"Getting healthy was an uphill battle for me and I don't think I could have managed it anywhere else. I still have a mortifying/hilarious memory of two of my classmates helping me do a wall walk by holding my legs up and keeping them on the wall. There was no judgment, only a desire to help me succeed."
"I feel that these experiences and the fact that the sport wasn't taught to me from a super young age forced to me truly understand and learn what I was trying to do with my body, which now makes it easier to guide others down the same road."
GET A DEAL ON CLASSES AND HELP AN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY
Funds raised from every deal purchased will be donated by Clickchange to Right To Play's PLAY program in partnership with Canadian Olympic Medalist & Legend Adam Van Koeverden. The donations will help improve the lives of children through the power and impact of sport and play in our indigenous here in Canada.
One night we drove-up to his massive farm just a couple of hours outside of the city to learn about his vision for a place he was building called “Woodfield.” Over bottles of red wine, huddled around an ancient wood stove in a converted maple syrup shack, Mike shared with us his dream to build a natural retreat centre to help kids, adults and families re-connect to their health, strength & creativity through the natural world...
PODCAST OF THE WEEK:
EP. 85 - RACHEL & AMEDEO TALK ABOUT MOVING ON FROM A DIFFICULT PAST & HOW THEY ARE HELPING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THROUGH THE LIFT-UP PROGRAM
Rachel Hill walked into the Academy a couple of years ago looking for an opportunity to live the life she wanted. She was shy & very nervous at the time and not at all the person that most of us know today.
Amedeo Patuelli, started off his journey in a similar way almost 8 years ago and about 100lbs heavier. Today, he is the Academy Of Lions Community Manager...
Get your wigs, fangs & make-up ready. Things kick off at 8pm and go late. If you regularly attend CrossFit, MetCon, Barbell, Oly, CommUNITY Classes & RunCrews at the Academy feel free to stop by with a + 1. CHECK THE FACEBOOK POST >
. WAY OF THE BARBELL - THE SEMINAR
JOIN JUSTIN SANTOS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th
Learn the essentials of Barbell technique to help power your workouts. Whether you're CrossFitter, Oly Lifter or just someone looking to introduce more Barbell work into your game, this is the seminar for you. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE >
. HOWL-O-WEEN ON OSSINGTON!
Our pals at Unleashed in the City our hosting a great Halloween event!
Saturday October 29th there will be a Halloween pup parade & costume party! The party will start at noon and is located at 45 Ossington! Click the photo for more information on the event and Unleashed in the City. EVENT INFORMATION HERE >
BIG DEALS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Academy Members & LionHead Subscribers get PROMOS & DISCOUNTS from our Partners:
BRAIN STATION Learn the skills you need for the digital present & future. Lots of courses & sessions starting at $20.
We build strong communities through athletics, movement and doing the right things for our bodies & minds. Academy Of Lions is an officially affiliated CrossFit Gym that has been serving the people since the summer of 2008.