Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

CPF Summer Send Off Powerlifting Competition

The CPF will be hosting the Summer Send Off Powerlifting competition here at Evolve on September 30th, 2017. this will be a 3 lift, push/pull, bench only, deadlift only
Raw, Assisted Raw, and equipped meet with an 80 lifter cap.

There are still spots available for competition. If you're interested in competing, click HERE to get the registration form. 

 

 

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Squats for Tots
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Squats for Tots

Welcome to the 4th ANNUAL Squats for Tots where both professional, "celebrity" and amateur squatters come together for an afternoon of competition and fun to raise money for children with cancer and their families. 

100% of the money raised through the event and its activities, and through donations will be given directly to the Kids with Cancer Society.
 

Anyone can enter to raise money for the Kids with Cancer Society. To learn more about the event, visit their page here:

https://m.akaraisin.com/15009/?Lang=en-CA

 

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Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Jul
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Interested in learning Olympic Weightlifting? Kevin Zimmerman and Cheng Xu will be putting on the next clinic! Kevin is a level 2 provincial coach, level 3 official. Cheng is a level one coach and has competed at the Western Canadian and National Championships. They will be putting on a 4-hour seminar on the movements involved in Olympic Weightlifting. 
In this seminar, you will learn the technique for the:
•    Clean and Jerk
•    Snatch
•    Push Press
•    Push Jerk
•    Split Jerk
•    And all assistance exercises regarding these movements
 
Kevin and Cheng will be teaching the fundamentals as well as analyzing the movements of each attendee to ensure proper and efficient form is used. This workshop is geared for beginners, intermediate and advanced lifters. 


Kevin Zimmerman has coached at the Olympic Power and Fitness Club since 2005. He is a NCCP level 2 coach and level 3 official. He has coached athletes at many provincial competitions, Western Canadian Championships as well as Junior and Senior National Championships. He has worked with and developed athletes from the novice to elite level.


Cheng Xu has a very well rounded background as both a competitor and coach. He is a level 1 coach and has worked with athletes in both Alberta and Ontario. His competitive experience includes competing at the Western Canadian and National Championships as well as Provincial Championships. 
 

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Date: July 22, 2017

Time: 1-5pm

Cost: $100 per person (plus GST)

Maximum capacity: 20

How to Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

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Evolve High Performance Hockey Program
May
1
to Aug 31

Evolve High Performance Hockey Program

Evolve Strength will be implementing Edmonton's highest level hockey training program available for all teams and players in the City of Edmonton and surrounding area. Our goal is to provide a fully monitored, high performance program focusing on sport specific development of speed, strength, agility, and power, while analyzing each athlete’s physical and mental health to ensure the greatest development to prepare them for the season. The program is led by a high caliber team of strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers specific to hockey. To support the health of our athletes, Evolve has fully incorporated the usage of services from our team of physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, dietitians, chiropractors, and yoga instructors to first rehabilitate any existing injuries developed in the previous season, and second, to ensure each individual is working at their highest ability during the off season. 

With such a strong and wide array of professionals working together with the players, coaches, and parents, we can deliver the most efficient and effective program in Edmonton to ensure top quality treatment, training, and monitoring of every individual and member of your team.

Off-Season Program Development

Off-season programs are vital to helping athletes achieve success and maximize their growth for the upcoming season. This program is developed to address any existing injuries or inefficiencies present in the previous season, then will shift focus to enhancing the stability and power of our athletes, while developing their speed and agility as it applies to hockey specific movements and drills. The off-season program is committed to educating each player in other key areas such as; injury rehabilitation, nutritional guidance, proper warm-up and cool-down protocols,  and safe and effective Olympic lifting techniques as the basis of all power derived movements in training are developed from this . Physical testing will be offered throughout the program to consistently track the athlete’s progress during this critical point in their hockey development.

A heavy emphasis of the off-season will be put on the athlete’s mobility, speed and power; with the ultimate goal to create a faster and stronger player on the ice. Focusing on core stabilization will play a large role in protecting our athlete’s health and season durability, while ensuring the athlete’s strength is being properly used. Each athlete will develop cardiovascular systems effecting anaerobic and aerobic levels that prepare the body for fitness testing and the rigors of an entire hockey season.

Program focus will always stem back to the individuals on ice performance and ultimately what the player needs to become an overall better athlete. In conjunction with the off-ice program, our trainers will be able to work in close relationship with the on ice staff to ensure our athletes reach full potential.

