For most of us, multi-tasking has become the norm. Having a “side hustle” is becoming much more common as people seek to fill their schedules up. However, with more and more responsibility comes a greater difficulty to find time for “other things”, aka we tend to create an imbalance in our lives without sometimes even realizing it. And the first thing to suffer is usually our personal life and/or our health.
How can we find a good balance between our work, personal and professional life when our engine always seems to be running on empty (or caffeine)? Because whether you think you do or don’t, we all need balance in our lives!
Geisa has been a member of 6S for just over 8 months. Ever since first joining, Geisa has committed to a regular routine and has embraced the challenge. She is a dedicated 7am-er and the whole crew notices when she is away! She is a ray of sunshine & brightens up the day with her infectious smile.
Geisa embodies the true spirit of CrossFit. She always brings her best effort and is always willing to learn. She is never shy to give stuff a try and she now confidently kicks up into handstands and is blasting runs in workouts!
Geisa is looking to tackle pull-ups and handstand push-ups next and with her spirit and determination we have no doubt this will happen soon!
Curious about Intermittent Fasting (IF) for weight loss benefits? Have you tried it yourself? Or are you thinking of trying it?
With all the information on the internet selling quick fixes and unsustainable diets, it is hard to know what is "best". That's why we're going to provide you with solid, legitimate research to empower you to make an informed decision!
As coaches and educators of fitness, we strive to make you healthier, fitter and stronger, so that you can live your best life. We want you to live long and prosperous lives, without any limitations. We want to give you to the tools to be successful outside of the gym, so that you can enjoy your life (how you want to) to the fullest!
We are extremely grateful that you have chosen us to be a part of this incredible journey with you - we promise we will not let you down!
To keep the lines of communication open and to be completely transparent so you know EXACTLY what you are getting and WHY, Coach Dave has written a note on the CrossFit class programming which clearly states the short term and long term goals of the class programming. Do you sometimes question why you do certain things in a class? Wonder where the programming is going? Feel you're not getting enough? Or getting too much? Whether you answered yes to any of these questions or you would like some clarification on the WHY behind the class programming, give this blog post a read! You'll learn: why you're doing the things you're doing in class & what you can expect if you keep showing up and giving each class your best effort.
You are all ROCKSTARS & we can't wait to see what the next few months have in store!
Jenn has been with us for almost one year, and continues to surprise us daily with her dedication and goal-oriented personality. In addition to regularly attending CrossFit classes, Jenn runs, bikes and swims "for fun". And, a couple of weekends ago she raced in her first ever half Ironman Triathlon in Huntsville - what an incredible accomplishment! Jenn's strength and confidence is at an all-time high and we are so proud to see her flourish inside and outside of the gym! Not only is she competing in races that most of us will only dream of, but she is CRUSHING it in the gym - learning new skills, lifting new weights and challenging herself daily.
Jenn is adventurous, genuine and always walks into the gym with a smile on her face - what more could we ask for!?
Looking for a healthy snack that's not processed, loaded with fat and lacking sufficient protein?
Our dietitians have put together some of their favourite high-protein snacks, all under 300 kcal (for those of you that are interested)! In most cases, these snacks require minimal preparation, are small and easy to bring with you out of the house & are delicious! There's something for everyone!
FAD//: a style, activity, or interest that is very popular for a short period of time
The Grapefruit diet, Master Cleanse, South Beach, China Study, Atkins, and many other diets pop up when Googling weight loss tips and how to lose that "last 10 pounds". So, it's not surprise that people are easily overwhelmed and confused with the plethora of information available on the internet. We would be too!
Now, we realize that "FAD" does not always mean "BAD"; however, when something only lasts for a short period of time, we have to question its legitimacy and its success. In the context of "diets", shouldn't we strive for developing long-term and sustainable nutrition habits, instead of a implementing a quick 3 month crash diet to achieve the results we want?
As you might already know my name is Kevin Morrison and I’m your newest coach. Hopefully I’ll have already had the pleasure of meeting you but if not, Ill quickly take you through the basics:
Now that that’s out of the way I’d like to tell you a little bit about the origin of my coaching practice and my philosophy around training.
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
On July 6th, we had 13 teams of 4 compete in a team CrossFit competition in Collingwood, ON and we could not be more proud! We had such a diverse group of athletes - from seasoned CrossFitters to new athletes, and even some Olympic Weightlifters participated too! Some of our coaches even got in on the action. Nonetheless, regardless of people's experience or skill, everyone came together and fought hard in each of the 4 workouts.
In case you missed it this year or you want to relive the memories, we have put together a brief recap.
PS. Thank you to Sanja for being our photographer for the day! These are just a select few of the photos that she took - the rest will be made available to everyone ASAP.
Can we talk about #MOMSTRENGTH for a quick second!? Ilana is that and so much more!
Ilana has been a member of 6S for almost one year (1 yr anniversary is in November) and ever since she first joined, she has embodied our core values and stood out as a strong role model and team player. Ilana is a committed 6am-er who makes time for her workouts despite working full-time and raising her children. And she crushes every class she attends! Ilana always brings her best smile and effort, and we couldn't ask for more!
CrossFit 6S team helping you achieve your fitness goals.