Happy Valentine's Day!

February is not only the month of love - it's also the month to celebrate families with Family Day. We hope you create some special memories with your loved ones this month.

 

Closed on Family Day: Feb 19th

We will be closed on Monday February 19th for Family Day. Have a great time!

 

Member(s) of the Month
Elizabeth & Michael

Being the month of Valentine's Day we thought it would be fitting to feature one of our "couple members". You'll regularly see Liz and Mike together in Spinning and Kettlebell classes - they are proof that those who play together stay together!

Tell us a little bit about yourself—where are you from, what do you do outside of the time you spend here—work, hobbies, fun facts, etc. anything goes! What would you like people to know about you?

We're both from Toronto, and grew up in the beaches together. We love to travel and try to find interesting places to eat and drink along the way. We both have broad tastes in music and have seen a variety of live performances while travelling or in Toronto. Our dog, Lucy is one of our shared joys. She joins us on runs and always seems to have enough energy to play fetch, tug-of-war or frisbee. Liz's parents recently moved to Bath, Ontario so we spend as much time as possible at their ranch. It's located just passed Prince Edward County, so during the summer we take day trips to wineries in the area.

Mike: I'm the general manager of L'Unità restaurant. My career intersects nicely with my general interests: food and drinks.  Liz: I'm a registered nurse working at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with stem cell transplants. My job can be intense and I enjoy my time at Energia to help unwind and focus my energy in order to reduce and prevent stress.

Tell us a little bit about your fitness history. What were you doing before you joined Energia  How did you find out about us?

Mike: I grew up playing a variety of sports including baseball and rugby. I played a lot of pickup basketball through out University, but wasn't really involved in very much fitness-wise after that. Thankfully, Liz challenged me to run a 10K race and not long after we joined Energia. 
Liz: For over 10 years I participated in sprint canoe and kayak racing and competed at the national level. After injuring myself i had to leave that sport behind and find ways to fill in the fitness void with healthy activities. My parent's friend had been coming to Energia for a while, and she encouraged my mom and I to try a spin class with her. We enjoyed it so much I knew it was going to become a habit and that Mike would love it too!

How was your first class here?

Mike: My first class got me hooked. I probably thought I was going to die at a couple points but I didn't.
Liz: My first class was exciting for me since I got that great rush of adrenaline I used to get from racing. Marc's class was really tough but also motivating, and made it easy to keep coming back.

What has been the biggest factor(s) in keeping you hooked?

It definitely helps that we work out together. It's become part of our routine. We both live with alternative work hours so we've been able to find classes that work for us. We keep each other motivated, and if one of us can't go to a class - it makes the other one jealous that they got to. We also get great feedback and motivation from our instructors here, and they have helped us both improve so much with fitness, coordination and technique in the gym.

If you could go back to that first class and give yourself some advice based on what you know and understand now, what would it be?

You never die from working out (so far) so just go for it. When you're spinning - break it down by the songs and give yourself little goals within that context. Just focus on your breathing and let your brain wander off a little. Don't worry about the clock, you always have more to give!

 

 

Energy Exchange Program

We now have an Energy Exchange Program whereby you can work a little, and get a free membership! If you have some free time during the week and are interested, or you know someone who would be, please get in touch. 4 hours of work per week = a free membership! The work will include working on the front desk, doing laundry, and some light cleaning. We have different hours that are available, including early morning (starting at 5:45 am for the early class and you can participate in an early morning class at the same time), or evenings or weekends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbell Snatch Clinic with Alex:
Saturday Feb 10th

Would you like to improve your Olympic Lifting Barbell Snatch technique? Here's your opportunity - sign up for our Clinic being led by our very own CrossFit coach Alex! This is a 90 minute special clinic being held on Saturday February 10th from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.

As both a coach and a competitive CrossFitter, one of Alex’s primary focuses is Olympic Lifting. She has completed the Vladimir Safanov intensive 20 hour Olympic Lifting seminar, Olympic Lifting training at the Varbanov Academy, as well as the Agatsu Olympic Lifting Mobility course. As an Olympic Lifting instructor, Alex focuses on breaking down the complex snatch components, making them easy to learn for individuals of all abilities.

Limited to only 9 participants: $35+hst

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

Full Body Yoga Therapy Series with Lea:
starts Mar 4th: Attend 1 or all 4

Learn self healing techniques to help restore the body and mind. Gently regain movement, flexibility, strength and eliminate pain.

