Meet Claire Challen
Claire Challen grew up in Smithers and was practically raised on Hudson Bay Mountain. Growing up in a family of sports enthusiasts and athletes, it was only natural for Claire to pursue a variety of sports before deciding to devote most of her attention to skiing. Claire trained and competed all over the world before eventually making her way back to Smithers to settle down in her hometown. She launched Peak Training in 2010 and now provides full-body fitness classes as well as ski improvement sessions.
“I’ve created a job that involves two of my greatest passions. To help others to enjoy both skiing and fitness training seemed like a good thing to do.” There are other things that she also loves about owning and running her own business, particularly the freedom to make her own business decisions and have control over her own schedule.
Claire gets a sense of joy and satisfaction out of seeing people reach their goals. “I’ve watched people change as they train,” Claire says. “They are inspired and proud of their accomplishments. To provide a service that makes others feel better about themselves feels good. I try to notice everyone and support them as they get better, whether it’s a slow process or a quick one.”
Inspiring. Dynamic. Focused.
Whether you want to push yourself to higher levels of fitness or improve your skiing skills, Peak Training can help you reach your goals. Fitness instructor and professional ski coach Claire Challen offers several different types of instruction, including full body group training classes, ski instruction and ski improvement clinics. Claire Challen is a certified Canadian Ski Coaching Federation (CSCF) Level III, Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (CSIA) Level III, and National Coaching Competency Program (NCCP) Level III.
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