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Kurt Browning is one of the most legendary coaches in Canada, who is a figure skater, choreographer and recently, a commentator. He was born on the 18th of June, 1966 in the countryside of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. 


Kurt Browning made the history when he earned the titles of both Canadian figures skating champion and World champion four times. During the period from 1989 to 1994, he was Canadian representatives in three Winter Olympics and successively won in high ranks. In 1988, he was ranked 8th overall, then 6th in 1992 finally 5th in 1994. His skating career at that time truly took off with a lot of titles and championship. During the opening ceremony of Lillehammer 1994 games, Kurt Browning proudly undertook the mission of carrying the Canadian flag. Apart from those, he also earned other remarkable titles such as three Canadian Professional Championships and three World Professional Championships. 


Apart from those accomplishments, it should be reckless to mention Kurt Browning without his legendary quadruple jump, a toe loop in 1988. This jump was later recorded in Guinness Book of Records and upgrade Canadian skating to another high level. The quadruple jump was supposed to be recorded by Jozef Sabovčík in 1986, however, his jump was unrecognized 3 weeks later due to technical fault. Therefore, Kurt Browning became the first one to land this difficult jump worldwide. He then confided: “I remember that there were a few people landing the jump (in practice) long before I did, and by watching them I was inspired to try it myself. After landing it, I certainly expected more skaters to start doing it in competition. I was surprised in the next few years when that really did not happen.” As an outstanding talented skater, Kurt Browning is also highly appraised for being patient, hardworking and never giving things up easily. 



Along with the rapid development of high technology, sports trainers now truly have more possibility of improving and pushing themselves to new limits. David Nurse, who is a renowned basketball trainer in NBA, has recently shared about his training method, namely “Players coming from future”. This method is applied to change players’ daily routine habits and ultimate their health constitution.

David Nurse, a grandson of Nick Nurse- Toronto Raptors Coach, is now a trainer for NBA players. He used to take part in professional basketball tournaments in Spanish, Greek, and Australia. However, his career just only took off until he decides to be a basketball trainer. 

Nurse said skills and performances are just the tips of an iceberg. All the daily routines and habits of players truly have a huge impact on what they can achieve. 

Nurse’s method focuses on 4 factors: sleep, nutrition, recovery and psycho training.


After researching and consulting top sleeping professionals, including Patrick Byrne – Cristiano Ronaldo’s consultant, Nurse drew a conclusion that sleeping is a key factor in maintaining health. After 3-4 years of experiencing himself, Nurse builds a perfect sleeping routine. He used an appliance called ChiliPad installed on his own bed. It helped to adjust the bed’s temperature to the most comfortable condition for sleeping. He also advises players not to let their stomach empty or interact with blue light from smartphones or laptops at least 2 hours before sleeping. 


Nurse gives advice that players should take priority for natural ingredients and cut down on sweet foods or refined carbs.


To Nurse, pain or injuries should be treated carefully, not just by massage or yoga, but with highly effective technology appliances. Therefore, he has built a modern recovery center called Upgrade Labs. According to him, patients can be recovered from 3 to 5 times as quickly as in the normal lab.

Mental and emotional release

Nurse has always tried to create close bonds with his partners or players. He usually motivates players and propels them to confidence. He has been always ready to take long flights to meet and talk with his players if they get into trouble.