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Dear Members,

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.


March 2020

WHY DO YOU TRAIN?

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.

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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 Gymnastics
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

2nd Floor Studio For Rent

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.

Full Body Yoga Tune-up Series
with Lea

Starts Sunday March 8th
Attend 1 or all 4

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!

Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all four classes for $75+hst or $25+hst each

SIGN UP NOW. (under the Series tab)

Barbells for Beginners Workshop
with Lea

Saturday March 28th

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.

Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, all four classes for $75+hst or $25+hst each

CHECK OUT OUR CLASS SCHEDULE HERE

Personal Training

EXPRESS 30 Minute Sessions and Small Group Training

PT EXPRESS 30

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.

Single Session: $45, Pack of 5: $40 Each, or Pack of 10: $35 Each

Email Lea to inquire or book your first session

SMALL GROUP TRAINING

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.

Small Groups up to 4 Participants. Session price is dependent on number of people and number of sessions.

Email Lea to inquire or book your first session

Member Of The Month - Dale Smith

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.

Q: How long have you been a member at Energia & CrossFit Greektown?

A: I began taking Energia spin classes in winter 2018. I decided to try kettlebell that summer. Another Crossfit athlete encouraged me to begin Crossfit classes last winter. So I've been involved with Crossfit Greektown now for about a year.

Q: What classes do you attend regularly?

A: Crossfit and Burn-45 are my go-tos. And usually I'll include a yoga or iron core class once a week.

Q: What sort of fitness did you do prior to joining?

A: I've always enjoyed outdoor cycling and hiking. But in 2014 I injured my lower back. So I began doing rehab pilates, then more intermediate and advanced forms of it became a weekly routine for me. I learned the hard way that a strong core is key to athletic success.

Q: What keeps you motivated to come so often?

A: There's a lot to learn in Crossfit, and there's always much to improve. So I like those challenges. I also like seeing how my body responds to certain workouts, whether they are more cardio-based, or focused on increasing strength. Importantly, the encouragement and adaptability of Energia instructors to my physical limitations--whether I'm injured or in some way uncertain of a particular movement--have helped me improve tremendously. I also enjoy seeing so many dedicated athletes every week, and getting to know people from different walks of life.

Q: What’s your favourite CrossFit WOD or exercise & why?

A: The only reason I'm saying this is because it was the first Crossfit wod I encountered. It was the Kalsu: 100 thrusters total with 5 burpees every minute. I like being able to see how I've improved over time, so the Kalsu is a useful (though painful!) measure.

Q: What's one thing you've achieved in CrossFit that you're happy/surprised about?

A: Oh, I'm surprised I can do a lot of things now--box jumps, heavy deadlifts, knees to elbows, skips. But I'm most surprised to discover that I like running, and that my body doesn't mind it. I look forward to summer when we can be outside.

Q: Do you have a fitness goal for 2020?

A: My New Year's resolution was to begin doing 24" box jumps, which I began incorporating into my workouts in January, thanks to Lea's encouragement. I continue to work toward getting my double unders, and I want to improve my pull-ups.

Q: What’s one thing you can share about yourself that would surprise your gym friends?

A: I grew up in Texas and I have a PhD in Rhetorical Theory from the University of Texas at Austin. I don't talk about it much, but I'm also a poet with five books. My first Canadian book of poems will be published by a press in Vancouver next year.