About Us


The Endurance Factory in Savage, MD is a first of its kind athletic training facility, combining obstacles with functional & tactical performance training, along with group fitness classes to improve your performance in competition and in every day life. With our proven programming and dedicated coaching staff, the Endurance Factory is the ideal place to train for anyone from beginner or elite athlete.

No matter if your goal is to experience obstacles for the first time, improve your ability on a few obstacles, or simply get your mind and body in the best shape possible, the Endurance Factory will help you conquer the obstacles of every day life!

Spartan SGX

The Endurance Factory is a Spartan SGX Certified group fitness & obstacle race/ninja warrior training facility.

Train to Race, Train for Life. Spartan SGX, Spartan Race’s official training program, is a scientifically-supported solution to get anyone physically and mentally prepared for a Spartan Race, or to live more vitally. SGX is grounded in functional bodyweight exercise to improve agility, athleticism and power; the workouts are progressive, varying in exercise volume, intensity and specificity over time. SGX is also about empowerment.

SGX training will benefit you on the race course or on the soccer field, at the box or at the yoga studio, on the track or on the trail, at work and at home, and in how you feel every single day.

What We Offer

  • Custom-built Platinum Rig obstacle rig
  • Traverse  wall & tyrolean traverse
  • 24′ Rogue Fitness Monkey Rig 2.0 (monkey bar rig)
  • Obstacle-specific training classes
  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training
  • Functional & endurance weight training
  • Nutritional programs
  • Special events: obstacle workshops, obstacle races
  • Private events: corporate events, team building

Why choose us?

Our people of course. Our Coaches aren’t just gym fanatics who decided to get a certification to be able to teach a fitness class or call themselves your ‘Personal Trainer’, we are people dedicated to the betterment of everyone who walks through our doors, no matter what their goals may be.

Our staff isn’t just made up of really good obstacle racers either (although we are pretty good ), we are people passionate about helping others to learn to overcome adversity and obstacles in their own lives through hard work and dedication to themselves.

Check out our bios if you must, the credentials are there, but do yourself a favor and come talk to us to see for yourself just how passionate we are about what you want to become. Better yet, sign up for a free class and let us show you as well. You won’t be disappointed.

Tiffany Palmer

OCR & Bootcamp Coach

Ken Peluso

Head Coach / Owner
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Jenny I.
Jenny I.
02:43 21 Sep 18
Joining The Endurance Factory (TEF) was one of the best decisions I ever made. A few months ago, I tried out several gyms in the area in hopes that I would find the perfect facility. I was looking for a gym that would not only challenge me mentally and physically but also align with my values. My hope was also to become a little beast.After trying out several gyms, I came across TEF. I had wanted to challenge myself for a few years with Obstacle Course Racing and was so excited to come across this amazing gym. I contacted Coach Ken, the owner, and signed up for a free class. Coach Ken welcomed me on my first day, showed me around the facility, had a genuine interest in my goals, and helped me get through my first workout which was exactly what I was hoping for - physically tough with a healthy dose of mental toughness. I am now a few months in and I am so happy that I made the decision to join. So, why join The Endurance Factory? What sets them apart?1. You will be working with AMAZING coaches who genuinely care about you and your progress. Coach Ken and Coach Tiffany are kind and intelligent and will motivate you to move forward towards your goals even on those days where you feel like you can't. They are positive, empowering, and authentic. You can tell that helping others reach their goals and overcome their obstacles (physically, emotionally, and mentally) are truly their passion. 2. The community is awesome and supportive. You will be working side by side with people who celebrate your successes and encourage you through your areas of opportunity. The environment is positive, encouraging, and just a happy and fun place to be!3. The workouts are TOUGH but worth it. You will see results! Just DFQ!4. TEF is affordable and you definitely get way more than you pay for and there is no sales pressure whatsoever.5. You will get ripped. Keep up the great work team TEF! You're making a difference.-Jenny I.read more
Rick Williams
Rick Williams
12:29 17 Feb 18
Great workout, excellent facility.
Stacey B
Stacey B
04:16 15 Jan 18
The Endurance Factory has been a very fortuitous find for me. In a moment of insanity, I registered for a Spartan race. I've described myself as more of a Squishy Arts Nerd...not an athlete. Not a couch potato, but SO not an athlete. I met Ken shortly before he opened his gym. He gave me a tour and hope that maybe, with 7 weeks to spare, I could pull off this race.I, a staunch anti-morning person, am up & in the gym for bootcamp with Ken or Tiffany by 6 am. They push me hard enough to be really challenged, but not so far that it becomes disheartening. They cheer me on for my accomplishments & I've never felt judged if my weights are a little lighter or if I'm a little slower than more seasoned athletes...and those seasoned athletes cheer me on as well.I leave feeling accomplished & still having plenty of energy to take on my day.I joined because I did not want to fail miserably at the race I still cannot explain why I signed up for. However, I've fallen in love with this & the race has become secondary.As of this writing, I'm nearly 40 & have had incapacitating back issues over the last 20 years. I thought "athlete" was solidly out of my reach. It's not.I'm both lucky & grateful to have found such genuinely caring & supportive coaches to bring out the Athletic Arts Nerd.Oh, and those seasoned athletes? They get challenged, too 😉read more
Miranda Smith
Miranda Smith
03:43 22 Dec 17
Whether you’re looking to spice up your usual workout routine or train for your next big OCR race, The Endurance Factory is a place that you should check out. The owner, Ken, and his family are so kind and passionate about what they do. Ken is an expert on endurance sports and injury prevention so you will be in good hands. There is everything you need here- clean workout area, top notch equipment, crazy fun obstacles, and one of those water bottle machines where the water magically comes out without having to push any buttons!! Everyone is so friendly, you’ll definitely find yourself in some good company.read more
Adam Wood
Adam Wood
07:49 26 Nov 17
The Endurance Factory is an OCR/Ninja Warrior style gym that offers personal training and boot camp classes! The owner, Ken, had participated in numerous Tough Muders, Spartan Races, Terrain Races, Warrior Dash, Savage Race, OCR World championships, etc. He lends that knowledge and expertise to all gym members!read more
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