On Ice Program

Playing a large role in the process of each individual athlete will be the transfer of knowledge and abilities from the off-ice program onto the ice. We strongly encourage our athletes to allow us to be responsible for both on and off-ice programming to ensure the player is properly executing both areas of training. A strong emphasis will be placed on Power Skating and Skill Development sessions with specialized coaches in those precise fields. A direct line of communication between on and off ice trainers will be established to ensure our athletes are correcting areas of weakness and maximizing all areas of their skill set. 

Breakdown of the included on ice program is as follows:

  • 10x sessions with a Power Skating instructor
  • 10x sessions with a Skills Development Coach
  • Additionally a pre training camp conditioning camp will be made available to each athlete at a separate price in the month of August

Off Season Training Packages and Pricing

Pro Package:

 

  • 5 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • 20 on ice sessions beginning in May
  • Hockey specific fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $3000.00 (gst included)

Pro Package: (No Ice)

  • 5 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • Widespread fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $2400.00 (gst included)

Amateur Package:

  • 2-3 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • 20 on ice sessions beginning in May
  • Hockey specific fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $2200.00 (gst included)

Amateur Package: (No Ice)

  • 2-3 days a week of training beginning end of April / early May until training camp
  • Widespread fitness testing and Functional Movement Screening
  • Periodization based training programs designed for each athlete
  • Programming available for players taking any form of summer holidays
  • Yoga / Recovery sessions provided during the off-season program
  • Total = $1600.00 (gst included)

To learn more about the program and to register online, CLICK HERE

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Grit Power Open
Jan
29
8:00am 8:00am

Grit Power Open

The 1 st Annual Grit Power Open is here! This is the first APU competition of 2017 which will be a great one to watch or compete at!

3 Lift Raw and Equipped, and Bench Only.
 

42 Lifter limit in 3 Lift (currently full)
14 Lifter Limit Bench Only (9 spots open)

Sanctioned event by the Alberta Powerlifting Union and the Canadian Powerlifting Union.

Interested in competing? Please contact Tim Nadeau at timnadeau@gritpower.ca
 

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Jan
28
9:00am 9:00am

CPF Winter Warmup

The CPF will be hosting a 3 lift, Push/Pull, Bench Only, and Deadlift Only Powerlifting competition this January!

If you're interested in competing in powerlifting with all 3 lifts or simply want to compete with one lift, you're welcome to do so!

The entry form and more information can be found HERE

 

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APU Coaching Summit 2.0
Jan
21
to Jan 22

APU Coaching Summit 2.0

Interested in learning from renowned powerlifting coaches? We are very excited to host the 2nd APU Coaching Summit featuring Mike Tuchscherer, Bryce Lewis, Shane Martin, Avi Silverberg, Bryce Krawczyk, and Jon Stewart. 

To register, please email alberta.powerlifting.union@gmail.com

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Misfit Powerlifting Presents Shell Shocked: A Powerlifting meet for mental health
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Misfit Powerlifting Presents Shell Shocked: A Powerlifting meet for mental health

We are very excited to host Shell Shocked: A Powerlifting meet to bring awareness to mental health.

With PTSD awareness on the rise, Misfit Powerlifting in conjunction with the Canadian Powerlifting League has teamed up to host a meet in support for PTSD and traumatic brain injury in service workers, soldiers and veterans.

All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the department of Canadian Military and Veterans' Clinical Rehabilitation Research at the University of Alberta. 

There will be two platforms running at the same time; a CPL sanctioned platform and an unsanctioned "fun" platform open to anyone from any federation who wants to participate. 

We are also having internationally recognized Powerlifter Brandon Lilly coming to Emcee the event and will be putting on 2 seminars on Sunday November 27th, 2016. The seminar times are:

1. 0800-1400

2. 1500-2100

The seminar is focused on the mechanics of the Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squat. Cost is $135 per person and registration is filling up! To register, please email Sarah McCaffrey at smccaffrey1@hotmail.com

 

For more information on how to enter, visit www.canadianpowerliftingleague.ca/events

 

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Powerlifting Technique Workshop
Oct
23
9:00am 9:00am

Powerlifting Technique Workshop

We are very pleased to announce we will be having a full day workshop on the Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press taught by current national bench press record holder in the 120kg class, Avi Silverberg. 

