Barry Brennan

Barry Brennan

Your Strength & Conditioning Coach

Bio

Barry Brennan has accumulated 27 years of NHL, International and World Championship experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, earning him a reputation as being one of the most trusted and knowledgeable experts in the physical fitness profession.

17 years in Professional Hockey, (NHL, KHL), with an additional 10 years in the Ontario Hockey League. Assisted teams in capturing a Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, multiple Division Titles, Conference Titles and League Championships.

Brennan has the prestigious honour of working for two Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees during his career: Ottawa 67's Head Coach Brian Kilrea; as well as Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee and the NHL’s Top 100 Players of All-Time, Sergei Fedorov.

Brennan has also had the privilege of training multiple Stanley Cup Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, Memorial Cup Champions and IIHF World Hockey Champions.

Outside of hockey, Brennan, a former amateur boxing champion, works with several world class athletes including World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin and World Boxing Association Cruiserweight Champion Denis Lebedev.

Brennan also assisted members of Team Canada Men's Volleyball en route to qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games - the first time it has done so since 1992. 

"My programs are tailored to meet the specific physical demands of my clients. I've earned credibility by helping clients consistently produce superior results" 

Testimonials

yesterdays IMPOSSIBILITIES are todays accomplishments

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"Barry and I worked together in the NHL, that turned into a great friendship and eventually as co-workers w...

SERGEI FEDOROV

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"Barry is a unique Strength Coach that you don't find everyday. He approaches every player differently and ...

ADAM FOOTE

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"As a Professor of Exercise Physiology at The Ohio State University (OSU), I have worked with, and trained ...

Dr. STEVEN DEVOR

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"Following Barry's advice in off-ice conditioning had me completely prepared to compete in the NHL, World C...

RICK NASH

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"I worked with Barry in Atlanta and he had a great handle on what each player needed as our season went on....

ANDREW LADD

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"I have had the pleasure of working with Barry on two NHL teams during the course my career. Barry has a gr...

FREDRIK MODIN

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"I met Barry when I was a young teenager and he worked with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. My dad was an ...

CONNOR MURPHY

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"Barry has been my Strength Coach since I was 12 years old to current day. He's taught me everything I've e...

BEN EAGER

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"Barry has been an excellent mentor and a huge influence during my career as a Fitness & Bikini competitor....

BRITTNEY TUCK

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"Barry has been a welcome addition to "Team Lebedev". His experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at ...

DENIS LEBEDEV

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"I have known Barry personally for over 20 years and had the privilege of having him as my Strength & Condi...

LUKE RICHARDSON

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"I am a stay at home Mom to young children who needed help getting back into shape. With limited time and o...

ALEXIS GEORGE

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"I started working with Barry at the Team Canada Training Centre during the winter of 2016. Recovering from...

ADAM SIMAC

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"As a former athlete and highly experienced coach, Barry has had many years of success in the Sports Perfor...

CHRIS SCHWARZ

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"I am pleased to offer my highest recommendations for Barry Brennan. I have known Barry for over 25 years. ...

Dr. DAVID ABLACK

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"As a busy Mother of 2 young children and holding down a full time job I find it extremely difficult to fit...

DIANNE RIVET

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"I played in the OHL for the Guelph Storm before being drafted and signed by the LA Kings. At the recommend...

ZACH LESLIE

"Barry and I worked together in the NHL, that turned into a great friendship and eventually as co-workers with the legendary CSKA "Red Army" Moscow. Barry served the club as an Assistant GM, Pro Scout, Strength Coach and Consultant with the utmost integrity. It is difficult to explain in a few words the admiration I have for Barry’s passion with the game of hockey and health and fitness. You will not find another professional in the world with his vast experience or his level of knowledge. I have used his training methods on my own body, nothing else comes close"

SERGEI FEDOROV

2017 NHL 100 Greatest Players of All-Time

2016 IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

3-Time Stanley Cup Champion – Detroit Red Wings

"Barry is a unique Strength Coach that you don't find everyday. He approaches every player differently and focuses on our own requirements. This approach separates him from the rest of the pack and makes Barry one of the best in the NHL. It was great working with him during my career and I highly advise anyone looking to better their game to seek him out for his experience, knowledge and advice"

