Philosophy of the Athletic Conditioning Center

The Athletic Conditioning Center is a specialized facility that provides sport performance programs to athletes and scientifically correct group programs for the non competitive adult. It was opened in May of 1999 to provide an avenue for young athletes to enhance their physical conditioning, in a setting that would lend itself positively to athletic development.

The environment in the facility is unique from 2 perspectives:

All of the users in our sport programs are competitive athletes, which provides for a serious and positive exercise setting. The design and layout of the facility has been modelled after an NCAA university weight room.

Lorne during a team testing and training sessionThe equipment that outfits the facility is used to enhance sports strength and performance, and is not likely to be found in a commercial fitness facility. Additionally highly qualified strength and conditioning coaches design the programs for our athletes with exercise progressions and classes for the beginner to the advanced fitness enthusiast.

Our philosophy at the ACC is one that encompasses a holistic approach to physical development. People should be taught the thought process that goes into the development of a program. When the time is taken to explain to particpants the purpose of specific testing protocols, results, and progressions that go into program design, then they walk away with a better understanding of how physical development will contribute to success in his or her sport in addition to good fitness and health principles.These experiences will add value to their whole conditioning process.

With cutbacks in recent years to physical education programs we have noticed a continual decline in the physical condition of many young athletes. Combine this with the emergence of computer and video games and the best physical development many young athletes receive are strong thumb muscles.

It has been our experience that young athletes lack the basic motor skills to be really successful in sport. Those skills include running, jumping, deceleration, change of direction skills, and total body control. It is quite amazing to witness a 16-year boy, who may be playing AAA hockey, but cannot coordinate his body to jump over a 12-inch hurdle.

We believe that the potential integration of our program as part of your program will provide for an optimal environment for athletes and adults alike.


The Athletic Conditioning Center has been providing sport conditioning programs to Ottawa area athletes since 1998. As the owner and director of conditioning I bring over 30 years of training experience ranging from the minor player to the pro. The staff of coaches that I have employed at the ACC are university educated, with recognized industry credentials in the area of sport performance, and many years of experience working specifically with young hockey players.

I am confident that we can provide a long term solution to the physical development goals of your team, or for yourself and hope that you may consider the Athletic Conditioning Center as the facility of choice.

Yours in Strength & Conditioning.

Lorne Goldenberg BPE, CSCS, CEP

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