Thursday, January 31, 2008

Get your ELM Gear!

ELM Winter 2008 Gear!!

I am excited to say that we have finalized the details of our winter clothing order! We will be placing the order next Wednesday, February 6th so please don't delay if you are looking for some hot winter clothing deals for these cool winter temps! You can place your order

a) At your next class or b) by emailing .

*****FYI: We are also working on the first ELM Racing Jersey with details to be announced later in February!!!

Here is the Winter Line-Up from our sponsors, Extreme Runners & Sugoi:
**Note, unfortunately, their 2008 line is not up on the Sugoi website so I cannot show you the photos! I will try to describe them below...

1. Womens OR Mens Longsleeve technifino BLACK...$49

(womens seen here)

2. Womens Flash Short Sleeve BROWN WITH BLUE band on top 1/4. Similar to the technifino short sleeve seen here but two toned colour...$54

3. Womens Hathy Hoody in BLACK. This is a soft hoody great for casual wear or warming up/cooling down. Longsleeve, deep v-neck, hood, very stylish...$84
(no picture sorry!)

4. Sugoi Thermal Beanie toque...BLACK...$25

5. ELM tech running cap with reflective striping BLACK...$25

Happy Shopping!!!

February Events

Hello friends...sorry for my lack of blogging this week! I had a fantabulous weekend of snowshoing and running with my buddies-but failed to remember to take this is my plan for the coming week: Capture my week in photos and share them on the blog! Wish me luck...

The February program calendar is online now!!

Check out our Bootcamp workout locations and come try something new with us as a drop in this month! And...the annual Womens 10K Training Clinic begins Thursday February 21st!! Don't miss out on this fun training program that brings women of all running abilities together to prepare for the Times Colonist 10k in April.

Members Only Event!! If you are a Current ELM Member then you will have heard by now about this special event on February 16th. Snowshoe Event at Coastal Trek Lodge! Non-members will have to hang tight until after the Feb 9th deadline to see if there are spaces left...

ELM MEMBERS Snow Shoe Event at Coastal Trek Lodge!
Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2008
Guests: 20 maximum Cash bar available: choose from Mulled wine, VQA red or white. Cancellation: One week notice.
Reserve: By calling or emailing ELM today! Spaces are limited to a first come first serve basis...
Cost: $55 plus gst. Must bring your own snowshoes-rentals can be reserved at Valhalla and Ski Tak Hut for approximately $9.
Includes: Shuttle to/from base of Forbidden Plateau, group snowshoe hike, gourmet meal at Coastal Trek Lodge (see menu below)and use of facilities including steam room, hot tub and great room overlooking the Valley below!
Tentative Itinerary
3:30 Pick up at Nymph Falls Parking lot
4:00 2nd shuttle
4:30 Depart for Snow Shoe
6:00 Return to lodge for fire side appetizers.
6:30 Dinner is served at dining table
7:30 Dessert and coffee and tea served around fire.
7:30-8:45 Free time to enjoy hot tub and steam room or just relax by the fire…8:45 First set of shuttles depart
9:15 Second set of shuttles depart.
MenuCurried Pumpkin Soup with feta and toasted pumpkin seeds
Choice of one of the following mains:
Pistachio crusted chicken breast served with mango and black bean salsa.
ORMiso glazed wild salmon
ORPortabella mushroom stuffed with peppers pesto and parmesan.
All mains served with spring greens and maple lime vinaigrette and wild rice
Dessert: selection of homemade squares, cookies, chocolates and fruit…
RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fitness Festival this Weekend!

Attention all Fitness Buffs (that means you)!
This weekend kicks off the first annual Comox Valley Fitness Festival at the Comox Rec Centre. This festival will house all local fitness pro's under one roof and include demo's, displays and giveaways. Come on by and say hello to us at the ELM booth! We will be sharing a booth with Extreme Runners and Island Pilates and holding a BOSU balance competition with a BIG prize package for the winner!

We will be joining forces with Extreme Runners for a Fitness Fashion Show at 1pm on Saturday so be sure to stop by to get a glimpse of your trainers and friends in action on the stage!
411: Saturday 10-5...Sunday 10-4 Comox Rec...bring a donation for the foodbank!

Team ELM kicks snow in the YETI!

Hola Amigos!