ADAM FOOTE

2-Time Stanley Cup Champion 1996, 2001 Colorado Avalanche

2002 Olympic Gold Medalist, Team Canada

2004 World Cup Champion Team Canada

1154 NHL Games

Jersey Number Retired in 2013 by Colorado Avalanche

"As a Professor of Exercise Physiology at The Ohio State University (OSU), I have worked with, and trained in the classroom, hundreds of students interested in strength and conditioning as a career. Additionally I have worked with many of the strength and conditioning coaches at OSU. I have had the pleasure of knowing Barry since 2004, when he served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets. Barry is unique in his approach and stands out as an example of what a modern day strength and conditioning coach should strive to be. There are very few strength coaches and personal trainers with the same sort of desire for new knowledge and the ability to then utilize it for their athletes. Barry is able to accomplish this application of knowledge for his athletes on a daily basis. He is highly motivated to understand the "why" when it comes to an exercise, training technique, or fitness principle, not just the “how” it is done. And he is not afraid to ask for help or seek input from those around him who can provide guidance. I observed his interactions with the CBJ players on many occasions. They all had a high regard and respect for him, and followed his advice carefully. He was methodical and careful in his approach to their fitness and nutrition. All of his actions were done with the singular goal of making the CBJ athletes the best hockey players they could each become. From 2004 through 2010 I worked closely with Barry to develop a series of pre-season fitness tests that every member of the hockey team had to perform. He was always very keen to understand the data and how it could be best applied to his training plans and workouts. I was always impressed with the knowledge Barry possessed, and his genuine desire to understand exercise physiology. Barry is truly interested in applying the principles of an academic field to his profession in order to help create better athletes"

Dr. STEVEN DEVOR

Ph.D.

FACSM

Associate Professor Ohio State University

Kinesiology Program - Department of Human Sciences

Kinesiology Program - Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

"Following Barry's advice in off-ice conditioning had me completely prepared to compete in the NHL, World Championships and Winter Olympics. His training approach helped me to become a stronger and more explosive player. Barry's extensive experience makes him an invaluable asset for anyone looking to improve their game"

RICK NASH

NHL, Boston Bruins

Gold Medal 2014 Winter Olympics, Team Canada

Gold Medal 2010 Winter Olympics, Team Canada

Gold Medal 2007 World Championships, Team Canada

MVP 2007 World Championships MVP, Team Canada

2-Time World Championships All-Star Team Canada

6-Time NHL All-Star

"I worked with Barry in Atlanta and he had a great handle on what each player needed as our season went on. He gave us great insight on nutrition and had us eating from proper food groups in order to maximize our physical output. I also appreciated Barry’s understanding of when it was an ideal time to train and when it was beneficial for our bodies to recover. Barry was great to work with and was highly respected by all of the players"

ANDREW LADD

NHL, New York Islanders

2-Time Stanley Cup Champion

Chicago Blackhawks - 2010

Carolina Hurricanes - 2006

"I have had the pleasure of working with Barry on two NHL teams during the course my career. Barry has a great passion for hockey and is always focusing on the smallest of details. Add those qualities to a tireless work ethic is what sets him apart in the world of sport performance. I highly recommend his training methods, guidance and expertise"

FREDRIK MODIN

Gold Medal, 2006 Winter Olympics, Team Sweden

Stanley Cup Champion, 2004, Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL All-Star, 2001

Gold Medal, 1998 World Championships

"I met Barry when I was a young teenager and he worked with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. My dad was an assistant coach with the organization at the time, giving me the chance to hang around the rink on quiet days. In the afternoons when the team left for the day, Barry went out of his way to teach me proper weightlifting and training techniques, he prepared in and off-season programs for me and followed my progress along the way. At such a young age I knew nothing about safely lifting weights or off ice training. Barry helped me build that with workouts suited for my age and abilities. I began to see improvements in my on ice development with results from his help as I climbed to different levels of hockey from youth to juniors and finally as a professional. As a kid, you just want to get into the gym and to the lift the heaviest weight you can, not knowing how the even do each specific exercise. Barry's understanding of the importance in safe and scientific based training helped me get to where I am today.

