By Nolan Kowal, Sport Performance Specialist
Sport Manitoba Performance hosted Manitoba’s only para-sport testing combine on December 14, giving participants the baseline knowledge necessary to improve their overall fitness and performance.

“This combine is a big part of how we aim to develop athletes and make sport accessible in our diverse sport community,” said Sport Manitoba President & CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. “It will serve as an important opportunity for para-sport athletes to test themselves and discover how they can achieve their athletic, health and fitness goals.”

Some of the testing drills included:

  • Grip strength
  • Speed & Change of Direction
  • Peak Power (Press & Row)
  • Forward/Lateral Med Ball Toss

“We want to increase accessible training and kick-start our para-fitness and para-performance services,” said Sport Manitoba Sport Performance Specialist Neal Prokop. “These services are being implemented to provide a premiere training facility for all individuals to improve strength and conditioning. We believe these services will encourage participation in the variety of para-sports available through our sport partners and provincial sport organizations.”

Sport Manitoba Performance’s para-fitness and para-performance programs are set to launch in 2020. For more information, email