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Local business feature: Sea Level Athletics

Hi my name is Andy Chen, owner, operator and trainer at Sea Level Athletics. We are a Cross Fit gym and fitness community that has been serving Richmond and Vancouver residents since 2019.

At Sea Level athletics we have a diverse community of members that are dedicated to improving their fitness. Our main offering is one hour classes that combine weightlifting, gymnastics and high intensity cardiovascular movements. These classes are designed to be accessible to people of all levels and coached so that everyone can follow along. We have teenagers, seniors, office workers and professional athletes all training alongside each other.

I love my job and find my position extremely satisfying. The first reason is that I get to help people achieve things they thought were impossible whether that be their first pushup or pull-up or showing up to class on a regular basis and breaking a sweat. It's always exciting to see people build confidence in their physical ability and become healthier in the process.

The second reason is that I get to watch the development of our community. It's great to watch our members hype each other up to try and lift a little more weight or push a little harder for an extra rep. We celebrate each other’s personal records and when someone fails a lift, we give them props for having the courage to try. Doing a tough workout with a group of people inevitably brings them together and many great friendships have been formed inside the walls of our gym.

COVID-19 has brought us many obstacles, fortunately we have been able to remain open, but it has changed the way we operate. We follow many of the standard COVID protocols such as mask wearing and social distancing. In addition our classes have de-emphasized high intensity movements that require heavy respiration and shifted towards technique focused body-weight and weightlifting exercises.  

Supporting local business is important to me because local businesses take care of their communities through gestures both small and large. We make conversation with our customers and get to know them personally. When a beloved customer runs into trouble, we are often more flexible, understanding and willing to help.

Click here for more information on Sea Level Athletics.

Follow them on instagram here.

Andy is wearing our bomber vest and wearing our campfire logo trucker cap.

Photos by Devan Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Garcia and Boho Bunnie

A perfect collaborative spotlight featuring Andrea Whitt AKA, Boho Bunnie an international touring and recording artist wearing our Official Jerry Garcia sweater.


The Garcia sweater inspired by washed out California sunsets, the indigo color serenade the rusty vines detailes with a Jerry.G silhouette emblazoned on the back. You know what they say… “It must have been the roses.” Available only for a limited time only purchase it here.

Aloha vibes vest collection

Inspired by the love of our favourite destination these aloha vibe vest designs will remind you of the those pristine beaches and friendly local island vibes.

 

(From Left to Right)

Our Hula girl vest in a new easy to wear colour variation will get you swaying back in fourth in no time.

The welcoming warmth of the Pineapple vest has hints of Polynesian tribal motifs that wrap around the entire waist.

The Hibiscus vest includes a nice blend of soft marble pink undertones with vine and floral accents.

 

 

The Ultimate Sweater

When I first heard about legendary wrestler The Ultimate Warrior's passing this year I was shocked. How could an invincible super hero from my childhood die? In the earlier years of the WWF there were so many characters like the Bushwackers, Junkyard Dog, Macho Man Randy Savage and the Legion of Doom but the Warrior was always hands down the favourite.

His energy was contagious and I often found myself copying his loud, incoherent energy fueled rant in the house. This was not a popular sound amongst siblings and parents. Nonetheless I looked forward to his thunderous, tasseled presence on TV and I enjoyed his interviews just as much as his matches.

A true and pure form of entertainment which is hard to find nowadays. RIP Ultimate Warrior. Thank you for being a part of my childhood. This one is for you and you will be missed.

Contact us at mail@grantedclothing.com for details.

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Every year we try to do a little something out of the ordinary, not only to test the boundaries of our knitters but to design something that has had an influence with our vision in some way. While other brands seem to try so hard to be something they are not we are lucky here at Granted to have a natural and genuine approach with our ideas. 

-Some other examples of our designs-

Don Cherry's Blue Sweater

Miami Vice Flamingo Sweater

David Suzuki Sweater

Greatest Sweater in the Galaxy

Malcom X Sweater

 

Special thanks to:

Holistic Fitness Specialist

Kenny Muir

www.kennymuir.ca

 

 

 

 

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