CONNOR MURPHY

NHL, Chicago Blackhawks

1st rd NHL Draft, 20th overall, Arizona Coyotes

2013 Gold World Junior Championship Team USA

2011 Gold IIHF World U18 Championship Team USA

"Barry has been my Strength Coach since I was 12 years old to current day. He's taught me everything I've ever needed to know about conditioning and nutrition. He instructs an NHL star player and a young rookie with the same respect and attention to detail. His training methods have made me as strong, explosive and powerful as I could ever be"

BEN EAGER

1st Round NHL Draft, 23rd overall

2010 Stanley Cup Champion - Chicago Blackhawks

"Barry has been an excellent mentor and a huge influence during my career as a Fitness & Bikini competitor. He is the most knowledgeable and experienced coach that I have ever had the chance to speak to and work with. Barry has a very positive outlook, combined with an innovative and unique approach to health, fitness and training. He is extremely precise and pays the most attention to where it is absolutely needed which leads to undeniable results. Working with Barry will ensure you are reaching your absolute full potential both inside and outside of the gym. I would not be where I am today without Barry's motivation and assistance"

BRITTNEY TUCK

INBF Canada West Coast Naturals 2016 Bikini short 1st place winner.

INBF Canada West Coast Naturals 2016 Bikini Open Overall champion.

OPA Stephanie Worsfold Natural Classic 2017

Bikini Short 2nd place finisher

OPA Fouad Abiad Open Championships

Bikini short 1st place winner

OPA Fouad Abiad Open Championships

Bikini Open Overall Champion

"Barry has been a welcome addition to "Team Lebedev". His experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the highest level of professional sport has helped me prepare physically in defence of my World Championship Titles. In the weight room we use many new training methods and these have proved to be extremely beneficial by enhancing my cardiovascular endurance and the strength, power and speed required for a sport that is arguably the most physically demanding in the world"

DENIS LEBEDEV

World Boxing Association (WBA) Cruiserweight Champion

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight Champion

"I have known Barry personally for over 20 years and had the privilege of having him as my Strength & Conditioning Coach for 2 years while I played for the Columbus Blue Jackets. In addition, Barry was also my personal Strength & Conditioning Coach during the off-season for 5 years. Barry is very dedicated and is a true professional at all times. He provided me with updated training techniques and incredible motivation. I highly recommend Barry and his approach to strength training"

LUKE RICHARDSON

NHL, Montreal Canadiens, Assistant Coach

21 NHL Seasons

1,417 Games Played

Ranked 32nd overall in most NHL games played

Toronto Maple Leafs

1st Rd, 7th Overall NHL Entry Draft Selection

"I am a stay at home Mom to young children who needed help getting back into shape. With limited time and on a budget, Barry is able to understand my needs and prepare workout programs for me that i'm easily able to incorporate into my busy life. He always makes me feel supported and is always there to answer any question I have, which makes it so easy to stay on track. Barry also helps me develop healthier eating habits for both me and my family by offering sound nutritional advice. Barry always treats me with a great level of respect. Barry is very motivating, tough when it’s needed and is a pleasure to train with"

ALEXIS GEORGE

"I started working with Barry at the Team Canada Training Centre during the winter of 2016. Recovering from shoulder surgery, he was able to work with my physical therapist to implement a rehabilitation / strength and conditioning program that got me to a better place than I was before my surgery. I was able to crack the squad that qualified Canada for the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio for the first time in 24 years, largely because I knew through working with Barry that my body would be able to withstand the repetitive stress that World Championship caliber volleyball entails. His knowledge is unquestioned, but what makes Barry unique in my eyes is his ability to connect with each athlete and understand what truly makes them tick to ensure the athlete gets the maximum results from each training session. I have taken much of the knowledge that I have gained from working with Barry and now use many of his teachings on my athletes at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario"

ADAM SIMAC

Team Canada Men's Volleyball Team 2008-2016

Ryerson Rams Men's Volleyball - Associate Coach 2016-present

Ryerson Rams Men's/Women's Volleyball - Strength & Conditioning Coach

"As a former athlete and highly experienced coach, Barry has had many years of success in the Sports Performance industry. He achieves this daily by practicing the importance of combining exercise science with experienced based coaching. I truly respect Barry as a result oriented coach who is an excellent communicator"

CHRIS SCHWARZ

NHL, Ottawa Senators

Strength & Conditioning Coach

"I am pleased to offer my highest recommendations for Barry Brennan. I have known Barry for over 25 years. During that time, our relationship has been both professional and a great friendship. Barry’s own personal experience as a competitor in sport, along with his 30 years of professional development and coaching, make Barry a unique and highly qualified strength coach.  He is able to provide athletes with extensive training methodologies, motivating them to reach greater heights, at all levels of sport. I have been fortunate to work with Barry at the professional level of sport and witness his interaction with the athletes, as well as, other members of sports organizations. His understanding of the ever changing demands that exist in both a team and individual environment give Barry the respect and entitlement he has earned. I consult with Barry on a weekly basis regarding training, testing protocols, nutrition, treatment and regeneration strategies. His extensive knowledge and vast experience is a valuable resource in the athletic world"

Dr. DAVID ABLACK

D.C.

