Last week we spent two days at Crash Conditioning for a video shoot with NHL stars Mike Green and Jordan Eberle. Find out more about what makes Crash Conditioning the place to train for hockey players.
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Doug Crashley (a.k.a. Crash)
- Mike Green, Washington Capitals defenseman
- Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers forward
- Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman
- Zach Boychuk, Carolina Hurricanes forward
About the Facility
Located just south of Calgary, Crash Conditioning is an 11,000-square-foot facility divided into two large rooms equipped with field turf, weight racks for Olympic lifting, Keiser bikes and machines, and other training equipment. Both areas are large enough for several hockey players to train at once.
The facility also features a SKILLZ High Octane training room devoted to hockey skill development, including a Woodway skating treadmill surrounded by artificial ice so players can refine their skating, shooting and stickhandling techniques. Physical therapy and chiropractic services are also available, making Crash a one-stop-shop for hockey players.
Crash's training philosophy places huge emphasis on mobility work and power development to help his players become better all-around athletes. He also incorporates movements designed to address the specific needs of his clients.
Crash Conditioning's motto, "Not For Everyone," is immediately apparent when you step into the facility. If you aren't 100 percent committed to giving your all every time you walk through the doors, Crash Conditioning is probably not the place for you. But if you are ready to dedicate yourself to Crash's training, you will find yourself working in an environment that is ideal for taking your hockey performance to the next level.
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