Pens Players Using Joga to Gain an Edge

Each week throughout the summer, Penguins forwards Zach Aston-ReeseDominik Simon and Sam Miletic trained in the mornings with Penguins director of sports sciences Andy O’Brien in Toronto.

Except on Wednesdays, when those three – along with former Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak – would do JOGA, which is a movement system made up of the benefits of yoga combined with the biomechanics of sport, created specifically for an athlete’s body and mindset.

“Jamie was the one who knew about it because he’s from the Toronto area and we all train together at the same gym,” Miletic said. “He’s like ‘Hey, do you guys want to come do this with me?’ And we all tried it and really liked it.”

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