class and clinic highlights
2015 FREE running clinics - sign up now as space is limited
We have the 2015 running clinic schedule up on our online registration system now, so take a look and start planning your 2015 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 2015 all Energia Running Clinics (excluding Begin to Run) are FREE! (Begin to Run clinics are FREE for members & monthly pass holders).
Here are some highlights:
*Half Marathon, Full Marathon & 30 K Clinic - starts January 24th, 2015
*10 K Clinic - starts March 21st, 2015
*10 K Run Faster Clinic - starts March 17th, 2015
*Begin to Run Clinic - starts March 18th, 2015
And more clinics throughout the year!
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!
NEW mom & baby pilates/ironcore - starts november 19th
Get your body back faster with this 4 week series of challenging, fun classes that focus on strengthening & toning your entire core. Bring baby to class, meet other moms and get a great workout! Wednesdays from 11:00 - 12:00 pm Cost is $55 - advanced sign-up required. REGISTER HERE (under the Series tab)
Yin Yoga Series - 4 week series - Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, starts Nov 16th
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 Nov 16th, 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.
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.
kettlebell sport training clinic & local comp
There will be a kettlebell sport competition happening in Toronto on Saturday October 25th - let's get training!
We are excited to announce a kettlebell sport training clinic with Jon leading up to this event! This 6 week clinic will continue on Sundays at 10:30 am starting September 14. (50 minutes per session). Open to all levels, it will prepare beginners to compete in their first Long Cycle Clean and Jerk competition. This will also be a great refresher for experienced lifters! We urge every kettlebeller with a taste for a little friendly competition to join Team Energia & try this sport - it's challenging AND fun! $95 includes energia t-shirt - half price for members - limited to 12 participants. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW - click on the series classes tab.
For experienced lifters - Jon is available for designing a customized training schedule for you and for 20 minute 1 on 1 technique tweaks. Ask us for details.
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.
november madness 1 year & class pass sale
We are having a HUGE sale on our one year (pay up-front) passes and our 20 class package. Buy now because these prices are only in effect until Sunday, November 30th - no exceptions!
**THIS DEAL IS AVAILABLE IN-STORE AND ONLINE**
One Year Yoga/KB - regularly $1,100 ON SALE for $850
One Year Spinning - regularly $850 ON SALE for $650
One Year Yoga, KB & Spinning - regularly $1,300 ON SALE for $995
20 Class Passes - regularly $290 ON SALE for $240 (limit of 1 per customer)
NEW mom & baby pilates/ironcore - starts november 19th
Get your body back faster with this 4 week series of challenging, fun classes that focus on strengthening & toning your entire core. Bring baby to class, meet other moms and get a great workout! Wednesdays from 11:00 - 12:00 pm Cost is $55 - advanced sign-up required. REGISTER HERE. (under the Series tab)
NEW 1 hour virtual ride spin sundays at 10 am starts november 9th
A new ONE HOUR Virtual Ride Spinning class with Sarah A. is starting on November 9th in the Sunday 10 am time slot. Rev up your endurance over the winter with this challenging, slightly longer class
NEW candlelight aroma yoga class - fridays at 7:15 pm
We've added a second time slot to this popular class on Friday evenings taught by Sarah. Unwind from your week with this one hour restorative yin class with aromatherapy. Yin poses are held for several minutes to allow stretching of the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis & spine, while props are used to help you completely relax into the poses. Experience even deeper relaxation with mellow music, calming candlelight and hands-on adjustments from the teacher, enhanced with aromatherapy.
the peer project's best bash ever november 20 - tickets on sale now
Glen & Jamie host the Best Bash Ever!
November 20th, 6:00 PM @ Scotia Plaza, 63rd Floor
Hosts Glen & Jamie and Scotiabank invite you to the exclusive 63rd Floor of the iconic Scotia Plaza for the Best Bash Ever. This intimate evening of entertainment, culinary exploration, and philanthropy will be a night to remember. Executive Chef Rolando Oreiro promises an imaginative array of food stations adorned with holiday fare from around the globe, so come hungry.
Guests will enjoy the best flavours of the season, from the best view of Toronto, while playing a role in changing the life prospects of at-risk youth in our community. Limited tickets are $100 with proceeds going to support The Peer Project's guided peer mentoring program. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20 as well as the proceed portion ($50) of your ticket purchase.
To purchase tickets click HERE
Not able to attend? Please make a donation to support The Peer Project!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this spectacular event!
featured product - 2XU compression socks & sleeves
We are now carrying an amazing new line of performance compression socks and sleeves by category leader 2XU. 2XU Performance Run Socks & Sleeves are the most technically advanced socks and sleeves on the market. Featuring zoned breathability panels for maximum airflow and comfort, seamless, gradient zoned compression panels for increased blood flow and maximum muscle containment for increased performance and enhanced recovery times.
* Greater oxygenation of blood for faster recovery
* Faster muscle warm up pre-exercise
* Reduced fatigue through less muscle oscillation
* Reduced muscle soreness
* Reduced long-term overuse injuries
* Greater power output
Available now in-store in a fabulous variety of colours! Sleeves $49.95 Socks $55.00
nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette
Foods for the Autumn Season
With the fall season already here, not only are we already having shorter days, but we will also be naturally craving more warming foods and beverages. Cooler temperatures will lead us to crave nourishing Autumn Foods like soups, stews, grains and root vegetables. These foods are also a good choice this time of year because they are more resistant to the cooler temperatures, assuring better quality on your plate (or in your bowl). Autumn Foods provide our bodies with the necessary fuel to keep us toasty and nourished throughout the autumn season and into winter.
So what types of foods are Autumn Foods?
Vegetables: beets, fresh corn, ginger, leek, parsnip, yams, rutabagas, garlic, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, bell peppers, carrots & sweet potatoes.
Fruit: apples, cranberries, dates, figs, pears, pomegranates & plums.
Beans: black eyed peas, garbanzo beans, lima beans, navy beans, adzuki & lentils.
Nuts: cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts, walnuts & almonds. Seeds: pumpkin, flax, sunflower & sesame seeds.
Grains: barley, millet, quinoa, brown rice, rye, amaranth & buckwheat.
After your next run or workout, try this tasty and easy salad recipe below. It contains a delicious combination of autumn warming foods. Stay warm and enjoy!
Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, roasted (with olive oil and sea salt), cut in pieces
1 1/2 cups of chickpeas
1/4 of a medium red onion, chopped
1/4 chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup of lemon juice
3 tblsp of tahini
2 tblsp water
2 tblsp olive oil
Combine the roasted squash, chickpeas, onion, and parsley in a mixing bowl. Either add the tahini dressing to taste, and toss carefully, or serve the salad with the dressing on the side. Serve immediately and warm. Don't forget to save those seeds! Every time you prepare a squash or pumpkin, set aside the seeds for snacking. They're easy to roast, plus squash and pumpkin seeds are full of nutritional goodness, including protein, good fats, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, and the cold fighter zinc.