One thing we put a high priority on at Okanagan Peak Performance is education. We have summer interns who come work with us during the summer. We subscribe to relevant journals and trade publications. Staff are paid for the journals and articles they read each week.
We put on seminars for our clients every few months. And of course we travel far and wide to learn from the best.
So how do we improve on that?
We bring the best to us, that’s how.
And who do we mean by the best anyway? Well bringing in 5 top level speakers from across North America. This list includes:
Dr. Charlie Weingroff – I first saw Charlie speak last year in Seattle and I was immediately impressed. He stole the show. His presentations are a great mix of both interesting and useful. He has a great sense of humour and fields questions from the audience like a pro. Besides the fact he is one super smart dude he is also an accomplished powerlifter putting up a 1915 lbs total for his squat, deadlift and bench. Unbelievable!
Want more? How about the fact he was the strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, has his doctorate in physical therapy and trained the special forces the United States Marines. Wow!
Dr. Martin Gibala –
In our industry there are a number of research papers that constantly get quoted by those of us who want to appear really smart and show what we know. Just kidding. But Dr. Gibala’s research is commonly referenced when you are talking about high intensity exercise, EPOC and other exercise related topics. As well, it turns out Olympian Adam vanKoeverden thinks pretty highly of this guy as well. I still can’t believe we’re going to have him here.
Joel Jamieson –
Have you heard of this thing called the UFC? I guess it’s kind of popular and continues to grow. Joel Jamieson is a strength and conditioning coach out of Washington that trains many of the top fighters in the UFC. Before training MMA fighters Joel worked with the Seattle Seahawks and a number of Divsion 1 athletes. He is frequent contributor to a number of publications and is an expert in the area of heart rate variability.
Dr. Jeff Cubos –
Dr. Cubos is chiropractor with a strong emphasis in working with hockey players and concussions. He has held teaching positions at a number of post secondary institutions as well as travelling overseas to present. Besides his background in chiropractic Dr. Cubos is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Sean Skahan –
Sean has been the strength and condtioning coach for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL for the past 10 years. During that time Sean has helped the Ducks win a Stanley Cup in 2007 and in 2010 saw 8 Ducks participate in the Olympics. Not only that 7 of them won medals. Not a bad return for one team, eh? Sean is guaranteed to provide insights and cues as to what players should be doing with regards to their off-ice training for hockey.
I’m exciting just writing those brief bios. These guys are really going to bring it. And they are all incredible people as well.
Watch for more info coming soon regarding this inaugural event.