Local Olympian to Open
Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kelowna, BC – June 19, 2012) Local Olympic medallist Chris Le Bihan will open the Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference and provide the welcoming address. Le Bihan, who won bronze in four man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, will speak as to the impact top-level training methods and scientific research allowed for his success at the Olympics.
Notes conference co-host Chris Collins, of Okanagan Peak Performance Inc.; “Typically we associate Olympic legacies with the facilities which remain after the Games. In this case with Le Bihan, we have a real life legacy that interacts with our clients and athletes on a daily basis. He exemplifies what an Olympic athlete should be and is a great mentor for those seeking elite athletic performance.”
Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. will be hosting this inaugural event bringing to Kelowna some of the top experts in athletic strength & conditioning. Following Le Bihan’s welcoming address attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field of strength & conditioning.
Presenters will include:
- Dr. Charlie Weingroff – Noted physical therapist, former NBA strength coach, Nike Sparq Training Human Movement Expert
- Dr. Martin Gibala – Professor McMaster University, emphasis in high intensity interval training
- Dr. Jeff Cubos – Chiropractic sports specialist, certified strength coach, specialization in core stabilization
- Joel Jamieson – MMA trainer, specialist in managing athletic training stress & recovery
- Sean Skahan – Strength & conditioning coach with the Anaheim Ducks, 2007 Stanley Cup, 9 players in the 2010 Olympics
Attendees will range from personal trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, therapists, medical professionals, sports coaches and sports enthusiasts. In addition to the presentations attendees will have opportunities to meet Le Bihan and the presenters during meal breaks and a Friday evening barbeque social.
The conference, a first of its type in Canada, will take place August 17-18 in Kelowna, BC at Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. Says Collins “we are extremely proud to have assembled this calibre of presenters for two days in Kelowna. We have presenters with experience in the NHL, NBA, NFL, UFC, US Special Forces and Olympics. Attendees will be in a much better position to serve the local athletic community.”
More information can be found at the conference website www.strengthconference.com. Conference updates and news may be found on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/352152391488011/
About Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. – Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. is Kelowna’s original and top-rated strength and conditioning company. It provides athletic training services, coaching and programming to a variety of clients ranging from junior through professional and Olympic athletes as well general fitness and rehabilitation training.
For more information visit their website www.okanaganpeakperformance.com and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Okanagan-Peak-Performance/171414066214045
Chris Collins – President
Okanagan Peak Performance Inc.
#123-1511 Sutherland Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7