ABOUT US

WHAT TO EXPECT

We help people over 40 take back control of their health and fitness even when they’re frustrated from lack of results from fad diets and conflicting information.

Peak City Gym is a family-owned training gym specializing in Fitness-Over-Forty. With a holistic and tailored approach to health and fitness, every member of the PCG Family receives an individualized plan designed to meet you where you are and bridge the gap to where you want to be.

MEET THE TEAM!

Brendan Rabideau

Fitness Coach

Brendan transferred to East Carolina University (ECU) in the Spring of 2013 after a series of concussions ended his college lacrosse career. Aches and pains from his playing days coupled with weight gain from being sidelined, Brendan knew he needed a change. A few months after transferring to ECU, while enrolled in the Kinesiology program, Brendan earned his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He then teamed up with his brother, Shane, to co-found Optimum Strength, LLC.
While studying at ECU and running Optimum Strength, Brendan completed an internship with Cardinal Gibbons Strength and Conditioning and became certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and as a Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC). After roughly 3 years, Brendan and Shane decided to return to the triangle area with the hopes of eventually opening their own facility.

While establishing himself in a new area, Brendan worked with local youth and high school athletes at a performance training center and with adults at a corporate gym. In June 2019 Brendan began working on opening Peak City Gym full time and has been responsible for overseeing our training programs since opening in January of 2020. Brendan is very creative in his approach to programming and exercise selection and known to be a stickler for form. So you know you won’t get bored and you’ll always be in good hands!

When Brendan is away from the gym, you can typically find him spending time with his wife, Theona, and two dogs, Brady and Tucker. He also coaches youth and high school lacrosse, enjoys watching and playing most sports, and loves to hit the beach!

Shane Rabideau

Fitness Coach

A non-traditional path to the fitness industry, Shane graduated in 2009 from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH with a BA in Philosophy. With the philosophy job market being shockingly dry at the time, Shane pursued an opportunity as the Residential Recreational Coordinator at the Benedictine School for Exceptional Children in Ridgely, Maryland. While working at the Benedictine School, Shane lost nearly 70 pounds with a reignited passion in fitness and nutrition.

In late 2010 Shane returned to North Carolina with the intentions of earning his Master’s in Social Work. While deferring his acceptance to programs awaiting in-state tuition, Shane worked as a case manager in Durham and began studying for his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In 2011, Shane began training as a side job but it quickly turned into a driving passion leading him to change career paths entirely.

In Spring 2012, Shane enrolled at East Carolina University in prerequisite courses, soon earning acceptance to the Biomechanics program. The Biomechanics program afforded Shane the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of human movement and exercise physiology. Furthermore, he was able to apply what he was learning the classroom real-time with his personal training clients.

While in graduate school, Shane won a grant through The American Society of Biomechanics for his thesis research on the age-associated changes in gait, completed a semester-long internship with Youngs Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Greenville, NC and continued to add to his repertoire of certifications including Certified Functional Strength Coach and Precision Nutrition. Additonally, Shane and his brother, Brendan, founded Optimum Strength, LLC, a personal training company in Greenville, NC. After 3 years running Optimum Strength, training men and women from various backgrounds, skill, and fitness levels, Shane and his brother made another tough decision — to say goodbye to their clients and friends and move back to the Triangle area.

After a couple of years back in the area, working at a local corporate gym, Shane is excited to embark on this new venture with his family and Peak City Gym, here in Apex! When he’s not in the gym, Shane enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Ashley, and kids Khloe and Jayse. He also enjoys cooking, hanging out by the pool with his dog, Riley, and helping coach lacrosse.

Reilly McNulty-Gimbel

Fitness Coach

-B.A. Deaf Studies-California State University, Northridge

-Certified Personal Trainer-National Academy of Sports Medicine

MEMBERSHIP PERKS

DAILY CLASSES

Our two flagship semi-private classes, “Ageless Athlete” and “Power Hour” are offered Monday through Saturday.
Specialty classes such as our Outdoor Bootcamp, Foundations Workshops, and others are offered regularly throughout the week and month.

OPEN ACCESS HOURS

Whether you prefer to always workout alone or are supplementing the semi-private and small group classes on your “off days,” we have you covered! Reserve a “pod” – complete with your own squat rack and space with absolute minimal sharing of equipment. Complete your own workout or use one of ours! A coach is always nearby if you need a spot or advice!

HEART RATE MONITOR

Every member receives a MyZone Heart Rate Monitor with their membership. While you get to see your heart rate and calories burned throughout the workout – we use it as a stress management tool, allowing you to get to achieve your goals safely and efficiently.

PCG TRAINING APP

Found in the App Store, download our app to schedule your appointments/classes, search our extensive exercise library with over 400 videos, and access past and current programs! The in-app programs are great for frequent travelers, the occasional at-home workout, and Open Access times.

SMOOTHIE BAR

Recovery is where the progress comes from! We have a wide variety of smoothies with proper carbohydrate to protein ratios to ensure proper nutritional recovery post-workout. Order when you arrive and it will be ready as you head out! Whey and Vegan protein options available. All ingredients organic when possible!

THORNE SUPLEMENTS

With everything from protein powder to multi-vitamins to fish oil and more, we have the essentials to complement your nutrition for optimal recovery and progress!