In this 4 week series, we will tackle the entire body from head to toe: therapy balls used to release & relax muscles/fascia, yin yoga poses to stretch plus mindful breathing for deep relaxation. You will leave feeling lighter, more balanced and with a tool box full of self healing techniques to use.

Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all four classes for $75+hst or $25+hst each

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

 

The 6th Annual Peer Project Spinathon:
The results!

OVER $26,000 RAISED!

We are still open for donations - please consider giving here.

100% of funds raised goes directly to supporting at-risk youth.

 

About The Peer Project

When you’re young, your friends have a big influence on you. They have a lot of say in what music and clothing you like, the activities you do, and the choices you make. By harnessing the power of friendship, peer mentoring helps encourage healthy lifestyles for kids who need guidance and a helping hand.

The Peer Project matches youth mentors, ages 16-29, with newcomer and at-risk kids, ages 6-15, in a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship. The kids you can help face behavioural, social, emotional and cultural challenges. They’re good kids who need someone to talk to, look up to, and most importantly have fun with.

The Peer Project's mentors are young people who want to change lives. They stand-up as role models, activity partners, friends, and help their mentees realize their full potentials. The mentors also go through their own transformations, developing leadership and social skills to become outstanding professionals and members of their communities.

The Peer Project has developed their mentoring program from helping over 30,000 kids since 1976. Their customized program uniquely recruits, assesses, and matches youth based on personality, interests, and location. They take the time to get the match right. They also provide on-going training, 24-hour support for their mentors, and organize monthly activities to bring their matches together.

The Peer Project's peer mentoring program works. Their kids do better in school, they stay out of trouble, they turn around to give back to their communities, and many come back to be Peer Project mentors themselves.

The Peer Project has a 98% per cent success rate of keeping kids out of the criminal justice system and in school. But even with their successes, their need for volunteers and support is still great. They have over 400 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor, and they need your help.

 

 

Personal Training with Lea


Do you have personal goals that could benefit from some one-on-one time? Whether you are aiming for your first pull-up, need some individual coaching on snatch technique, are rehabbing an injury or just need some extra focused training time to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals - you should consider some one-on-one sessions. Having some one-on-one training time with an experienced coach can really accelerate your progress, as you will benefit from a custom tailored program and individualized attention and coaching.

This is a unique opportunity to benefit from Lea's vast knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of physical fitness and well being. Lea has over 30 years of experience in physical training and teaching, and has completed thousands of hours of combined teacher training and accredited course work within multi-disciplinary aspects of body training and well being. In addition, she has competed as an athlete in multiple disciplines and this depth of experience enhances her coaching abilities.

Lea is able to design a training program that combines strength, flexibility, endurance, core strength, coordination and nutritional advice, crossing over multiple disciplines, to help you achieve your goals.

Lea currently has a limited amount of availability to bring on a few motivated individuals looking to benefit from her expertise and knowledge.

To discuss details please email:

lea@energiaathletics.com

Happy Valentine's Day!

February is not only the month of love - it's also the month to celebrate families with Family Day. We hope you create some special memories with your loved ones this month.

 

Closed on Family Day: Feb 19th

We will be closed on Monday February 19th for Family Day. Have a great time!

 

Member(s) of the Month
Elizabeth & Michael

Being the month of Valentine's Day we thought it would be fitting to feature one of our "couple members". You'll regularly see Liz and Mike together in Spinning and Kettlebell classes - they are proof that those who play together stay together!

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself—where are you from, what do you do outside of the time you spend here—work, hobbies, fun facts, etc. anything goes! What would you like people to know about you?

We're both from Toronto, and grew up in the beaches together. We love to travel and try to find interesting places to eat and drink along the way. We both have broad tastes in music and have seen a variety of live performances while travelling or in Toronto. Our dog, Lucy is one of our shared joys. She joins us on runs and always seems to have enough energy to play fetch, tug-of-war or frisbee. Liz's parents recently moved to Bath, Ontario so we spend as much time as possible at their ranch. It's located just passed Prince Edward County, so during the summer we take day trips to wineries in the area.

Mike: I'm the general manager of L'Unità restaurant. My career intersects nicely with my general interests: food and drinks.  Liz: I'm a registered nurse working at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with stem cell transplants. My job can be intense and I enjoy my time at Energia to help unwind and focus my energy in order to reduce and prevent stress.

Tell us a little bit about your fitness history. What were you doing before you joined Energia  How did you find out about us?