Movement technique is the basis of everything you do in the gym.  Correct technique can take years to learn, and even longer to master.  Through this seminar, an analysis of the squat, bench press, and deadlift, will be achieved. Both classroom and practical portions of the seminar will seek to understand how to: leverage bio-mechanical principles to maximize technique, realize the full potential of the competition movement standards, modify and progress the movements based on need and athlete readiness, ensure the movements are performed safely to prevent injury, and diagnose and correct movement deficiencies. 

Avi's background in powerlifting started as an athlete, rising through the various levels, and ultimately competing at 8 National Championships and 3 World Championships, highlights include: being the 3rd best bench presser in Canadian history, achieving a World bronze bench press medal, and being the current National Bench Press Record holder in the 120k/264lb class (lifting 300k/661lbs).  In conjunction with my athletic career in powerlifting, he have also studied sport science and human movement, graduating from a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology in December 2014 with a research focus in coaching elite master athletes in powerlifting.  With this experience, it has led him to start my own coaching business, where he currently coach over 40 National level powerlifters, as well as numerous local and provincial-level powerlifters.  Most recently, Avi have served as the Team Canada Head Coach on numerous World Teams, including the: 2012 IPF World Bench Press Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic; 2013 IPF World Sub-Junior/Junior Championships in Killeen, Texas; 2014 IPF World Classic Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa; and 2015 IPF World Classic Championships in Salo, Finland.  In addition, he provides coaching education and seminars on a variety of topics, including: powerlifting movement technique, competing for the first-time, and programming for powerlifting.  Further to his coaching background, Avi holds numerous administrative positions within Canada and Alberta, including being a National-level referee, a member of the Student Scholarship Committee, and President of the Alberta Powerlifting Union. 

We are very excited to have such a celebrated and well educated coach present this amazing workshop so expect the spots to fill up very quick. 

For a more detailed itinerary of the workshop, CLICK HERE

Date: October 23th, 2016

Time: 0900-1700

Cost: $100+GST

Maximum registrations: 20

If you have any questions, please email info@evolvestrength.ca. To enroll online, CLICK HERE

 

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Smart Lifts Open Powerlifting Competition
Aug
27
9:00am 9:00am

Smart Lifts Open Powerlifting Competition

Our 4th APU Powerlifting meet is here! 

The Smart Lifts Open hosted by Shane Martin is taking place on August 27th2016. This will be a  28 lifter maximum (with wait list) so definitely register soon as this meet will fill up fast!

To download the registration form, CLICK HERE

For additional information, email Shane at mr.shane.c.martin@gmail.com

 



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Who is Edmonton's Sickest Squatter?
Aug
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Who is Edmonton's Sickest Squatter?

This challenge is to answer the ultimate question, who is Edmonton's Sickest Squatter? Will it be Olympic Weightlifters? Powerlifters? Strongmen? Crossfitters? Or Bodybuilders?

Rules: We will use the official competition scale before the challenge, all participants will take their bodyweight on the bar (rounded to the nearest kilo). Five minutes on the clock for as many reps as possible. Must squat below parallel, can do high or low bar. Each participant requires a person to act as a counter, and to make sure proper depth is observed. 

This will be done 100% RAW. No belt, no wraps, no sleeves. Oly shoes are fine.

Buy in: $20 per person

Cash Prize for Best Male and Best Female  (the pot will be split between winners)

Date: August 6th, 2016

Time: 1PM

 To register online, CLICK HERE

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Managing the Off-Season Athlete Seminar
Jul
30
10:00am10:00am

Managing the Off-Season Athlete Seminar

Managing the Off-Season Athlete

This seminar will offer an in-depth discussion of training modalities aimed at improving the performance of athletes during the offseason component of the competition calendar.Comparisons between offseason and inseason training will be drawn from real data taken from Rugby Canada.

Topics will include
• Musculoskeletal assessment and its relation to program design
• Interaction between mobility & stability and how to identify deficits in both
• Suggestions for program design as it relates to weight training, conditioning and addressing movement quality 

Kieryn’s has worked with a variety of athletes through various phases of their training.
Powerlifters, Track Sprinters and Rugby Players are a few of the athletes he’s trained
through off-season and post-rehabilitation phases of the training cycle.

He has spent the last year working with Canada’s National Senior Men’s Rugby 7’s
Squad leading up to and during the 2015-2016 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series.

