Off Season

Off Season

Professional Athletes

In my career, I have had the pleasure of helping many pro-athletes overcome challenges and be at their best.

Each pro athlete has specific strengths and weaknesses, and even more importantly, different people respond to various types or styles of exercises differently. Some athletes have aversions to certain types of exercises or conversely are highly motivated by other ones. There is a science and an art to customizing strength and conditioning programs to meet each client’s unique set of needs.

Everything that goes on in my gym is a means to an end! We start with the performance goals in mind; assess what you are able to do; develop a custom performance enhancement plan; work hard, smart and safely towards achievement; contend with challenges along the way; and, measure results.

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  • Will more explosive power improve your athletic performance?

  • Do you need to be at your quickest to excel in your sport?

  • Do you need maximum agility to get to a new level of performance?

  • Do you use rest and nutrition as the weapons of success?

Elite Amateur Athletes

If you are an aspiring young elite athlete or his/her parent, who wants THE BEST, a program designed and managed by Matt Nichol is for you!

The elite amateur program is designed to give “up and coming” young athletes access to the same expertise and training program systems/services that Matt’s professional clients have benefitted from for years.

This is NOT like a camp and there is NO BABYSITTING allowed. This program is for athletes that are looking to make a serious commitment to a holistic program and to their sports future.

We don’t offer by the session, by the week or even by the month training. Athletes are enrolled in a comprehensive training program.

All aspects of their preparation are addressed, including:

  • Speed and Agility
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Nutrition Counselling and Planning
  • Lifestyle Coaching

Admittance to the program is limited and any interested athletes, especially those who were not referred by an existing client, must fill-out this application form. As part of the acceptance process, an interview may be required.

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Matt answers five important questions about working with elite athletes:

  • What separates the great athletes?

  • What’s the hardest habit to ingrain your athletes?

  • What would these athletes rather avoid?

  • What training techniques are on the cutting edge?

  • What can weekend warriors learn from the training regimes of NHL players?

Young Gunz Program

The purpose of this program is to build the athletic skills that will serve as the foundation for future success in sport.

There will be an equal emphasis on learning the proper technique in the weight room as well as on fundamental movement patterns on the field and on the track.

The Young Gunz program is designed to give “up and coming” young athletes access to the same expertise and training program systems/services that Matt’s professional clients have benefitted from for years. This program is for athletes that are looking to make a serious commitment to a holistic program and to their sports future.

Athletes will be challenged physically and mentally as they learn what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of sport.

NHL and CHL coaches along with world class specialty skill coaches work in collaboration with Matt Nichol to ensure optimal hockey specific performance enhancement. Low athlete to coach ratio is key in maintaining highest levels of coaching quality and skill development.

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Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Programs

Professional and Elite Amateur Hockey Players

Each program participant is allotted training time in Matt Nichol’s gym for instructional coaching, feedback and modifications to the athletes Personalized Performance Enhancement Program. Working with each athlete’s specific circumstances, a written Nutrition Plan is prepared to work in conjunction with the Personalized Performance Enhancemen Program. For the high performance athlete, iet and nutrition are integral to peak performance.