Syndicated author Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson, OCT, CSEP-CPT is a Strength and Wellness coach based in Markham, Ontario. Stephanie holds degrees in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario and in Education from Trent University. She is a registered Kinesiologist, a Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP, and is also a Certified Urban Poling Instructor. Stephanie is a former Varsity curling athlete for the Western Mustangs. As a personal trainer, Stephanie works with a wide range of clients from Junior aged curlers to your average desk jockey. She spends her spare time training and competing on the World Curling Tour. “As a qualified exercise professional my passion is to help individual Canadians overcome the barriers to leading a more active, healthy lifestyle”. You can contact Stephanie via her blog, Empowered Performance, on Twitter @fit_nut_curl, or by email at

The Ontario Curling Council is very pleased to syndicate Stephanie’s articles on our website, and they are re-published here with her permission.

Interested readers should view Stephanie’s YouTube playlist for clips of athletic exercises pertinent to curling athletes.