New Energia Retail Store Hours
We are changing our retail store hours effective October 3rd - this will not affect any classes as our door will still be open 15 minutes before a class starts, however for weekday noon classes the door will be locked at the class start time (don't be late!) Our new store hours will be:
Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
THREE HUGE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!
Black Friday Week Long SALE! In-store
THIS IS IT! Our amazing Black Friday Sale is here so come early for the best selection! While quantities last!
This is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early and SAVE BIG! The more you buy the more you save!
TERMS: Sale runs from Friday November 25th to Friday December 2nd. Excludes services, food & magazines. The highest priced item will be considered the first item and will receive 20% discount. For already On-Sale items the discount will be calculated off the original regular price, not the sale price.
Our second deal is a GREAT BUY ON CLASS PASSES!
This special offer is ONLY AVAILABLE NOV 25 to DEC 2!!
You can purchase this deal in-store, or purchase the 10 or 20 pack online and we will add the extra passes post sale.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD HEALTH THIS SEASON: Buy an Intro 5 Class Pass as a gift for someone, at a special price of $25 (regularly $50). We have beautifully printed cards that you can give as a gift, and they contain some info about Energia. **NOTE THAT ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO ENERGIA ARE ELIGIBLE** All passes expire one month after the first visit.
Olympic Lifting Snatch Workshop
Looking to improve your snatch technique? This 90 minute workshop taught by Hannah is for you! All facets of this lift will be reviewed in detail from start to finish. Includes warm-up, mobility work, set-up, position drills, skills, and time at the end to practice your lift with some one-on-one coaching corrections. We currently only have 1 spot left at 1 pm and several at 3 pm so hurry!
SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab) Saturday November 12th 1:00pm to 2:30pm & 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Limited to only 10 participants. $25 or $20 for monthly pass holders.
What makes CrossFit great & how Energia is different
CrossFit is an amazing training philosophy that has the potential to provide big gains in physical fitness and overall wellness, but at the same time it can seem “hard core” and intimidating. We wanted to outline why we think it’s great and what makes Energia CrossFit different from the typical “box” (that’s CrossFit-speak for a CrossFit gym or studio).
WHAT MAKES CROSSFIT GREAT
When considering what makes CrossFit different and great, it helps to keep in mind CrossFit’s six-word definition of its training philosophy: Constantly Varied High Intensity Functional Movement.
Constantly Varied means that it’s never the same – one day you might train heavy with barbells but finish with a high intensity cardio blast of rowing and throwing medicine balls to a target. The next day you might work on something super technical like double unders (skipping and passing the rope twice under the feet on every jump) and hand stands against a wall, then jump on some boxes and do some pull-ups.
Right about now many people might feel intimidated. Hand stands? Pull-ups? Box Jumps? Those sound pretty challenging and I’m not sure I can do that. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Part of our job as coaches is finding a safe, effective and do-able alternative for EVERYONE in the room. Can’t do hand stands? You can hold two kettlebells overhead instead. Jumping on a box makes you nervous? Stepping up is a safe alternative that has many of the same benefits.
Hopefully you’re feeling more at ease and let’s return to Constantly Varied. Many of you will know that a leading cause of injury is repetitive movement patterns. By constantly varying our movement we learn new skills, train different parts of our body, train different systems within our body (strength vs. cardiovascular) and all of this variety leads to a more well-rounded fitness. Sometimes CrossFitters say that we are specialists in not specializing. The added benefit is that we are far less susceptible to those repetitive movement injuries.
High Intensity means that when we do a workout we pretty well always go as hard and as fast as possible. It has been scientifically proven that training at high intensity is more efficient and more effective at improving fitness levels, but here again many people can find this intimidating. I’m not as fit as those people - what if I can’t keep up? We have to remember that this is not a competition. In fact it’s quite the opposite – everyone’s high intensity is different and CrossFitters, who love camaraderie, will always encourage others to do their best. It’s your workout and you can go at your own pace.
Finally, Functional Movement means that the movement patterns we use within our workouts will closely resemble our everyday movements. In life we sit & stand up, we run, we lift things and we climb stairs. The idea of functional movement is to train using lots of free-standing and/or multi-joint movements, thereby improving our strength, mobility and endurance in the areas that can make a difference in our everyday lives. Isolating specific muscles and training with machines that limit movements to very specific planes will not translate into increased performance in our everyday lives like functional movement can.
HOW ENERGIA IS DIFFERENT
Energia is not your typical CrossFit box and we think that’s a good thing! CrossFit has earned the reputation of being for the young and the very fit, and we certainly welcome those people too but we think of ourselves as the CrossFit box for everyone else.
Competing at the next CrossFit Open is not our focus, and that's because CrossFit didn’t start out as a sport, nor does it need to be highly competitive. CrossFit began as a training methodology, and we still hold true to the origins of CrossFit which can be summed up in CrossFit’s defined goal: Improved work capacity across broad time and modal domains. It simply means that we want to improve performance in many areas; cardiovascular endurance, short bursts of speed and power, strength, co-ordination and more. The goal is realizing improvements that can then be applied to one’s required daily challenges or chosen sport, whether that is running a 10 K, playing in a ball hockey tournament, building a new bunkie at the cottage or lifting your 2 year old out of the back seat.
Our strength is that we typically don’t train elite athletes and instead specialize more in training regular, everyday people. It has given us the skills necessary to accommodate many different levels of ability within the same class. Training elite athletes is easy – we embrace the challenge of scaling movements to fit any given limitation and helping everyone meet their goals in a safe and inclusive environment.
Healthy Shoulders Workshop featuring Indian Club Swinging:
Dec 4th 2:00 to 3:30 pm
FINALLY a Holistic Nutrition Program
tailored just for you.
We have teamed up with Additional Nutritional and are now offering customized nutrition and meal planning services.
We are looking for 10 INDIVIDUALS ONLY that fit the following criteria, to take part in our first ever Energia Holistic Lifestyle & Nutrition Group!
If you answered YES to the above questions please CLICK HERE to learn more.
Serious applicants ONLY. We are only taking 10 individuals to start! Please contact our Holistic Nutrition team if you have further questions at email@example.com
Fitness Testing Now Available -
FREE for Autopay & 6 Month Members
How effective is your current training program? Are you spending enough of your valuable time on improving your weaknesses? Is your volume and type of training enough to reach your goals? If you're interested in improving your level of fitness over time then these are important questions. All too often we focus too much time on our strengths and ignore the things that could deliver us the results we desire.
The good news is we are here to help! We are now offering a Fitness Testing program at Energia, and this is a great way to ensure your training is effective. The first Fitness Test acts as a benchmark, and then subsequent tests serve to inform us about your progress over time. With this data we can make informed decisions on how best to alter your training program to suit your requirements.
Ask us more at the front desk & we'll get you scheduled in for your first benchmark Fitness Test!
Yin Yoga Series (4 weeks)
starts November 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 November 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.
Do your shoulders need a little therapy, or are you looking to keep them healthy and happy? Check out this 90 minute workshop with Jon. Learn some great warm-up drills for the shoulders followed by an in-depth tutorial on swinging Indian Clubs. These 1 to 2 pound clubs are the ideal mobility tool for rehabbing shoulders, increasing upper body mobility and range of motion, relieving neck, shoulder & back pain and improving posture.
SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab) Sunday December 4th 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Limited to only 9 participants. $25 or $20 for monthly pass holders.