Training aids are for off-ice work outs. Maintaining a regular off-ice regimen including stretching and cardio is essential for being able to develop the core strength and flexibility for good technique on the ice.
TIPS AND TRICKS: Work with a qualified trainer to avoid injury and to get the maximum benefit from your work out. Keep a notebook to help remember techniques and maintain a regular schedule. Set realistic goals, evaluate your progress with your trainer and coach on a regular basis, eat a healthy, balanced diet, and get enough sleep to maintain a good energy level.