Mike: I grew up playing a variety of sports including baseball and rugby. I played a lot of pickup basketball through out University, but wasn't really involved in very much fitness-wise after that. Thankfully, Liz challenged me to run a 10K race and not long after we joined Energia. 
Liz: For over 10 years I participated in sprint canoe and kayak racing and competed at the national level. After injuring myself i had to leave that sport behind and find ways to fill in the fitness void with healthy activities. My parent's friend had been coming to Energia for a while, and she encouraged my mom and I to try a spin class with her. We enjoyed it so much I knew it was going to become a habit and that Mike would love it too!

How was your first class here?

Mike: My first class got me hooked. I probably thought I was going to die at a couple points but I didn't.
Liz: My first class was exciting for me since I got that great rush of adrenaline I used to get from racing. Marc's class was really tough but also motivating, and made it easy to keep coming back.

What has been the biggest factor(s) in keeping you hooked?

It definitely helps that we work out together. It's become part of our routine. We both live with alternative work hours so we've been able to find classes that work for us. We keep each other motivated, and if one of us can't go to a class - it makes the other one jealous that they got to. We also get great feedback and motivation from our instructors here, and they have helped us both improve so much with fitness, coordination and technique in the gym.

If you could go back to that first class and give yourself some advice based on what you know and understand now, what would it be?

You never die from working out (so far) so just go for it. When you're spinning - break it down by the songs and give yourself little goals within that context. Just focus on your breathing and let your brain wander off a little. Don't worry about the clock, you always have more to give!

 

Energy Exchange Program

We now have an Energy Exchange Program whereby you can work a little, and get a free membership! If you have some free time during the week and are interested, or you know someone who would be, please get in touch. 4 hours of work per week = a free membership! The work will include working on the front desk, doing laundry, and some light cleaning. We have different hours that are available, including early morning (starting at 5:45 am for the early class and you can participate in an early morning class at the same time), or evenings or weekends.

 

Barbell Snatch Clinic with Alex:
Saturday Feb 10th

Would you like to improve your Olympic Lifting Barbell Snatch technique? Here's your opportunity - sign up for our Clinic being led by our very own CrossFit coach Alex! This is a 90 minute special clinic being held on Saturday February 10th from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.

As both a coach and a competitive CrossFitter, one of Alex’s primary focuses is Olympic Lifting. She has completed the Vladimir Safanov intensive 20 hour Olympic Lifting seminar, Olympic Lifting training at the Varbanov Academy, as well as the Agatsu Olympic Lifting Mobility course. As an Olympic Lifting instructor, Alex focuses on breaking down the complex snatch components, making them easy to learn for individuals of all abilities.

Limited to only 9 participants: $35+hst

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

Full Body Yoga Therapy Series with Lea:
starts Mar 4th: Attend 1 or all 4

Learn self healing techniques to help restore the body and mind. Gently regain movement, flexibility, strength and eliminate pain.

In this 4 week series, we will tackle the entire body from head to toe: therapy balls used to release & relax muscles/fascia, yin yoga poses to stretch plus mindful breathing for deep relaxation. You will leave feeling lighter, more balanced and with a tool box full of self healing techniques to use.

Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all four classes for $75+hst or $25+hst each

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

The 6th Annual Peer Project Spinathon:
The results!

OVER $26,000 RAISED!

We are still open for donations - please consider giving here.

100% of funds raised goes directly to supporting at-risk youth.

 

About The Peer Project

When you’re young, your friends have a big influence on you. They have a lot of say in what music and clothing you like, the activities you do, and the choices you make. By harnessing the power of friendship, peer mentoring helps encourage healthy lifestyles for kids who need guidance and a helping hand.

The Peer Project matches youth mentors, ages 16-29, with newcomer and at-risk kids, ages 6-15, in a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship. The kids you can help face behavioural, social, emotional and cultural challenges. They’re good kids who need someone to talk to, look up to, and most importantly have fun with.

The Peer Project's mentors are young people who want to change lives. They stand-up as role models, activity partners, friends, and help their mentees realize their full potentials. The mentors also go through their own transformations, developing leadership and social skills to become outstanding professionals and members of their communities.

The Peer Project has developed their mentoring program from helping over 30,000 kids since 1976. Their customized program uniquely recruits, assesses, and matches youth based on personality, interests, and location. They take the time to get the match right. They also provide on-going training, 24-hour support for their mentors, and organize monthly activities to bring their matches together.

The Peer Project's peer mentoring program works. Their kids do better in school, they stay out of trouble, they turn around to give back to their communities, and many come back to be Peer Project mentors themselves.

