by Mike Bracko
My primary passion is fitness education. I "educate" by writing articles on a variety of topics all relates to fitness, health, occupational physiology, and sports performance. I have a contact with PTontheNet.com and I also contribute to canfitpro Magazine. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness conferences. I've done this for 20 years. I present at conferences in Canada, US, and Asia every year. Most recently I presented at canfitpro Vancouver & Edmonton, and the Asia Fitness Conference (Bangkok). When I'm not working in fitness, I'm a skating coach for ice hockey players, as well as a strength & conditioning (S&C) coach (for hockey players). I am the S&C coach for the USA Men's Deaflympic Hockey Team and I've done this work for 20 years having worked at 4 Deaflympics (including the 2019 Games in Chiavenna, Italy) and 3 World Championships. I love playing hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially stand up paddling. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bear (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and walking. I like training outside and will do so in any temperature - hot or cold. ... read more.