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
Yin Yoga Series - 4 week series - Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, starts March 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 March 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.
NEW IronCore (mom & baby) - Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00 pm, starts February 5th
Get your pre-baby 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.
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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.
KB Sport Snatch 8 week clinic started March 1st
The kettlebell snatch is a swinging lift of power and grace - snatching a kettlebell properly is one of the most satisfying feelings you can experience in kettlebell lifting! This 8 week series will teach the fundementals of this lift and prepare you for your first Kettlebell Sport competition. However, even if you don't plan on competing you are still welcome to participate and improve your technique! Jon, who is a certified IKSFA level II KB Sport Coach, has competed in the snatch achieving Rank 1, and has also trained with and learned from some of the best Russian and American coaches in the world. Lift mechanics, optimal breathing patterns and support drills will be covered in detail. Limited to 12 participants. If you missed this opportunity, there will be others...
After months of training, the Energia Kettlebell Sport Team was ready to show their stuff during the month of October! First up was the One Hour Long Cycle charity event on Saturday, October 19. We joined other locations around the world, all lifting for the same continuous hour, in support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research. So far this one day event has raised almost $10,000 for this great cause!
The goal was to lift continuously for an hour without putting the kettlebell down. We had team members Dayna, Sophie, Tamar, Julia and Susan forming a relay team to share the lifting of the 12 KG bell for an hour, while Jon went the full hour solo with the purple 20 KG bell and completed a total of 331 reps!
One week later on October 26th the team was at it again - this time at the Agatsu Toronto Kettlebell Sport Championships. We had veterans Lea Amaral, Dayna Fradette, Sophie Cohen, Julia Rogers and Mark Mignanelli competing, as well as first-time competitors Susan Benson, Tamar Ishaky, Chandra Hodgson & Lisa Archibald! We had an incredible team performance at the comp, with the team hitting many personal bests and bringing home lots of medals! Congratulations to the whole team!
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.
huge shoe sale - all 2013 models up to 30% off
The new models have started to arrive but we still have lots on sale and this is our biggest shoe sale of the year! Most models are changing, and the remaining stock is on sale at up to 30% off. Come in early for the best selection!
winter gear on sale now - up to 30% off
In addition to our big shoe sale we have lots of winter gear on sale now. Come in and check out the deals on cold weather tights, jackets, long sleeve tops and more!
NEW candlelight aroma yin yoga class
We are doubling up on the Friday evening candlelight aroma yin yoga class with Sarah! Starting March 21 we are adding a second class, from 7:15pm to 8:15pm.
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. Sunday March 23, 2:00 - 3:15 pm - $25 per person. REGISTER HERE (under the Series tab)
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).
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!
nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette
Simple 5 Minute Snack
With all the processed snacks out there, people don’t often take the time to make snacks from their own kitchen. Check this one out, made with five ingredients – 5 ingredients people! – and in less than 5 minutes. This recipe goes to show just how easy it is to create a snack that is delicious, nutrient dense, hearty & one that everyone will enjoy. This is a perfect snack to satisfy your hunger in a healthy way. Loaded with protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, healthy fats, and vitamins B, C & E! These refreshing lemon snacks are great for post-workout refueling. Plus – gluten free, vegan, raw & paleo friendly.
Lemon Nut & Seed Snacks
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup fresh dates (approx 10), pitted
- 1 tsp lemon peel zest
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Optional - a few drops of lemon essential oil
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender, or food processor, and process until mixture is loose, small crumbles - about 1 minute. Use a tablespoon to take a spoon full from blender. Pack it in between your hands, by forming a fist - then, roll into a ball. Depending on how fresh your dates are, you may need to add more to make the mixture stickier. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.