A big shout out to Team ELM who endured 5k of thigh high snow at altitude for this past weekends YETI snowshoe race! Korky, Lo, Audrey, Pascale and I toughed it out for 2nd place overall and 1st place for Womens Teams! Korky and I took 2nd in our categories too!! Here are some pics...hope to see you out there next year! Go to fmi.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

at future shop... at future shop right now...posting from the laptop isle. Thought I should try typing on these keyboards before comitting to a computer...mac? pc? vista? hp? 15inch? 17inch? ANY ADVICE IS WELCOME! Im getting some odd looks here...gotta go!

Program Update #3


Sunrise Bootcamp LIVES ON this winter! We are excited to announce that the early morning session of Fitness Bootcamp is back on and will be kicking off tomorrow morning, January 17th at 6:15am. Meeting tomorrow in front of Island Pilates (303B 13th St off Cliffe Ave) ready for anything! Please come prepared for either indoor(clean shoes only please) or outdoor workouts depending on the weather. Stay tuned for another update as I am hoping to post the January schedule on our website later this week...

Still in the dark,


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Update #2

Hello! I am still 'off-line' and feeling out of touch with the world! I am 'computer-surfing' at a friends house to keep you up to date:) Classes are underway and we are having lots of fun moving and shaking our bodies! We have had some renewed interest in our Sunrise session of Fitness Bootcamp and it looks like we may be able to kick this one off!! Please call me asap if you are interested in joining some or all of our Sunrise sessions Tues/Thurs mornings at 6:15am as we are finalizing the details this week. phone is working again at least!
Go back up your files!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Program Update

As my technical difficulties phone line died in some bizarre co-incidence yesterday...I cannot access my website to update the program calendar. So, here is a summary of what is coming up this week for all of you just itching to know!

9:30am Womens Off Road Trail Running Seal Bay Park Bates rd.
5:00pm ELM Fitness Bootcamp Testing Session at Lewis Park Tennis Courts

6:15 ELM Sunrise Bootcamp CANCELLED
3:45pm ELM SCORE at Island Pilates Studio (above sure copies on Cliffe ave)
5:30pm Womens Learn to Run CANCELLED

6:30am ELM Adventure Mix at Fitness Excellence Gym (come ready to RUN first)
9:30am & 5:30pm ELM Fitness Bootcamp CANCELLED

6:15am ELM Sunrise Bootcamp CANCELLED
5:15pm ELM Need for Speed at Vanier Track

9:30am ELM Fitness Bootcamp CANCELLED
5:30pm ELM Fitness Bootcamp meeting at Island Pilates (in foyer) ready for out or indoor class.

Deep breathe,

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Technical Difficulties

Oh Merde.
This morning my computer crashed and burned and I am now cut off from the world as I recently knew it.   FYI I do not have computer or internet access at the moment and will not for an undetermined length of time.  If you need info or, hey, just want to chat:) please call the office 250-338-8998.  Or check back to the blog for updates...
PS!!!  Please listen to this very carefully:: If you do not have an external or back up hard drive system for your computer GO TO THE STORE TODAY AND GET ONE.  Cause man oh man I am happy that I got one 10 days saved my life today.  Phew.
Thank you for your patience...can I please borrow some??!!##$$

Friday, January 11, 2008

More Nica Videos...

Nica Downhill. It all started with great bike around Ometepe Island-around Volcan Maderas. No shocks, no brakes, 1 gear, a pointy broken seat and 7 hours of pure pain...
But of course the views and the experience were well worth the suffering!


Nica Ferry. The only way to get to Ometepe Island, the largest Island on a lake in the world, is by Nica Ferry. We had a hard time convincing our buddies Cathy and Peter to go to the Island but I can't imagine why...the last time they planned to make the crossing, the ferry sunk half way across the 2 hour ride. Here is how they do it in your heart out BC Ferries..


Little Corn Island Seascape. This is how you spend your days on a semi-deserted caribbean island...collecting conch shells and harrassing the local sealife...just listen to the waves gently rolling on the white sandy beach...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Nica Fishing Trip Video

Somethings are so much better on video...
Here is the first of a few classic clips from our Nica adventure...enjoy!

January Program Update!

Planning on joining us for a fun fitness adventure this winter?? Then don't delay any longer! Call or email ELM to reserve your spot today!

The following programs currently need more pre-registration to get off the ground next week:: Bootcamp, Baby Bootcamp, Off Road Trail Run, Adventure Mix

AND...ONLY 5 SPOTS REMAINING in our new SCORE class...Stretch and CORE seem to be a very popular combination as this class is filling up very fast.

We really want to see you out this January so please be sure to call or email us asap to reserve your space before Friday... 250-338-8998...

Check out our complete winter line-up and join us for more fun group outdoor Fitness Adventures this winter!