Who’s crazy enough to do a relay row for 24 hours straight? A bunch of All Levelers, that’s who! Starting at 9:30am on Saturday Nov. 25th we will put a steady stream of athletes on a Concept 2 rower to help raise funds forwww.growonwindsor.com. We will spend the night at the box and pass the time with card tournaments, movies, pizza, video games and whatever else we can think of to take our minds off of rowing.
All funds raised will go to the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation and help Windsorites who suffers from this terrible disease. Sign up at the box for a shift and help us Row Row Row our way to a cure. Cancer never sleeps so neither will we.
Love to WOD (me too)? Love to drink wine (me three)? Love to paint (uhhh…maybe)? Well, two out of three ain’t bad and you’ll love painting when you are instructed by our very own master artist Laura. Hit a fun and accessible WOD (bring a friend, open to anyone, even non-All Level members), crack open some delicious, delicious wine and then learn to paint on your own canvas with Laura. Cost is $40 per person which will cover your painting supplies, wine and some finger foods. Let’s have some fun, drink some wine and unleash our inner Picasso! Only 15 spots available. Book now!
In House CrossFit comp during the day, Halloween dress up party at night!
Circle this day on your calendars.
It’s been 4 years in the making so you know it had better be good!
Come celebrate with the same people you sweat with day in and day out.
What got you started in CrossFit? How did you hear about it?
I had a friend who was a member at a gym and really liked it. It seemed daunting. I had finished personal training at another local gym but needed a way to keep the momentum going and keep active. I didn’t feel skilled or educated enough to complete my own programming or self-motivate. I did a lot of research on local CrossFit gyms and really liked what All Level stood for.
What is your favourite part about coming to the gym?
By far the atmosphere and the people. All Level has amazing coaches and members. I’ve made a lot of great friend since joining a year ago.
What is your favourite CrossFit movement? Least favourite?
I love deadlifting and backsquats! A month ago my least favourite may have been running but I’m learning to have a small appreciation for it these days thanks to encouraging members and coaches. I think any of the gymnastics pieces are maybe my least favourite but only because I’m not very good at them right now. Overhead squats maybe too.
What are your goals in CrossFit?
To continue to learn new movements. I’d like to get better at gymnastics pieces – that month was tough for me lol. My overall goal is to just make the decision to show up every day, continually improve in the gym, and become healthier overall. I’ve come so far but I have a long way to go.
How do you explain your newfound obsession with CrossFit?
I’m not sure it’s an obsession but it’s definitely a life style change and a shift in priority. My friends and family have been pretty supportive. Some have even dropped by All Level to check things out. The random bruises are a bit hard to explain, but I’m pretty proud of them.
What advice do you have for someone who is thinking of trying CrossFit?
Just do it! Research to find a place that has good, skilled coaches and go! Come to All Level with me!!
Be honest with them about your goals and fears. You may feel a bit defeated at first but stick with it because something you are really bad at today, you’ll be a bit better at next month if you just keep at it. True story: I didn’t eat properly before one of my onramp sessions and almost passed out. “What the hell am I doing here?” ran through my head a lot in those first few sessions. Just keep going. It gets great!
What does CrossFit mean to you?
CrossFit has showed me I can achieve way more than I ever thought I could. It’s been a real eye opener! It also means consistency and community. I have met so many great friends, and gotten to know their families. It’s just a part of my day!
How has CrossFit helped you improve your life outside of the gym?
I am all about routine – this should not be a surprise to anyone who knows me well. Coming to All Level is one hour a day where I can clear my mind from the everyday chaos. That workout helps set the tone for the rest of my day. The mental component is huge for me personally. I’m noticing a difference in my confidence levels, which in turns helps me to step outside my comfort zone more often. Finally, I’ve started improving my lifestyle by eating better. If I’m going to show up 5 days a week and sweat my ass off then I may as well make things a bit easier by fueling my body better.
We started training at All Level during the Toronto Maple Leaf’s off season this year and we are thrilled with our results! We are both stronger, fitter and healthier. WODs feel like personal training sessions, although they are in a group setting with a healthy dose of competition to keep you pushing. The environment is positive and the coaches are skilled, supportive and motivating.
We also took our training to the next level when we stared working with Corie and her Nutrition RX’d program. We have both lost a ton of weight and we feel empowered to make better food choices. We would strongly recommend All Level and Nutrition RX’d to anyone who wants to lose weight or just take their training to the next level!