M.Sc.

B.Sc.

B.Ed.

C.S.C.S.

"As a busy Mother of 2 young children and holding down a full time job I find it extremely difficult to fit in any gym time. Barry prepares me with two separate workouts, one I can do at home and another when I can make it to the gym. Barry is extremely motivating, and offers full support all the time. Barry has taken all the planning out and makes it very easy to follow. I now spend half the time working out, but look and feel twice as fit"

DIANNE RIVET

"I played in the OHL for the Guelph Storm before being drafted and signed by the LA Kings. At the recommendation of my Agent, I met with Barry shortly after having shoulder surgery as I was beginning to prepare for my first pro season. Barry not only helped rehabilitate my shoulder, he also corrected other major muscular imbalances he observed early in our training to ward off another potential injury. Barry brought incredible insight into our training that I had yet to see from other Strength Coaches. He taught me how to lift correctly, helped me gain the strength required to be a pro hockey player and he taught me the importance of understanding my own body and how apply proper recovery methods that are needed to maximize my training. I've made incredible strides since working with Barry and continue to do so to this day"

ZACH LESLIE

Chicago Wolves, AHL

2014 OHL Champion, Guelph Storm

Los Angeles Kings

2013 NHL Entry Draft Selection

How Your Program Works

all communication, personal information, training data AND uploaded videos are STRICTLY confidential

  • 1 Getting You Started

    Physiological & exercise history questionnaire *VIP information providing invaluable insight

  • 2 Your Biomechanical Assessment

    Receive your biomechanical test videos *Selection based on questionnaire responses

    Record yourself performing test videos *Privately record videos at home or gym

    Upload videos into your private dashboard *I am the only person authorized to view your videos

    Analyze your functional mobility *Ability to complete a movement or task

    Analyze force generated consequences *Body's internal & external response to load

    Analyze the efficiency of your movement patterns *Correct movements with the least possible amount of effort

    Identify muscular imbalances *Front to back & side to side differences caused by overuse, sustained positions or repeated movements in one direction

    Identify optimal technique to enhance your performance

    Gain invaluable insight into injury prevention

  • 3 Your Physical Fitness Evaluation

    Receive your evaluation exercise videos *Exercises are based on individual abilities

    Perform exercises & submit your results

    Results determine your "Estimated" 1RM *1RM = max force generated in 1 max contraction

    Identify your strengths & weaknesses

    Monitor effectiveness of your program

    Evaluate your physical capabilities

    Monitor your physical progression

    Prioritize your training goals

  • 4 What's in Your Workout Program

    Customized training programs containing *Age & ability appropriate exercises, volume, intensities & frequencies

    Application of Newtons Laws of Motion *Inertia, Acceleration, Reaction, Linear & Angular Momentum, Center of Gravity & Balance

    Research validated periodization training protocols *Linear, Block-Linear, Linear Wave, Undulating

    Energy system conditioning protocols (aerobic & anaerobic) *ATP-Pc, Glycolytic-Oxidative, Glycolysis, Oxidative

    Velocity based training protocols *Individualized periodization allowing optimal loading

    Injury prevention, rehabilitation & neuromuscular re-education exercises *Based on individual requirements

    Record & upload your exercise videos & receive feedback on your technique *Uploading your own videos is optional

    Detailed instructional HD videos accompany all exercises *Filmed in clinical setting. Real-time & slo-mo

    Current nutritional guidelines increasing effectiveness of your program *Optimal nutrition. Vita-nutrient supplementation

    Contemporary recovery techniques *Therapeutic Soft tissue & Contrast protocols

    One-on-One personal support

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Your Own Personal Coach

why train one-on-one with barry?

