Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants announced on Thursday that the club has formed a new partnership with Peter Twist and Twist Performance and Wellness, and Aaron Klatt has been named the team’s new Strength and Conditioning Coach.
“Adding a conditioning team that is as accomplished as Twist Performance and Wellness is a major plus for us,” said General Manager Glen Hanlon. “Peter and his team are world renowned in the conditioning field, and they will oversee all of our organizational conditioning needs. Peter’s passion, energy and knowledge will bring us the competitive edge that we are looking for both on the ice and with the recruitment of future players.”
Peter Twist is the President and CEO of Twist Performance and Wellness. Twist is the former Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Vancouver Canucks and remains a consultant for a number of NHL players. He has won the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Presidents Award and has authored over 400 papers, 10 books and 19 DVDs on athlete development.
Aaron Klatt is the Coordinator of Athlete Development and Hockey Camps for Twist Performance and Wellness as well as the new Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Giants. Klatt was raised on the North Shore and played a number of sports growing up before earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology.
The Giants open the 2016/17 regular season on September 23rd when they host the Everett Silvertips at the Langley Events Centre for Gordie Howe Tribute Night!