What Can VSS Do For You?

Dragon Boat is growing at an outstanding rate, and it’s entering an era of fitness and performance improvements beyond paddling and practicing. Just like any other sport, dragon boat requires training to develop the qualities that build exceptional athletes with long, successful and enjoyable careers.

Whether you are a recreational athlete or looking to become a world champion, there hasn’t been a place where paddlers can turn to for their fitness and performance needs. Until now.

Viking Strength Systems provides online fitness and performance coaching for dragon boaters. We service individuals and teams alike by creating complete, comprehensive plans that are customized for your life and your goals.

Viking Strength Systems, with their amiable nature, present incredible amounts of knowledge, adaptability, and dedication that is unmatched with other strength coaches. I will continue to consult with VSS regarding my strength and conditioning programs for years to come as I continue through my career.

Matt Vonk, Waterloo

What is Online Coaching?

Online coaching is the future of fitness and performance training.

It provides the professional level coaching you need to succeed while giving you the freedom to train according to your schedule. Instead of having to meet a trainer at a specific time on a specific day to workout, with no accountability outside of those few hours a week and no nutritional or lifestyle support (or it’s an additional fee), everything is included and done online. With Viking Strength Systems’ Online Coaching Program you get all the benefits of traditional training without any of the drawbacks, all for a much lower price.

We say ‘coaching program’ not ‘training program’ because this is much more than a workout. Our coaching program is a complete plan for success because it includes all four components you need to reach your goals:





Everything is customized to your needs based on the information you provide in the initial assessment and delivered to you online. You get support from your coach to motivate you, answer questions, make modifications and guide you every step of the way. All you have to do is follow your plan.

The VSS Coaching Promise

We believe getting results should be fun. You should look forward to your next training session and not feel like you are on an unnecessarily restrictive nutrition program. With VSS Online Coaching you get plans with training that is enjoyable and nutrition that includes foods you like, helping improve adherence and results.

We believe coaching should be accessible and integrate with your life. Your program includes videos with cues on how to perform exercises properly, and is built to suit your schedule. We make it easy for you to make good nutrition choices and eat foods you like. You get unlimited communication with your coach to make sure you have all your questions answered and are guided on your journey. Everything is provided in the easy to use, affordable online model we’ve created.

We believe education leads to empowerment, which is needed to achieve long-term results. You should understand what you are doing and why you are doing it, so we educate our clients and empower them to make good decisions for their body so they can maintain their results for the rest of their lives. It’s also why we value continuing education and why we’re always learning from industry experts. We provide the best, most up-to-date service for our clients through proven, intelligent methods.

Above all, we believe the entire process should be effective. You are here for results, so we create complete plans that are customized specifically for you with progress checks to ensure everything is working optimally. You also have unlimited communication with your coach to keep you accountable, adjust your plan as needed and keep you on track.

Viking Strength Systems have definitely given me more than programming and coaching. They have changed my attitude and made me more committed. Whenever you work with someone their passion transfers over to you, and their love of training became mine. That's what makes VSS great coaches.

Vlad Kluev, University of Waterloo Dragon Boat Club

Coaching Options

To better serve our clients, we have created two branches of our Coaching Program. For more information click below on the one that is most appropriate for you.

One-on-One Coaching Program

Designed for individual athletes who want to look, feel and perform their best. If you are looking for training for yourself, this option is for you.

Team Coaching Program

Designed for teams of athletes who want to take their performance to the next level. If you are a coach or member of a team and are interested in training for all or part of your team, this option is for you.