Kardia Turns 7

Back in November 2013, I out a tweet that would change my life forever. It was simple. I asked if anyone in the Toronto run community wanted to join me for a fun and easy 5km run on a Wednesday night at 7pm, and to my surprise people showed up, and week after week for 7 years people kept showing up.
In November 2017, the Kardia crew got a permanent home at #KardiaQQHQ, where we could move some of our outdoor workouts inside and have a ton of fitness fun together. And this is where many of you began to show up too!

It’s been an epic 7 years growing with you, and sharing with you, and we’ve got some awesome ways to celebrate, together, while apart.
From “Community Isn’t Cancelled” gear, discounts on virtual and on-demand classes, and a day of theme classes, please join us as we ring in our 7th year of Kardia together online.

Unlimited Kardia Motivation – Anytime, Anywhere!

Starting Thursday October 22nd, we are thrilled to share Kardia’s yoga, cycling, strength training, foam rolling, and meditation classes with you in your own home or anywhere in the world, on-demand.

Get what you need to meet your goals, with our ever-growing library of on-demand studio classes. Do one video by itself or piece them together to build your own practice and training program.

Stream from your laptop, mobile device or tablet, or mirror your devices on your tv.  Your first week is FREE! The pricing after is $35.84 CAD/month. Once logged in with a subscription you will have unlimited access to all of our class offerings and you can cancel at anytime.

Heather Gardner on cultivating an inclusive run crew community and growing through discomfort

“For the last decade, Heather Gardner has been a leader in the Toronto running and fitness communities. She is a marathoner, yoga teacher and indoor cycling instructor guided by the values of inclusion and body positivity.

Four years ago Heather opened her own studio under the name Tribe Fitness and increased her already substantial following. But in the spring, criticism of this name and its hurtful implications for Indigenous Peoples led her to reflect and ultimately change the name of her business to Kardia Athletica. I chatted with Heather last week about her commitment to her communities, and to doing right by them.”

I’m chatting about changing our crew name and the changes as a result of COVID with Canadian running rock star Kate Van Buskirk on the Shakeout Podcast.