"After playing for 20 years as a professional hockey player and after playing for several teams in the NHL, preparation and maintenance is an important aspect of my routine. Mario helped me tremendously to recover between games and kept me tuned up and sharp throughout the entire NHL season."

Sean O'Donnell,
Defenseman Chicago Blackhawks, Stanley Cup Winner with Anaheim Ducks 2007

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Mario's Background

Mario Serban is the cofounder of LA Training Room. He is a former Trainer and Massage Therapist for The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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What to do if you have muscle cramps

September 8, 2013

When I worked in NHL, muscle spasm is something that hockey players deal with frequently. It’s practically part of the game. So what is the best way to deal with a sudden muscle spasm? Muscle cramp is when the fiber in your muscle spasms...

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Traveling like a King

March 25, 2013

Did you ever wonder how professional players travel during the season? In this article I will illustrate everything that involves traveling as a professional player and my own experience while I worked for the LA Kings. If you make i...

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Ways for older generation to stay fit while at home.

January 12, 2012

Ways for older generation to stay fit while at home. In this article we will discuss tips and ways older generation can stay fit while at home. If you spend a lot of time in your residence, whether is an apartment or a house there is...

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Treadmill running shoes

December 17, 2011

Treadmill running shoes What constitutes a good running shoe for treadmill? Our ancestors started wearing shoes to protect from edgy, sharp stones that could do serious damage to a bare foot. With the invention of running shoes and t...

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Airport Workout

December 7, 2011

If you travel a lot and spend a lot of time in the airports carrying bags, there is still a way to keep in shape and stay active. Say for instance you find yourself waiting in a long line to check in. If you carry two bags with you that...

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Mario Serban on SHAPE Magazine

December 4, 2011

20 Celebs Who Got Fit Dancing 9. Erin Andrews Working with LA-based trainer Mario Serban (who specializes in helping dancers protect themselves from injuries during competitions) helped this sportscaster dance her way into the finals....

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The Power of Walking

December 4, 2011

A walk a day keeps the doctor away. Walking is one of the most basic and quintessential activity that humans do every since we became bipeds. And yet we come to a point where we doing it less and less every day. What are the benefits...

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Sports Massage

October 26, 2011

A lot of people asked me what exactly Sports Massage is! In this article I will explain what Sport Massage is and the benefits. Sports Massage or Performance Massage originates in ancient Greece and Rome just like the Olympics. Galen, a pr...

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The Beginning

October 8, 2011

Hello There, My name is Mario Serban and from now one I’ll be writing for LA Training Room LLC periodically. As a LA Training Room and Cedar-Sinai employee my mission is to keep you informed and up to date with everything that is health...

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