November 21, 2016
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