January 2016 Newsletter

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WHAT’S HAPPENING / EVENTS

JANUARY NUTRITION CHALLENGE
Food has the power to make us thrive as well as to make us sick. You will be amazed at how great you can feel in just 6 short weeks by changing the foods you eat. 

Starting on January 8th you will be required weigh in, provide measurements, do before and after photos and complete weekly challenges and a benchmark WOD.

To Register: http://bit.ly/JanuaryNutritionChallenge

CROSSFIT FOR CLIMBING JANUARY PROGRAM
The goal of the program is to build strength, power and endurance so a climber can go faster farther, feel stronger, be mentally tougher and more resistant to injury in the alpine environment.

Starting Sunday January 10th – 15 sessions for $225 
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:30pm

To Register: http://bit.ly/CrossFitforClimbingJanuary

COACHES SPOTLIGHT:

This month we would like to give a shout out to our great team of Coaches!

 

ALYSA AMIRAULT

Favourite exercise: burpees, wall balls, double unders & snatch

Least favourite exercise: rowing

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: Hanging out with my family – Hudson, Lloyd & Jeff, drinking wine with my friends and mountain biking.

Real Job: I teach Grade 4 at Lawrence Grassi Middle School.

CHAD LEWIS

Favourite exercise: Anything but burpees

Least favourite exercise: Burpees

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: Walking my dog

Real Job: Arborist, owner of Natural Tree Solutions

TRAVIS MANN

Favourite exercise: Bar Muscle Ups

Least favourite exercise: Hand Stand Push Ups

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: Golf, be outdoors with my kids, think about being in the gym.

Real Job: Manager of Banff Lake Cruise, Brewster Travel Canada.

KIM CSIZMAZIA

Favourite exercise: All lifting and gymnastics

Least favourite exercise: Rowing

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym:  Spending time with my kids.

Real Job: Via Ferrata Guide at Mt. Norquay, ACMG Certified Assistant Rock Guide.

 

KIM PURDY
Favourite Exercise: CHALK !! ……. Yes, I realize chalk is not technically an exercise so I pick HANDSTANDS! Anything involving a handstand. Handstand holds, handstand push-ups, handstand walking. Basically I love to play upside down.

Least favourite exercise: ROWING!!  I find it boring and it NEVER feels good. Not even when I’m done. 

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: My favourite thing to do when I’m not at the gym is hang out with my dogs.

Real Job: Pharmacist 

MARC AMORMINO

Favourite exercise: Back Squat
Least favourite exercise: Handstand walk
What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: Climbing & snowboarding
Real Job: Carpenter

TOMMY PARRISH

Favourite exercise: Snatch

Least favourite exercise: Thrusters

What you enjoy to do outside of the gym: Snowboarding, 
traveling, eating, & watching sports.
 

Real Job: Personal Trainer at One Wellness Spa


GREG THACZUK
Favourite exercise? Thrusters
Least favourite exercise? Mopping
What you enjoy to do outside of the gym? Being a dad, climbing, skiing and eating.
Job outside the gym? Tech support, construction, photographic assistant, whatever pays the bills.

ADAM RAFFKIND

Favourite exercise: I’m a big fan of light to moderate weight barbell complexes and just about anything with Kettlebells.
 
Least favourite exercise: My least favourite movement that has been programmed as an exercise is the pistol. The one legged squat has its place as a movement, but in my opinion, it shouldn’t be utilized as a high rep, speed and volume exercise.
 
What you enjoy to do outside the gym: pretty much anything outdoors. Being inside all the time sucks.  In my current state of affairs, just walking would be nice, playing with my kids, climbing and scrambling, cyclocross, Krav Maga!

Real Job: Dad and ER nurse (sometimes one and the same)

           

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:
PUMPKIN & NUT BUTTER POWER BALLS

Ingredients:– 1 cup oats (or substitute nuts and seeds)
– 1/4 cup flax meal– 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup nut butter
– 1/4 cup canned pumpkin- 2 Tbs maple syrup
– 1 Tbs honey
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1 tsp chocolate chips/raisins

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together. Set in fridge for 15-20min.  Roll into balls, OR spread in pan to make bars. Keep stored in freezer to hold texture.
 

 
MILESTONES & NEW MEMBERS

Congratulations to our new Members that completed the December Fundamentals Program and welcome to all of those in the January Fundamentals Program! We are look forward to seeing you at regular group classes throughout the week!

 

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