Please be prepared to MOVE. There will be both a classroom and active component.

For more information, please email info@evolvestrength.ca

Date: July 30th, 2016

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: $100+GST

To register online, CLICK HERE

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SMARTBench Workshop
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

SMARTBench Workshop

Want to learn the fundamentals of bench press programming, cuing, technique, and bracing? If so, this Workshop is for you!

Shane Martin, a 2 time North American Champion and 3 time National Champion Powerlifter who bench pressed over 601lbs will be hosting this 2 hour Workshop. 

In this Workshop, Shane will go over:

  • Proper Setup technique for all attendees
  • How to properly brace
  • Correct cuing to get the best out of your coaching
  • Bench press specific programming
  • Variants and weakness analysis

Date: June 4th, 2016

Time 10am-12pm

Cost: $60+GST per person

15 spots available

To register online CLICK HERE

For more information, emaill info@evolvestrength.ca

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GPC Nationals Powerlifting Competition
May
7
to May 8

GPC Nationals Powerlifting Competition

We are very excited to announce we will be the host of the GPC Nationals Powerlifting Competition this May 7th and 8th!

The Global Powerlifitng Committee (GPC) is an International Powerlifting Federation run by lifters for lifters. The GPC has both an Equipped (multi ply) & Raw section for its lifters. A Monolift is used in the Squat as well as different bars for each individual lift (squat, bench press and deadlift). 

For more information on the meet including the entry form and the GPC rule book, visit www.independentpowerlifting.com or email Bennett180@hotmail.com

To download the registration form, CLICK HERE

 

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Powerlifting Program Design Workshop
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Powerlifting Program Design Workshop

Looking at developing your programming skills withing Powerlifting? We are having Avi Silverberg host a phenomenal 2 day workshop on the development, analysis and implementation of various periodization models specific to Powerlifting. Here you will learn  programming language, key principles in periodization, planning phases, periodization models, and a brief discussion on how to implement and 'put everything into practice'.  You will also evaluate case studies of programs and design a 'target population' for those programs (i.e. who would those program be optimal for) thereby understand each programs' strengths and limitations and  write a powerlifting program with Avi's support using a certain periodization model.

If you are a Powerlifting coach, trainer, lifter or someone who wants to develop their own program specific to your needs, this 2 day workshop is for you. The education of program design is essential to achieve high levels of success in Powerlifting or any strength based sport. Individuals who attend will develop a strong grasp of periodizaiton fundamentals that can carry over to other aspects of high performance training, not only specific to Powerlifting. 

Avi, who is also doing a Powerlifting technique workshop will be the host of this workshop. His background in powerlifting started as an athlete, rising through the various levels, and ultimately competing at 8 National Championships and 3 World Championships, highlights include: being the 3rd best bench presser in Canadian history, achieving a World bronze bench press medal, and being the current National Bench Press Record holder in the 120k/264lb class (lifting 300k/661lbs).  In conjunction with his athletic career in powerlifting, Avi have also studied sport science and human movement, graduating from a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology in December 2014 with a research focus in coaching elite master athletes in powerlifting.  With this experience, it has led him to start my own coaching business, where he currently coach over 40 National level powerlifters, as well as numerous local and provincial-level powerlifters.  

Most recently, Avi have served as the Team Canada Head Coach on numerous World Teams, including the: 2012 IPF World Bench Press Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic; 2013 IPF World Sub-Junior/Junior Championships in Killeen, Texas; 2014 IPF World Classic Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa; and 2015 IPF World Classic Championships in Salo, Finland.  In addition, he provide coaching education and seminars on a variety of topics, including: powerlifting movement technique, competing for the first-time, and programming for powerlifting.  Further to Avi's coaching background, he hold numerous administrative positions within Canada and Alberta, including being a National-level referee, a member of the Student Scholarship Committee, and President of the Alberta Powerlifting Union. 

Date: November 21-22

Time: 0900-1600 both days

Cost: $140+GST

To register online CLICK HERE

For a more detailed itinerary of the workshop CLICK HERE 

 

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Apr
11
11:00am11:00am

More Yoga Classes Begin!

We are very happy to announce we will be having more yoga classes available starting April 11th!

Our newest instructor Amy Winters will be teaching 4 classes; Flow and Restore, Yin, Flow, and Real Evolution Yoga.

