THE DRIVE 2 THRIVE

ASHLEY DIER DELVES DEEP INTO WHAT GETS US UP IN THE MORNING(S)

Drive, it keeps you moving forward and silences that little voice that whispers "I can't". It's what appears when your muscles are on fire and beg you to stop. It's what pushes you through those final 25 burpees, those last push-ups, that final lap around the block.

What does drive mean to the individual? I knew what it means for me, but is it the same for everyone? I looked to the community and asked three Academy of Lions members, whom I personally find inspiring, two questions...
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DANCING WITH CROSSFIT

ACADEMY PODCAST - EP#50:


On this episode of the Academy Podcast, Dhani talks to Patricia Allison about how life as a dancer prepared her for CrossFit & Olympic Weightlifting.

They get deep into some good stuff on this one:
  • How Patrica fought her doubt, fear and resistance when first starting her journey at the Academy.
  • The new Dance program, "Tight Moves", and why you may want to try it
  • Our Staff Pics for Books, Movies & Bands
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BCAAs Vs EAAs - WHAT'S THE DIFF?

BCAA’s vs EAA’s - What's the difference? How do they work and should you use them?

This could be an exhaustive article but I’m going to keep it (relatively) short with the intention of discussing it in greater detail in a future podcast. As most of you know, BCAA’s are a favourite supplement used by athletes before and during workouts to help with muscle growth and repair.

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BROKEN SOCIAL SCIENCE
Kevin Drew 

10,000 Cuts: A Blog & Podcast that's personal, truthful, painful, hopeful, athletic & astronomical.
By Academy Co-Founder, Dhani Oks.


Broken Social Scene frontman and Canadian music icon Kevin Drew is like no other. Any conversation with him is a great adventure - an endless source of insights and brain bombs. We cover a lot of ground in our most recent discussion:  meditation, social media, fitness, broken spirits & healing hearts.
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TIGHT ROPES

GET WIRED

If you've been doing CrossFit & MetCons long enough, you know how important the right rope can be to that workout.

Academy has selected this Rope Kit from local supplier,
Trained.To to carry in our shop. It combines the best performance, price and additional accessories. 

  • wire rope
  • spare wire & screws
  • mini cleaning cloth
  • carrying bag

Available now for  $24

"BREATHE"

Community is everything at the #academyoflions.
Here we give a shout out to some great posts.
academyoflions: The crew row row #AcademyofLions #Metcon #Row #sandbagtraining
academyoflions: Breathe and Stop. #thengiveitwhatyougot #academyoflions #olylifting #snatch #riseandgrind
leannk: Back and forth, up and down
ashleymonaghan: The struggle is very real and this new Logic album is really great.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

We are running a full schedule over the Holidays except for the following days:
Thur, Dec 3: 6am - 2pm
Fri, Jan 1st: Closed

The Academy RunCrew is still happening at 7:30pm on Thursday, Dec 3rd. Meet at the front doors of the Academy. 5k route to bring in the New Year!
 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

GET READY FOR THE CROSSFIT OPEN - SNATCH WORKSHOP

The Snatch is one of the most technical and challenging of all the Barbell Lifts. If you are looking to improve your form and performance, this 2-hour workshop is for you. With the CrossFit Open just around the corner, learn how to LIFT WITH CONFIDENCE with Coach Alex Varbanov and the Family.  

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RUN STRONG - FASTER, LONGER & INJURY FREE

Get Faster, Stronger, Longer & Stay Injury Free.  This 3 hour Workshop will give you everything you need to take your Running to the next level, no matter what your skill level, beginner or experienced. We will cover the concepts, skills and simple drills that can be incorporated for only a few minutes before every run, to help you find your TRUE STRIDE. Now includes T-Shirt and 5 MetCon Classes for follow-up conditioning.  

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LIFT UP

Lift Up is a safe, supportive & physically active environment for those who are recovering from addiction, alcoholism & anyone currently dealing with mental health issues. Sessions are every Wednesday at 1:30pm at the Academy of Lions. FREE for anyone at any stage in their recovery and is being run by Amo and Rachel.

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TIGHT MOVES

Back by popular demand! The dance class of your dreams will return better than ever. Keep your eye on the schedule, because we’re here for a good time not a long time. You’re going to have to jump on it while you can! The upcoming dates are January 3,17,24 and 31 at 1:30pm.

Tight Moves is a drop in style dance class for non-dancers. All levels not only welcomed but ENCOURAGED.

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