Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 3, 2006 –
Triathlete Matt McCurdy, sponsored by the Trivantage Fitness Loft, has launched a fundraising campaign for charity as he prepares for the upcoming Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii October 21. McCurdy, an MD/PhD student at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, is working to raise money for the Global Fund, an organization working to create a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
McCurdy has been training at the Trivantage Fitness facility for more than a year, working to qualify for the Ironman World Championship. Trivantage provides a training regimen for McCurdy along with physiological testing, coaching and triathlon gear from Trivantage's Pro Shop.
“Matt is an elite athlete training for the toughest of all triathlons,” says Johnny Shelby, Trivantage Co-Founder and Coach. “We take the guess work out of training through our high tech Lactate and VO2 assessments. We look for fatigue markers and make sure athletes are building endurance and not being counter-productive.”
In addition to providing services for elite athletes, Trivantage (http://www.trivantage.us) offers programs for every level. Staff members work to provide customized programs to meet any goal, whether it be participating in a triathlon, completing a 5 km run, general fitness improvements, losing 20 pounds, or helping clients reach world-class athlete status.
After months of training, Trivantage's featured athlete McCurdy qualified for the World Championship by finishing 19th overall at Buffalo Springs Lake Half Ironman Triathlon in June. According to Ironmanlive.com, “Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,700 succeeded.”
In addition to competing in his first Ironman, McCurdy hopes to raise funds for the Global Fund. The non-profit organization is committed to the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These diseases kill over 6 million people each year. To date, the Global Fund has committed $5.5 billion in 132 countries to support aggressive interventions against all three diseases. People interested in supporting McCurdy's fundraising efforts are encouraged to visit:
About Trivantage (http://www.trivantage.us)
Trivantage's staff of professionals focus on giving clients the most complete services available including: assessments and monitoring, consultations and education, personalized coaching, training and technique analysis as well as nutritional and diet analysis. Trivantage uses scientific testing to measure current fitness levels and designs individualized programs to meet clients' goals.
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4102 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas 77027
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