The Peer Project has a 98% per cent success rate of keeping kids out of the criminal justice system and in school. But even with their successes, their need for volunteers and support is still great. They have over 400 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor, and they need your help.

 

Personal Training with Lea


Do you have personal goals that could benefit from some one-on-one time? Whether you are aiming for your first pull-up, need some individual coaching on snatch technique, are rehabbing an injury or just need some extra focused training time to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals - you should consider some one-on-one sessions. Having some one-on-one training time with an experienced coach can really accelerate your progress, as you will benefit from a custom tailored program and individualized attention and coaching.

This is a unique opportunity to benefit from Lea's vast knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of physical fitness and well being. Lea has over 30 years of experience in physical training and teaching, and has completed thousands of hours of combined teacher training and accredited course work within multi-disciplinary aspects of body training and well being. In addition, she has competed as an athlete in multiple disciplines and this depth of experience enhances her coaching abilities.

Lea is able to design a training program that combines strength, flexibility, endurance, core strength, coordination and nutritional advice, crossing over multiple disciplines, to help you achieve your goals.

Lea currently has a limited amount of availability to bring on a few motivated individuals looking to benefit from her expertise and knowledge.

To discuss details please email:

lea@energiaathletics.com

 

 

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

February is not only the month of love - it's also the month to celebrate families with Family Day. We hope you create some special memories with your loved ones this month.

 

Closed on Family Day: Feb 19th

We will be closed on Monday February 19th for Family Day. Have a great time!

 

Member(s) of the Month
Elizabeth & Michael

Being the month of Valentine's Day we thought it would be fitting to feature one of our "couple members". You'll regularly see Liz and Mike together in Spinning and Kettlebell classes - they are proof that those who play together stay together!

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself—where are you from, what do you do outside of the time you spend here—work, hobbies, fun facts, etc. anything goes! What would you like people to know about you?

We're both from Toronto, and grew up in the beaches together. We love to travel and try to find interesting places to eat and drink along the way. We both have broad tastes in music and have seen a variety of live performances while travelling or in Toronto. Our dog, Lucy is one of our shared joys. She joins us on runs and always seems to have enough energy to play fetch, tug-of-war or frisbee. Liz's parents recently moved to Bath, Ontario so we spend as much time as possible at their ranch. It's located just passed Prince Edward County, so during the summer we take day trips to wineries in the area.

Mike: I'm the general manager of L'Unità restaurant. My career intersects nicely with my general interests: food and drinks.  Liz: I'm a registered nurse working at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with stem cell transplants. My job can be intense and I enjoy my time at Energia to help unwind and focus my energy in order to reduce and prevent stress.

Tell us a little bit about your fitness history. What were you doing before you joined Energia  How did you find out about us?

Mike: I grew up playing a variety of sports including baseball and rugby. I played a lot of pickup basketball through out University, but wasn't really involved in very much fitness-wise after that. Thankfully, Liz challenged me to run a 10K race and not long after we joined Energia. 
Liz: For over 10 years I participated in sprint canoe and kayak racing and competed at the national level. After injuring myself i had to leave that sport behind and find ways to fill in the fitness void with healthy activities. My parent's friend had been coming to Energia for a while, and she encouraged my mom and I to try a spin class with her. We enjoyed it so much I knew it was going to become a habit and that Mike would love it too!

How was your first class here?

Mike: My first class got me hooked. I probably thought I was going to die at a couple points but I didn't.
Liz: My first class was exciting for me since I got that great rush of adrenaline I used to get from racing. Marc's class was really tough but also motivating, and made it easy to keep coming back.

What has been the biggest factor(s) in keeping you hooked?

It definitely helps that we work out together. It's become part of our routine. We both live with alternative work hours so we've been able to find classes that work for us. We keep each other motivated, and if one of us can't go to a class - it makes the other one jealous that they got to. We also get great feedback and motivation from our instructors here, and they have helped us both improve so much with fitness, coordination and technique in the gym.

If you could go back to that first class and give yourself some advice based on what you know and understand now, what would it be?

You never die from working out (so far) so just go for it. When you're spinning - break it down by the songs and give yourself little goals within that context. Just focus on your breathing and let your brain wander off a little. Don't worry about the clock, you always have more to give!

 

Energy Exchange Program

We now have an Energy Exchange Program whereby you can work a little, and get a free membership! If you have some free time during the week and are interested, or you know someone who would be, please get in touch. 4 hours of work per week = a free membership! The work will include working on the front desk, doing laundry, and some light cleaning. We have different hours that are available, including early morning (starting at 5:45 am for the early class and you can participate in an early morning class at the same time), or evenings or weekends.

