new chapter, continuing to be highlighted by some of the biggest events in the World. 

Stephen grew up in Central Washington, exploring the Cascades year round, skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, intending to ski race, but pretty quickly chose to instead focus on cycling, and quickly developed into one of the most promising young riders in the World. After graduating University in 2011, he signed his first professional contract with BMC Racing, and transplanted to Switzerland, to live with and compete against the best Mountain Bikers in the World. He narrowly missed the Olympic Team in 2012, his lack of experience as an elite rider being cited as the reason behind taking a different athlete. He spent the following three years splitting his time between Bozeman and a European base in Freiburg, Germany. He won National Championships in 2013 and 2014, among other impressive international wins, and established himself as America's top rider. Seeking better training grounds, and with a desire to be back in the PNW, Stephen relocated to Bellingham in the winter of 2015, and immediately fell in love with the trails, and community. The move seemed to pay off, with Stephen coming into the 2016 flying, winning his first set of races in California, landing on the podium at Pan American Championships and finishing inside the top twenty in the Spring World Cups. Despite all the success he experienced in the intervening four years and being the top ranked American rider, he was again left off the Olympic team in 2016, but despite that disappointment, he’ll continue racing and will take the opportunity to pursue a new chapter, continuing to be highlighted by some of the biggest events in the World. 

Stephen – Enduro Biker

Growing up in the outdoors hub of Jackson Hole, WY, Emily caught the adventure bug early. She traded her diapers for a pair of skis, and at 14 came over to the dark side of dirt and rock. On a powder day, you can find her deep in the woods buried under blower pow, or on a rainy day, shredding the PNW loam on her mountain bike. From the Rocky Mountains to the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest, Emily has enjoyed skis, boards, boats and bikes of all shapes and sizes.  In 2015, Emily began training at Terrain in anticipation of a stout season as a pro in the Cascadia Dirt Cup and BC Enduro series and has made enormous gains in strength, balance and endurance as a result. With the help of Terrain, Emily looks forward to being the first female mountain biker to shred Mars in 2016.

Growing up in the outdoors hub of Jackson Hole, WY, Emily caught the adventure bug early. She traded her diapers for a pair of skis, and at 14 came over to the dark side of dirt and rock. On a powder day, you can find her deep in the woods buried under blower pow, or on a rainy day, shredding the PNW loam on her mountain bike. From the Rocky Mountains to the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest, Emily has enjoyed skis, boards, boats and bikes of all shapes and sizes. 

In 2015, Emily began training at Terrain in anticipation of a stout season as a pro in the Cascadia Dirt Cup and BC Enduro series and has made enormous gains in strength, balance and endurance as a result. With the help of Terrain, Emily looks forward to being the first female mountain biker to shred Mars in 2016.

Emily – Downhill MTB

Liz is a tough-as-nails triathlete that has competitively raced for over 20 years in numerous triathlons, ironmans, marathons, and long-distance swims.  Career highlights include qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and Triathlon Long Course World Championships in Ibiza, Spain. She is now transitioning these skills to become a competitive enduro mountain biking athlete under Tonia's coaching at Terrain Gym.  Liz is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point and served her country with honor for 10 years in the US Army.  She is a combat veteran that served two tours in Iraq with the 1-7 Cavalry and part of one tour in Afghanistan attached to 5th Special Forces Group before being wounded.  She is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Badge, and was the first woman inducted into the Order of the Golden Combat Spur for valor in combat before leaving the service in 2011 at the rank of Captain.   After the Army, Liz moved to the Pacific Northwest and has since fallen in love with its water, mountains, and forests. She still swims, runs, and road cycles almost every day, she snowboards Mt. Baker's backcountry, rides Whistler Bike Park, and mountain bikes her backyard Galbraith Mountain as often as she can. When she is not adventuring or training, Liz works as the Veteran's Specialist for Whatcom County helping local veterans transition back into lives of peace.

Liz is a tough-as-nails triathlete that has competitively raced for over 20 years in numerous triathlons, ironmans, marathons, and long-distance swims.  Career highlights include qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and Triathlon Long Course World Championships in Ibiza, Spain. She is now transitioning these skills to become a competitive enduro mountain biking athlete under Tonia's coaching at Terrain Gym.  Liz is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point and served her country with honor for 10 years in the US Army.  She is a combat veteran that served two tours in Iraq with the 1-7 Cavalry and part of one tour in Afghanistan attached to 5th Special Forces Group before being wounded.  She is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Badge, and was the first woman inducted into the Order of the Golden Combat Spur for valor in combat before leaving the service in 2011 at the rank of Captain.  

After the Army, Liz moved to the Pacific Northwest and has since fallen in love with its water, mountains, and forests. She still swims, runs, and road cycles almost every day, she snowboards Mt. Baker's backcountry, rides Whistler Bike Park, and mountain bikes her backyard Galbraith Mountain as often as she can. When she is not adventuring or training, Liz works as the Veteran's Specialist for Whatcom County helping local veterans transition back into lives of peace.

Liz – Downhill MTB

 
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FAQ

What makes your gym different?

Nothing is random, our programming and exercises are all planned and have a purpose / goal in mind. We do the research so you can train confidently, safely and expect results. The gym is not our sport so the numbers don’t matter much. While we do assess often and use gym numbers they are not of primary importance. How you are performing OUTSIDE the gym is what matters.


Why do you emphasize durability in your program?

We want you healthy and moving well to keep you playing and / or competing in your sport for as long as possible. To do this we look to Grey Cook, Mike Boyle, Kelly Starrett and Mark Verstegen to name a few. How we implement and choose durability exercises is constantly evolving so that we continue to extend your athletic career. If something isn’t working we are ready and willing to change it.


Who influences your program?

Some of our focus’ will mirror Mountain Athletes, others are from our own design. BOTH are tested on athletes prior to being implemented in our group sessions. Safety, quality, & improved fitness are all outcomes of this method.


Why do you only program 4 days a week?

We believe that 4 days a week in the gym is enough. We are not training you to be the best gym rat. You need to get outdoors, do your sport, or if you don’t have one, play!!! If you need suggestions we are happy to help.


What if I can’t train 4x a week?

Everyone has different goals and needs. How often you attend depends on yours. We assess where you are and give you recommendations based on where you want to be. Attendance recommendations are also based on seasons if you have a primary sport.


I can’t come 4x per week, is it still worth it?

Absolutely. We will still have you do the sessions in order as programmed.


I’m injured, can I still train?

Yes. 99% of the time we can program around your injury.


I’m a woman and want to keep looking like one - will I get BIG?

No. Our programming is designed to get you leaner and stronger.


What are your recommendations regarding nutrition?

Not everyone is the same, so there is not just ONE way to eat. It can depend on your sport, goals, current health conditions, etc. We do hold some basic beliefs that would benefit anyone and they include:

• Eat local and seasonal

• Sugar should be a treat not an everyday occurrence

• A beer or glass of wine each night is fine (6-pack or bottle is not)

• Vegetables are necessary - everyday.


What do you recommend for blood analysis and testing?

Anyone who is looking for feedback on their current fitness and lifestyle habits can now get an an depth blood analysis done by our new partners Wellness FX. Visit Wellness FX to find out how anyone from the professional athlete to the everyday individual can get a personalized blood test to help them know if their training and diet is on point.


Are you familiar with metabolic and cardio testing equipment?

Yes, we incorporate VO2 and RMR testing upon request. Visit Korr Solutions to learn more or give us a call or email regarding cost and other information.