CATALYST BLOG

Mighty Minis is back! Fitness for ages 4-6 at Catalyst

A FUN introduction to movement for kids aged 4-6. Combining tumbling with the fundamentals of gymnastics, kids will race, roll, jump and twist their way through different games and challenges. Mighty Minis will develop kinesthetic awareness, balance, strength, and...

Powerlifting at Catalyst!

Powerlifting at Catalyst!

Press, Squat, Deadlift. These three exercises form the foundation of optimal fitness and health. Pushing something away from your body; sitting and standing; and picking up a heavy object are three life skills that you’ll always need. Powerlifting is the practice of...

Live Your BEST Life This Summer at Catalyst!

Live Your BEST Life This Summer at Catalyst!

Our Catalyst family started something new last year, and we are going to repeat that success and provide an AWESOME fitness adventure once again. In July 2018, we trained hard and learned new skills during the weeks leading up to the Duntroon Highlands Spartan Race,...

Summer Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes at Catalyst!

Summer Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes at Catalyst!

The BEST summer training program has arrived! Your young athlete will maximize their training time spending 2 hours a week immersed in our highly effective and super efficient program, and still have time for all the good things they love about summer break. With...

Spring Into Action: The 28 Day Nutrition Challenge

GUIDED. TESTED. PROVEN. Your journey to long-term healthy eating habits starts with the Catalyst 28 Day Nutrition Challenge! No fad diets - only clear action steps. Get the tools you need and learn how to take control of your Nutrition at our Kickoff Seminar:...

Chase Goals, Not Rabbits

Chase Goals, Not Rabbits

Here's why you have a coach: There's too much out there. You know you can't do everything. A lot of it looks--or sounds--good. I'm talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs. But you can't do it all, and trying to do too much will...

Couch to 5K

Want to run your first 5k this year? Just want to go outside and find some sun? This is for you. The biggest hurdle to running for most people is the fear of pain. Running is great exercise: do it right, and you’ll love it. Do it wrong, and it can limit everything...

How We Use CrossFit at Catalyst

"No one gets fired for buying an IBM." This was IBM's primary advertising tactic in the late 1990s: selling FUDD (Fear, Unknown, Discord and Doubt.) They were selling against the new faster, more powerful Mac. And since they couldn't sell their computers based on...

Why Do The Workouts Seem Different Now?

Why Do The Workouts Seem Different Now?

CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity. "Constantly varied" makes it fun and balanced. But that doesn't mean random, and it doesn't mean our workouts aren't focused. Clients in our ID program have their workouts created...

Why Diets Don’t Work

Why Diets Don’t Work

You can't lose weight without controlling your nutrition. If you're trying to lose fat by joining a gym--but not changing what you eat--it won't work. Not even Catalyst workouts, which are the best in Sault Ste. Marie. But the problem is that diets don't work. And...

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Setting Yourself Up For Success

We don't rise to the level of our challenges; we fall to the level of our preparation."Commitment devices" set us up for long-term success, using our bodies and brains in the way they've evolved to be used.We're wired to save energy. For thousands of...

How To Make Huge Changes In Your Life

...start by making tiny changes in your life, one at a time. In 2003, Sir Dave Brailsford took over the British Cycling Team. He wasn't a professional coach, and he'd only been an amateur cyclist. Instead of trying to rebuild the perennially weak cycling team from...