At Pure we understand that hockey is a complex and physical sport that requires the combination of  strength, power, speed, and agility. This physiologically demanding game requires players to make quick directional changes while accelerating to maximum speed, produce enormous amount of rotational power, and have the stamina to grind it out for three periods. These are the reasons why proper training and programming are essential for hockey players in order for them to be able to keep playing at peak performance during the extent of their long season.

Our highly certified strength trainers have grown up playing hockey and studied human performance throughout their university education, giving them an understanding of the specific biomechanics and physiological demands of the sport. By combining our educational background with our practical sport experience, Pure’s trainers have the ability to help all hockey athletes improve their skills and take their game to the next level.

Pure has created an integrated periodized training system that incorporates the following components:

  • Initial assessment to collect the player’s history and outcome goals
  • Initial Functional Movement Screen for body movement assessment
  • Initial strength and endurance testing to establish the player’s baseline levels
  • Subsequent testing and functional assessments throughout program to ensure progress

  • Strength and power development with our top of the line Keiser air pneumatic machines and olympic lifting equipment
  • Speed and agility work with our Woodway Treadmill capable of going up to 18 mph
  • Indoor turf allowing for use of sleds, agility cones and ladders rain or shine.
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic training
  • Exercise education through proper lifting technique instruction

  • In house physiotherapy and massage therapy
  • Active recovery through mobility and flexibility drills for body maintenance
  • Use of recovery tools such as foam rollers, trigger point balls, and compression boots

  • Precision Nutrition certified nutritional education for optimal performance
  • Supplement and nutrient timing education
  • Recovery strategies through lifestyle changes
  • Sport specific supplements available at front desk

By combining all these aspects into one training system, Pure has developed a well-rounded periodized program that is second to none.  Each of the components described above are essential and necessary for optimal performance. The program has been organized in a way that allows players to peak just in time for training camps.

Off Season Program Overview

  • Focus on correcting any bodily imbalances or asymmetries found during the initial assessment
  • Treating any injuries and mobility restrictions caused by the long season
  • Teaching proper movement patterns and exercise technique

  • Developing a strong foundation with primary and compound lifts
  • Focus on muscle hypertrophy and strength development
  • High volume training means matching nutritional requirements for increased workloads and recovery

  • Focus on transitioning the strength built in Phase 2 into explosive power through olympic lifting and dynamic movements
  • Speed development by introducing sprint specific exercises and hill training
  • Incorporating reaction and coordination drills within training
  • Anaerobic training

  • Focus is on developing both anaerobic and aerobic energy system to prepare players for the cardiovascular demands of training camp and the season
  • Continuation of power and strength maintenance
  • Continuation of speed and agility maintenance through sport specific drills

All training programs are individualized to meet each player’s goals and pre-training assessment needs. Each program will have a schedule outlining training and testing days for the entire summer for convenience and organization purposes. The cost of the program is $85 for the initial assessment (1-1) and $32.50 for each subsequent session (semi-private).

What separates us from the competition?
Unlike other training facilities, WE DO NOT REQUIRE A PRE-TRAINING LUMP SUM PAYMENT! We understand that summer is a busy time of year and that summer events may restrict an athlete’s ability to attend every single training session , which  is the reason we only charge for attended sessions. Therefore, you pay as you go without committing to a large sum of money and don’t end up paying for missed sessions. We are flexible with our training times which makes it easy to accommodate any athlete’s schedule.

In-season Program
We also offer an in-season program for teams and players wanting to maintain their fitness levels and prevent injury within the season. Our state of the art facility has the square footage to accommodate any hockey team for training sessions. Please contact us for more information about team training or in-season programming.

For more information on our hockey program, please contact Paul at paul@purewinnipeg.com

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Testimonials

As a longtime Pure Fitness client I can honestly say I am extremely happy with the workout experience. Pure has everything you need to achieve your fitness goals, from knowledgeable trainers to state of the art gym equipment. I have been training with Paul for about 4 years now and he has provided me with personalized structured workouts focused on strength, agility and speed which greatly assisted me in my hockey career from the ranks of US College, CIS to my first Pro season overseas. In my opinion Pure is the place to train and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.
Taylor Dickin, Edinburgh Capitals, EIHL
I love being at Pure because of the group of athletes I work with and the great trainers. Paul is amazing at what he does and I can’t thank him enough for the success I’ve had with hockey.
NIck Zajac, Saskatoon Blades, WHL
Everything from the facilities to the trainers at Pure is the best of the best. Everybody is happy to be there and the vibe in the gym is fun yet very professional. I’ve been training with Paul for about four years now and owe a lot of my success to him and the rest of the staff at Pure. I couldn’t imagine myself at any other gym.
Kurt Keats, University of Massachusetts, Division 1 NCAA Hockey
I began training with the staff at Pure in the summer of 2015. Their knowledge and diverse training methods, individualized program and nutritional education that they designed for me, helped challenge and prepare me for the upcoming AAA hockey season. The staff is awesome; they are enthusiastic, motivated and committed in helping you achieve your personal goals. I look forward to my workouts knowing that I am going to get pushed to the next level each session. Not only have I seen a huge improvement in my skills and conditioning but I have been provided with a great foundation for leading a healthier lifestyle. I can’t wait to get back in the gym with them again this coming offseason.
Brayden Clark, Winnipeg Warriors, Winnipeg AAA Hockey
I’ve been training at Pure Lifestyle for a few years now and I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so. The trainers make it a priority to get to know their clients on a personal level, and to help them reach and exceed their fitness goals. The facility has everything I need (and more) to maintain a training program that is both challenging and diverse. Pure Physiotherapy offers a convenient way to monitor my progress and ensure nothing is preventing me from performing my best in both my sport and my everyday life.
Chris Higham, Cornell Big Red, NCAA Division 1, Female Ice Hockey Forward