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Mike Mowat: Leader of ONE!

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There is a great mantra at TWIST that says: “A LEADER OF ONE, A LEADER OF MANY; IF YOU CAN’T LEAD ONE, YOU CAN’T LEAD ANY!”  Taking care of yourself, being accountable to your health and wellness, and setting yourself up for success is infectious. People recognize it, people respect it, and people react to it. It sets the tone for other people and suddenly they want to follow your example. This is how a movement begins. Mike Mowat epitomizes the concept of a true Leader of ONE. He is a role model, willing to take on new challenges and…

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Don’t Just Make the Team; Make the Team Better

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Whether it is a Hockey team, Chess team or Corporate team, being a team player is not just about making the cut, it is about being prepared and doing whatever it takes to keep learning, and keep get better in as many areas as possible every day. Creating a positive team culture starts with attitude. Imagine if everyone came in to the dressing room, field, gym or office focused and positive every day. Every team is better when skill, attitude, character and goals are all in alignment. The attributes each person brings to the table offers a unique opportunity to…

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#Because, the Season 2018

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#BecausetheSeason by Jeff Roux B.P.E.; CSCS; TSCC-Gold                        “The difference between excellence & mediocrity, is commitment.” – Unknown – Hockey players in Canada have the best opportunity for seasonal development. The off-season arrives as spring merges with summer, school ends, and this creates the perfect combination of time and opportunity for physical and mental preparation for the start of the season. Strength and conditioning coaches are blessed with the perfect laboratory of training as we have a chance to create programs and put together drills within this almost perfect vacuum…

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Getting (Re)Started on Your Fitness & Performance Journey for 2018

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by Jeff Roux B.P.E.; CSCS; TSCC There is a mantra that we use at TWIST that says, “A Leader of ONE, a leader of many; if you can’t lead ONE, you can’t lead any,” Taking care of yourself, being accountable for your health and wellness, and setting yourself up for success is infectious. People recognize it, people respect it and people react to it. It sets the tone for other people and suddenly they want to follow your example. This is how a movement begins. This Leader of ONE concept always hits home with me personally and motivates me directly…

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Life is a Sport; Be Ready!

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By Jeff Roux B.P.E; CSCS; TSCC “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller- Ferris is right, life is fast. It is essential not only to take the time to look around to ensure you don’t miss it but also to make the effort required to maximize your health, fitness and performance in order to make sure you can keep up. Luckily, there are now more ways than ever to get moving, get fit, and maximize your opportunity to keep up with the speed of life….

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Are You a Leader of ONE?

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There is a great mantra that we use at TWIST that says: “A LEADER OF ONE, A LEADER OF MANY; IF YOU CAN’T LEAD ONE, YOU CAN’T LEAD ANY!”  Taking care of yourself, being accountable to your health and wellness, and setting yourself up for success is infectious. People recognize it, people respect it, and people react to it. It sets the tone for other people and suddenly they want to follow your example. This is how a movement begins. Many of us in Canada think of ourselves as healthy, active and athletic. We think of our recent successes in…

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Prioritizing Hockey Training: A Delicate Balance

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Playoff season, the beginning of the end, the culmination of all of the hard work. It is a valuable time to revisit the discussion regarding in-season training. This time, however, I am going to look at this discussion through a slightly different lens. Instead of looking in detail at the ideal programming and periodization for In-Season training, I want to acknowledge the balance of all of the aspects of life for an athlete, and open the discussion regarding what should or could be prioritized for development. I do have some expertise on the subject of balancing the chaotic schedules of…

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Fuel Yourself Don’t Fool Yourself!

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It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air, days are getting longer, the local arenas are simmering down momentarily between playoffs and tryouts and the sports fields are ready to come alive with soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Spring and summer athletes are ready to take on their sports while Fall and winter athletes begin the official off-season in a quest to maximize learning, conditioning and development These days athletes train hard year-round, perfect their skills through practice, and compete to win. But, how are they fueling their game? Are they doing all they can to help their…

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Turn Your Setback into a Comeback

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#BellLetstalk is an incredible initiative that has opened the doors of communication and awareness of mental illness and helped people in Canada who struggle with issues know they are not alone and give them tools and support to help them move forward. Everyone makes mistakes, bad decisions and has bad luck and setbacks; in their lives, in their lifestyle, and in their relationships. These can happen at work, at home, and in many different day to day interactions. The same goes for all of the people around us, our friends and family, our colleagues and co-workers and people we interact…

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Because, the Season

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#BecausetheSeason by Jeff Roux B.P.E.; CSCS; TSCC-Gold                          “The difference between excellence & mediocrity, is commitment.” – Unknown –   Hockey players in Canada have the best opportunity for seasonal development. The off-season arrives as spring merges with summer, school ends, and this creates the perfect combination of time and opportunity for physical and mental preparation for the start of the season. Strength and conditioning coaches are blessed with the perfect laboratory of training as we have a chance to create programs and put together drills within this almost…

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