Building a Better You.


ANH Strength Performance trains competitive athletes from Pewee to the Professional, along with those who are just looking to improve their general fitness through a variety of different innovative techniques. 


Our goal is to make our athletes faster, stronger, and more powerful and those who aren’t athletes to feel like athletes in order to improve their daily lives. These are the keys to unlocking your potential.

Adam Nugent-Hopkins is recognized as one of the top young sports performance coaches for Ice Hockey in Canada, training players of all levels and abilities. “Thinking outside of the box can take you to a whole new level – Don’t be afraid to be different, be a leader” is the motto that has stuck with Adam Nugent-Hopkins. It means that while many strength programs use similar exercises such as squats and bench, Adam takes his program to the next level by honing in on the science behind speed and explosiveness, along with focusing on heart rate and work intensities to build effective and efficient programs tailoring to the goals of the individual. Using the TRIPHASIC method of training coupled with undulating periodization gives his training programs a scientific method benefitting those who do it. This special recipe is what Adam brings to ANH Strength Performance. Throughout his career, Adam has witnessed all levels of athletes – from Squirts to NHL veterans – achieve success under his training method.

About Adam Nugent-Hopkins, Owner/Head Strength Performance Coach











Adam has also had the privilege to work and learn from some of the most knowledgeable and well-respected people in the strength and conditioning field, including Kevin Ziegler, Director of Octagon Hockey Performance and the former Director of Strength and Conditioning for both the Phoenix Coyotes and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Adam has also spent time working with Cal Dietz, the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota, and author of TRIPHASIC  Training as well as Dr. Ben Peterson, lecturer and co-author of TRIPHASIC Training.  Adam spent six months working with Karl Erickson the Director of First Athlete training in Minnesota working with a wide variety of athletes. First Athlete trains over 50 NHL players each off-season and Karl is now with the Mayo Clinic sports medicine department.


Adam spends time when asked as a Strength Performance consultant to Octagon hockey under the guidance and mentorship of Kevin Ziegler. In addition, Adam has served as Strength and Conditioning Coach for St John’s University Men’s Ice hockey team for the 2012-13 season working alongside Kevin Ziegler. Adam helped the Johnnie’s to the MIAC Championship and a birth to the NCAA Tourney. Adam has also served as Strength Coach for the Coquitlam Express in the BCHL. He takes pride in teaching and helping the athletes he works with to become the best that they can be, whether they are new to the weight room or a seasoned veteran. In 2013-2014 Adam went back to university to further his learning where he was able to make the university hockey team as a walk on. As a college hockey player looking to move to the pro game in Europe, Adam knows what it takes to help athletes reach their full potential. For the past two years, Adam has overseen the training of NHL players including his brother Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who is one of the best young players in the game today, as well as other Pro and College players trying to reach their highest goals.


Adam has attended the University of Concordia and Langara College where he has studied Kinesiology and is certified by the BCRPA and continues to study the ever evolving world of sport science.