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Physical Training

Many athletes have asked us about how to improve strength training, so the Maverick Club has partnered with Capital Strength to offer a 10 week off-season training option. 

Program Outline (brief summary)

Capital Strength’ Off-Season training program is designed for Maverick athletes. It is designed to increase strength, speed and power while improving mobility and creating and understanding of how to perform basic maintenance on ones self. Being an athlete is a full time job, and the coaches at CSTS are dedicated to facilitating the demands for their athletes while brining their performance to the next level.
10 Week Program Details
Nick, Scott and Eric have over 20 years of combined experience in training young athletes. Over the years they have learned how to captivate and motivate amateurs in sport and bring them to the next level. Their long-term athletic development approach ensures proper growth and progress of the athlete to reach their highest potential. You must learn to walk before you run, and this is the mentality they take with their young competitors. Ensuring proper movement patterns and understanding technique is the utmost important aspect of their training programs. They are advocates in basic human maintenance and teach young athletes several techniques that help them understand how to take care of their bodies to keep them mobile, flexible and injury free.  By using proper progressions of fundamental compound movements Nick, Scott and Eric not only train their athletes but also educate them on how to properly engage their bodies to get the most out of each lift while having the highest transfer to their sport. Aside from the physical training, Nick, Scott and Eric are proponents of training mental strength; building confidence within the athlete and showing them what their bodies are capable of. It is very important to understand one’s physical limits, to be able to squeeze out every ounce of potential.  Ultimately their goal is to develop better athletes, while making them better people along the way.  Physical training provides several life skills that can stay with us forever and instilling these skills into athletes at a young age is worth more than anything.
Facility Info

Capital Strength Training Systems (CSTS) is a 5647 sq ft facility designed to deliver high-end programming to meet the needs of all athletes, general public and rehabilitation clients.  Our 3,600 sq ft open concept training area is loaded with 10 squat racks, a variety of standard and specialty barbells, 900 sq ft of artificial turf for speed and agility work, cardio equipment, battle ropes and much more.
Within our facility, we have 2,000 sq ft front of house area that includes a reception, athlete’s lounge and therapy clinic. Kim Ethier, a registered massage therapist, with a certification in Fascial Stretching Technique, will be one of the therapists working with us to provide a full service to all of our clients. Capital Strength is the home to Marc Methot from the Ottawa Senators, Eric O’Dell from the Winnipeg Jets, Nick Baptiste from the Buffalo Sabres and numerous NCAA athletes from across the city.
Location:  2190 Thurston Drive, Ottawa

Strength Coaches and Trainer info

Nick Haince, BSc Hon. HK (
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Human Kinetics (Ottawa U)
7 years experience as Strength Coach and Personal Trainer in Ottawa
Assistant Strength Coach for OHL Ottawa 67s (2010-2014)
Experience with NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA, CIS and plenty of local amateur athletes
Certified NCCP Level 1 Coach
Former Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
Scott Heffernan
Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Physical Preparation Specialist
9 Years as Strength Coach
Experience training NHL, CHL, NCAA, CCHL, and numerous amateur athletes
Head Strength Coach for the Ottawa 67′s (OHL) 2009-2014
Drafted and signed Pro contract with Columbus Blue Jackets
Eric Lepage
Fitness and Health Certificate (Algonquin College)
Certified Can-Fit Pro Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
5 Years as Strength Coach
Experience with NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA, CCHL, CIS and amateurs.

Nick Haince
Nick Haince - Maverick Strength Coach

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