Important Updates

On Dec. 5, we posted this picture of Niki, and it was a hit on Instagram.

Niki joined us in January 2017 as part of a six-week New You Challenge, and she didn’t stop when the challenge ended. Over the last 11 months, she’s lost 40 lb. by training three times a week at 6 a.m. and eating better. It’s amazing but not surprising. Our members have shown us that they are regularly capable of incredible things.

I get to see a lot of pictures like this as part of my day job at the CrossFit Journal. Just last week, I saw a 300-lb. grandfather on the left and a 190-lb. guy on the right. His transformation also allowed him to eliminate symptoms of disease, and his health improved so dramatically that his doctor took him off medications. All that happened in about a year, too.

Earlier in the year, I read about a husband and wife who weighed 932 lb. combined. Over three years, they’ve lost about 400 lb. together

These are very obvious transformations, and you’ve no doubt seen others on the Internet and in our gym. Beyond visible changes in weight and body composition, we’ve seen strength and conditioning improve, we’ve seen health markers improve, and we’ve seen people smile more and stand up a little straighter as they find success and confidence.

So what does it take to make a transformation like this? We believe it’s two things: commitment and support.

No change is easy. You have to break a habit, forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and commit to new behaviour. Expect to stumble a few times. Maybe many times. But true commitment means you’re prepared to keep going in the right direction no matter what. We can’t make this decision for you, but we can tell you with certainty that your life will improve if you commit to health.

That commitment needs to be reinforced with support. That’s where we come in. You make a choice, and then we’re all in to provide you with sound training plans, nutrition information, motivation, community, accountability and praise. You have to commit to doing the work, but we’ll tell you exactly what to do to become fit, and we’ll be right beside you.

To get you started, we’ve created the 204 Vitality program. It’s the perfect support program for a lifestyle change whether you’ve fallen off a fitness program or have never worked out. We’ll provide you with nutrition information that will complement your time in the gym, and we’ll do before/after Inbody body-composition scans so you can see exactly how your body changed.

No experience required. Just commitment.

Here are the details:

Program length: Jan. 8-Feb. 27 (6 weeks)

Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 a.m.

Cost: $250 + gst

Includes: Nutrition seminar, 2 Inbody scans ($55 value)


 

If you’re a current member and have a friend or family member who wants to get fit in 2018, please send them this link: http://www.crossfit204.com/204-vitality-program-jan-8/

204 Lifestyle and D.A. Niels would like to invite you to a very special evening of wine, appetizers, education and shopping.

There is no cost, but we ask that you RSVP either to crystal@crossfit204.com or via Facebook. Neil, Analyn and their staff will be opening the store just for our honoured guests. As many of you know, Neil and Analyn are founding members of our Legends fitness program, and we’re thrilled to partner with them for this event.

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. 

Where: D.A. Niels., 485 Berry Street, right next to the gym.

What:

– 204 Lifestyle’s Crystal Kirby-Peloquin and Joanna Gies, RD, will present a host of holiday hacks and nutrition tips for staying fit and healthy during the holidays.

– Beverages and appetizers provided.

– D.A. Niels will generously offer 20 percent off on purchases. Feature item: Wine glasses with clever, stylish measuring marks to make macro tracking easy. If you need any kitchenware—including scales and measuring cups—don’t miss this event.

Please RSVP by Nov. 27.

crossfit-204-lifestyle-oct-2017-3Sept. 29 is the last day to register for the 204 Lifestyle Nutrition Reset!


 
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Before-and-after InBody body-composition scans: Precise measurements of body fat and lean muscle will give you hard data on how your diet affects your body. We’re going to use this info to provide you with individualized target numbers: calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates. You’ll use a tracking app to ensure you hit your numbers.

Intro seminar: We’re going to kick things off together and set you on the right path, and we’ll provide resources and answer all questions.

crossfit-204-lifestyle-oct-2017-2204 Lifestyle Information package: The guide will outline exactly what we’re doing and why. It will also contain a meal builder that will allow you to create meals that help you hit your target numbers.

Access to private Facebook group: We’ll be posting all kinds of recipes and resource in this group. Your responsibility is to share one goal at the beginning of the week as well as one bright spot at the end of the week.

Accountability: We’re going to have a large number of people making significant changes to their diets, and this group will help you stay on track. If you’ve ever felt alone when trying to make a diet change, you’re going to feel the group’s love now.

Action plan on completion: As the challenge ends and we provide your “after” InBody scans, we’ll tell you how you can stay on track and live a healthy lifestyle that allows you to enjoy the foods you like.

Cost: $110.25

tester-igFitness First wraps Aug. 16—present completely punched cards to Crystal or Cody to receive your prize. If you’ve taped a card to the whiteboard, we’ll have a prize waiting for you!

And if you want to see what the prize is, check out @crossfit204 on Instagram.

The program is over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop your extra activities. For the last two weeks of summer—and beyond—remember to do something first, then relax. In fact, carry that over into fall and winter.

If you have any feedback about this program, we’d love to hear it. Thanks for participating!

tester-igThanks to everyone who signed up for Fitness First!

If you missed out but still want in, talk to Crystal, and she can slip you in past the deadline.

If you have your card in hand, here are the details once again:

You need to work out 24 times–4 times per week–over the next six weeks to fill the card and earn the prize.

Workouts at the gym count–be sure to give your card to the coach and ask for a punch whenever you work out (maximum 4 punches per week).

But we know many of you are out and about enjoying the weather and sometimes can’t make it to the gym, so outside-the-gym workouts count, too. All you have to do to get credit for the workout is post a picture or video to Instagram, note what you did and tag @crossfit204. Then punch your card yourself if you’re away or bring it in and get a coach to do it. (Max 4 punches per week–but you can do more than 4 workouts!)

For example, Coach Dave did today’s workout in his basement and posted it to Instagram. Jeremie has also documented his on-the-road training with a kettlebell. Running and swimming cycling count! Dock workouts count! Moving a giant pile of wood for time counts! Count anything that shows you’re committed to staying fit over summer!

Remember to tag @CrossFit204 so we see the post! We’ll comment, like and share.

Need workout ideas? Click here.

After Aug. 12, hand in your completed card to receive a prize.

If you have any questions, talk to Crystal!

 

crossfit-204-june-10-2017-murph-bbq1We have recently made some changes to our class schedule based on member feedback and a thorough review of our attendance records. We are optimizing the summer schedule to make sure we have classes in the right spots and the best ratios of coaches to athletes.

Added:

  • 11-a.m. class Tuesday
  • 11-a.m. Thursday
  • 11-a.m. Friday

Cancelled:

  • 8-p.m. classes and skill sessions on Tuesday and Thursday (8-p.m. classes and skill sessions still available Monday and Wednesday)
  • 7-p.m. class on Friday
  • Second hour of Dale’s Garage on Sunday (open gym is now 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Please make sure you review the changes. They come into effect for the week of July 1. The complete class schedule can be reviewed here.

We will be reviewing our schedule and attendance on a seasonal basis to ensure that we are providing the best experience to our membership!

See you in the gym!