class and clinic highlights
We have the 2014 running clinic schedule up on our website now, so take a look and start planning your 2014 running goals. It's fun AND motivating to run with a group, and whether you are an experienced marathoner or would like to start running we have a clinic for you. What's more, in 2014 all Energia Running Clinics (except Begin to Run) are FREE for EVERYONE!
BOOK ONLINE HERE! - click on the "RUNNING CLINIC" tab
FREE running clinics in 2014!
We have big news regarding our 2014 running clinics - IN 2014 ALL RUNNING CLINICS ARE FREE FOR EVERYONE (Begin to Run Clinics are excluded - these are still $75).That's right - they are ABSOLUTELY FREE!! We are asking participants to STILL SIGN UP for the clinic of your choice, as these will still be organized training sessions, including A CLINIC LEADER to lead the runs, a training plan to follow, and weekly email updates for all participants.
We want to help make this your best running year ever, so check out our clinic schedule and SIGN UP NOW.
FREE group runs every tuesday at 6:30 pm & saturday at 8:30 am
Did you know that you can run FOR FREE with the Energia crew? We leave the store every Tuesday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 8:30 am. Distances vary depending on who shows up, but we always have a leader on hand who can introduce you to others who will likely be running a similar distance and/or pace. It's so much more fun and motivating to run with others...especially when the colder and nastier weather arrives. Come and check it out!
Yin Yoga Series - 4 week series - Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, starts April 13th
A slower, deep stretch practice targeting the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis & lower spine. Yin postures are held longer allowing you to explore new depths of postures & deeper ranges of motion. Suitable for all abilities, the next 4 week series starts on April 13th, Sundays 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. No experience needed. $65 - advanced sign-up is required.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW - click on the series classes tab.
NEW IronCore (mom & baby) Bootcamp - Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00 pm, starts April 16th
Get your body back faster with this 4 week series of challenging but gentle pilates-inspired classes that focus on strengthening the muscles of the core. Bring baby to class, meet other moms and get a great workout! (ages 6 weeks to 8 months). Cost is $55 + HST - advanced sign-up required.
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
Intro To Yoga 3 week series starts April 5th -
free for members & monthly passholders
Learn the basics at a slower pace and in a relaxed environment. Each week will build upon the previous week so that by week 3, you will have practiced sun salutations, several standing & seated yoga poses as well as yoga breathing (pranayama). Suited for those with little or no yoga experience. Space is limited to 12 participants so book early. Saturdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm $39.00 plus HST.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW - click on the series classes tab.
22 kettlebell classes a week
Did you know that Energia currently offers an amazing 22 Kettlebell classes a week? Our earliest class starts at 6:30am and our latest class at 7:30pm, so whatever your schedule, you can take advantage of expert kettlebell instruction.
Canada's biggest Kettlebell Sport event will be happening Saturday April 26th at The Fighting Arts Collective, 927 Dupont St, Toronto! Come on out and cheer on Team Energia, and learn what this new sport is all about - we have a big team going for lots of medals this year! Go Team Energia!
easter weekend classes and store hours
FRIDAY APR 18
9:00 & 10:00 virtual ride spin, 9:00 & 10:00 kb, 11:00 am yin yoga, store closed
SATURDAY APR 19
regular classes & clinics, store open 10-5
SUNDAY APR 20
no classes, store closed
MONDAY APR 21
regular classes, store open 11-7
intro special - $20 unlimited spinning, yoga and kettlebell for 1 week!
This offer is for those who are new to Energia - Sign up for one week of unlimited spinning, yoga and kettlebell! Call 416.406.6664 for details.
new satya jewelry has arrived
We are very excited to introduce to you our new jewelry line from Satya. Meaningful, radiant, symbolic and powerful, Satya designs incorporate ethically mined, semi-precious stones and sacred symbols into beautiful, unique yoga-inspired pieces that you will enjoy for years to come.
2014 new shoes are here
We have now received all of our Spring 2014 new models and they look amazing! Many of our regular models are back with updates.
groupon special for virtual ride spinning available now for new clients
We are currently running a fantastic deal on Groupon for clients who are new to Energia (this deal is not available for those who have attended a class already). Get a virtual ride spinning 10 class pass for $45 or a 5 class pass for $29 (passes are only valid for virtual ride spinning, some expiration and reservation restrictions apply - please read the Groupon fine print). If you have friends or family who haven't tried our virtual ride spinning and you think they should, please let them know!
