02/2019 – Athlete Factory February Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Mike Edem | Saskatchewan Roughriders – CFL, #15 Defensive Back. Last year after completing his second off-season training at The Athlete Factory, Mike produced a career high season for defensive tackles. Recently re-signed by the Roughriders, crediting his versatility due to his size and speed. “Many athletes struggle with improving both size and speed, this is something we do especially well at AF because of our very different approach to coordination in both strength and speed training,” explains Director Paul Balsom.
01/2019 – Athlete Factory January Newsletter
Have you heard? Our Sports Therapy Clinic has Shockwave Therapy. Shockwave therapy is a modern, non-invasive and highly effective treatment method for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. Shockwaves can accelerate the healing process in the body by breaking down dense scar tissue, stimulating metabolism and improving blood circulation with minimal risks or side effects. The benefits of shockwave therapy are often experienced following 1 or 2 sessions.
12/2018 – Athlete Factory December Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Marisa de Groot | 13 years old | Gymnastics – High Performance Status. With a short-term goal of making the National Team and a long-term goal of going to the Olympics, Marisa seems to be well on the path to gymnastic success. In 2017, she attended her first Nationals, winning Gold with her team. The next year she was National Champion on the Uneven Bars at Elite Canada, and placed 8th all-around, thus giving her High Performance status. Most recently, Marisa returned from her first international competition in Marseille, France where she placed 1st on bars and floor, 2nd on beam, 4th on vault and 2nd all-around.
11/2018 – Athlete Factory November Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Carissa Ashley Yow | 24 years old | Track & Field – Long Jump. In the next 12 months Ashley’s goal is to compete in the outdoor season with a new personal best, and represent Singapore internationally. To help her achieve this, Ashley talks about “making further changes to my mindset, to that of an elite level” so that every element of her conditioning is of the highest caliber and in line with “the pathway that the Athlete Factory has provided”.
10/2018 – Athlete Factory October Newsletter
Welcome Back to Clinic Director Dr Richard Robinson. With Dr. Robinson comes a skilled team of chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists. Our Patient centered multi-disciplinary clinic ensures you receive the highest quality of care! Let our team help you achieve your optimal level of performance.
09/2018 – Athlete Factory September Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Sydney Scraba | 18 years old | Golf. Sydney Scraba has a bright future in golf. She is currently in her first year at the University of Arkansas where she will be playing NCAA Division 1 golf, and she goes there full of confidence due in large part to some significant improvements in her game.
08/2018 – Athlete Factory August Newsletter
Sports Therapy Clinic: About GRASTON Technique® – Changing the way soft tissue
injuries are treated. On average, it requires 4 – 6 treatments to receive maximum benefit. The Graston Technique, originally designed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. Also: Check out Some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our Athletes.
07/2018 – Athlete Factory July Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Kai Uchacz (15 years old | Hockey – Centre). Kai has been rewarded for his hard work, having recently been selected 10th overall in the WHL Bantam draft, he will play for the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2018-19 season. Kai identifies other moments in his career to date that also hold special meaning to him, including: winning the provincials in Bantam AA 2017, being top points scorer in Alberta Cup 2018, making the 2018 AMBHL All Star team (south team) and the 2018 U16 Team Alberta – Top 80. Also: check out some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our other Athletes, including: Golfer Sydney Scraba, Skier Dawson Hill, and UFC MMA fighter “Mean” Hakeem Dawodu.
06/2018 – Athlete Factory June Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Sheldon Rempal (22 years old | Hockey – Forward). Sheldon Rempal’s hockey career started in Calgary for the Calgary “Buff’s” (Calgary Buffalo Hockey Association). Now he is headed to the NHL, having recently signed a contract with the LA Kings. Sheldon credits the Athlete Factory and Conditioning Coach Doug Brown for their help in making his dreams a reality. He believes his development over the past few summers when he came back to Calgary to train set a strong foundation and really helped separated him from other players.
05/2018 – Athlete Factory May Newsletter
Our Sports Therapy Clinic offers new athletes a Complimentary Injury Prevention Screen. The injury prevention screen is a general full body assessment of an athlete focusing on the muscular, skeletal and neurological systems. It is designed to identify any existing or underlying conditions that may be precursors to injury and impair performance.
04/04/2018 – Athlete Factory April Newsletter
1 in 5 Athletes Suffer a Concussion … Our Sports Therapy Clinic is recognized by Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) and is part of a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care.
03/2018 – Weekend Warrior or Couch Potato – Why You Need a Performance Coach
Most people tend to not think of The Athlete Factory as somewhere they can train. An elite performance center must be just for Olympians, professionals and athletes serious about development. While this is true, I would like to highlight a few reasons why it is also the best place for you to achieve your health, wellness and fitness goals.
