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Personal Best have been running warm-weather triathlon, biking & yoga camps for three decades. Each camp has a different focus and before each participant arrives, staff make sure they have an agenda that will meet your specific needs. Tucson Arizona has become one of North America's greatest training cities for cycling, triathlon, running, hiking, cross fit & yoga/core.  With over 325 sun filled days,  Tucson Arizona is the perfect place for an active – warm training vacation.

Stay tuned for 2018 details!

Mar 8 - Mar 17 C3 High-Performance Camp
Mar 23/24–Mar 31 Caron Shepley Hike - Fitness - Core  & Boot Camp Week
Mar 23 - Mar 31 Kevin Clarke Team Alberta Camp
mar 31- Apr 7 Barrie Shepley Triathlon Training Week
April 14-21 Miguel Vadillo and Friends Triathlon Week
April 21-29 Barrie Shepley & C3 Triathlon & Bike Week



Located in the beautiful town of Oro Valley on the side of the Catalina Mountains, the Boulder Canyon Condos is 500m from the 90 mile Tucson Bike Pathway, 1km from the Catalina State Park, 3km from the 50m outdoor heated pool and a 2 minute walk away from the grocery store and coffee shops.  The Boulder Canyon Condos have a beautiful heated relaxation pool, hot tub, weight room and social party space. 



TRE 0904MT LEMON FACTOR: No City in North America has a more exciting series of different rides to pick one. Most famous is the epic, 25 mile MT LEMON ride. Start with cactus in the desert at mile zero and end the 25 miles next to the snow-boarders at the top of Mt Lemon and get your well earned cookie or slice of pizza at the top of the mountain and your souvenir PB gift as well. PB staff always support all riders with van support up the mountain.

500+ KM OF PROTECTED BIKE LANES FOR GREAT RIDING: Every single year, the city adds more and more kilometers of amazing, great pavement and a protected bike lanes for safe and great riding. You can do a 160km ride from the condos and never not be in a bike lane. With 7-8 amazing bike rides, the problem will be figuring out how to fit them into one week.

tucson-poolHEATED OUT-DOOR SWIMS:  PB has two world-class outdoor swimming pools located near the camp Condos where you will be staying.  Even if you're not in a triathlon camp, there is still a chance to get a swim in over the week. With the Tucson Mountains in the back-drop of both pools, you are guaranteed to have a breath-taking view during each swim.

ICONIC RUNNING IN TUCSON:  We have a combination of running trails, quiet roads and beautiful bike paths to run on. Depending on your needs, we can have a shorter faster technical run or a longer endurance one. We usually run earlier in the morning, to avoid the heat and give you the perfect chance to see the sun coming up over the mountains.

ELITE COACHING DIFFERENCE:  Hall of Fame Coach Barrie Shepley will be overseeing each camp along with numerous world-class weekly associated coaches who will be in camp to add their wisdom and energy.

BBQ’S – SOCIALS & SIGHTSEEING: The camp staff has numerous weekly BBQs, socials and local sightseeing events planned.  With a great local pool and hot tub, there is time to recover after workouts with campers and coaches.  With many world-class restaurants nearby, you have the luxury of going out each night or find a mix of staying home and heading out with the gang.

SPORT MASSAGE AVAILABLE:  We have world-class massage therapists who come to the camp 1-2x a week. Its totally optional, but these therapists have worked with Olympic, College and Professional athletes. They bring their massage table to your condo. World class sport massage right in your condo.

ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE THE WEEK:  After 30 years of camps, we know how to customize a week. Once we understand your major goals (technique, general fitness, big bike miles for your 2016 races), we can coordinate you with other campers of equal fitness and athletic objectives. Rarely does the entire group/camp do the same workouts based on need, fitness and goals.


TR0 3919300+ DAYS OF SUN:  In the last 2 years, we have had 2 days of rain over the entire winter. Tucson has 300+ days of sunshine and the traditional day starts off in the 70s for the morning run and builds to mid 80s by the afternoon. It cools off at night to sleep AND importantly, with very low humidity, you rarely sweat. It’s the perfect combination to tan, train and sightsee without being soaked in sweat.

Camp Experts

BARRIE SHEPLEY: Hall of Fame and Olympic coach Barrie Shepley is the head-coach for the winter camps. Barrie’s role is to make sure that all campers get the experience they are looking for. Barrie will work with his coaching staff each week to ensure that your needs are met.

CARON SHEPLEY: Caron is also founder and owner of Blue Dog Yoga and Fitness. She specializes in teaching yoga, fusion and core conditioning classes. Caron is a master yoga instructor and for 7 years, trained fitness professionals to be yoga instructors through the organization CPTN (Certified Personal Trainer’s Network). She has completed the Ironman Triathlon eight times and won a silver medal for Canada at the world Triathlon Championships. Drawing from her kinesiology background and several years as a Ironman triathlete, Caron has developed an athletic style of yoga and muscle conditioning which focuses on increasing strength, power and muscle balance. Caron's classes are attended by all sorts of people, from beginners to Olympic level.

KRISTEN MARCHANT: A two time World Age Group Champion, Kristen turned professional this year and was on the podium a number of times with her first half Ironman victory added to her resume. Kristen will be be in Arizona for the winter and will be helping coach and train for her 2016 season.

SEAN BECHTEL: One of North America’s most respected elite triathletes. With a varsity swim and run background, the professional triathlete has got off the bike with Craig Alexander, Chris McCormack and Greg Bennett. In 2013 Sean Bechtel was the first Canadian finisher at Ironman Mt Tremblant. Sean also won his second National Off Road Championships and has won dozens of triathlons over his career. Sean has expanded his triathlon coaching career and will be balancing coaching and training in 2016.

