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About Us

Performance To Summit offers full FUNctional fitness sessions both face-to-face and online along with fitness camps, health and wellbeing workshops and UK & International guided running and biking experiences. They are inspired by military and mountain adventure experiences, getting you fit, energised, excited and focus for any challenges you want to take on. The sessions accommodate people of beginner, intermediate and advanced levels wanting to exercise indoors or outdoors with the online sessions. (All face-to-face sessions are outdoors).
Your Instructors and guides at Performance To Summit have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of health, wellbeing, nutrition, fitness, training and sports injury rehabilitation including thriving in remote and austere environments where resilience, skill set and capability are essential.’


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Who Is Behind The Brand Performance To Summit?

Dave Pickles is founder and owner of the health & fitness brand Performance To Summit specialising in face to face & online fitness training sessions, health & wellbeing workshops, fitness training camps, UK & International guided trail running and cycling experiences, along with the ‘thrive over survive’ programme focusing on mental fitness, emotional resilience and physical health.

Dave is also founder and owner of the brands EDGE Travel Worldwide specialising in UK & International Adventure Trips, the brand TEAM Engage specialising in working with corporate, sports clubs and charity organisations through tailored team energisers in developing individuals and teams to know their self, method and mind, to increase personal and team performance and also co-founder and co-owner of EP Global Events and the World’s Highest OCR, specialising in extreme world record breaking sporting events worldwide.

Ex British military, with a wealth of experience and knowledge that he has brought into the world of health, fitness, corporate energisers, team leadership and performance programmes, military camps and extreme sports.

As an accomplished mountaineer, physical training instructor and combat medic along with a background in sports science and sports medicine, Dave has summited the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro, over 57 times including running to the top and back down again as a speed event, leaving no doubt that he is a world leading expert in everything that is successfully summiting and operating on the mountain of Kilimanjaro and within altitude environments.

The operating DNA of Performance To Summit is based on Dave’s passion for people and progression, along with integrating a unique blend of mountain and military style fitness requirements during the fitness training sessions and other engagement experiences. Every service available has an inclusive holistic approach to support all abilities from beginner through to intermediate and advanced levels, providing progression throughout in a sustainable, effective and fun approach.

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Customer Reviews

Paul - Sandbach

I have been doing these sessions with Performance To Summit and Dave Pickles for the last 3 years and cannot stress how much of a positive impact that these sessions have had on myself and family. Without a doubt the sessions are tough, but they are done in such a way that they are enjoyable and we look forward to them as a family. The sessions are all year round in all weathers,(rain, snow wind – all of them together) and during the winter in the dark, the true testament to me is that not only do my teenagers want to go regularly, without being pushed, but they along other teenagers within the group have been known to drag their reluctant parents to a session in the rain and dark in January, which is down to Dave, his motivational skills and the inspiration he gives us. The benefits we get from these sessions are not only physical, I can see how we have all grown in positive mental attitude, self-confidence and general wellbeing and I can see that in others who are part of the Performance To Summit family. I am not sure what I would do if these sessions ever stopped which was a massive concern for me once lockdown started, however, Dave launched the on line version which has been a fantastic success although I do still miss the face to face sessions and the interaction with the other Performance To Summit fitness family members.

Jackie - Tarvin

Communication, Professionalism, Quality

Thomas - Tarvin

Carol - Davenham

Dave is so supportive and encouraging even when he’s pushing you to improve.
I have been involved in his fitness sessions for many months now and they keep me strong and flexible and as a 60+ year old I find this extremely important
I highly recommend his sessions - you won’t regret it

Laura - Kingsmead

The sessions are hard, but fun (if that’s possible)? Dave’s endless positivity turns any event into a positive one. The sessions during lockdown have been great, not only in order to keep fit but also to keep connected with others. We laugh, we smile, we grimace, but we are all fitter and stronger as a result. Why not give it a go?

Laura - Northwich

I began my journey with Performance To Summit following a recommendation from a friend who said it may help me improve my fitness and strength and help to resolve a long standing problem with sciatic pain caused by a problem with my Piriformis muscle.
When I began, I was reasonably fit having exercised regularly throughout my life, however this pain was causing me problems and I was becoming frustrated by not being able to exercise as I would like. I informed Dave of my injury and the exercises I took part in were adapted where needed to help with this injury. Through attending regularly and developing correct form on the functional exercises given by Dave my injury improved, to the point of being pain free. This was a really positive outcome and I continued to regularly attend Dave’s sessions and my fitness and strength has improved greatly. Initially I could not do more than a few sit ups or press ups and I can now confidently and correctly complete many sets of these during a session.
At every session Dave asks if there are any injuries or restrictions and then the exercises and sessions are adapted as needed. This is always done in a positive, reassuring and motivating way, so you never feel like you cannot achieve. His positivity and enthusiasm are unmeasurable. I feel fitter and stronger than ever before.

Abi - Sandbach

When I first started attending the Performance To Summit fitness sessions, I had ruptured my ACL and was waiting for surgery. In the weeks prior to my operation, through the fitness sessions, Dave encouraged me to get my knee and hamstring as strong as possible. Following surgery, even before I could walk without crutches, Dave devised exercises I could do whilst sitting and using my crutches in novel ways to keep my upper body active and me challenged! Through every stage of my rehabilitation, Dave was full of encouragement and constantly adapting exercises as part of the session to keep me motivated and fully involved. Still being able to be part of the Performance To Summit team was a huge boost mentally; being outside with an amazing group of like-minded people is great for self-esteem. The support I received from Dave through Performance To Summit was invaluable to my recovery; he made me believe in myself that I would reach my ultimate goal of getting back on the hockey pitch. Even though it was a year from operation to achieving this, Dave was always positive, always encouraging, and always listened to how I was feeling and how hard he could push me without ever making me feel like it was too much. Without Dave’s constant encouragement and positivity, I know my rehabilitation would have been much harder - his drive drove me - it’s infectious!

Neil -Sandbach

I have had lower back pain for many years and suffer from occasional acute exacerbations which can severely limit my mobility. This can be very frustrating for someone who is very keen on sport and exercise! I have attended the fitness sessions run by Dave for a number of years and he has provided great help and support in managing this chronic condition. Dave is able to tailor his sessions to help with rehabilitation, recommending appropriate exercises to increase mobility and core strength. He also pays great attention to the psychological aspects of injury, providing constant encouragement and motivation, which is key to recovery.