The Virden Oil Capitals are pleased to welcome Brock Davies to the fold as the club’s strength and conditioning coach.
Born and raised in Virden, Davies is the owner of Xcel Strength and Conditioning and focuses on his business in the Virden and surrounding areas. Davies is a longtime fitness guru who has completed his bachelor of physical education and education A.D. from Brandon University. He’s helped train several local athletes over the past few years.
“Brock is well-respected in the area when it comes to overall strength and conditioning,” said Jamie Hodson, director of business and hockey operations for the Oil Capitals. “He fit in with our philosophy of adding good quality people to our organization.”
Troy Leslie, Oil Capitals head coach and GM, says Davies will fit in well.
“He’ll be implementing an off-ice regimen throughout the season, in conjunction with our staffed trainer, that will benefit our hockey club moving forward.”
Davies’ rise in the fitness field is impressive to say the least – and it’s all from word of mouth.
“When I was finishing up my degree five years ago, a father approached me and asked if I would help his son in the gym and teach him how to lift properly,” Davies explained. “From there, more and more parents started asking me to help their children in the gym with sport specific training.”
Davies says for him, training is a continuation of a profession he loves dearly. The Grade 8 teacher at Virden Junior High says he enjoys the ability to teach and impact people outside of the classroom in a different environment.
“My philosophy for the athletes, children and adults that I train is to offer an affordable service that pushes you to change your lifestyle and be better while being safe at the same time.”
Davies says he’s had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and backgrounds. Some of these include, but are not limited to, volleyball, figure skating, speed skating, and of course, hockey.
To help an organization like the Oil Capitals – that’s very exciting,” he said.
Davies says he expects to begin his strength and conditioning program with the players during training camp and is expected to hold dryland/workout training sessions with the team during the season as well.
Welcome aboard Brock!