Peak Human Performance has a reputation of being one of the best training facilities in, or around, Columbus. Their focus at Peak is on the athlete, which is a big thing that differentiates them from a lot of other gyms. Their “summer athlete” programs are a big draw for high school and collegiate athletes looking to take their training to the next level. They even have a “jump school,” which helps athletes playing “vertical sports” like volleyball and basketball improve their ability to explode off the ground through strength and targeted skill training.
But, even if you don't consider yourself an "athlete" or if you aren't training for something specific, Peak still has so much to offer for you.
The space, located just outside of Dublin in Plain City, is a perfect parallel for the type of training you can expect, either from a private one-on-one session or group class. Despite their focus on the athlete, their group classes are great for anyone, regardless of athletic ability, and the environment is as much positive as it is encouraging. When we attended, people we just met were cheering us on as we pushed weights around and tested our endurance with treadmill work and squat exercises.
What the space might lack in size, it makes up for by hanging equipment from the ceiling of the industrial space. Peak has the ability to raise and lower heavy ropes for climbing or punching bags for some boxing drills. When not in use, the equipment is lifted away from the floor that can then be used for sprints, sled pushes, or any number of creative workouts the trainers might come up with.
The trainers are the real draw at Peak. There are classes that you won’t find anywhere else (“Primal” for instance) that will challenge you mentally and give you a full body workout. Peak’s aim is to produce results and do a great job at getting the most out of everyone in their group classes and individual training sessions. Before you start with a class, you get a free consultation from one of the trainers who will discuss what you want out of your workouts, and help tailor the perfect balance of training to help you achieve your goals.
Ryan and Kelly of Sweat Local Columbus