 

Barbell Snatch Clinic with Alex:
Saturday Feb 10th

Would you like to improve your Olympic Lifting Barbell Snatch technique? Here's your opportunity - sign up for our Clinic being led by our very own CrossFit coach Alex! This is a 90 minute special clinic being held on Saturday February 10th from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.

As both a coach and a competitive CrossFitter, one of Alex’s primary focuses is Olympic Lifting. She has completed the Vladimir Safanov intensive 20 hour Olympic Lifting seminar, Olympic Lifting training at the Varbanov Academy, as well as the Agatsu Olympic Lifting Mobility course. As an Olympic Lifting instructor, Alex focuses on breaking down the complex snatch components, making them easy to learn for individuals of all abilities.

Limited to only 9 participants: $35+hst

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

Full Body Yoga Therapy Series with Lea:
starts Mar 4th: Attend 1 or all 4

Learn self healing techniques to help restore the body and mind. Gently regain movement, flexibility, strength and eliminate pain.

In this 4 week series, we will tackle the entire body from head to toe: therapy balls used to release & relax muscles/fascia, yin yoga poses to stretch plus mindful breathing for deep relaxation. You will leave feeling lighter, more balanced and with a tool box full of self healing techniques to use.

Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all four classes for $75+hst or $25+hst each

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

 

The 6th Annual Peer Project Spinathon:
The results!

OVER $26,000 RAISED!

We are still open for donations - please consider giving here.

100% of funds raised goes directly to supporting at-risk youth.

 

About The Peer Project

When you’re young, your friends have a big influence on you. They have a lot of say in what music and clothing you like, the activities you do, and the choices you make. By harnessing the power of friendship, peer mentoring helps encourage healthy lifestyles for kids who need guidance and a helping hand.

The Peer Project matches youth mentors, ages 16-29, with newcomer and at-risk kids, ages 6-15, in a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship. The kids you can help face behavioural, social, emotional and cultural challenges. They’re good kids who need someone to talk to, look up to, and most importantly have fun with.

The Peer Project's mentors are young people who want to change lives. They stand-up as role models, activity partners, friends, and help their mentees realize their full potentials. The mentors also go through their own transformations, developing leadership and social skills to become outstanding professionals and members of their communities.

The Peer Project has developed their mentoring program from helping over 30,000 kids since 1976. Their customized program uniquely recruits, assesses, and matches youth based on personality, interests, and location. They take the time to get the match right. They also provide on-going training, 24-hour support for their mentors, and organize monthly activities to bring their matches together.

The Peer Project's peer mentoring program works. Their kids do better in school, they stay out of trouble, they turn around to give back to their communities, and many come back to be Peer Project mentors themselves.

The Peer Project has a 98% per cent success rate of keeping kids out of the criminal justice system and in school. But even with their successes, their need for volunteers and support is still great. They have over 400 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor, and they need your help.

 

Personal Training with Lea


Do you have personal goals that could benefit from some one-on-one time? Whether you are aiming for your first pull-up, need some individual coaching on snatch technique, are rehabbing an injury or just need some extra focused training time to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals - you should consider some one-on-one sessions. Having some one-on-one training time with an experienced coach can really accelerate your progress, as you will benefit from a custom tailored program and individualized attention and coaching.

This is a unique opportunity to benefit from Lea's vast knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of physical fitness and well being. Lea has over 30 years of experience in physical training and teaching, and has completed thousands of hours of combined teacher training and accredited course work within multi-disciplinary aspects of body training and well being. In addition, she has competed as an athlete in multiple disciplines and this depth of experience enhances her coaching abilities.

Lea is able to design a training program that combines strength, flexibility, endurance, core strength, coordination and nutritional advice, crossing over multiple disciplines, to help you achieve your goals.

Lea currently has a limited amount of availability to bring on a few motivated individuals looking to benefit from her expertise and knowledge.

To discuss details please email:

lea@energiaathletics.com

 

 

 


Do you have personal goals that could benefit from some one-on-one time? Whether you are aiming for your first pull-up, need some individual coaching on snatch technique, are rehabbing an injury or just need some extra focused training time to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals - you should consider some one-on-one sessions. Having some one-on-one training time with an experienced coach can really accelerate your progress, as you will benefit from a custom tailored program and individualized attention and coaching.