The Difference between Soreness and Injury

As activities and athletics are starting back up again, aches and pains will return, as well.  The important distinction to make is, am I sore or injured? Here are some general tips on knowing the difference.  Please consult a health professional if you have any doubts.

Limiting Injuries When Returning to Organized Sports

After spending time away from organized activities, there will be an understood eagerness to quickly return to previous levels of practice and competition. That being said, young athletes and performers are best protected by 

What Should I Eat? That Depends….

Dieting is hard.  Specific rules of what to do and what not to do all the time.  Heck, who wants to do all the math of calorie counting at each meal.  How about we just start to create small habits that lead to better fitness and health?

Sport Specialization: More is not Always Better

There has been a relatively recent trend of youth athletes specializing in a single sport, and a lot of discussion around the potential benefits/risks associated with this trend.  Many parents buy into the idea that if 


The vibrant colors of fruits & veggies aren’t only nice to look at. They also tell us which special disease-fighting phytonutrients are inside. Most people don’t get enough phytonutrients.  Learn what the phytonutrients do. And how much of each you need to fight disease and stay stronger for longer. These “color deficiencies” increase our risk 

5 Mobility Exercises to Improve Your Skating Stride

A stride in hockey is a very complex movement that incorporates range of motion, strength, power and balance all with perfect timing. If one area is weak or compromised, a skater will never reach his or her potential. I had the pleasure of working with the legendary physiologist Jack Blatherwick, also known as Cardiac Jack 

Health and Fitness Tips During the Pandemic

As part of the rules of social distancing to fight off the outbreak of Covid-19, we shudder ourselves in our homes. The stress and the worry may lead us into unhealthy habits in other ways. We may look to comfort foods to make ourselves feel better. We may snack more often out of boredom. Although there is more free time to exercise, fear keeps us inside on the couch streaming more TV.

Training for Roller Hockey vs Ice Hockey

Roller hockey can seem very similar to ice hockey at times, but can also seem vastly different. Roller hockey typically has less players on a team than ice and only four skaters on each side during play. One would think, less players would mean shorter shifts on the ice, but the opposite is the norm. In addition, ice hockey is a more physical sport that includes checking at many levels. Laura Veharanta, Captain of the 2019 World Champion USA Roller Hockey Team stated “I'd say the biggest difference 

The Power of Antioxidants

With many athletes currently in isolation due to COVID-19, helping them adjust their nutrition — including adding antioxidants — is key.


Now that we are basically on lock down, I’m trying to catch up on all the reading and education I’ve been unable to get done in the recent past. I’m came across a timely article by Lisa Dorman in Training and Conditioning. Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, aka "The Running Nutritionist," 

Compete Offers Online and Virtual Training and Rehab Programs

Our online and virtual sessions goal is to navigate you through a personalized training or rehab program when you are unable to meet with our staff in person. Compete now offers sports performance, personal training, and sports rehab programs that fit your specific needs.