We had a fantastic turn out yesterday to help us celebrate the start of our 3rd year in our great Jericho Village location.  We had 27 members turn out to participate in the team workout designed for 24, plus several members who came out to cheer teams on.  Even the sunshine came out to help us celebrate.

Teams of 4 or 5 circulated between 3 challenging stations playing for points against other teams.  Despite the numerical disparity, team scores were close.  The winning team Vertigo did have five members but scored only 24 points more than second place Team No Rep’s team of four.  The other teams: Wish, 2020 (aka Perfect Vision), Empower Rangers, and That Team were all close enough in points to call themselves competitive.

It was a great way to launch a very busy 2020 because there is a lot going on at Empower that you need to know about!

CrossFit Beginner Packages
January always brings a flood of newcomers to Empower and this year we have 3 distinct Beginner’s Packages that you can tell your friends about:

Personal Training:
$100/hour or 10 sessions @ $900, 1-on-1 flexible scheduling with your coach
Quick Start Program (Starts January 6th and January 7th)
Pay for a 3-month membership ($250/month) and we include your 9 semi-private beginner classes at no additional cost.
Class times: 7am or 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or 7am or 7pm Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Max registration 4 participants per class.
Total Transformation Package $1550 (value $2000)
Your are motivated to achieve your fitness goals and want the fastest road to success!  Your 3-month Total Transformation Package will fast track to the fitness goals you’ve been dreaming of.   Includes:
* 3-month membership ($750 value)
* 10 private 1-hour training sessions scheduled around your availability ($900 value)
* 3 months one-on-one nutrition coaching with a nutrition expert from Power Up Nutrition ($350 value)


One of our most popular programs Coach Leon has classes starting January for 3 different age groups:

TeenFit (13 -17 years old)
Mondays 4-5 pm
Starts January 13 – March 9 $208 / 8 weeks (No class February 17)
Older KidFit (9 -12 years old)
Tuesdays 4-5 pm
Starts January 14 – March 10 $234 / 9 weeks
Younger KidFit (5 – 8 years old)
Wednesdays 4-5 pm
Starts January 15 – March 11 $234 / 9 weeks


Coach Shades’ very popular Athletics program is included in your Empower membership but is also open to non-members who want to sample some CrossFit-style training:

Athletics Pricing
$20.00 drop-in
5 classes for $80.00 = $16.00/class
10 for $150.00 = $15.00/class
15 for $210 = $14.00/class

Power Up Nutrition

It’s been proven time and again that the key to your best results and performance is a great nutrition plan and the Power Up team produced great results for Empower members in 2018 & 2019.  So in 2020 we’ve teamed up with them to offer you some great options:

The Premium Package
Sign up for three months 1-on-1 coaching with Kate or Annie for $350.
Facebook Live Group
Starting January Power Up Nutrition will be testing this online group coaching format that includes weekly Facebook meetings.
$275 gets you 2-months.
Seminar Series
Annie and her team will be visiting us in the New Year to discuss the following topics:
1) January 11th 9am: Eating for body composition (forget fad diets!)
2) February 1st 11am: Meal Planning & Food Prep
3) March 14th 9am: Fueling for Performance & Competition
$25 per session or $50 if you pre-book all three.

CanWest Qualifiers

We were caught off-guard by the surprise date shift for the CanWest Qualifiers.  As a result, we will be revising our training format to adapt to the much shorter timeline.  If you are registered as an individual or for the team qualifiers, you are welcome to join us Saturdays at 11am.  We will be discussing mind set, pacing and competition strategy.  There will be time to work on your skills and conditioning and ask coaches about your particular competition goals and strategies.

Google Reviews
Thanks everyone who took the time to write us a Google review.  The past couple days we have had prospects approach us specifically citing your reviews as their reasons for their choosing Empower.  It is difficult for prospective members to differentiate between gyms.  Online reviews are a quick, budget-friendly way to help the right people find us.  If you haven’t yet written us a review we’d be grateful if you took three minutes to say something about one of the following subjects:

1. How have you benefited from training at Empower?
2. What does Empower do best?
3. How can the prospective member expect to benefit from training at Empower?
4. Who is the type of person that would most benefit from training at Empower?

Stealing a March Over the Holidays
Congratulations Empower, you did it!  Despite holidays and vacations, you kept on training and the December Personal Best Board bore witness to your success.  Group classes remained busy throughout the holidays including great Christmas Day and New Year’s Day turn outs!