  • MOTIVATION • Direction, Accountability & Help Accomplishing Goals 
  • CONFIDENCE • Expertise Information, Programming & Exercise Technique
  • SUPPORT • World-Class Strength & Conditioning Coach at Your Fingertips

Step 1: Download Brennan Strength App

Step 2: Complete Get Started Today Process

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Your Programs Benefits

Every single detail about you is accounted for

Save Money

No payments for missed appointments

Discover affordable & sustainable eating habits

Cost efficient coaching

Save Time

Eliminate guesswork, optimize results

Know exact weight to lift for every exercise

Know your ideal training heart rates

Confidence

Customized programs Pro Athletes trust

Receive attention to detail

Train like a Pro, with a Pro

Relevant Data

Transform data into insight

Without data, It’s just a guess

What gets measured, gets managed

Freedom

Choose your own schedule

Train anywhere in the world

Environment friendly, mobile, tablet, desktop

Discover

Tomorrow's ingenuity, provided today

Quality over Quantity

Health & Wellness

Video Analysis

Upload videos for analysis & feedback

2,500+ HD instructional videos

Instructional videos accompany every exercise

Nutrition Guidelines

Optimal nutrient intake, optimize performance

Your approach may differ from others

Obtain advice on dietary goals

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Scientific Training Principles

 behind what you do 

Individual Differences

You are very unique. Your body will respond differently to exercise than someone else's. Your training program must be tailored to meet your individual differences and your responses to various strength and conditioning methods.

Overload

A greater than normal workload is required for physiological adaptations to occur within your body. For you to improve your overall functional strength, maximal strength, muscular endurance, power and speed, the application of individual loading protocols in a safe and controlled manner is necessary.

Adaptation

Refers to your body’s nervous system and musculoskeletal system’s ability to adapt to the loads you place upon it. This reinforces your need to maintain a technically correct and controlled progressive training protocol.

Progression

You must integrate a systematic approach to your loading and unloading phases to safely improve your strength and fitness levels. If your progression is too fast or too slow you can incur unnecessary injuries or cause a detraining effect respectively.

Specificity

For you to become better at a skill or a performance, your training regime must incorporate the correct exercises, training volume, intensities and rest that will enhance that skill or performance.

Reversibility

All physiological gains made as a result of your strength and conditioning program will be lost if you stop training for an extended period of time.

Select Your Program

NO CONTRACT NO HIDDEN FEE No obligation

BOYS and GIRLS Under 18

BOYS and GIRLS Under 18

$ 25 Registration Fee Please contact for pricing
Sorry currently sold out Please contact for waiting list (613) 282-3354

PRO and ELITE ATHLETES

PRO and ELITE ATHLETES

$ 25 Registration Fee Please contact for pricing
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Contact Barry for pricing

Frequently  Asked  Questions

please contact me if you have any other questions

Yes, I am. I incorporate a systematic approach that is supported by the most current scientific research, training methodologies and data available.

All 3 demographics require varying degrees of complexities, frequencies & durations in their programming. Professional & Elites level Athletes can require anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions per week. Adult Men & Women typically range between 3 to 6 sessions per week. Men & Women Under 18 are generally limited to 3 to 5 sessions per week. Complexity, frequency & durations may vary from person to person. I accommodate all individual requirements and adjust programs accordingly.

Yes they are 100% private! I am the only person authorized to view them.

Yes you can. Some people find training alone provides less distractions.

It is strongly recommended you receive medical clearance with a Physician before beginning this workout program to ensure you are physically capable of participating in regular exercise. This is decision is yours to make, you are responsible for your own health and safety.

Yes I do. I reside in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. If that is something you would like to explore, feel free to contact me at (613) 282-3354 or barry@brennanstrength.com

Yes. I look forward in speaking with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact me (613) 282-3354 or barry@brennanstrength.com

Yes, I prepare your program by "Phases" (Approximately 31 days in each). I monitor your daily progress and adjust your workouts accordingly during your phase. If at the end of a phase you choose to not continue onto the next phase that is your decision. There is No contract, No hidden fees, No obligations.

Yes you can. It's a great idea if that assists or motivate you to workout. We would need to do independent evaluations to determine your own abilities.

Brennan Strength & Conditioning Coach Inc. website and its contents are intended for the use of individuals that are at least 18 years of age. If you are not 18 years old, you may not contact me, use this website or App without Parental or Legal Guardian supervision, authorization and permission.

STEP 1, Provides video confirmation and insight into your physical capabilities. STEP 2, you receive an exercise program to collect data used in calculating your "estimated 1 Rep Maximum" (1RM). STEP 3, you receive your Phase 1 program. These workouts will now have the exact weight you should lift for every exercise, set & repetition. The age you entered during the registration process will be used in calculating your individual training heart rate for cardiovascular training. You will NOT be using exercises, weights, training volumes suitable for someone else.

I am now very close to the point where I stop taking on new clients to maintain a standard of excellence for my existing clients. Any prospective client from that point is informed of a waiting list and will be notified if a spot opens.