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2014 running clinic schedule - set your goals now

Check it out by clicking here.

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!

Run this fall with Energia Athletics

PRICE CHANGE for students & seniors

Effective July 21 our pricing will change to the following for teens, students & seniors:

- Teens (19 & younger) $12 per class

- Full Time Students (25 & younger) $15 per class

- Seniors (65 & older): $15 per class

You can still buy passes at the current rate but we are limiting existing students & seniors pass sales to a maximum of 20 classes per person.

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 Sept 14th
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 Sept 14th, Sundays 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. No experience needed. $65 - advanced sign-up is required.
- 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 korner

canadian KB sport championships april 26th
Canada's biggest Kettlebell Sport event went off smoothly, and once again Team Energia rocked it, with many medals coming home again! Way to go Team Energia! Thanks to one of our team members Mark M. for posting all of the action right Click here to see a great selection of photos.


civic holiday weekend classes and store hours
We will have regular classes on the weekend but closed on august 4th:

FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST - regular classes, store open 11 - 7
SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND - regular classes & clinics, store open 10 - 4
SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD - regular classes, store open 10 - 3

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.

end of season sale - up to 50% off.
We will be having our end of season summer sale starting Saturday August 2nd - come in early for the best selection of summer apparel and footwear with savings of up to 50% off!



new mom & baby outdoor bootcamp starting august 5th in withrow park
Hey new mom's - time to get outside and work some fitness in the park! This challenging 4-week outdoor bootcamp is designed to get your pre-baby body back faster! Bring the stroller, meet other moms and get a great workout in Withrow Park.


taste of the danforth august 8, 9 & 10
The Taste of the Danforth food festival is here again, and as usual we will be participating with a street sale. If you are walking around be sure to come by, say hello, and check out some extra special sale items for the festival. We will have a slightly altered schedule as follows:
FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH - regular AM classes, 5 pm KB & 6 PM Yin CANCELLED
SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH - regular classes & clinics, except 12 PM Yoga CANCELLED

SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH - regular classes, except 12:30 PM Yin CANCELLED

Mizuno Runnershigh intensity bootcamps starting aug 5th in riverdale park
Our first outdoor bootcamp series with Chrissy starts on Tuesday August 5th. 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.

Mizuno Runnersintro to yoga 3 week series with Lea sept 13th - free for members & monthly passholders
Learn the basics at a slower pace and in a relaxed environment. In this 3 class series, you will learn 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, 4:00 - 5:00 pm $39.00 plus HST. REGISTER HERE.


nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette

Hot Weather Hydration
Although it's rarely been hot enough to be of concern so far this summer, there is still time for a heat wave or two in August! Be prepared by staying on top of hydration. Up to 75% of the body is made up of water, so drinking enough fluids is essential for our bodies to function properly. Being in high heat and humidity can put us at risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat related illnesses, especially when combined with exercise. When were properly hydrated, toxins are removed and we are able to use the body's natural cooling system to cool down. To stay safe in the sun, follow these hydration tips:

1. Eat water rich foods:
like iced coffee, alcohol and ice cream. These foods and drinks can be dehydrating and disrupt your body's natural cooling systems.
2. Drink water all day long:
Carry a re-usable water bottle with you and sip every 15 minutes. If you find water boring, add slices of lemon, cucumber and mint for a natural flavour boost.
3. Avoid over-doing it on summer treats
like iced coffee, alcohol and ice cream. These foods and drinks can be dehydrating and disrupt your body's natural cooling systems.
4. Replenish lost electrolytes
without the sugar, artificial colouring, and other additives in regular sports drinks. Try drinking coconut water, mix orange juice with sea salt, or purchase an all-natural sports drink such as Elete, a liquid electrolyte concentrate that contains sodium, magnesium, potassium and chloride.
5. Be aware of your bodies over-heating signals:
if you are out for a long run and become dizzy, nauseated or have chills - stop running! Find shade & drink water or an electrolyte drink immediately. Severe symptoms should be taken seriously and when in doubt seek professional medical advice or treatment.

One important key to your overall health is hydration, & staying on top of your hydration during summer exercise is important. While you're working out, consider setting a timer to give you a ten minute reminder to drink a few ounces of water or electrolyte drink. If you feel yourself getting thirsty you may be falling behind, so drink more and drink more often. Stay hydrated, cool and safe this summer!

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