‘I was in my best shape ever after working with Okanagan Peak Performance and am looking forward to training with Chris next summer’.
Wade Belak Nashville Predators – NHL
Okanagan Performance training has helped me excel to become a high level athlete. Throughout my long gruelling season, my conditioning and strength training from the summer kept me performing at a high level and prevented any injuries. I found that Okanagan Performance’s training was very personalized and helped me improve my weaknesses while still excelling at my strong points. They really understood my body and the things I needed to work on, while keeping me comfortable and confident in all the movements and exercises. Their training program really stands out from other training programs I have tried. This was by far the most effective and efficient to help me become to best I can be as a player.
Cody Almond Minnesota Wild – NHL
Working with Chris was far beyond just going thru routine drills; Chris is extremely thorough with no shortcuts and pushes beyond normal body comfort levels. He is an amazing example of what can be achieved and goes the extra mile and then some. Not just a great guy but an excellent role model.
Spokane Chiefs – WHL
Through Chris’s program I learned the importance of little technical changes you make in your workout so the body benefits the most from your workout. With great knowledge in kinesiology, he emphasises the importance of technique during strength training.
Hannover Indians, German Oberliga
I have played hockey all over North America and in Europe. Chris stands out as one of the most knowledgeable and gifted strength coaches I have come across. He knows how to get the most out of hockey players and get them to the next level.
Jason Deleurme Bossier-Shreveport Budbugs – CHL
Chris has helped me reach my goals and more. What separates Chris from the other trainers I have worked with is his level of professionalism and depth of knowledge. Chris has helped me in beating out the competition and securing a place on the team. I came to Chris with pretty simple and common goals, to get bigger, stronger, faster. I not only gained strength and size through training with chris, but I also gained loads of knowledge and skill. In my opinion Chris is the most enthusiastic trainer in the Okanagan and my experience working with him has been very rewarding.
Dakota Poole University of Colorado Div 1 NCAA Scholarship Athlete (football)
Thanks again for putting us through some great drills! You definitely impressed me and my brother with your sport specific expertise and knowledge.
Jason Crumb – BC Lions CFL
“My experience with Okanagan Peak Performance was nothing but first class. Chris helped me rehab a partially torn hamstring and I was back on the field in less than a month. The program Chris developed for me was specific to me, my goals, and my abilities and the exercises where without a doubt leading edge. Chris’s knowledge of sports science is amazing and he continually attends seminars and conferences to ensure he teaches his athletes using only the best and most progressive techniques. I would endorse Chris and his staff to anyone who takes their training and sport seriously and wants to reach their Peak Performance!”
“I enrolled in Okanagan Peak Performance’s Group Fitness program as a way to supplement my own training, and to challenge myself in a new way. I really enjoyed the variety of workouts and the number of different exercises we tried. There was always a way to take the workout to the next level. I really noticed improvements to my core strength and my workouts in the gym definitely benefitted from this! I am looking forward to trying another five week program soon!”
Kim Dennis 11x Canadian Powerlifting Champion
For the past 10 years of watching Chris’ successful business grow in the Okanagan, I have worked with, attended seminars, read his fitness blog and observed his positive interactions with both young and old, I am very impressed with Okanagan Peak Performance. Chris is a physical role model of positive training techniques. He has motivated me to cross train, focus on core training, continue to educate, read, listen to experts, attend conferences, and listen to my body. Chris has convinced me that the aging athlete can be strong and train hard. Whether it be nutrition, body maintenance, improving overall strength or rehabilitate, Chris always took the time to share his leading edge wealth of knowledge on kettle bells, Olympic lifting, Swiss ball training, core strengthening, cross training…Chris knows it all!
With the help of Chris’s strength and rehabilitation training, I was able to recover from a serious knee injury I suffered during a soccer game. I was back playing soccer at the same high level in no time at all.
Okanagan Peak Performance has definitely helped me reach my optimal strength as an athlete through great conditioning programs as well as individualized work out plans. The training program Chris put together for me helped target every aspect I wanted to strengthen with specific exercises, in which I was able to obtain great overall core strength. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and has definitely helped me achieve my goals and challenge myself as an athlete.
Thanks for sharing your “Core Stability” wisdom & experience with us at our Athletes Forum (April 17, 2004). As I mentioned in my email, you did an excellent job – the feedback that I received was very positive!