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City Centre Health offering program to elite athletes

The Rise Above: Elite Athletic Development program is seeking 10 athletes.

Offered by City Centre Health and Fitness, Shane Lauder, an amateur boxer/mixed martial artist with the program, said they are seeking skilled football, hockey, volleyball, basketball, martial arts and track athletes.

For eight weeks, twice each week, athletes will be trained and educated in evaluation of muscle imbalances, learn to increase strength and work capacity, interval workouts, advanced strength training, explosive power training, injury and reoccurring injury prevention, sport psychology as well as health and nutrition.

Lauder, a former junior football player with the Winnipeg Rifles and Surrey Rams, said the program provides mentorship for the athletes.

"It's a chance to socially develop in a new environment and be competitive with other athletes," said Lauder. "See their work ethic and build relationships."

Lauder said that he and the other instructors (Vickie Kampe, Mike Yates and Russ Parry) will help the athletes realize their strengths. They will emphasize the importance of having a strong work ethic.

"When the tank is empty, they have to find more," said Lauder, adding that the goal of the program is to help more athletes in the Okanagan achieve their athletic goals.

Anyone interested in joining the program, which begins April 8, should contact City Centre Fitness at 250-487-1481 or email kirby@citycentrefitness.com for more details.

 

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