The health and safety of our members, their families and the greater community is and has always been our number one priority - not only during these challenging times but always!
For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to close temporarily.
We hope to re-open in two weeks, on April 7th, however we will continue to monitor the situation and will revise this date as needed. Please consult our website and online scheduler for updates.
We have always felt blessed to be a part of such a warm, caring community and we are confident that our community will display it's strength and conviction by coming together during these challenging times to help and support one another, and ultimately to persevere and return stronger.
We wish everyone good health.
There are so many good reasons to train regularly - to lose weight, get stronger, increase flexibilty and mobility, be healthy. These are all good answers, but I also encourage you to go deeper - to find the real reason. It's very simple - if you were agreeing to the reasons I just stated above, go back over those reasons and put the word WHY in front of them. WHY get stronger, WHY increase flexibility.
It's an interesting exercise that can uncover some interesting answers. Interesting because, even though we may share many of the initial reasons to train, these deeper answers can vary wildly from person to person.
The next thing to ask is "why do this?". Why go deeper on your reasons to train? The answer is simple - Motivation. Sure, we may all want to get stronger or healthier, but these reasons end up being a little fluffy and are not anchored in everyday life. To generate some real motivation - the lasting kind, the kind that will keep you coming back day after day - you need to have real, tangible goals that are easy to focus on and are super meaningful to you.
I was reminded of all this recently, when we took a vacation in Arizona. We decided to have an active vacation and that meant lots of hiking in beautiful Red Rock country. Arizona is renowned for it's hiking and we saw many people of all ages attempting to tackle some of these challenging trails - with mixed results. We saw some young people struggling, and some older people tackling them with relative ease. This all reminded me of one of my deep reasons to train regularly - I want to be one of those people who can hike challenging trails with ease - late into my years. Now, when I am training, I can easily bring back this mental image - just like the one to the right of hiking up a challenging trail - and for me that's a personal, powerful motivation to get myself into the gym, and to give it my all once I'm in there.
You may have a different deep reason - to run with your children, or swim across your lake - but whatever your deep reason is - work on establishing a personal, powerful and clear mental picture of what that looks like, one that you can easily recall in your mind to provide deep motivation.
Lea is an expert in the fitness field with 30 years under her belt as an instructor, coach, mentor & business owner, and holds the following certificates/designations:
CrossFit L2 Trainer
CrossFit Weight Lifting
KB Sport Coach L2
Agatsu Kettlebell Certification
Yoga Tune Up Teacher
Ashtanga, Hatha & Yin Yoga Teacher
Stotts Pilates - Mat 1&2
Precision Nutrition Coach – In Progress
Many of you know that our 2nd floor studio, which recently housed Torq, is now available for rent. We are working with a real estate agent to find a new tenant who will compliment our community AND YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE WORD. Do you know someone who might be interested in this space? Please let them know to get in touch with Lea for more details.
This class is a perfect blend of yoga, therapy balls, foam rolling & breathing techniques to help you release tight muscles, improve flexibility and regulate an over-worked nervous system.
Perfect for everyone!
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Barbells are an amazing training tool that can really take your fitness to the next level. Barbells are prominently featured in CrossFit training for good reason - they are fun, challenging and get amazing results.
The thing with using barbells is that these movements are more technical and need to be done correctly to be safe. Solution - take this Workshop! In 75 minutes Lea will give a thorough introduction to a few of the more popular and common "barbell lifts" - Deadlift, Front Squat, Clean, Push Press and Thruster.
It seems we are all time-pressed these days, and often it's our extracurricular fitness that suffers - it's just hard to fit it in.
We get it - and it's why we are introducing a new Personal Training program called PT Express 30. If you're time challenged, and our regular class times don't work for you, then maybe this is the solution. A 30 minute session just for you, when you can fit it in. 30 minutes is just enough time to get a short warm-up, an intense 20 to 25 minute fitness blast, and a few stretches before you're off. All under the close supervision of one of our top coaches, who will also custom tailor a work-out just for you.
We are also now taking bookings for Small Group Personal Training. Maybe you have a work-out buddy or two who would like to join you for a private session with one of our coaches - great idea!
It's so flexible and so productive! You can choose a time that best PT1suits you and your group, and with the numbers this low you are going to get lots of personal attention from a qualified coach. You'll get faster results, and this is an economical way of getting that personal, tailored attention.
We like to think of ourselves as not just a place to work out, but a community. As with any community, we share lots of goals and interests, but we are also made up of individuals so it's fun and insightful to have a look at what makes us unique, within our community. Let's learn more about one of our regulars - Nora.