High-Performance Athletes

Empowering some of Manitoba’s highest-level athletes to excel in their sport and be the best that they can be.

Kevin Barkman

  • Professional badminton player
  • Currently Playing badminton on the International Circuit
  • Canada Open Quarter Finalist
  • USA International Quarter Finalist
  • Former Provincial Champion
  • Former Nationally ranked 1 Junior athlete
  • 2015 Canada Games Semi Finalist

Kevin was first introduced to strength and conditioning during his years as a Junior leading up to the 2015 Canada Games. As he began competing internationally he continued to seek out experts l in the field to help him improve performance and negate against injuries. With the intensity of international competition Kevin finds it is critical to have his body in peak shape.

Mackenzie Borgfjord

Mackenzie Borgfjord

From: Lorette
Team: Bishops University Gaiters Women’s Hockey

I have been training at Sweaty Training for the past 5 Years. Throughout these years, I have had the opportunity to work with other trainers as well but my training experience with Jeff has improved my performance and and off the ice. Since I have been training with Jeff for 5 years I have been able to train in an environment where I can trust that I will improve my strength and conditioning. Sweaty Training has a positive atmosphere which makes me enjoy going to my training sessions. I have known Jeff since I was 14 and this allows my training to be specific to my needs. Jeff pushes me to be my best and my strongest and that is why I choose to train at Sweaty’s.

Mackenzie Borgfjord

Briggs Jowett

Jayden Catellier
  • From: La Broquerie MB
  • Team: OCN Blizzard, MJHL

“Working with Jeff at SWEATY Has been excellent the past couple of years, the attention to detail and the quality that goes into the training, The sport specific exercises, and the knowledge that he has about any health or fitness question i’ve asked is better than any other gym I’ve experienced. It’s really helped me improve on speed and strength over the course of the off-season and I would recommend it to anybody that would want sport specific training or just to stay in shape.”

Briggs Jowett

Jayden Catellier

Jayden Catellier
  • 16U Team MB
  • Played for team MB in the 2019 Canada Winter Games
  • Won Gold in the 2018 MB Winter Games

“Training with Jeff at Sweaty has been a great experience in helping my performance on and off the ice. I’ve become a much more explosive athlete and have been performing better than ever!”

Jayden Catellier

Ty Paisley

Ty Paisley

“I’ve been training with Jeff for the past 5 summers, it has been a great experience, with the new gym he’s moved into over the last year it has been awesome. Sweaty Training has made some great changes within their gym for hockey and sports training in general. Jeff has been great with me over that last couple years as I get older and change into my bigger body with helping me with my speed that I needed to work on for this up coming season along with my strength as I move up and play with older players. Since I’ve been with Jeff he’s helped me move from AA Blizzard hockey to Prep hockey for the Rink Hockey Academy in Winnipeg and now back to Steinbach to play for the Pistons in the MJHL.”

Ty Paisley

Tyler Anderson

  • NCAA Div. 1 – Lake Superior State University
  • 2016 BCHL, Western Canada Cup & RBC Cup Champion
  • 2017 BCHL Top Scoring Defenceman

We compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). I started working out with Jeff’s guidance at Sweaty Training and Conditioning when I finished bantam hockey after playing for the southwest jets bantam AA team. I then went on to play for the Eastman selects city midget, as well as the provincial travel team, both with Jeff as our trainer. After midget hockey I started my junior career in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, playing for the “Iron Horse” Kindersley Klippers in the SJHL. After my rookie season I got traded to the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL, which can only be described as a dream season. That season we won the Fred Page cup (BCHL), the Western Canada cup (Westerns), as well as the RBC cup (Canadian Championship). The beginning of the next season I was traded up to Prince George in the BCHL, and played for the Spruce Kings where it was by far my best season as an individual, where I lead all defenseman in goals scored, as well as top 5 in points by d-man. I was able to earn a commitment to LSSU and achieve my dream of playing division 1 hockey. I have nothing but good things to say about being a client at Sweaty Training and Conditioning. I have always gone back to Jeff every summer to be able to work on what I needed to accomplish and grow as a player and an individual. He always was understanding with what I wanted to work on, and always had a rock solid foundation, and program that helped me achieve my goals. I would not be where I am today, without Jeff’s leadership and friendship. I highly encourage people that want to work to achieve their goals, and to pursue their dreams, to go see Jeff and let Sweaty Training and Conditioning, push you and help you become the player, and person, you want to be.

Lauren Warkentin

  • University of Manitoba Bisons Women’s Hockey
  • Eastman Selects Female AAA Captain in 2015/2016 & 2016/2017
  • 2016 U18 Team MB
  • 2016/2017 MFMHL Top Defenceman

I’ve been playing hockey ever since I was young and always knew I wanted to play at a high level. As I grew older I realized one of my goals was to play university hockey. Throughout my teenage years, the game started to get more competitive and I knew that I needed to do something to improve my game to help me reach my goal of playing on a university hockey team. That’s when I turned to Jeff and have been working with him ever since. With Jeff’s knowledge and expertise, he was able to provide me with excellent programs throughout the summers I spent training with him. He was willing to do everything in his power to help me achieve my goals. He made me stronger and faster off the ice which ultimately made me a better hockey player on the ice. Jeff always creates a great environment every time I step into the gym and is driven to make players better. He has helped me flourish as a player and have the ability to compete at a high level. I can proudly say Jeff was a large part in my success of becoming a university athlete!

Kirk Lycar

  • 2015 CJHL top Prospects Team
  • 2012 Team MB U16

Paige Dundas

  • NCAA Div II Post University Eagles Women’s Hockey
  • 2016/2017 MFMHL Most Sportsmanlike Player

Jacob Loewen

  • Rowed for Team MB at the Canadian Summer Games
  • CIS Volleyball with the University of Winnipeg

William Cruise

  • Weyburn Red Wings – SJHL
  • 2016/2017 Eastman Selects leading scorer

Saige Patrick

  • University of Wisconsin Superior Yellow Jackets
  • Women’s Hockey & Women’s Softball

Taylor Friesen

  • RBC Cup Champion (2015); 2 time MJHL Champion (2013 & 2015)

Isaiah Plett

Melville Millionaires

  • 2011/2012 – MJHL Rookie goalie of the year; 2012/2013 – MJHL 2 time Goalie of the month, player of the week; 2013/2014 – SJHL showcase team, 4 time goalie of the week, and Melville Millionaires team MVP.