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HOLISTIC NETWORK

At Peak City Gym we specialize in resistance training for women and men over forty. Through local partnerships with a Registered Dietitian and Spa, we have your nutrition, recovery, and self-care needs covered as well!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Karen Casiano
Karen Casiano
2022-08-29
I can say as a middle age out of shape woman and wanting to get back into fitness after 2 years, this has been the best place to join! It's very personable & non competitive, judgement free zone to work out in! Love their small group classes! The staff is always so friendly and makes everyone feel welcome.
Estelle Tsalik
Estelle Tsalik
2022-08-21
Peak City Gym is an awesome find in Apex. I had a great workout in the Ageless Athlete class. The small class made it easy for personalized form correction and modification. As a physical therapist, I love it when trainers can help people improve their functional fitness AND remain injury-free. If you're looking for a great workout, please go check out PCG. Their after workout protein smoothies are a plus too!
George Xouris
George Xouris
2022-08-11
I was reluctant to check out this gym when my wife suggested it because I had never had a good experience with gyms before. I've been on the workout roller coaster for most of my adult life....into it for a few weeks maybe a month, then falling off the wagon for a few months (or even years). I was never able to sustain the motivation because I never enjoyed it. Well, all that changed when I joined Peak City Gym. I've been going for 13 months STRAIGHT (I think my personal record was 3 consecutive months) and have never felt better in my life. I'm in the best shape of my life, I'm stronger than I've ever been, and I have so much more stamina than I've ever had before. This has helped me mentally as well as physically, and has made everyday activities that I don't normally think about, much easier, like playing with my dogs, lifting heavy things, carrying boxes up flights of stairs, etc. Shane and Brendan are both awesome trainers. They really know their stuff! Their knowledge of exercise physiology is so impressive. They also take a sincere interest in my health and progress, and always ask how I'm feeling before a workout so they can adapt it, if necessary, due to an injury, soreness, or even a bad night's sleep. As if that wasn't enough, they're very friendly and fun to be with. They also keep their gym sparkling clean, wiping down every piece of equipment after it's used. Coming here is one of the best investments I make in my life and for the first time, I actually enjoy going to a gym! I highly recommend PCG! They must be great to keep somebody like me coming back.
James Potts
James Potts
2022-06-23
Khloe Martinez
Khloe Martinez
2022-05-10
This gym is so good because i love it and the shakes are so good. 10/10 i recommend it! 😘
Andia Xouris
Andia Xouris
2022-05-08
My husband and I have been going to Peak City for almost one year now and it has been the best decision we've ever made for our health! Both Brendan and Shane are fantastic trainers and really know how to encourage you to get the most out of your workout. We are small business owners which comes with many challenges, and going to the gym twice a week keeps us fit and ready to tackle more, both mentally and physically. I am so grateful for this place and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a small, premium gym experience!
Robyn Merck
Robyn Merck
2022-05-01
Loving my gym experience at Peak City Gym. I've never been much of a gym person or certainly not consistent when I've tried at other gyms in the past. The small class setting is great and I love the variety. It has become a top priority to me.
Julia Allsbrook
Julia Allsbrook
2022-04-28
If you’re looking for a gym with consistent and effective programming + knowledgeable trainers who work to meet your needs, goals and all modifications this is the gym for you. There is tremendous support and a great sense of community at peak city gym. I am challenged yet still look forward to going everyday. This gym is a gem and if you’re reading this you should try it out!!
Debra Smith
Debra Smith
2022-04-28
Peak City Gym is the place for me! I’m one of the first members and I have not regretted it one bit. This is one a place that I look forward to going to every week. Anytime you go to the gym you are always greeted by one of the three trainers, two of them are brothers that own the gym (Shane and Brendan) and the other is Kelsey. For me having the trainers at every session at the gym, it ensures me that my workout is done properly. I am one of the older members at the gym. When I first went I could barely move around and I had some back issues. With the help of the trainers they have shown me ways to do a work out so that it doesn’t affect my back. I can honestly say that my back issues are in the past. This is a type of gym where it’s a family atmosphere. We all know each other and we are excited about everyone’s progression. I’ve been to many other gyms in my lifetime and I have never progressed as I have going to this gym. Even during Covid they offered classes online so that we could continue forward in our goals to a healthier living. The gym is extremely clean which is something that is very important to me If you’re looking for somewhere to go and you’re not for sure where to start I would suggest at least trying out Peak City Gym. You won’t be dissatisfied.
Leah Cyphert
Leah Cyphert
2022-04-27
Peak City Gym is the best gym experience I've ever had. As I've gotten a little older, and my sports-related injuries have gotten more noticeable, I felt completely incapable of figuring out what to do that didn't hurt. I was never super-knowledgeable about what to do or how often to do it and the worse I felt, the less I felt capable of doing. After almost 7 weeks with Brendan and Shane, I'm experiencing less pain day-to-day while regaining a tremendous amount of lost flexibility from years of desk-sitting. I'm also having a blast. The small group settings allow me to get personal instruction as needed, while sharing the space with a few new friends. My confidence has increased tremendously and I look forward to my morning wake-up routine. I'm always greeted by name, when I walk in the door and I feel like I've joined a family instead of a gym. 10/10 would recommend.

OUR FITNESS PILLARS

INCREASE
MOTIVATION

We provide an energizing environment, backed by experienced coaches and trainers, to put you on the path to your fitness goals.

STAY
ENGAGED

Our close-knit, supportive community will keep you accountable, engaged and supported. We celebrate success and stick together during adversity.

Muscle

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RESULTS

You’ll get the results you want from our programs. We’re invested in your success and want to see you happy, healthy and excited!

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