Welcome to Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training (THIRST).
We are a locally owned and operated fitness and performance facility located in Terre Haute, Indiana. We strive to provide world class coaching and fitness services to the greater Wabash Valley community, using scientific and practical applications to help people of all levels and desires to reach their fullest potential, whether that be on the field/court, or just in life.
We’re located at:
1721 N 13th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47804
We’re on the north side of the Repeat Boutique building, by the old ambulance service.
THIRST was originally founded by Brandon and Adrian Smitley to help improve the health, fitness, and athletic performance of the greater Wabash Valley community. Together they have acquired scientific and practical knowledge in the fitness industry, and look to apply them to help the community.
The history of THIRST was a project started by Brandon in 2012 when he returned back to Terre Haute to work on his graduate coursework at Indiana State University. As a high level athlete and powerlifter all his life and growing up in the Terre Haute community, he realized the lack of a facility where athletes and community members could go to achieve their desired results. Slowly over the course of five years, Brandon built up a garage gym to facilitate his needs as a competitive powerlifter. Over that time, his garage gym grew in strength and numbers as people of the community slowly drifted towards his success in the fitness community, worldwide. Brandon later met his wife, Adrian, whom was also highly active in running and training. Together, they brought a unique combination of knowledge and experience to create what is now THIRST.
The training philosophy at THIRST is to use functional based movement patterns, with a combination of science and applied knowledge to yield real-world results. At THIRST, we know that strength training is a highly complicated (and sometimes intimidating) aspect of fitness. However, we also know that training with functional based movement patterns and proper technique, application, and coaching will yield the best results no matter your goals. We believe that inside everyone is an athlete based desire to move and function at your best, so that you can look and feel your best.
Our mission at THIRST is to provide world class coaching via functional based movement patterns, to help the greater Wabash Valley community improve their health, fitness, performance, and lifestyle.
Who We Work With
We have services that can fit the need for any of your goals. Whether you are a youth athlete, parent, or competitive strength athlete, we have a service that can help you reach your goal. Below is a list of our services, and a brief description of each:
General Membership – As with most fitness facilities, we offer a general membership where you can come in and train at your own leisure. We provide the best fitness equipment, not only to protect you while you train, but also give you the biggest opportunity to reach your potential. There are no fees or contracts for our members. Your membership is merely an auto-drafted fee every month. You can learn more about our general memberships here.
Conditioning/Bootcamp Class – At THIRST we offer a high intensity conditioning/bootcamp style class that is designed to help you burn fat and improve your body composition. These classes are approximately 45 minutes and utilize body weight exercises, kettle bells, dumbbells, bands, ropes, medicine balls, and much more. Learn more about our conditioning/bootcamp class here.
Adult Fitness – At the next tier of services, we offer Adult Fitness class. This class is not personalized, but is scalable so that you can perform the training session that is the right fit for you. This class let’s you get your training programmed and coached by professionals, at a fraction of the cost of a standard personal training session. We do all the preparation for you, all you have to do is show up and work hard. In these classes, you will learn basic movement patterns and how to achieve your goals with free weights, body weight exercises, and properly structured conditioning and mobility. This is a truly unique class, and you can attend as few or as many sessions per week as you wish. You can learn more about our Adult Fitness Program here.
Semi-Private Personal Training – This is a premiere personal training service. Unlike most personal training sessions, you will be training at the same time as many others. However, you will receive a customized program specifically for you. You will be able to drop in at any business hours and perform your personal training session, with a coach to help you along the way. This provides you with the most tailored fitness option available, but at a convenience to you. Learn more about how THIRST can help you here.
Sports Performance Training – If you have a youth athlete in your family, this program is designed to help your child perform at their best on the field/court. Our sports performance training aims to teach your child how to properly move, run, sprint, jump, lift weights, and most of all prevent injury. We know that children benefit the most on the field from real strength training and improving their performance in the weight room. Our goal is to help your child perform at their best while staying injury free. All our sports performance training is individualized for your child, to help them specifically for their sport or activity of choice. Let us show you how we can help your child run faster and jump higher through proper sports performance training. Learn more about THIRST sports performance training here.
THIRST is filled with some of the best equipment in the fitness industry, including, but not limited to:
Elitefts Competition Bench
3 Elitefts Power Racks
25 Yards of Turf
4 Platforms (2 Deadlift, 2 Weightliting)
Weightlifting Bumpers and Bars
2 Glute Ham Raises
2 Reverse Hypers
Cable and Free Weight Machines
DB’s to 145’s, KB’s, Med Balls, Plyo Boxes