Ernie Stewart

Ernie Stewart

Training Philosophy

Ernie believes in viewing everyone as a unique individual as well as from a broad, objective standpoint. Everything is related, nothing is singular. We are not machines – we are infinitely complex beings that can be broken down and organized into small unifying principles. There are very few things that actually matter each day for each individual. A large part of the equation in helping a client comes down to identifying the “rate limiting factors’ in that clients progression. Ernie believes in preparing each client for the true specific activity’s that will drive them closer to their actual goals. From there, progress will always come down to how much of that specific activity the client can adapt to/ recover from. Laying down the platform that will allow for the client to recover/ adapt to the more training stress will be the key to long term progress. This process starts with assessment of Bio mechanics, as well as lifestyle/ health factors.

What is something you have changed your mind about in the past 2 years?

The realization that psychological factors will impact a clients physiology. The mind is the ultimate limiter

Who has been the biggest influence on you as a Health and Performance Coach?

  • Joel Jamison
  • Bill Hartman
  • Cal Dietz
  • James Fitzgerald

Who has been the biggest influence on you as a person? 

Prior Hockey Coaches

What are your top 5 book recommendations?

  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • The Story of the Human by Daniel Liberman
  • Maps of Meaning by Jordan Peterson
  • How Bad Do You Want It by Matt Fitzgerald
  • Current Training Goals for Yourself?

What made you choose this career path?

I fell into it as the result of seeking out another top end goal

Things you personally value in a coach?

  • Passion
  • “Walking the walk”/ embodiment what you speak about
  • Wanting/willingness to improve each day.