Join Academy member Joanna Gussmann & coach Ashley Monaghan June 4th for a self defense workshop at the Academy.
Each day, I am grateful to be alive and moving, there's no better way to spend it by taking care of my health through fitness.
Kettlebell FLOW is designed with the intent of kettlebell specificity. This means in order to become fluid with the bell you must constantly be using it. The use of kettlebells allows athletes to bridge the gap between their strength & cardio thresholds. The goal of the programming is not about finding a maximal weight, rather about learning how to move efficiently with weight.
It’s possible that when you saw the in-house announcement about the upcoming Paleo Challenge in June you became ridiculously excited - you’ve always wondered about doing something like this, this is the perfect time and place to do it!
Leafy greens should account for the greatest volume of food that you eat every day - sadly, for most people this is far from the case.
"I had always had a ridiculously competitive spirit (which got me into a lot of trouble with team sports and life in general growing up) and I needed an outlet in an individual-athlete’s sport. At first I had no idea what I was doing and couldn’t even do a single-under skip, never mind trying to punch, kick, elbow and not get hit. Being competitive and super stubborn, I showed up to Muay Thai classes every day, twice a day until I landed my first amateur fight and won"
IN A NUTSHELL...
- Put a team of 3 people together. (members, non-members, anyyyyyy body!!!)
- Each team contributes $30 ($10 per person) We will be accepting additional donations through the donation page and day of the event.
- Teams will help plant trees and flowers at Trinity Bellwoods followed by a workout with the Academy and snacks/refreshements from Flow and Grow Op!
- All money raised will go to the World Wildlife Fund for Earth Day!
You came, you saw, you conquered. Thank you to all the lions who made 17.2 an event to never forget.
"Practice what you are not good at. Put in the time to improve what you don't like doing or can't do. Can't do a pull-up - practice doing one a day, can't do a push-up - start on your knees and work your way up."
Last week marked the first week of the 2017 CrossFit Open - a time when CrossFit athletes from around the world get to measure themselves up against each other and themselves.
Whether you participated, volunteered or cheered, you made 17.1 at the Academy a speical event. Thank you.
"I grew up on a dirt road outside of Rosseau, Ontario, which is in Toronto’s cottage country just west of Huntsville. During high school I lived in Belleville ON, close to Kingston and then later moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba for post-secondary school. After graduation in the fall of 2014, I decided it was time to move closer to my family and for some new job opportunities; Toronto was my instinctual choice."
"Since starting, it has definitely become the main outlet in my life. I work in finance downtown, after sitting all day it is important for me to be able to do something to get me moving again. I have also used it as a mental outlet."
With the Open fast approaching, it’s time to try and be one with Dave Castro, the director of the CrossFit Games, to predict and surprises for the upcoming 2017 CrossFit Open. I’ve given up on trying to predict the workouts, I’ve even created a spreadsheet with past workouts to try to guess what the following year’s workouts would be (maybe I’ll share that one day) but trying to guess the twist that Dave puts in each year seems more fun. Here are my top 3 picks.
"New year, new me, right? Probably not. Look, I’m sure you have totally honest intentions of sticking to the “New Year (insert trend here)” workout program you tore out of that magazine but chances are most of us will not. I don’t mean to sound like a negative ass, but there are legit studies showing the likelihood of people sticking with a New Year’s resolution... the numbers are grim. There are, after all, reasons why every publication under the sun run workout stories - they sell. Rather than regurgitating what I wrote last year in New Year’s Resolutions are Bullshit, I thought I’d go a different route and talk about: How to Stay Sane."
2016 has been a special year! Thank you to our community.
"So much of achieving is believing. Sure there's skill and ability, hell maybe even a bit of luck, but if you don't believe off the jump that you CAN, you're selling yourself short."
"The Festive Season is finally upon us and with it, one of the biggest challenges faced by all, including my clients. Is the weeks of parties, lunches, dinners, with friends, family, & work."
"It really was life changing for me at the time. I started training for races and almost died during my first 10km race. I made sure to train smarter after that. Now I have done numerous Half Marathons, always trying to increase my time and plan to run the Full Marathon next summer."
Our community is truly incredible. It's filled with individuals who challenge themselves to be better athletes but more importantly better people.
On Dec 8th, Moe Bsat will embark on a day-long run that will challenge his mind & his matter.