Another set of top athletes, aged13-18, from across the province took part in Sport PEI’s second Future Elitesevent this fall.
Nov. 21st, 2016
Charlottetown, PE – Last Friday,November 18th, marked another Sport PEI “Future Elites” LegacyPerformance Event. The events are fundedby the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Trust Fund, and facilitated by Sport PEI. Partnerships with Synergy Fitness, andvarious sport professionals from across the province, provide opportunities forthe athletes to take their game to the next level.
Randy Goodman started the day off, by talking to the group about the importanceof taking care of your body. Randyrecently moved to PEI from Kelowna BC, and is a world class physiotherapist. He specializes in the field of injuryrecovery, return to sport, and athlete development.
The group also spoke via skype with Brett Gallant, of Team Gushue, who arecurrently ranked number one in the world of Curling. Brett is originally from PEI and currentlyresides in Newfoundland where his team lives and trains. He answered questionsthroughout his presentation, from the Island athletes, while articulating the commitmentneeded to become an elite athlete.
During the day, there was also physical testing done, in accordance withCanadian Sport Centre Atlantic, and a work out with personal trainer KrisMacPhee. Bethany Vessey, dietitian and co-ownerof Synergy Fitness, completed the event with a talk about the importance ofnutrition and how to fuel your body to perform at elite levels.
Stay tuned for announcements on more Legacy Performance Events facilitated bySport PEI in the future!
“Train, until your idols become your rivals.” – Brett Gallant