NEW JOURNEYS AND FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

ACADEMY MEMBER ASHLEY DIER GETS SOME PERSPECTIVE FROM MOE AND KATHRYN


I am a firm believer in the universe placing you where you need to be at the exact moment you need to be there, all it takes is a bit of awareness and sometimes a little conversation to acknowledge these "perfect combination" type of situations. For CrossFit Open, first-timers Moe Bsat and Kathryn Lenarduzzi, the Open has proven to be that "perfect moment" kind of place for many reasons.
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SEASON OPENER

#InThis2Gether BB TEES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER


Celebrating the power of community.
Available in Black, Blue Jay Colourway, Kids & even little creature sizes

 
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THE NEW CYCLE

ACADEMY COACH RICHMOND LAYS OUT WHAT'S NEXT FOR ALL ACADEMY MEMBERS


As the open season starts worldwide, here at the Academy, it signifies a new annual program cycle for the crossfit programming.

As you may know we are introducing some new movements and skills to help build out a wider base of athletics but reintegrating some old habits to ensure we don't lose touch of the basics.
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EP. 62 - WHY QUITTING ISN'T FAILING

ACADEMY MEMBER MATTHEW CHRISTOPHER MANHIRE TAKES US ON A JOURNEY OF WINS, LOSSES, PASSION AND MECHANICAL DINOSAURS.

Don't back down. Dig deep. Stay in school. Never stop believing. Don't quit. 

Is giving up for losers? Matt Manhire and I talk about how quitting University allowed him to finally pursue the work & life that had been calling him for years. 

Matt's a fascinating guy, a person you want to keep in your world because his perspective makes ordinary things come alive. We're at the Academy most mornings working out and getting way too philosophical about it all. In between lifts & rounds we riff on books, politics, art and how we can hack our muscle-ups & handstands.

He's worn a lot of hats: sailor, climber, dinosaur wrangler, runner, traveller & photographer. But whatever the work, he throws himself into it with great effort, study & enthusiasm. 

Most of our conversations should be podcasts, so I finally turn on the record button. Hope you enjoy it. 

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SPRING CLEANING & JERKING

DROP BY THE ACADEMY MARCH 17-20


The Academy is doing some spring cleaning! There's going to be a wide array of equipment, clothing, media, shoes and some other novelty items.

Drop by early before everyone snatches up the good stuff.
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"BABY BELLY"

Community is everything at the #academyoflions.
Here we give a shout out to some great posts.
keineintritt 16.3 should have been a bit more of a showcase for my (limited) skill set, but I had a hard time getting comfy on these pull up bars. Nonetheless, the crew @academyoflions was insane with energy and hospitality and truly embodied what it means to be part of this awesome CF community.
coach_richmond Come watch @coach_freya, Jenn and I throw down in a scaled pregnant WOD tomorrow for 16.3. Had to practice dumbbell snatching with a "baby belly" #itwaswayharderthanithought #greaterrespectforwomenwhocrossfit #hashtageverythinginasentence
 
caker_baker Just tried out a very sweaty, but super fun- free community class with @_stephaniesilva_ At @academyoflions on ossington! #workout #cardio #fitfam #fitness
mike_krupica The moment I realized that the students I was supposed to be mentoring were teaching me. Check out some amazing artwork done by the students of Oasis Skateboard Factory.
 

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