“Thank you Bean! You bring great energy to our gym! We are impressed with your hard work and results!” – Sheila
Fitness is an integral aspect of being a successful hockey linesman – having stamina to keep up with the play for 60 minutes of non-stop hockey, having agility to avoid speedy players and flying pucks, and having explosive power to prevent altercations and break up players throughout out the game. Before it’s time! Fitness Results I did not take my fitness seriously and I certainly didn’t enjoy it. I am an active person, but I’ve never truly trained. I would maybe go for the occasional run prior to our annual fitness testing, but my body had to be coerced to go to a gym! When referee mentor, trainer, and friend (not necessarily in that order) Mark Pearce introduced the idea of training with fellow officials at it’s time! Fitness Results I was extremely nervous as I hadn’t spent lots of time in the gym and many of those negative gym thoughts ran through my head. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m not in great shape. I’m going to look stupid. I’m going to feel uncomfortable and out of my element.
As soon as I stepped into the it’s time! Fitness Results facilities I knew that it wasn’t your regular gym. Rather than walking in to rows upon rows of treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes, I was greeted with Sheila’s warm smile and an open gym that looked different from any other. Every official in our group was tested for individual strengths and weaknesses and re-tested throughout our program to mark improvements. An adaptive program with changing exercises was created to improve our personal goals: stamina, agility, and explosive strength. Over the past six months I’ve thoroughly enjoyed training with Dave, Mark, Sheila, and Andrea. They have pushed me to train harder and the family-like atmosphere has kept me coming back for more every week. So has the Muscle Milk. I have seen significant improvements in my strength and recommend it for anyone who is looking to make an improvement in their life – whether it’s to get healthier, or train for a specific sport or event.