We have a lot going on this fall that you need to know about!

1) You Are Invited: Labour Day 2019 WOD & BBQ/Potluck
9am Monday September 2nd at CrossFit Empower
This fun team WOD starts at 9am and is designed so every member at every fitness level can contribute to the team’s success.  Come sweat together and hang around after for the eats!

2) Treating Elbow Cancer
11am Saturday September 7th at CrossFit Empower
We had great feedback from members regarding our recent shoulder clinic so we have invited Josh of West Coast SCI back to address the elbow pain that is the most common CrossFit ailment.
$30 registration fee, please contact [email protected] to reserve your spot.

3) 3-Pillars Strong
Thursdays nights 6-7:30pm Starting Thursday September 12th (12-weeks)
I still owe you a blog post on the recent visit from my CrossFit coach and former CrossFit Games athlete, Andy Swartz.  He showed us some very cool concepts regarding reprogramming the proprioceptive, visual and vestibular systems to produce astounding athletic results.  If we have 5+ members interested, he has offered to come to Empower to deliver his 12-week course.
$420+GST for 12 x 90 min sessions ($35/session) starting September 12th.
Contact [email protected] to register

4) KidFit
Our ever-popular fall KidFit programs will be starting up shortly:
TeenFit – Mondays ‪4-5 pm,‬ September 23 – ‬December 2nd $225
(‪No classes October 14 and November 11)‬
Older KidFit (9-12 years old) – Tuesdays  ‪4-5 pm‬, September 24 – November 26‬th $250
Younger KidFit (5-8 years old) – Wednesdays ‪4-5pm‬, September 25 – November 27‬th $250
KidFit (6-11 years old) – Saturdays noon-1 pm, September 28 -December 7th $225
(No classes October 12 and November 9)
Contact [email protected] to register

5) CrossFit Beginners
Starting September 3rd.  Beginner Group Classes included at no additional charge when you purchase a 2-month Empower membership.
Contact [email protected] to register

6) Climb for Alzheimer’s
Sunday Sept 29, 2019  8am
In it’s 8th year the Climb for Alzheimer’s is a fun and exhilarating team based-event that raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer Society of BC by sending participants on a hike up the Grouse Grind.  For the third year a team from CrossFit Empower will take on this challenge.  Put all your hard work in the gym to the test for a good cause and join us!

7) Athletics

Going strong at 6pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 11am on Sundays.
Contact Shades at [email protected] for more info.

8) Strong Man
Wednesdays 8pm with Coaches Dangers & Super Mario
Come out and play with some of the heavy-duty toys we don’t get to use in regular group classes!

9) Equipment Upgrades
I owe you another blog on this.  Shelves are up.  We’re off loading some old equipment.  Motor’s collecting for the equipment fund for a Ski Erg and more.  Changes are afoot.  Keep an eye on the blog for more news.

10) Heal-in-Meal
Another story awaiting a blog post feature, feel free to wait until I’ve finished testing this product at which time I’ll write a post on my results (so far a few positives but I’m not yet sold on it).  Or, if you’re an early adopter who likes to be first to try things, it is available now.  You can order online $55/tub plus $7 handling plus shipping or you can buy a tub at Empower for $50 (members only).

11) The Open is Coming!
October 10th is the start date for the 2020 CrossFit Open and that means 5 weeks of Saturday morning BBQ/potluck parties!  We will be scheduling Friday make up days through September as we catch ourselves up with the programming.