Helping Amateur Hockey Players Reach Their Goals Through Nutrition Programs

CKM evaluates all its clients’ nutritional intake and designs nutrition programs that best influence their strength and conditioning program, therefore maximizing the results gained. For amateur athletes, adequate nutrition is of the utmost importance. Growing bodies need more nutrients and rest than developed bodies. Add in off ice pressures such as school, family life, and a social life, and you’ve really got to make sure you give your body enough of the right fuel. Nutrition directly affects an athlete’s physical capability but like all people, can have a large influence on mental clarity and emotional state as well.

CKM promotes vitamin and nutritional boosting to maximize mental clarity. In a game like hockey, mental clarity is paramount; you need to stay sharp for those split seconds decisions which can change the outcome of a game. Through use of vitamins and the right food intake, clients are able to increase their competitive advantage. The implementation of a Nutritional program is something that is best started young. Properly learning about food and how to prepare it, will provide clients with a solid base for development and give them skills to use through all phases of life. Furthermore, a good nutrition program will be the difference between playing 5 and 10 years professionally. The sooner an athlete commits to a program that is designed to maximize their potential, the greater the results they will achieve.

Nutritionist Kari Lyster, B.A., R.H.N, CEO of Mind Natural Balance Nutrition Consulting

Hello! I’m excited to provide you with nutritional guidance to enhance your performance as an athlete. I’ve been involved in sports both playing and coaching, throughout my life and have always engaged in an active lifestyle. Not only do I understand the important role nutrition has in sports, but I have also learned about it on a much deeper level. My passion for nutrition began in university where I became fascinated with how the body breaks down food to get the specific nutrients it needs, including nutrients needed for energy and repair.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University with a major in Health Sciences, a minor in Kinesiology and an Applied Human Nutrition certificate. I then continued to study food and nutrition by becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’m looking forward to helping you enhance your life!

Strength Training

The CKM Fitness department is committed to working towards maximizing an athlete’s potential. Together we set short, mid, and long term goals as you develop through your training program. Each athlete has his or her own customized training program, which is followed with precision. We increase your speed, strength, agility, endurance, and power amongst all aspects of your physical and mental performance.

For amateur athletes, strength training will help create a strong base on which you can build the foundation of your athletic career. Some athletes may have training support provided by school programs, but may find themselves on their own during winter or summer breaks. We can provide an off-season program to supplement the work you may have been completing with another trainer. Ours will likely be more specialized, and provide you with exercises which will enhance your training time. For instance, proper ankle and hip flexibility will enhance your lifting form and enable you to lift more with less force.

CKM Sports Management’s Resident Strength & Conditioning Expert – Reggie Bradshaw

After concluding his CFL career, Reggie Bradshaw focused his energy on his personal training career, and has formed his own company- Rize Fitness. He has gained experience as a specialist in just about everything, including Tae Kwon Do, Crossfit, Olympic Weightlifting, Poliquin Biosignature Practitioner Levels 1+ 2, TRX, AGATSU, and more. He works with amateur, professional and olympic athletes of many different types of sports.

 “At Rize Fitness we believe in achieving results through structural balance and hard work. We help our clients improve physical strength, mental wellbeing as well as assisting them to attain their aesthetic goals. Because every individual is unique and has specific goals we do not offer cookie-cutter programs. Instead, we create specialized programs that are tailored to each client and offer nutritional and dietary suggestions to help them achieve the best results possible. We focus on strength conditioning, aesthetics bodybuilding, calisthenics & functional fitness.”

-Reggie Bradshaw