New York Giants receiver Brandon Marshall was looking for a different type of workout before training camp starts and eventually found himself at a CFL game.
Shea Pierre, an Argos draft pick from 2012, runs a training center in Mississauga called Pierre’s Elite Performance (P.E.P.). Marshall saw Pierre’s way of training through Instagram and he messaged to see about coming for a workout.
“I’ve been following Shea for some time now, I respect him as a trainer, I think he’s one of the best I’ve seen,” Marshall says.
Pierre put Marshall through the paces on Monday.
“He’s one of the best in the world at athletic performance training. I wish I was a local kid or athlete here, I would work with him every chance I get,” Marshall explains.
“A lot of what he does is different – I love trainers that actually put together workouts that are sports specific that transfers from the gym to the actual playing field.”
When the Argos found out Marshall was in town, the team invited him to the game at BMO Field.
“This is our first time in Canada, so I wanted to get it all in,” Marshall says. “We’re tourists, we’re hanging with the locals, I’m getting workouts in with Shea and then now we’re checking out Marc Trestman. Coach Trestman was my head coach in Chicago.”
Marshall, who says Trestman is “very chill”, spent two seasons with Trestman in the windy city, racking up 2,016 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in that time.
“It was great to see him. He’s one of the players I’ve respected and had a chance to work with over the years,” Trestman says. “I really feel close to Brandon, I love the player that he is and person that he is. I’ve enjoyed the relationship that I’ve had with him as a player-coach.”