Community News and Updates


Make sure to check back often for new training tips from our expert coaches, information on upcoming Tidal events, and much more!

WOD for Humboldt Broncos

...So I would like to ask you, Tidal Nation, to help these families by donating to  We will be hosting a workout on Saturday, April 14 written by Burlington Business Leader, Joe Tolles, a guy who has ridden more buses then I have, to show how thankful we are that we have each other and to honour the individuals that lost their lives that night.  

Handstand Foundations Workshops

Want to move like a gymnast? Join Strongnastics Coach Jenn Lymburner for a 90-minute gymnastics workshop focused on handstands! Perfect for athletes of ALL levels, this workshop will introduce important mobility, strength and technique drills to get you comfortable upside down. Although focused on the foundations of balancing (beginner/intermediate), the session will touch on drills for handstand push ups and walking as well.

The 2018 Open season is done. Now what?

Well, the dust has settled, and the 2018 Crossfit Open is over! Congrats - whether it was your first or your eighth year participating, you definitely have things to be proud of. Maybe you pushed yourself harder than ever. Perhaps you felt extra fired up and motivated to get to the gym, what with the exciting socials, camaraderie of Friday Night Lights, or leader-boarding (yes, it’s a verb). Maybe you uncovered a weakness, or skill you want to add to your capacity. Let’s talk about these experiences, because if we can bring the best of ourselves from the Open into the gym year-round, some pretty amazing changes can happen.

Nutrition Challenge (April 2018)

Kick start your nutrition with Tidal's 4-week Nutrition Challenge running from April 23 to May 20. Start and end with biometrics testing to properly track your success. Plus, get weekly meal plans, ongoing Coaching support, exclusive app access, and more!

Fitness & Pregnancy Workshop

StrongHer Fitness is coming to Tidal York Mills on April 21s. This workshop, we will cover a variety of topics as they pertain to exercise during pregnancy including: - The current Canadian exercise and pregnancy  research and guidelines - Frequency, intensity, duration and type of exercise  that are appropriate for the pregnant athlete - And more.


As we tackle the next five weeks as a community, we want to find out what pushed you to sign up for the Open this year. Every person has a different reason and motivation, and it's a really neat opportunity for the Tidal community to see what that is (if you're comfortable sharing, of course)! It might even provide some motivation for next year for individuals not quite ready to join in the fun this season.

The Fearless Warrior’s Mindset

You can’t teach a mindset in the way you can teach someone how to fix their squat or to pull a clean properly. But it can be built. And it is not necessarily a fact that you either have it or you don’t. Mindset is a skill just like any other. Some people seem to be born with a certain mindset the same as some seem to be born with a gift for gymnastics. But both can be taught. And in the same vein both are perishable. For someone wanting to up their mental game first you need to really look at yourself and be honest about your performance. Did you break up those wall balls because you truly failed, or was it more that you were tired and uncomfortable?

Open Programming – What to Expect

One of the draws of the Open, at least for me anyways, is the fact that it is a test of the “unknown and the unknowable”. Not even your Coaches know the workout before it is announced on Thursday night. While the mysterious nature of the Open workouts is an exhilarating highlight of the competition, it throws a monkey wrench in our weekly workout planning. Fortunately, over the years we have developed a specific template to guide our programming during the five weeks of the Open.

Workout Posting: Every Day vs. Weekly?

Starting this past week we have switched to a new logging and programming platform, SugarWod. We have received a lot of great feedback about the app itself, and we feel very positive about its functionality and look being a big step up from TrainHeroic. However, the most common questions and concerns we've received have been around the change from weekly posting to nightly, so I wanted to explain the logic behind this decision.