Archived: Outside Magazine Names TrainingPeaks as One of America’s Best Places to Work 2012


Peaksware LLC (TrainingPeaks), developer of and WKO+ endurance training software,  today was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The company also made this list in 2010. This year, TrainingPeaks was ranked No. 33 out of 100 selected companies. Profiles of the top-ten-performing small, medium, and large companies will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 14, 2012. The full list of 100 will be available August 2 at

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The year-long selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

In past years, Outside has highlighted 50 outstanding companies. This year, Best Companies Group determined that there were so many top-quality applicants that the list needed to be expanded. Outside editors agreed, and doubled the size of the list.

Making the list of Outside’s Best Places to Work in America again is a huge honor,” says Gear Fisher, CEO and co-founder at TrainingPeaks. “From day one, our mission has been to create the very best training tools for coaches and athletes, but it’s always been important to us that we had balance in the pursuit of that excellence. We have employees who simply train for fun and fitness, coach in their sport, aim to podium among their age group, and even race professionally. Our passion is evident in everything we create, and we personally use our products every day in our own training. We go beyond work-life balance, towards work-life congruence. I think our product is better off for it and so are the people who work here.”

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”

Based six miles outside the endurance sports mecca of Boulder, CO, the staff of nearly 40 at TrainingPeaks is made up almost entirely of cyclists, triathletes and runners. The company offers benefits such as flextime, a fully stocked kitchen with organic fruits and espresso machines, showers for lunchtime rides and runs, towel service, and a small gym affectionately termed “the Pain Cave”. Employees also receive $600 per year to spend on fitness initiatives of their choice, and are able to bring their dogs to the office.

TrainingPeaks is currently hiring. For open positions, visit To read more about what it’s like to work at TrainingPeaks, read our CEO Gear’s thoughts about our core values. Finally, check out Outside Magazine’s excerpt about TrainingPeaks.