Christmas Party & Open House
This past Friday marked the 7th annual Christmas Party and Open House at the StrengthBox…
I’m so pleased that what started as a small industrial gym has blossomed into a thriving community of its own. No affiliations, no corporate partners, no commercial hype — just a great group of athletes, friends, and family.
It was a dream of mine to create an inclusive space where people could get healthy, strong and fit — all within a positive social environment. This year’s party proved that the StrengthBox social element is alive and well!
A huge thank you to all those who came out to celebrate, and especially to those who helped set-up. You haven’t just helped make this dream come alive, you’re actually part of it — and that’s something I find incredible.
For this latest StrengthBox event, we had a few special surprises. Andrayn Zayn, Duane Steel and Wesley Balaban from Deflying Fitness gave us a few demos of the circus arts, including a creative handstand act, some foot juggling (Icarian games), and a hypnotically-smooth hula hoop flow.
Santa Claus flew in from the North Pole for a visit — another surprise, and I was very honoured to be able to entertain him. While getting on in years, the jolly elf has no trouble getting up and down off the floor, and loves to socialize — two factors he knows are associated with his incredible longevity.
My 90-year old father also flew in from Nova Scotia just for the party (another popular guest). Unfortunately, he disappeared just prior to Santa’s arrival…
Here are a few (actually, quite a few) memories from the event:
What an evening! Thanks again to everyone for coming together and making it happen. I am truly inspired by all…
Many thanks also to professional photographer Mike Day for capturing these moments. Mike specializes in family pictures, weddings and corporate photography. Give him a shout at The Art of Weddings if you’re in need of some quality shots!