MIGUEL VADILLO: The former national team modern pentathlete made history when he swam 55km across Lake Ontario without a wetsuit. International skilled in coaching swimming & endurance athletes, Miguel speaks perfect English & Spanish and his wisdom on the pool deck is amazing.

TR0 3391ADDITIONAL COACHES: Are being added to the staff over the winter.  Stay tuned for updates.

ROOM-MATES: If your looking to reduce the camp costs by sharing a room, we will do our best to identify an appropriate room-mate for you.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL IN ORO VALLEY TUCSON ARIZONA: For those with strange camp arrival and departures, we have the Holiday Inn Express hotel located 500m from the camp condos (and our base). The hotel could be used for a day before/after the camp, or as your primary camp residence (and simply purchase the non-residence CAMP OPTION) from us. The Hotel has a weight room, pool, hot-tub, comes with a great morning breakfast AND in-room microwave and mini-fridges to allow modest in-room cooking. If we run out of camp condos, or can't find a room-mate combo for you, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Oro Valley may be a great option for you. See hotel details at

FANCY HOTELS AND SPAS NEAR BY: If you are looking to "live-it up" we have numerous Spas and Four and Five Star Hotels very close to the other camp accommodations. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more help on the perfect accommodations for YOU or perhaps your non-camp family members.

TRI-CAMP FOCUS CAMPS: Each athlete will be following customized programs that are designed to meet your specific needs. In general, tri-camps will focus on the biking #1, swimming #2, running # 3, core & injury prevention # 4 and hiking/seminars # 5. Individualized changes will occur based on specific participant needs.

BIKE-CAMP FOCUS: With some of the greatest off road trails to ride near the camp condos, every day will have different options of unique rides (including some up Mt Lemmon) and on the 50 mile Trail. Many in the bike week do a combo of mt and road each day.

TUCSON HIKES: Tucson has some of the most prestigious hikes in the world. Most camps will include 1-2 optional awesome hikes during the camp. For those who have been to previous PB camps, new hikes will be added in 2016 and some of your old-favorites will be there as well.

VAN SUPPORT OR  YOUR OWN VEHICLE: Each camp has an option of going in the team van or having your own transport, to give you more freedom.  Obviously having your own car will allow you maximal freedom, but a camp vehicle will be available for less expensive transport for each week.

BIKE TRANSPORTATION: Some camps will have bike transport down to Tucson. No specifics are finalized yet.

Specific Camp Details


Get away, get fit and recharge with boot camp, hiking, yoga and a variety of different fun workouts to maximize your week's experience.  Caron Shepley and Allison Hansen will highlight the Tucson Arizona. This is not your typical sit-on-the-beach vacation! You will be treated to spectacular daily hikes and energizing boot camp classes, with the chance to swim, bike  and yoga classes. In the evening you can cook at home in your own condo or join the group to sample of of the many great restaurants Tucson has to offer. We also offer a few additional sight-seeing options add to the mix. Space is limited so don’t leave it to the last minute to book.

Check out the following trailer video from last year’s camp:

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Olympic coach Barrie Shepley and his staff will lead a busy swim-bike-run week in the amazing Tucson area.. Each day will be customized around the skills vs volume training depending on the specific needs and form of training the athletes are working towards.

APRIL 14th – 21st:.  Miguel Vadillo and Friends Triathlon & Swim Week

Lake Ontario swimmer Miguel Vadillo will highlight the week with Barrie Shepley and other great coaches have an awesome week of warm-weather swim-bike-run organized for you.   With daily weather in the 80s, you know you will do every workout in a t-shirt and get those big training sessions in.  Whether you are a novice looking for great skill development or advanced looking for some great rides up Mt Lemmon, the camp will meet your needs. 


First off because this is the final camp of the winter, we have the condos until Sunday and all campers are allowed to stay an extra day until Sunday, April 30th at no extra cost. Many athletes use the final camp as the perfect opportunity to get big mileage up for the first races of the year.

PAYMENT DETAILS: $150.00 cdn non-refundable deposit is required on PAY PAL to save your spot. Once a deposit payment has been made, camp coaches will send you more information to fine-tune your accommodation, transportation, bike transport, camp goal needs.

MORE QUESTIONS AND DETAILS: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ALL Fees are in American currency and includes:

  • Daily personalized coaching and resources with world-class sport leaders
  • Accommodations
  • Camp goody bag filled with necessary products to improve your training experience
  • Van Support up/down the mountain (if required)
  • Van support if you have purchased this option
  • Camp seminars
  • Final camp social

A guaranteed great time with world-class support and weather




  • Daily personalized coaching can be arranged on request.



7 Day Camp Price

Regular PB Training Camp all USA $$ 

4 campers in condo $950.00 each
3 campers in condo $1075.00 each
2 campers in condo $1299.00 each
One camper + family TBD based on condo size required
Van Support Fee Add $150.00 pp
Daily camp fee with no van or accommodations $100.00 per day

PAYMENT DETAILS: $150.00 cdn non-refundable deposit is required to save your spot. Once a deposit payment has been made, camp coaches will send you more information to fine-tune your accommodation, transportation, bike transport, camp goal needs.

Camps can be made longer by starting 1-2 days early or staying 1-2 days longer. A small additional fee will be included to cover the extra condo days.

2018 PB Tucson Training Camps

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