High Country Fitness is the gym in my home town, Jindabyne. It is owned and operated by dual Winter Olympian Maneula Berchtold who was amazingly successful as an athlete in the sport of Moguls and was an idol of mine when I first began as a skier. This high level of motivation and success has continued on with her business ambitions and what she has created with her Team at High Country Fitness is simply amazing!
When hours are high and the training load is tough, going for yet another session is often a hard mental battle. Sometimes your body aches from fatigue and soreness and getting started on that next session is the hardest part. The difference is that once you walk in the door of High Country Fitness, you are greeted by this incredible surge of positive energy. Yeah, it probably sounds ridiculous, but if you ever get the chance to try out the Gym, you will see exactly what I mean. I have even had days where life feels harsh due to things going wrong and I come out of that gym feeling like a stronger person. Not physically necessarily, but mentally. Everyone receives the same friendly treatment – I could bet that Manuela would know the names of each and every person who walks through that door!
High Country Fitness has supported me over the last 4 years along with dozens of other local athletes. If you ever find yourself in the area, check them out: www.highcountryfitness.com.au