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 functional fitness & obstacle race 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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mawuena n
mawuena n
21:11 27 Nov 18
This is one of the best decisions i made in my life, great trainers and team members, positive energy. I thought i made a mistake the first time i walked in, due to my weight, thinking i would be judged, but i was wrong. I always stepped aside during runs and most obstacles, you need to see me now, and my energy. I love this place and i will recommend to anyone who wants to change their lives.read more
Brittany Urso
Brittany Urso
19:03 27 Nov 18
I discovered The Endurance Factory through Groupon last May and thought it would be something different to try to get in shape and improve my health. I was nervous because I am not very athletic and I didn't know if I would be able to keep up. It has been 6 months and I am so glad I have stuck with it! Ken and Tiffany are both fantastic trainers who will support you and help you reach your goals no matter what they are. I am usually intimidated when working out in group settings because I am worried about being judged by others who are more fit than me. I have never once felt that way at TEF. Everyone has been so welcoming and encouraging since day one. If you have tried traditional gyms and have been unsuccessful I would definitely recommend The Endurance Factory. They will help you get the results you are looking for in a supportive, positive environment!read more
Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith
15:59 27 Nov 18
The Endurance Factory is a community of incredible human beings. My husband and I originally joined to prepare for a Spartan Trifecta, but it didn’t take us long to realize we would be here for much longer. Ken and Tiffany are incredible coaches who genuinely care for their athletes. It is a welcoming atmosphere where all are pushed to succeed. They work with people at levels and points of their fitness journey. If you have a goal and are willing to work hard they will be behind you 200%.read more
15:26 27 Nov 18
The Endurance Factory is awesome, it offers a unique training experience that you can't really get anywhere else. Ken & Tiffany are fantastic trainers, they're knowledgeable, tough, but very nice & encouraging. You can tell they love what they do and are very passionate. I can't recommend The Endurance Factory enough!read more
Breanna Appleby
Breanna Appleby
01:56 27 Nov 18
When I first learned about The Endurance Factory I honestly didn’t believe it was a gym for me. I don’t run. And I definitely have never done an obstacle course race. But then Ken started promoting the Strength In Numbers program and I figured I would give it a shot. Best. Decision. Ever. Not only did I learn about the importance of strength training from a coach who is so invested in the success of his students but also developed friendships with women of all fitness levels. Since joining The Endurance Factory, I have more confidence not only in what I can do at each class but when I can accomplish in my daily tasks. Things I never thought I could accomplish I now have goals to sore past. The classes are designed to encourage success in everyone. The coaches are supportive and enthusiastic about what they do. They have truly created a family out of everyone to comes into the gym!read more
James Mchugh
James Mchugh
19:17 10 Nov 18
Great people, great workouts, and a great facility. Definitely recommend anyone interested to check it out.
Andres Carriedo
Andres Carriedo
01:56 22 Oct 18
This gym is family owned and operated and the family vibe resonates through the building's pores (yes, cinder blocks and drywall have pores). When you come in, you are welcomed not by a sales pitch, but by coaches who genuinely want to help you get stronger and more confident.Like many of the people who joined The Endurance Factory, I was looking for a place to train for Obstacle Course Races. If that's your thing, this place is perfect. I had a goal to do the Spartan Trifecta in 2018, but I also wanted to do fewer burpees in races. Both Ken Peluso and Tiffany Palmer are world class obstacle course racers who love to coach and pass their knowledge on.The Boot Camp classes are varied and challenging for all levels. I started out pretty out of shape and have worked my way into being pretty fit over the course of the year. Even with the loss of 25 lbs. I describe the classes the same way. They're challenging, but doable. Ken and Tiffany don't let you dog it or fail. They get the most out of everyone.There are tons of gyms in the area. Many of them have great coaches who will help you get stronger and give you personal attention. However, for me, four things set The Endurance Factory apart from most of those gyms. First, the owner, Ken Peluso, is my coach. He knows my race schedule, my injury history, my targets and goals. He knows how to get me where I want to go. All I need to do is show up and put in the work. Second, the gym is welcoming and family oriented. Everyone is welcome. Kids can train with their parents or hangout with the other children while their parents workout. Experienced racers workout beside and encourage first timers and non racers. The regulars are friendly and everyone is welcomed their first few classes. Third, we all work hard, but we also have fun. Tiffany Palmer is an elite obstacle course racer and one of the coaches. She pushes us hard in class, but she incorporates games to make the workouts more fun. Fourth, the gym also hosts potluck cookouts and has added perks to the membership package like Sunday morning Yoga classes and meal plan options. These are things that members want and ask for. They aren't just read or heard and "taken into consideration." They get done. I'd never been one for strength training before joining The Endurance Factory. Lifting weights is a new thing for me. I joined on Opening Day because Ken didn't get pushy with his sales pitch. He told me what he planned to deliver to members and showed me how I could benefit from the facilities. That was good enough for me to give it a try. It's now 10 months later and Ken has delivered on everything that he said that the gym would be. He's also been a great coach who has helped me through injuries and in the process helped me build confidence in my abilities. And I'm not the lucky, special one. Everyone at The Endurance Factory gets "the lucky special one" treatment.read more
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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