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Athlete Testimonials

Kaiti Van Kessel

Canisius College Women's Lacrosse, Team Ontario Lacrosse 2015-2017 Team Captain

Training with Mike at NLSP has been very beneficial to my development as an overall athlete and a lacrosse player. His programs are designed for the individual and focus on the specific requirements for your sport. It is always great to be working with Mike and his team as they hold you accountable and push you to be better. I love spending my summers at NLSP to get to where I need to be for the season. NLSP is a family environment and it is great to be a apart of it!

Lex North

Western Mustangs Women's Lacrosse

"NLSP is a positive, safe and inspiring training environment.  During my summer training, I constantly learn new strength training, mobility and corrective exercises and ways to modify them to my ability.  I always leave feeling better than I did before my training session."

Emma Bertucci

Western Mustangs Women's Lacrosse

"Training at NLSP has provided me with the necessary resources and support to achieve ultimate success in my sports.  I am able to train in a place that allows me to feel comfortable and confident!  I am grateful to train with likeminded and drive athletes and be pushed by the staff who truly care about your success, to reach my full potential as an individual and athlete.  I am proud to be a part of the NLSP family."

Jamie Wainman

Carleton Ravens Women's Ice Hockey Team

"Training with Mike at NLSP has helped me reach my hockey goals. His on ice skill development and off ice training programs have help me develop into an elite athlete. He pushes all of his athletes to ensure they are preforming at their full potential."

Andy Baker

GMOHL Huntsville Otters, NOJHL Powassan Voodoos, OHL North Bay Battalion

"NLSP has been only beneficial for my development as a hockey player.  It has made me faster, stronger and an all-round better hockey player.  Tork has pushed me to my limit every day and I can only thank him for that.  The gym is a positive work environment but there’s also fun involved.  I can’t thank Tork enough for everything he does for me."

Kyle Heitzner

GOJHL Cambridge Winterhawks, OHL Barrie Colts

"I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am as a hockey player or a person with the help of Mike Torkoff and the rest of the NLSP staff.  I have had so much improvement and gained so many opportunities by the countless hours spent in the NLSP gym and on the ice.  Without the guidance and strength training of Mike’s program I don’t know where I would be.  Thanks for everything."

Andrew Morris

North Central Predators Hockey Association

"As a coach of numerous AAA teams we have worked with Mike and NLSP both on and off the ice.  I have seen dramatic improvements in players conditioning, nutrition, strength and more importantly confidence over the past 5 years.  With Mike's professional approach along with his dedication in creating both individual and team based training programs, our teams have benefited immensely by having our players in top physical condition.  We have had Mike and his staff organize, prepare and execute everything from fitness testing, team workouts and nutrition information sessions to On-Ice skills and conditioning sessions.  In having my teams work with Mike and NLSP over the past 5 years, I have always been able to say that he and his team have exceed our expectations each and every time."

Josh Allan

GOJHL Welland Jr. Canadians, OJHL Trenton Golden Hawks, Committed to Sacred Heart NCAA Division I

"Next Level Sports Performance is a first class training operation and offers the best training options for every athlete. I have trained with Mike for the past several years, and he has helped me tremendously improve both my strength and conditioning which has allowed me to reach my goals and perform at my best. I look forward to continuing to train with Mike and NLSP as I continue my journey. Thanks for everything Mike"

Blake Parlett

Team Canada - 2016 Spengler Cup, Canada Ontario U17 - 2006 World U17 Hockey Challenge, OHL Barrie Colts, OHL Windsor Spitfires, OHL Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, AHL Conneticut Whale, ECHL Greenville Road Warriors, AHL Springfield Falcons, AHL Providence Bruins, AHL San Antonio Rampage, KHL Medvescak Zagreb

"In order to reach the physical stamina that you need to be at to become a top notch player at the next level, you need to go above and beyond. Next Level Training can help you get there!"

Rory McGuire

St Andrews College, BCHL Victoria Grizzles, OJHL Kingston Voyageurs, Colgate University NCAA Division I

“Next Level Sports Performance has assisted me in my development to the next level in hockey. My parents and I decided it was time to take my training seriously off the ice. When we inquired about a trainer, Mike was recommended. It’s a unique atmosphere that can’t be duplicated at any ordinary gym. It’s a group of focused individuals who are there to improve their strength on and off the ice. There’s a bond we share, when you’re there so often, you feed off each other. Mike teaches you the mental aspect of being an athlete. He helps put you in the right frame of mind. The programs offered are focused around improving your strength. In the gym, it is designed for hockey players specifically to translate to your on-ice performance. The on-ice sessions are very useful in enhancing your individual skills. The techniques you are taught are beneficial during a game and have helped me develop my strengths and weaknesses as a hockey
player.”

Ryan Purvis

GMOHL Midland Flyers, OJAHL Couchiching Terriers, OJHL Aurora Tigers, MJAHL Woodstock Slammers, Brock University

“Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. Mike Torkoff not only gives you guide lines through these workouts, but he exhilarates you too your maximum potential, too personally become the top athlete that you can possibly be. Next Level Sports Performance is my recommendation to you.”

Branden Eden

OHL Brampton Battalion, OJHL Brampton Capitals, OHL Belleville Bulls, QMJHL Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, OJHL Hunstville Otters, Swedish Hockey League Divison 1, Swedish Hockey eague Division 2, Swedish Hockey League Division 3

“Mike’s training programs provided me with all the things that were necessary to be able to compete,
not only on the ice, but in the weight room as well. Thanks Mike.”

Keevin Cutting

Canada Ontario U17 - 2009 World U17 Hockey Challenge, OHL Owen Sound Attack, 2011 NHL Draft Mid-Term Ranking 122, University of New Brunswick, Ryerson University, Slovakia Hockey League HK SKP Poprad, ECHL Indy Fuel, ECHL Wheeling Nailers

“Every year training with Mike Torkoff I have seen huge improvements in my physical performance on the ice. I can now hold my own with bigger players and talented players. Torks knowledge and motivation has made me become a stronger hockey player. Not only is he great to work with in the gym but he cares for all his clients and is always wanting the best for them in their sports and everyday life.
Thanks Tork”

Mitch Eden

OJHL Huntsville Otters, BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings, St Lawerence University NCAA Div I

"With both On and Off Ice instruction, Next Level Sports PERFORMANCE has allowed me to reach every goal that I have put in place to date. I truly couldn’t have done it all without you Mike. Can’t wait to start it back up this summer. Thanks Mitch Eden"

Daniel Clairmont

OJHL Couchiching Terriers, OJAHL Couchiching Terriers, OJHL Huntsville Otters, OJHL Aurora Tigers, American International College NCAA Div I, Ryerson University

"The extensive training at Next Level Sports PERFORMANCE provides myself to be physically and mentally strong On and Off the ice. Mike Torkoff pushes every player On and Off the ice to their full potential heading into their seasons."

Dave Wrigley

OPJHL Couchiching Terriers, Mercyhurst College NCAA Division I, UHL Muskegon Lumberjacks, ECHL Victoria Salmon Kings, ECHL Pensacola Ice Pilots, Germany Hockey League EV Landsberg 2000, Germany Hockey League Augsburger Panther, Germany Hockey League EHC München, Asia Hockey League Tohoku Free Blades, Germany Hockey League Bietigheim Steelers

"It was the best hockey specific summer workout program I’ve ever done. I came to camp two steps ahead of everyone else. I wish I would have done this 10 years ago. Thanks a lot."

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