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November 21, 2016
Becoming Their Best


Becoming Their Best

 

Another set of top athletes, aged 13-18, from across the province took part in Sport PEI’s second Future Elites event this fall.

 

Nov. 21st, 2016

 

Charlottetown, PE – Last Friday, November 18th, marked another Sport PEI “Future Elites” Legacy Performance Event.  The events are funded by the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Trust Fund, and facilitated by Sport PEI.  Partnerships with Synergy Fitness, and various sport professionals from across the province, provide opportunities for the athletes to take their game to the next level.

 

Randy Goodman started the day off, by talking to the group about the importance of taking care of your body.  Randy recently moved to PEI from Kelowna BC, and is a world class physiotherapist.  He specializes in the field of injury recovery, return to sport, and athlete development.  

 

The group also spoke via skype with Brett Gallant, of Team Gushue, who are currently ranked number one in the world of Curling.  Brett is originally from PEI and currently resides in Newfoundland where his team lives and trains. He answered questions throughout his presentation, from the Island athletes, while articulating the commitment needed to become an elite athlete.

 

During the day, there was also physical testing done, in accordance with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, and a work out with personal trainer Kris MacPhee.  Bethany Vessey, dietitian and co-owner of Synergy Fitness, completed the event with a talk about the importance of nutrition and how to fuel your body to perform at elite levels.

 

Stay tuned for announcements on more Legacy Performance Events facilitated by Sport PEI in the future!

 

“Train, until your idols become your rivals.” – Brett Gallant

 

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