class and clinic highlights
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
begin to run clinic starting sept 8th on mondays
Begin running this fall and enjoy what is usually the best running weather of the year! Our last begin to run clinic of the year starts on Monday September 8th at 6:00 pm. This 8 week walk/run program will transition slowly and safely from mostly walking to running 25 minutes continuously - perfect for those brand new to running or returning to running after a break. Training with a group is fun, motivating and will help you stay on track! SIGN UP NOW. $75 or FREE for members & monthly pass holders.
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!
brooks test run tues sept 16 6:30
We are giving everyone a great opportunity to "try before you buy" on our regular Tuesday run - the Brooks staff will be on hand starting at 6:00 pm with a full fleet of their awesome shoes for you to try. Come early, get set up, and take them out on your regular run. If you fall in love we will help you out with a 15% discount on Brooks shoes on that night only (rain checks offered for unavailable sizes).
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.
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 be held 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.
labour day holiday weekend classes and store hours
We will have regular classes on the weekend but an adjusted schedule on holiday Monday:
Friday August 29th - regular classes, store open 11 - 7
Saturday August 30th - regular classes & clinics, store open 10 - 5
Sunday August 31st - regular classes, store open 10 - 5
Labour Day Sept 1st - 9 AM SPIN, 9 & 10 AM KETTLEBELL - STORE CLOSED
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 continues - up to 50% off.
Our awesome end of season sale will continue into September - come in soon for the best selection of summer apparel and footwear with savings of up to 50% off!
high intensity bootcamps starting sept 9th in riverdale park
The next bootcamp series with Chrissy starts on Tuesday September 9th. 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 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.
featured products - our complete GPS line-up featuring Timex & Garmin
We are now carrying a complete line-up of GPS watches at multiple price points and with differing feature sets. Here's a brief description of the units:
GOOD - TIMEX IRONMAN EASY TRAINER $125.00:
The Timex Easy Trainer is an affordable watch for runners and walkers who simply want speed + distance on their wrist during a workout. It has a 30- workout memory, shows current or average speed, pace and distance, and features an 8 hour battery life in GPS mode.
BETTER - GARMIN FORERUNNER 10, $149.95:
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is an easy to use watch that shows your run time, pace and distance as you run. In addition it has other cool features such as auto split time display, "virtual pacer" alarm system that notifies you when to speed up or slow down, and a "personal records" storage. After your run you can upload all your data to the excellent Garmin Connect site where you can map out your run, chart your data, share your info with others, and more.
BEST - GARMIN FORERUNNER 220, $279.95:
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is the ultimate running companion, with awesome looks and the best feature set to match. This GPS has all the features of the Forerunner 10, and in addition has a larger display with 3 points of data on screen, the latest, fastest and most accurate GPS tracking capabilities, more storage and double the battery life of many other GPS watches.
nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette
The summer is almost over and for many it's time to get focused with a fresh start for fall, yet that "spacey" summer feeling might be lingering, making it difficult to concentrate. Fall is a perfect time to add some grounding fall foods to your shopping list. The idea of grounding foods stems from the Chinese medicine theories of the energies in food. Traditional Chinese medicine states that each food has a unique energy that affects your body a certain way. This goes beyond the calories, macro and micro-nutrients of food. We're talking about the energetic effect of food on your mood, your awareness & your energy levels. For example - that green smoothie that you lovingly prepared with fresh, organic ingredients from the friendly local farmers offers energy to your body that leaves you feeling great, both physically and emotionally. As the seasons shift, it's important to shift your diet as well. These grounding foods will help add balance to your life.
Eggs, meats and nuts offer a grounding energy to the body. They can also help stabilize blood sugar, which balances the mind. It's important to make sure that your proteins come from an environment of positive and healthy energy. Look for hormone free, organic, free-range, and naturally and ethically raised. Remember that quality foods offer quality nutrients to your body.
beets, garlic, carrots, turnips, radishes and ginger. All of these veggies are packed full of nutrients and because they grow beneath the surface, root vegetables have a way of grounding us and making us feel like we have two feet firmly planted on the ground.
Yams and Sweet potatoes:
These tasty root veggies get a mention because they're not only grounding, they can also curb your sweet tooth, which will really help you get rid of that spacey feeling. Avoiding processed sugary treats is a great way to support your body with balance and focus. As the season changes, these sweet root veggies will also help your body adjust to cooler temperatures.
The next time you're having one of those days when you're feeling spacey, try adding some of these grounding foods to your diet. You might be surprised at how affective they can be!