Canada’s leading sports trainers are on the prowl for new gear to help them keep up with the demands of their athletes and their fans, but they may find themselves with a few new problems as the country continues to grapple with an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
Story continues below advertisementThe Globe and Mail’s exclusive look at Canada’s world-class trainers reveals some of the issues the country’s elite trainers are struggling with as they try to keep up.
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Training athletes in the same manner that a doctor and nurse do, the top trainers in Canada use the same equipment and are expected to share the same training techniques.
They’re also often asked to provide training on the same days and times, as well as the same types of techniques.
But the training is often so intense, it can leave many of them without the energy to do the same thing in the mornings and the afternoons.
Some trainers have lost their sense of discipline and are unable to make sure their athletes are ready for the challenges of the day.
“They are very busy and they don’t have time to get up and do the things that they need to do, ” said Scott Campbell, an orthopedic surgeon in Ottawa.
“It’s a real challenge.
It’s a tough job.
The way they work is they do everything, and then the last thing they do is take it off.”
While many of the trainers in the country are doing their best to keep their athletes healthy, others are struggling.
In recent months, trainers have had to step up their training in order to cope with the new strain of the disease.
Many have found themselves having to move their staff to new locations.
They also have to make do with less equipment, fewer hours and less time with their athletes.
“I had to put the trainers on a full-time schedule, and I just couldn’t keep up,” said one of the top-ranked Canadian trainers, David Stitt.
“They were doing so much training with so little time that it was just not worth it.”
“I just didn’t have the right tools, so I had to let them go,” said Stitt, who has a strong reputation for being the top trainer in Canada.
The trainers also are facing new challenges in their relationship with their patients, who have also complained about the lack of support they receive.
“You can’t be a leader and a teacher and be on top of everything and still have your own life, and be there when your family is sick,” said another top trainer, Ian McClean.
“There are a lot of families that are dealing with a lot, and you’re a leader on your own.”
A number of top Canadian trainers have been forced to move to new training locations due to the outbreak, and some of them have had some difficulty staying healthy.
One of the biggest challenges for the top level trainers is dealing with the stress of dealing with patients.
Many of them are also facing the challenge of providing quality healthcare to their athletes while simultaneously providing professional services for their patients.
One trainer, who asked not to be named, said that in addition to the workload, the strain of working with so many patients is also taxing.
“We are working a lot more than we should be.
We have a lot to do and have to do it very, very fast,” said the trainer.
“I have to put myself in situations that are challenging, and sometimes I feel like I’m not getting the support that I need from the people that I’m dealing with.”
The trainer said that although he and his colleagues were well prepared, it was difficult to keep pace with the rapidly growing number of patients who were seeking healthcare.
“The strain is increasing and there are people who are sick and need care and we’re getting to a point where it’s really, really challenging,” he said.
“It’s the same as having a full office full of doctors, but there’s not enough nurses, there’s no nurse-to-patient interaction, and there’s just so many different systems and things that need to be done.”
One of Canada’s biggest employers, the Canadian Institute of Sport, has been forced by the outbreak to cut its hours to save money.
But it also is facing a shortage of nurses and a shortage in the training facilities it uses for its athletes.
In an effort to help fill the gap, the institute has created a special training program for its top athletes.
It’s been called the “Easter for Athletes” program, and it is designed to prepare athletes for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
The program is aimed at helping athletes and staff cope with a new wave of the Legionnaires illness, and to prepare them for their next game.
As part of the program, athletes are expected spend about half of their training days on the