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
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 classYou 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.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW - click on the series classes tab.
NEW Mom and Baby Outdoor Bootcamp - Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:00 am, starts June 3rd
Get your body back faster with this 4 week series of challenging, fun classes that focus on strengthening & toning your entire body. Bring baby to class, meet other moms and get a great workout! Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am Cost is $65 + HST - advanced sign-up required.
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
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.
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.
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.
sale on spinning shoes - $89 (regularly $129)
We are slightly overstocked on Spinning shoes so we are having a SALE on all in-stock shoes. Come in, take advantage and get a GREAT DEAL on these Pearl Izumi shoes - $89 (cleats are $20 extra but we include installation).
new mom & baby outdoor bootcamp starting july 8th 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.
outdoor single session kb jerk workshop with jon saturday july 19 in riverdale park
Enjoy the outdoor summer weather and learn some new kettlebell technique! The kettlebell jerk is a sport lift that is also usefull to know for regular kettlebell fitness classes, because it is a method whereby you can easily and safely lift a heavy kettlebell overhead. Many people can swing a heavy kettlebell but have to switch to a lighter kettlebell for pressing. Using the jerk you will be able to get your swinging kettlebell overhead comortably! All aspects of this multi-stage lift will be broken down, explained and practiced. The workshop will take place in a shady area of Riverdale Park. Saturday, July 19 11:15 am to 12:30 pm $25.00 plus HST, or FREE for members and monthly pass holders. REGISTER HERE. (under the series tab)
high intensity bootcamps starting july 8th in riverdale park
Our first outdoor bootcamp series with Chrissy starts on Tuesday July 8th. 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.
outdoor indian club workshop with Jon
Let's enjoy this great weather by swinging some clubs in Riverdale Park! 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 9 participants. Saturday July 12, 10:00 - 11:15 am - $25. REGISTER HERE. (under the series tab)
nutritionist corner with Dayna Fradette
Cooling Summertime Powerfoods
Summer is the time to include more cooling foods. It is also the best season for eating more raw foods, salads, fresh juices, smoothies and whole fruits & vegetables. Try fruits and vegetables that are high in water such as melons, cucumber, celery and tomatoes. Look for sweet, bitter and astringent flavours to satisfy your summer taste. Think peaches, raspberries and watermelon for sweet hydration. Go with radishes and dandelion leaves for a bitter flavor. These crisp and cooling foods will help you stay cool and hydrated despite the hot and humid temperature.
Cucumbers are the ultimate cooling food. They are great as juices or cut up in a raw salad. The acids found in cucumber can prevent water retention, a great thing for those of us who tend to feel swollen on hot summer days.
They are loaded with water, vitamins A & C as well as B6 and essential minerals. This means they are full of antioxidants that help fight free radicals and inflammation. They are full of digestive enzymes and are best eaten on an empty stomach half an hour before your meal to help boost your digestive juices. Also, because melons are so high in water and enzymes, they are great for your skin.
Bitter leafy greens
Bitter leafy greens are loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Consuming them will help you digest and absorb your food more efficiently. Dandelion, mustard greens and arugula have a bitter flavor that makes them great summer foods.
Mint is naturally cooling, uplifting and energizing. It cleanses the digestive tract and blood because of its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. Mint is a nutrient rich herb that can be added to any salad, juice or glass of water.
Raspberries contain a high amount of antioxidants, and are known for a specific anti-carcinogenic antioxidant called ellagic acid. Ellagic acid helps prevent damage from free radicals. Raspberries are also lower in sugar than the other summer fruits and are a terrific source of fiber, all key factors in weight control.
When applied to your skin coconut oil is a natural sunscreen, cools you down and calms the nervous system. When consumed, it can help boost metabolism. Since it travels directly to the liver, it is used for energy and not stored as fat.