Setting the Standard
The Boulder Multisport Training and Sports Science Center (“BMT”) will be the new standard for athletic training in Boulder, Colorado – and, perhaps, the world. This project will further enhance the “Boulder Brand” as the “Mecca of Multisport and Endurance Training.” It will feature state-of-the-art facilities that are not currently available, all in one convenient location. One of the primary goals of this project is to meet existing needs in the community that are currently unmet. Another goal is to attract athletes from all levels including high school, college and professionals from everywhere; however, it is important that all of the BMT’s facilities be available to all – not merely world-class athletes. A special emphasis will be placed upon youth development.
The BMT will offer much more than just a place to exercise. The BMT will feature a full range of sports medicine and science facilities with a staff of world-renowned doctors, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, coaches, personal trainers and others. This will allow the BMT to be a worldwide leader in all areas of sports medicine and nutrition, preventive and rehabilitative medicine and science evaluation and treatments. Designed to emulate an Olympic Training Center, the BMT Sports Medicine and Science departments will feature state of the art testing and analysis in areas such as 3D and video running gait and cycling analysis; physiology testing such as VO2 max and lactate threshold testing; anaerobic power and calorie use testing; nutrition consultations and evaluations; training consultations; coaching services and group classes. These extensive capabilities will cover the full spectrum of swimming, biking, running and a multitude of other sports and will be available to both elite and recreational athletes to help each reach their maximum potential and to avoid and recover from injuries.
Another very important concern for this project is to minimize it’s impact on the environment and especially vehicular traffic in Boulder. Several mechanisms will be in place to encourage this goal, including but not limited to a clean-burning shuttle system between DIA and the BMT for athletes from out of the area so that they do not utilize rental cars. In contrast to typical facilities such as this, the number of parking spaces will be minimized, as will roads throughout the complex which will be blocked off as much as possible and reserved for service needs and emergencies. In addition, it is anticipated that athletes that ride their bike to the facility will be given some type of credit towards the following year’s membership. These efforts are all with the intention of discouraging individuals to bring automobiles to the BMT and the City of Boulder. In short, the BMT will solidify Boulder’s international reputation as the “Mecca of Multisport and Endurance Training,” while also bolstering it’s environmentally responsible and sustainable reputation.