Resident Athletes Mikaela Shiffrin & Josiah Middaugh
Resident World Champion
Josiah Middaugh is the current XTERRA World Champion. An 11-time XTERRA USA National Champion and 6-time USSSA National Snowshoe Champion, Middaugh is well known throughout the Vail Valley as an elite level, multi-disciplined athlete. He coaches the Athletic Club’s Master Swim program and coaches athletes of all levels and aspirations through Middaugh Coaching.
Middaugh holds quarterly special events at The Westin Riverfront and contributes a column with helpful training tips to our monthly member e-newsletter.
Resident Gold Medalist
Born and raised here in Colorado's Vail Valley, Mikaela Shiffrin is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team who won her first Olympic slalom gold medal in Sochi, Russia. On top of training regularly at our Athletic Club, Mikaela holds a series of ongoing, exclusive events where she shares her racing experiences and training tips with our Athletic Club members and resort guests.
The Athletic Club created “Mikaela’s Corner” in her honor, featuring a functional training platform with weight stations, hurdles, sandbags, plyo boxes, kettlebells, bumper plate weights, ropes and slam balls to increase agility, The Club also has a Half-Rack with Olympic Platform and a Fitness Duo Slackline.
Click here to view Mikaela's tips on how to get in shape for ski season: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestinRiverfront