7 ways CrushCamp can make you a stronger runner


Any runner who has a goal this year - be it your first 5K or your 5th ultra marathon.


Every runner knows it – the treadmill is a poor replacement for an outdoor run. But when you live in a city covered in ice for 10 months of the year, it is sometimes a necessary evil. CrushCamp is the only studio in Canada to offer group training on the TechnoGym SKILLMILL. Developed for the Rio Olympics, the SKILLMILL combines a curved, non-motorized treadmill with a magnetic resistance feature to allow athletes to train a sled push, side shuffles, crossovers, and pulls, in addition to resisted or non-resisted runs and sprints. Here are 7 ways CrushCamp classes can enhance your race training:

1. Improve maximum speed through guided sprint and tempo intervals

With real-time feedback provided by the SKILLMILL monitor and your Coach watching the clock, you can focus on reaching your top sprint speed – and challenge yourself to beat it in the second round.

2. Increase cardiovascular endurance through HIIT-style training

The perfect supplement to long run days, our 55-minute classes combine intervals of cardio and strength training designed to push you to the edge of your comfort zone.

3. Minimize impact to joints through a curved, rubberized slat system

The unique curved shape of the SKILLMILL is designed to optimize your running stride and reduce the impact to joints by cushioning your foot

4. Strengthen posterior chain through sled push and resisted running

By removing the motor of a traditional treadmill, your hamstrings, calves, and glutes have to fire to pull the belt of the SKILLMILL.

5. Develop lateral stability and agility

The SKILLMILL provides the opportunity to train side shuffles and crossovers and directly target the glute medius and minumus to develop stability and strength.

6. Support your run training with full-body cross training

Every 55-minute CrushCamp class is experty designed to provide a full-body strength and cardiovascular workout to ensure you are balanced and protected against injury.

7. Provide an indoor training option on dark or icy nights

No ice or hazards here – our dimly-lit studio, state-of-the-art sound system and energetic, certified instructors will help you bring the energy when Mother Nature has other plans.