Stephanie Thompson

About Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie has a degree in Kinesiology and Education, is a Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP, and a Certified Urban Poling Instructor. 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. You can contact Stephanie via her Facebook Page: Personal Training with Stephanie Thompson, or email:

5 Off-Ice Exercises for Becoming a Better Brusher

How to become a stronger brusher off the ice? Many factors come into play; including movement efficiency and tissue health, the ability to create, resist and transfer tension and force throughout the body, work capacity and time to practice in season. But in my experience the #1 struggle for most curlers is comfort over the brush; regardless of position. This comes with practice, and using your time off-ice in order to get stronger to be able to manage the brushing position

EP Summer Camp 2022 is here!

For curlers by a curler. Evidenced based classes in Yoga, Strength & Conditioning, and Recovery. Purchase link HERE What is it? Progressive workouts to gain the skills and knowledge to move better through 3x weekly live* classes: Yoga for Athletes Blending traditional yoga with the biomechanics of sport and exercise. You’ll learn how to move well from a space of strength and mobility. Join me for a full body workout every Monday at 9am that prepares you to move better, breath better, reduce stress & sets

The simplest way to train for strength and endurance

New to the gym life? Looking for a simple way to find progress with your lifting? Need an easy program to follow to stay on track this summer? Try this 8-12 rep scheme! I’m most definitely not the first one to use this program before, so I take zero credit. Regardless of where it originated, the simplicity of it makes it popular regardless of your level of experience with training. Here’s how it works: Choose an exercise Choose a weight and aim to be able to comfortably,

Version 3.0 The Ultimate Off-Season Training Webinar Series is BACK & better than ever.

Enter the curling club in 2022 with confidence, throw your first rocks with less chance of pain, and sweep each rock post-to-post to the button for the win. The problem is curlers worldwide don’t know the how, why and what behind training specifically for improving their performance on the curling ice. The goal is to provide education along side a DIY program so that you and your team can take ownership of your physical performance over the next few months. From the

The Empowered Performance for Young Women in Curling Project

Welcome! The Empowered Performance for Young Women in Curling project is designed to inform, educate and inspire action in girls and young women across Canada, in an effort to keep females involved in curling longer. Thanks to Curling Canada for their support on this project. I have created a follow-along program containing appropriate information for youth curlers, especially young women, to learn more about themselves, and how their body needs to be able to move to be the best curler. In

Your Holiday Curling Reset

Don’t worry about the time off from curling. Here’s what to do. You don’t get stronger while working out, nor while practicing or competing. You get stronger when you give your body time to adapt to the stressors that you apply to it; whether in the gym or on the ice. If you play in a weekly league, a week or two off from curling will give your mind and body a chance to recover from the many games and practices since