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Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles Hockey Players Collect Food for Community Missions of Niagara

Celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles Travel Hockey League will be collecting cash donations and non-perishable food items during the Annual Thanksgiving Travel Hockey Tournament at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena.  All donations will benefit the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. The Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles Thanksgiving Tournament is held November 24th - Nov. 28th and hosts over 40 hockey teams from Western & Central New York, Southern Ontario, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

The NJPE organization takes a civic minded role in the Niagara Falls region and encourages many of the hockey teams to volunteer at the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.  In addition to the food collection, this year the NJPE Travel Board will make a $1,000 donation from the proceeds of the tournament to Community Mission of Niagara Frontier.

Primordial Strength’s Marine Training Methods Receive Endorsements

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and The Cooper Institute have approved Primordial Strength Inc.’s Marine Functional Force Training for continuing education units for all NASM- and Cooper Institute-certified trainers. 

Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

Local Fitness Expert Creates New Training Program for U.S. Marines

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., was contacted by trainers from the U.S. Marine Corp. base in Camp Lejune over the summer to consult on new training methods. After contributing with Noreen Kuhn on the Semper Fit presentation titled “Uncommon Training with Common Movements,” next came a week-long mentoring program that ran daily from 6 a.m. until the dead of the night. 

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.