- Collegiate swimmer and diver
- 10th, 1992 Olympic Trials Biathlon.
- 2nd, Summer Biathlon National Championships.
- 1st, Nationals Masters Nordic Championships.
- 5th World Masters Nordic Championships
- 4th Biathlon North American Championships
- 4 x Winner Baldy Hill Climb.
- 4x Winner Baldy Snowshoe Hill Climb.
- 2x Winner Baldy Shop to Top Hill Climb.
- 2x Winner Baldy Double Hill Climb.
- Record holder for Baldy Snowshoe Hill Climb.
- Record holder for Sawtooth Century K.O.M.
- 3rd Place, World SkiErg Sprint Championships.
- Master's Course Record Holder Hyndman Sufferfest 10k/5,000 vertical
- American Record Holder, SkiErg 500m.
- 1st place—2x-- overall Baldy Buddy Hike 5k/2,000 vertical
- 1st place overall Mountain Warrior Decathlon
- 1st place overall Mountain Warrior Triathlon
- 1st place overal Bogus Basin Hill Climb; 21 miles, 5,500 vertical
- 1st place overall—and course record holder-- Rebecca’s Private Idaho Gravel Grinder
- Overall Winner 2016 Galena Winterstart 10k Nordic Race, 2017 SV 12k Classic Race, 2017 Billy Goat 12k Loppet Race.
- 10th overall 2018 West Yellowstone Rendezvous 50k skate race
- 4th overall 2018 Cascade Crest 50k skate race
Academically I was able to channel my passion for human performance into graduate studies of my favorite subjects... exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and human anatomy. Having a scientifically based understanding of how the body functions helps me design and implement training programs that are safe and effective.
I am not your average athlete... I enjoy the pain and personal challenge of individual sports which have kept my interest since high school. I have competed in the sports of swimming, diving, running, cycling, triathlon, biathlon, cross country skiing, tennis and uphill mountain races. Competing at the international level in sports has compelled me to train year-round and stay in peak physical condition. Knowing empirically what it's like to function at the upper end of my physiological capabilities has proven invaluable for helping others achieve peak fitness and health. My lifelong passion for teaching and coaching has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of sports teams and olympic athletes as well as individuals of all ages and abilities. For the same reasons you want your Medical Doctor to be academically trained and skilled, you deserve a Fitness Trainer who is educated, experienced, and a role-model for the lifestyle that you want. Your body is your most valuable possession and you deserve the safest and most effective workouts.
BILL NURGE, M.A. Exercise Physiology
OWNER & HEAD COACH
I am not your average trainer. In fact, training is not something I do...It's who I am. I have been in training and training people my entire life. From the time I was very young and my parents wanted to send me to "circus school" I have always been fascinated with the human body and its capabilities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- M.A. Exercise Physiology, Summa Cum Laude
- B.A. Biology, Cum Laude
- 30 years experience training & coaching
- Published and Presented numerous Scientific studies at the American College of Sports Medicine
- Presented numerous workshops and classes at the IDEA International Fitness Convention
- Extensive experience with human performance testing (VO2 max, anaerobic threshold) and exercise program design.
- TRX and Fundamentals of Movement certified.
My job as a fitness professional is to guide you on the path to integrated fitness...To help you develop and maintain your ability to physically perform at your highest level. I have been on this path my entire life and can assure you that it is well worth the effort. No amount of money can take the place of feeling fit and strong for life and sports. People ask me all the time how long does it take to get really fit ? My response is "it took me many years, but unless you have someone with an extensive academic and athletic background with whom to train with, you can exercise for an eternity and not get anywhere but hurt."
If you want to stay young, fit, strong, and vital you must move your body. Everyday, fast movements, slow movements, front to back movements, side to side movements, rotational movements, throwing movements....Staying young necessitates multi-dimensional movement and integrating the essential elements of fitness into your everyday life.
Unlike Las Vegas, what happens at Hardcore doesn't stay at Hardcore...you get to keep it. Your stamina, strength, balance, agility, power, dexterity, healthy lifestyle and self-confident smile are part of the new, younger version of your best self.
See you at Hardcore.
NATY NURGE, M.S. Engineering & MBA.
OWNER & A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer.
Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia where she earned a Master's degree in engineering and business administration. In addition to being an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer, Naty earned certifications as a Life Coach and TRX instructor. She has been a competitive multi-sport athlete her entire life and is a 2 time winner of the ECO-CHALLENGE RACE, which is arguably one of the most difficult tests of overall fitness on the planet. Four days of nonstop cycling, running, rollerblading, climbing, kayaking, rappelling and swimming. Naty is passionate about helping others improve their lives through intelligent training, diet and healthy lifestyle choices. She specializes in women's fitness and offers private training, semi-private training (small groups) and Group Classes.
- Life Coach and A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
- TRX instructor
- 2 time winner of the ECO-CHALLENGE RACE (swim, bike, kayak, run, climb)
- 1st place Baldy-Double Hill Climb. 2016
- 1st place overall Baldy Buddy Hike 5k/2,000 vertical
- 1st place Mountain Warrior Decathlon
- 1st place Mountain Warrior Triathlon
- 1st place overall Queen of the Mountain Rebecca’s Private Idaho Gravel Grinder 2016
- 1st place overall Rebecca’s Private Idaho Gravel Grinder 2017
- Course record holder Rebecca’s Private Idaho 56 miler
- 2nd place woman, Hyndman Sufferfest 10k/5,000 vertical