The classes will be:

Monday 6:30-7:45pm - Flow and Restore

Tuesday 6:30-7:45pm Yin

Wednesday 12-1pm - Flow

Saturday 1:30-3pm - Real Evolution Yoga

Drop in is $15!

 

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1 Year Anniversary Open House and Party!
Apr
9
12:00pm12:00pm

1 Year Anniversary Open House and Party!

The 1 Year Anniversary are here!

Come join us to celebrate our 1st birthday! The festivities will be on April 9th from 12-4pm. We will have free BBQ, cake, and an open house during those hours. There will be free admission all day so come for a lift and have a wicked post workout meal filled with burgers, hotdogs, and cake!

We will have many of our professionals setting up tables for you to check out with free massages, prizes, draws, and info packs on what's going onat Evolve.

Please share this post and hopefully we'll see you there!

Date: April 9th, 2016
Time: 12-4pm

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Firefighter Fitness Test Preparation
Apr
5
to Jul 23

Firefighter Fitness Test Preparation

Looking to become a Firefighter and want to make sure you're at the top of the list? The Firefighter Physical Fitness Test challenges multiple dimensions of physical performance from aerobic endurance, upper body power, and lower body power to full body endurance and full body strength. 

With such a high number of applicants every year, it is essential to dedicate your training in the right ways to ensure your success. While most facilities aren't equipped to train an applicant for this rigorous test, at Evolve we have the equipment, space, expertise to teach the proper techniques for each test, and the knowledge base to produce and maximize your performance in this program.

We have designed a program focused on education and performance. In the Firefighter Fitness Test Preparation Program, you will receive training in one of the best scientifically based Firefighter-specific programs tailored to excelling at this test. 

We are offering 3 program lengths with varying start times for you to choose which one will prepare you best for your exam. We have 12 week, 8 week and 6 weeks programs:

12 Week Programs:

-April 5 to June 25, 2016

-April 19 to July 9, 2016

-May 3 to July 23, 2016

-Every Tuesday @ 1730-1900, Thursday @ 1730-1900, Saturday @ 1130-1300

-Cost: $349+GST

 

8 Week Programs:

-April 5 to May 28, 2016

-April 19 to June 11, 2016

-May 3 to June 25, 2016

-May 31 to July 23, 2016

-Every Tuesday @ 1730-1900, Thursday @ 1730-1900, Saturday @ 1130-1300

-Cost: $299+GST

 

6 Week Programs:

-April 5 to May 14, 2016

-April 19 to May 28, 2016

-May 3 to June 11, 2016

-May 17 to June 25, 2016

-May 31 to July 9, 2016

-June 14 to July 23, 2016

-Every Tuesday @ 1730-1900, Thursday @ 1730-1900, Saturday @ 1130-1300

-Cost: $249+GST

 

To know more about the program, email us at info@evolvestrength.ca

To enroll in a program, CLICK HERE

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Nutrition Seminar
Mar
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Nutrition Seminar

We will be having a nutrition seminar hosted by Registered Dietitian Leah Allan. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of training and also one of the hardest dimensions to control, having Leah touch on the importance of nutrition will give all attendees a stronger base of knowledge to help them in developing the right eating habits for training. 

Optimal nutrition is a critical piece of the sports performance puzzle. In fact, neglecting your diet will impact both training and recovery and ultimately prevent you from performing at your peak! The field of sports nutrition falls victim to myriad myths and misinformation, but this sports nutrition seminar aims to clarify fact vs. fiction by highlighting evidence-based recommendations for exercise preparation, recovery, and performance.

Specific topics include:

- Ideal macronutrient distribution
- Fueling your body before, during, and following exercise
- Nutrient timing
- Starvation mode
- Cutting weight while maintaining strength

Date: March 5, 2016

Time: 1300-1500

Cost: $25 per person

Minimum Registration: 5

Maximum Registrations: 20

To Register click HERE or email info@evolvestrength.ca

 

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Refer a Friend Month is Here!
Feb
2
to Feb 29

Refer a Friend Month is Here!

Refer a Friend Month is here!

For the month of February, any member who refers a friend to get a membership, receives 1 free month off their membership!

There is no limit either! If you refer 5 friends this month, you get 5 free months! Simple as that.

If you have questions, feel free to email info@evolvestrength.ca or visit us at the gym.

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