You can view the Groupon deal here.
new cubby rental program
We are currently running a fantastic deal on Groupon for clients who are new to Energia (this deal is not available for those who have attended a class already). Get a virtual ride spinning 10 class pass for $45 or a 5
indian club workshops with Jon
Great for rehabbing shoulders, increasing upper body mobility and range of motion, relieving neck, shoulder & back pain and improving posture! Participants will learn the many different methods of swinging these 1 to 2 pound clubs in this one 75 minute session. Limited to only 6 participants. Saturday May 3, 1:30 - 2:45 pm & Sunday May 4, 2:00 - 3:15 pm - $25 per person. REGISTER HERE (under the Series tab)
high intensity bootcamps starting may 6th
Our first outdoor bootcamp series with Chrissy starts on Tuesday May 6th. These high intensity sessions in Riverdale Park are a combination of bodyweight and plyometric exercises, running, skipping, hill work and more! It's challenging and fun, and the consistency of two times per week will really fire up your metabolism leading to strength building and weight loss. This is a 4 week series with two sessions per week happening Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can sign up for the early morning series which happens at 6:30 am, or the evening sessions at 6:30 pm. Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and get a great workout! Advanced sign-up is necessary -$120 for all 8 sessions & only $60 for 3-month, 6-month and 1-year pass-holders & yearly members! REGISTER HERE.
intro to meditation 3 week series starts april 6th - free for members & monthly passholders
Meditation is the practice of quietening the mind so that we can think more clearly and go about our daily activities with less angst and more ease and joy. In this special 3 week series we will practice some techniques to help us do just that. Lea has spent the last 5 years studying & participating in several meditation programs both locally and internationally to come up with a suite of styles and techniques, one or more of which will be sure to connect with every participant. In this series we will explore the following: breath awareness, walking meditation, mantra meditation, contemplation and chakra meditation. No meditation experience necessary Sundays from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. $39.00 plus HST. REGISTER HERE (under the Series tab).
nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette
What Came First, The Chicken or the Egg?
I have no clue. What I do know is that shopping for eggs has become confusing - they definitely don’t make it easy. Cage free? Free range? Brown vs. White? Some cartons have food labels to read, some have beautiful label pictures depicting sprawling green pastures and happy free chickens, some advertise organic – these labels are meant to grab the consumer’s attention and make us feel good about buying the product. Don’t be fooled again - here’s the scoop:
Regular – (Grade A, B eggs)
Truth: These eggs come from commercially farmed chickens, most likely raised in small, dark cages. They have clipped wings to keep them grounded and clipped beaks to prevent them from harming one another. They have little exposure to sunlight and exercise. These chickens eat grain, soy and possibly animal by-products.
Cage Free, Free Run
Truth: Cage Free means that the chickens are not raised in small cages, however they are still most likely raised in tight and dark conditions.
Truth: Free Range eggs are similar to Free Run except the chickens are also given outdoor access. This has the added benefit of being able to snack on bugs and grass.
Truth: Certified Organic Eggs mean that the feed given to the chickens is organic, and free of additives and animal by-products. The chickens are not pumped with antibiotics and are less likely to be in contact with pesticides. There are minimum space requirements with perches and light.
Truth: Omega-3 Enriched eggs means that the feed given to the chickens is enriched with an omega-3 diet, usually in the form of flax seed.
Brown vs. White
Truth: There is no difference in nutritional benefits. The colour of the eggs is purely based on the genetics of the chicken.
Pasture Raised, Pastured
Truth: Chickens live outside and can eat grass, bugs and whatever they would naturally eat.
So now what? First, remember that eating healthy is supposed to be fun! Gradually change your choices depending on what you can afford, what your current values are and what’s most important to you. Today, it may be Free Range eggs in your shopping cart, and next week you may decide to splurge on Pasture Raised eggs. Better yet, head over to the local farmer’s market and talk to the actual egg farmer.