03/09/2018 – AF Newsletter – March 2018
Check out Some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our Athletes this Month … CFL defensive tackle, Linden Gaydosh of the Toronto Argonauts stopped by The Athlete Factory with the Grey Cup. Linden and the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders to win the Grey Cup back in November 2017.
02/2018 – The Athlete Factory at AS Roma Football Club, Rome Italy
Athlete Factory Director of Performance, Paul Balsom, and I had the pleasure of spending a week in early February with AS Roma Football Club, in Rome Italy at the invite of AS Roma’s Darcy Norman, Director of Performance.
02/06/2018 – The Athlete Factory February 2018 Newsletter
The Athlete Factory is off to Rome … Athlete Factory Director Paul Balsom and Head of S&C Robin Bauer have been invited to AS Roma by their Performance Director Darcy Norman. The top-tier professional football club is based in Rome, Italy, and Paul and Robin will spend 8 days at their training facility this month.
01/18/2018 – February Booster Program
Boost your current commitment! Add technical (strength) sessions and group (sprint, jump and energy system) sessions over the break.
01/12/2018 – The Athlete Factory – January PT Promotion
01/09/2018 – The Athlete Factory – January 2018 Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Alyson MacDougall (18, Rugby, National) …training at the Athlete Factory helped elevate her game, on and off the field. “The coaches and athletes at the Athlete Factory are a different breed of committed and hardworking people. When I bought into the culture and the atmosphere, it encouraged me to work harder in everything I do.”
12/20/2017 –Happy Holidays from The Athlete Factory
12/08/2017 –Athlete Factory – Holiday Booster Program
12/05/2017 –Athlete Factory – December 2017 Newsletter
This Month’s Featured Athlete is Hakeem Dawodu (MMA, UFC) … “Over the last three years training at the Athlete Factory, my strength, power and explosive speed have improved, without putting on any extra bodyweight,” Hakeem says. “We are always emphasizing increasing speed and power, all while I get continuously stronger.”
11/08/2017 –Athlete Factory – November 2017 Newsletter
Featured Athlete is Noah McDonough (18, Football, Level: Varsity) … credits his success to the Athlete Factory’s focus on movement patterns, body awareness, and a competitive spirit that adds intensity to every session.
09/05/2017 –Athlete Factory – September 2017 Newsletter
Featured Athlete is Brogran Mior (16, Rugby, Level: National) … “Speed is a huge component in rugby. At the Athlete Factory, the focus is on speed and how fast you can do certain movements. I noticed my speed increased significantly and it really changed how I played.”
08/09/2017 –Athlete Factory – August 2017 Newsletter
Featured Athlete is Carmen Izyk (17, Rugby, Level: National) … When discussing The Athlete Factory, Carmen’s words are: “I’m constantly inspired to improve, and I know I wouldn’t have learnt the discipline to be where I am today without this training”.
July 2017 – Athlete Factory – Interview with CFL Coach & Manager Jim Barker Athlete Factory Founder & Performance Director Paul Balsom’s work and research, along with his team at the Athlete Factory, will revolutionize football in North America – so says CFL Coach & Manager Jim Barker!
07/05/2017 –Athlete Factory Newsletter – July 2017
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05/07/2017 –Athlete Factory – May 2017 Newsletter
04/21/2017 –Athlete Factory – April 2017 Newsletter
04/21/2017 –Athlete Factory – April 2017 Newsletter
03/07/2017 –Athlete Factory – March 2017 Newsletter
02/09/2017 –Athlete Factory – February 2017 Newsletter
01/08/2017 –Athlete Factory – January 2017 Newsletter
12/03/2016 –Athlete Factory – December Newsletter
11/03/2016 –Athlete Factory – November Newsletter
10/03/2016 –Athlete Factory – October Newsletter
09/01/2016 –Athlete Factory – September Newsletter
08/01/2016 –August 2016 Newsletter
August 2016 Race Walking all the Way to the Rio Olympics
July 2016 Fighting for a Shot at the Title – MMA
September 2015 Coach Development – Post Graduate Degrees
November 2014 Athlete Factory Key Factor in Canadian Alpine Olympic Success
November 2014 Athlete Factory Invited to European Speed Conference
October 2014 Paul Balsom & Athlete Factory part of Olympian Jan Hudec’s Success
April 2014 StFX Basketball – hungry for a CIS Championship
March 2014 Director Paul Balsom – invited to complete Professional Doctorate
February 2014 AF Athlete Jan Hudec – wins bronze at Olympics
December 2013 Athlete Factory – in Professional Rugby
April 2013 Athlete Factory Swimmer gets Gold in Canadian World Championship Trials