Mountain Peak Fitness was established in 2007, while sitting around a campfire in the Adirondacks High Peaks Region. We are passionate about teaching the value of good health and the importance of adventuring outdoors.

We offer hourly coaching & personal training sessions and monthly online coaching plans. Our goal is to reduce your risk of injury and help you reach your athletic potential. We are all athletes, whether competing in sport or life.

Meet our coaches below.


Joe Azze 

I have been involved in sports & fitness since early on. I was always interested in how I could become a better athlete and helping others to do the same. Having worked with clients and athletes since 1994, from the ages of 13 to the strong age of 85, I have gained a great amount of experience, inspiration and respect for the physical ability and mental strength that is in each one of us. 

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Email - joe@mountainpeakfitness.com

Education
NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
NASM Personal Trainer
NASM Golf Exercise Specialist 
NASM Nutrition Specialist
CPR/AED Certified
FIrst Aid Certified
Insured


Elizabeth Azze

The power and passion derived from choosing to be a personal trainer/coach has offered me a lifestyle that is very rewarding and full of adventure.  I choose to live my passion daily by working to improve my mind, body and soul. I feel in order to tap in to true wellness it must be something you work on constantly. I love guiding the power within others to reach goals they never would have thought possible. For the last 17 years I have loved everyday of my life as a coach/teacher/guide/role model and ultra runner. I am always learning and searching for better and more efficient techniques of achieving overall wellness. This is especially important in today’s society where people are over consumed with processed foods, lack of movement and stress. A healthy guide is necessary to get on track in order to gain the power from within. 

To learn more about Elizabeth and for her latest articles and reports, click here!

Education
NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
NASM Personal Trainer
NASM Nutrition Specialist
CPR/AED Certified
Bachelors in Science
CPR/AED Certified
First Aid Certified
Insured


Ben Nephew

I started running track and XC in high school, and although I finally made it to the state XC meet my senior year, my PR’s in track were only 4:50 and 10:40.  I made progress throughout my college XC career at Hobart College, getting my 8k PR under 27 minutes, but most importantly I learned how to train smart and make running a long-term endeavor from my coach, Ron Fleury.  I was fortunate to attend graduate school in the Boston area, and soon joined the Greater Boston Track Club.  With GBTC and the New England road racing scene, I was exposed to another level of competition.  My road times improved steadily, running 25:50 for 8k and 1:11 for the half marathon, but I also discovered that I was much more competitive on the trails than on the roads, where I won the Western Mass Athletic Club trail series 9 times between 1999-2009.  I was active on both surfaces from 1998-2003, when I started racing ultras after joining the Central Massachusetts Striders.  My first road 50k was a 3:14 in 2003, and my first 50 miler was a 6:18 for 4th place at JFK.  My PR’s are now 3:10 and 5:47.  I was the USATF National Trail Marathon Champion in 2006, and I’ve won a few other USATF medals at the road and trail 50k championships.  I’ve been selected to the US team for the IAU Road 50k Championship twice, and I’m a three time member of the IAU Trail Championship team where I was 6th in 2011.  Over the past four years I’ve been attempting Fastest Known Times, and some of my current FKT’s include the Devil’s Path in the Catskills and the Pemi Loop and Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains.  My professional background is in stress physiology, and I study the effects of chronic stress on behavior and physiology in my lab.  This research focus has benefitted my running, and I’ve also studied training and racing physiology informally for the past 15 years.  I’m excited to join the Mountain Peak Fitness team, and look forward to helping others establish healthy training plans to maximize both enjoyment and performance.

Education:
Ph.D. in Biology, Tufts University  
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Hobart Collage
Professional Background in Stress Physiology
Currently Studies the effects of Chronic Stress on behavior and Physiology in his lab.