Over and out, October. Onto November at…(Toronto)

Darker mornings, unseasonably warm conditions and more NP fun! October brought us to Trinity Bellwoods Park for the month (except for our Thanksgiving Monday pop-up workout) where we got to make use of all of that wonderful grassy (and sometimes muddy) park space in the west end. With November coming up, we’re happy to let you know that we’ll be heading back to gates 10/11 outside the Rogers Centre for the winter months beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 3. We’ll revisit NP field trips in the spring/summer when it’s light out earlier and we don’t need to worry about snow. Thanks to everybody for their location suggestions. If we didn’t go to a location you suggested, know that we are considering it for 2022.

October Highlights

How is October over already? It feels like it flew by, and with it the remaining hint of summer. The sun is rising later and later (though our NP Toronto members are still getting up for the workout!) and this week we were hit with a healthy dose of reality as the weather changed to the crisp fall temperatures that we’re typically used to. We started the month by celebrating Canadian Library Month with a choose your own adventure workout. Way to check it out!

Book burpees, book twists, and running to check out their materials before the library closed were just some of the exercises NP Toronto did at the choose your own adventure workout!

On Thanksgiving Monday our NP Toronto family traded grassy hills for concrete stairs as a small but mighty group of us got together for a deck workout outside the Rogers Centre.

Post-holiday Monday workout pose outside the Rogers Centre.

The following Wednesday saw some friendly competition back at Trinity Bellwoods Park, making use of our 50 tennis balls and two buckets. One team edged out the other team in the end but you’re all winners to us! How did your hamstrings feel after all of those good mornings?

Friendly competition as members rushed to do the exercises on their tennis balls and put them into the opposing team’s bucket!

Oh baby! Thanks to the NP Toronto crew for indulging Mei as she gets closer and closer to her due date with baby crawls, happy babies and Justin Bieber’s song Baby. We hope it wasn’t stuck in your head all day. Thanks to our members who brought along a pumpkin to add a little extra (pumpkin) spice to their workouts!

N P Baby and a little extra pumpkin spice!

Another PR day in the books helped us conclude our month at Trinity Bellwoods Park. How did you like running loops instead of hills?

PR Day by moonlight and flashlight at Trinity Bellwoods Park

As always, thanks to everyone who joined us at Trinity Bellwoods this month! We look forward to seeing you as we return to the Rogers Centre for the winter. We’re so glad you’re here!

Ben and Mei

Announcements

-Join us at our monthly PR day social tonight! We’re doing a Ghost Tour with the Haunted Walk in the Distillery District. Meet at 7 p.m. at 55 Mill St. Cost is around $25 per person (plus tax and optional tour guide tip). Tours not your thing or timing doesn’t work? We hope to see you at 8:30 p.m. at a nearby bar or restaurant after the tour. Location details will be posted in the Facebook social group, on Instagram stories or contact Ben or Mei for more info. Thanks to Brian and Lorna for organizing!

-Order your 10th anniversary NP buff! ICYMI, you can see the winning 10th anniversary buff design here. One of these buffs can be yours for $7 and by filling out the order form here.

-Not going to NP Summit this year but still want to take part ? Good news! There’s a free virtual relay race option and NP Toronto will be hosting an in-person gathering for members who aren’t going to San Diego. NP Toronto’s in-person relay takes place on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. at Coronation Park. Sign up by filling out this form and you will be placed into a relay team. Details are available in our Facebook social group or contact us for more info. Special thanks to Brian for organizing!

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