FLASHBACK FRIDAY- EP. 49 - ORIGINS OF THE ACADEMY OF LIONS

THIS MAY BE AN OLDIE BUT THE MESSAGE STILL HOLDS STRONG.

On this episode Brian Cauley and Dhani Oks go back seven years to discuss how the Academy of Lions started.  

The story is a long one (don't worry, Dhani tells an abridged version!) about having a goal and following through - no matter what

In this episode Brian, and Dhani discuss:

  • Why Dhani turned his life around to start a CrossFit gym with his best friend.
  • How the Academy was forced to relocate not one but three times!
  • What it takes to stick with something when everything else seems against you.
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SWEAT TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER: POWER COUPLES

ASHLEY DIER SPEAKS WITH TWO OF ACADEMY'S MANY POWER COUPLES IN THEIR JOURNEY TO NOT ONLY A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BUT A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.

Sweat is powerful, we know this. Every sweaty opportunity allows us to build, strengthen and re-invent ourselves in any way we desire. We’ve seen the stats and read the reports, working out with a partner has numerous benefits, many reaching far beyond the walls of the gym. I rediscovered the power of sweat while in the mountains with 16 other women and strengthened bonds like I never could have imagined. In the final installment of Sweat Together Stay Together, two Academy Of Lions couples share their story, describe their bonds and really just reiterate the power of a healthy relationship, the power of a couple who sweats together..

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN...

GET YOUR SUNSCREEN ON, TIMES TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL PARK WOD!

June 19th starting at 11am

Open to all members at the Academy!
Come join your fellow lions for a outdoor workout followed by a picnic at Trinity Bellwoods!
Sign up on Wodify - look for the Park WOD class on June 19th!

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SAY HELLO TO YOUR LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET

ACADEMY'S NUTRITIONIST NATHALIE NIDDAM TELLS US WHY SHOPPING YOUR LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET IS WORTH IT!

From parking lots to parks, church grounds to corporate spaces, farmer’s markets are popping up all over the city - do yourself a favour, find one close to you and become a customer.  The produce may be a bit smaller and not quite as shiny and unblemished as the gargantuan version you’ve been buying at your Superstore all winter but it will taste better, be better for you and support the person on the other side of the table looking happy but more than a little bit tired...
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REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON!

JUNE 24-26
RUNNING & YOGA & MEDITATION & METCON & MOBILITY & A BUS & GIFTS...


OFF THE GRID offers urban runners a chance to getaway from the city, to experience natural wonders and recharge. In addition to scenic runs through rugged trails and country roads, there will be yoga, meditation, fitness activities and lots of other fun things to do like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, high ropes and pretty much any other summer camp activity you can think of... 

RUN OFF THE GRID >

GENSTORE FEATURES...

ODDS AND ENDS CLOTHING SALE


CLASSIC ACADEMY TEES $15 / SALE TEES $10
1 HOODIE OR ZIP UP FOR $40 / 2 FOR $70
*SALE IS IN STORE ONLY*
GET YOUR ACADEMY SWAG ON >

FEAR OF CHANGE: BY WARREN CHOW

COACH WARREN CHOW SETS US UP WITH SOME REAL, RAW INSIGHT ON WHY NOT TO FEAR CHANGE.

From talking with close friends over the years and thinking about what makes us afraid I came to this thought, most of us have a fear of pain, fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of judgement, fear of success, and perhaps a fear of happiness.  But if you think about things like pain, loss, failure, success, and happiness … they all provoke a very important thing in ALL of us: CHANGE.  

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SWEAT TOGETHER / STAY TOGETHER

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT DEALS FOR COMPANIES, TEAMS & ORGANIZATIONS

We know how tough it is to have balance in your life.  Work, family, social obligations often come first., but you can't really be your best if you don't take care of yourself first! Academy Of Lions believes that we are better when we USE our bodies and our minds at the same time. So we're extending some really great offers to companies, teams & organization that want to be healthy & fit. 

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING:
If you are a Team Leader, HR Manager, Health & Wellness Co-ordinator or just passionate about your fitness & health, you can sign-up your Company, Team or Organization for preferred discounts on Academy Of Lions Memberships, Classes & Services.  
This means that any employee or team member can use our services at a discounted rate...

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BUDDIE UP FOR CROSSFIT!

DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND THAT NEEDS A FRIEND TO WOD WITH OR WHO MAY JUST BE SCARED TO TRY IT ALONE?

Bring your friends to our FREE CrossFit Intro Class, which takes place every Saturday at 12:15pm! It is a great way to introduce them to the gym and show them what CrossFit is all about.

BRING A FRIEND AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A 3 FREE COFFEE/TEA CARD!

GET THEM TO SIGN UP HERE>

Community is everything at the #academyoflions.
Here we give a shout out to some great posts.
natalielodgeThe best WODs involve walking on others  
#academyoflions #crossfit
colomengirlRise and shine! Keep your eyes focused on what you want and go get it! Happy Monday! #the6ix#mondaymorning #inthis2gether 
@academyoflions 🏼🏻
5RM OH Squat Today: 120#
savedbythekettlebell🖕🏼you pause squats.  #jkilovethemkindof #bigbootybigweights
#functionalthickness #academyoflions
#weightlifting #fightforit
jenny_mc🏼Fist Bumps For The Goon Squad
#metcon #crossfit #friends #grind #academyoflions
#toronto #thesweatlife

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Our Mission is to grow community - that includes our own team. Academy is looking for a Retail Manager, Coaches, Apprentices & Interns for various opportunities.


CLICK HERE TO SEE OPPORTUNITIES
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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.
64 Ossington Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 2Y7
416 538-4967

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