Hold on Empowerites, there’s a lot coming at you this March!

20 in 2020 Continues!
Did you attend 20 or more classes in February?  If not, you can still get in the game.  Classes in excess of the 20 class minimum can be credited back to January or February to get you caught up but they cannot be paid forward.  And starting March you must maintain at least 20 classes per month to remain in the game.

Spring Break is coming, want to get attendance credit while travelling?  Post to the CrossFit Empower Facebook page.
If you visit another CrossFit post a photo with the coach, name of affiliate, the WOD and your score.
If you’re working out on your own, tell us which WOD you’re doing, post your score and a video clip of your workout.

Monday March 2nd CrossFit Beginner Group Classes
Our next beginner classes start next week!  7am or 7pm options available.  Classes run Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday.  Contact [email protected] to register.

9am Saturday March 7th Paul Tylla on HEAL
I’ve blogged about it but you can hear from the man himself, HEAL founder, Fire Chief, CrossFit Masters athlete and all around good guy, Paul Tylla when he visits Empower to talk about his product and answer all your questions!  Free event, no registration required.

1pm Saturday March 7th Laughter Yoga with HeeHee
January and February had a fantastic response and rave reviews so HeeHee is back again in March to help you bring out your inner joy!  Free event, no registration required!

5pm Saturday March 7th Women’s Day WOD
This year the Workout for Women’s Day is a weeklong event with classes being offered by donation throughout the city March 1-8
https://www.strongertogethervancouver.com/schedule ).

Are you in?  The CrossFit Empower Athletics class will be offered by donation. Open to members and non-members it will be a chipper style workout that can be tailored to all fitness levels. Guaranteed workout for all! Come, WOD, help support this important cause and go forth into a Saturday night. Love to have you and meet your friends and family!

Sign up at www.empowereverybody.com/calendar or by email: [email protected]

11am Saturday March 14th XPT Breathing with Brooke Siem
2015 CrossFit East Regionals competitor, Brooke Siem is the Pacific Northwest’s only XPT Certified Breathwork & Performance Coach. She is bringing her Performance Breath Workshop to CrossFit Empower in order to teach you how to increase your performance, both in and out of the gym, through proper breathing.

Founded by surfer Laird Hamilton and Olympic volleyball player Gabby Reese, XPT is rooted in teaching people to learn to adapt to physical and mental stress through breathwork, movement, and recovery.  Registration $40 per person (cash only), only 12 spots remaining.

11am Saturday March 28th Eating for Competition with Power Up Nutrition
Of special interest to our CanWest athletes, this seminar is open to everyone interested in learning to optimizing eating to produce your best game-day performance.  $25 per person, no registration required.

Saturday April 4th Strongman Field Trip to CrossFit Squamish
Coaches Super Mario & Dangers invite you to join us as we pay a visit to Jesse Bifano, owner of CrossFit Squamish and Strongman aficionado.  Jesse and his team will introduce us to many fun Strongman events.  A great way to prepare our competitors for the CanWest Games, this seminar is open to all levels.  A fun day of play with a pub only steps away afterwards!  Prices based on numbers (more people = less $/person).  Sign up on the bulletin board.

Volunteer at the CanWest Games
The 2020 CanWest Games CrossFit Sanctional will be hosted in June at UBC.  Empower is sending no less than 17 athletes and you can represent Empower as well by volunteering for 1, 2 or all 3 days.  Be a part of the very first Western Canadian Sanctional event and be on the field with local and international CrossFit stars!  Watch our Empower athletes compete.  And help us win a C2 Bike!  Volunteers are needed for judging, set up and many other tasks.  The more volunteers we send the more chances we have of winning.

Friday June 5th, Saturday June 6th, and Sunday June 7th. (The minimum commitment is one day, but the volunteer swag gets better and better from one day to three… three days gets you shoes!)

Other opportunities include medical response and media teams, but the biggest need is for:

–        Judges – experienced judges and beginners (fresh eyes!) both welcome!

–        Crew – perfect for those itching for an all-day workout!

Interested folks can register at: https://www.canwestgames.com/volunteer/.
Direct all questions to:

Constance Ratelle
Volunteer Director
2020 CanWest CrossFit® Championship