World's Toughest Race
Katelyn Sander

World's Toughest Race

Living Well

I finally reached my breaking point last week. Too many people in my life sent me the trailer for World’s Toughest Race for me to ignore the show any longer. So, I dove in. Neither the trailer nor the show itself were what I was expecting.

Before I go on, take a minute to watch the trailer for yourself.


For those who don’t know, the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is a new series following 66 teams of 4 as they attempt to complete one of the, well, world’s toughest races. Competitors have to trek across 671km of mountains, jungles, rivers, and even the ocean. While the views across Fiji are stunning, racers rarely have time for more than a few quick glances before they put their heads down and continue on their way, as they attempt to reach each camp before the specified cut-off time.

The trailer makes it clear that the race is brutal. That the athletes are strong. That these 11 days are the closest most of these people will ever get to being superheroes. But it leaves out so much more.

Yes, I enjoyed watching these athletes push themselves. And, sure, I even found myself wondering could I do this? But I also became inspired.

Inspired by the determination. The stories. The power. The resilience. The ability to push through immense physical pain and mental exhaustion. The love, respect, and comradery shared not only between teammates but also between competitors.

Pushing ourselves to our limits isn’t just about the physical growth we may achieve. It’s about proving to ourselves that we can do more than we ever imagined. It’s about leaning on our friends and families to help motivate us to get up and keep going.

And while few of us ever plan on tackling one of these adventure races, we can take the inspiration from these athletes and their journeys and apply them to our own lives.

Want to tackle a new hike that’s longer, steeper, and on more challenging terrain than you’ve ever tried before? Go for it. Forge ahead and see just how far you can get.

Always dreamed of completing an Ironman? Start training. There’s no better day than today. And better yet? Find someone you can train with that will motivate you (a friend, a family member, a trainer, a coach…)

And stretch beyond physical goals… step outside your comfort zone, do something you never thought you’d be able to do (or were even willing to try). We’re still adapting to our “new normal,” so make challenging yourself part of YOUR new normal – whatever that looks like for you.

Inspiration of the Day

“You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.” – Bear Grylls

Live Workouts of the Day

Today we’ve got a couple of live workouts on the schedule.

MOBILITY & MUSCLE WITH MATT

Today, Matt’s bringing you your lunchtime pick-me-up! This workout will focus on the shoulder, hip, and ankle, moving you through a full range of motion. There will be additional stability work for the glutes and core included!

No equipment needed this week!

Join Matt at 12:00pm (35 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 892 2779 8538
Password: 903005

ON CORE WITH GARTH

Garth’s back with another week of On Core, where you’ll challenge your core and stabilize your trunk in just 30 minutes!

Recommended equipment: light/medium dumbbell or weighted object (water bottle, book, etc.)

Join Garth at 5:30pm (30 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 868 1155 7138
Password: 998132

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Click here to review this week’s schedule.

If you have any questions about our virtual live workouts, please reach out to Lauren.

Trainer Moves of the Day

Earlier this summer, a few of our Members met with Marvin & Maria (from the TAC) and Garth (from the Adelaide Club) for a great socially distanced workout at UofT. Grab your yoga mat, bring your water bottle, and get ready to have some fun!


For questions about today’s Trainer Moves you can connect directly with Marvin here.

Webinar of the Week

This Thursday at 2:00pm, Dr. Melissa Cugliari will present Getting to the Heart of Health: A talk on cardiovascular wellness and heart disease.

Here, she’ll discuss the ins and outs of heart health. With heart disease being the second leading cause of death in Canada, this topic is relevant to all individuals. Dr. Cugliari will highlight the naturopathic tools necessary to promote heart health and prevent and manage heart disease.

Sign-up for this important webinar here.

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