Being the only Zurbaine who likes to get her butt kicked, I jumped at the opportunity to try the new Reebok CrossFit training center in Dollard-Des-Ormeaux. I know, it’s a bit out of the way, but if you live in that area I encourage you to give it a try – you might very well become addicted to the adrenaline rush that CrossFit guarantees! The discipline itself is still fairly unknown by many or perceived as boot camp for boys. False! CrossFit actually has as many female participants as male and sometimes even more.
First of all, it never hurts to have a guy who’s in great shape whip you into YOUR best shape and that is definitely the case at the DDO (Canada’s flagship Reebok CrossFit) gym. Mike Deboever, CrossFit-junkie since 2009, owner and trainer with a Masters in Kinesiology and Sports Science, assures that you’ll get the most out of your workout – with joy and without injury. Each day, Mike and his cohorts design a WOD (Workout of the Day) to keep your gym experience fresh and inspiring. You don’t have to be a fitness freak either, just bring an open mind and a willingness to become fit and healthy. You’ll be able to work at your level and move up from there at your own pace.
The day I tried the Reebok CrossFit YUL, we trained with Mike and two of his CrossFit friends – Dominic Adam from L’Usine CrossFit in Griffintown and Camille Bazinet-Leblanc. I was excited to meet Camille because she’s one of the world CrossFit Queens at only 23! Camille assured us that CrossFit is an excellent sport for women who want to get fit and keep fit while maintaining a feminine physique. She recently got her Mom hooked on CrossFit and now they often train together. An excellent mother’s day gift idea – a membership to CrossFit YUL!
Speaking of memberships, $150/month gets you unlimited access, a full fitness evaluation, personalized training and unlimited daily workouts. There’s no contract to sign, no front desk to pass by – you just come in and get started on your workout with like-minded people. If you want to try it, just contact Mike for a free trial. YUL love it, I’m sure!
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