Fit for LIFE?



DCS LogoIt’s said there are no accidents to life—and Kaleda Connell would agree, for this energetic people-person seems to have “accidentally” become a popular and competent fitness trainer almost by chance.  At a rather low point in her life, Kaleda decided to take up regular exercise through CrossFit programmes, and she was hooked at first lift.

9887-1Not only did she see physical results, her spirits improved and her goals changed. Eventually, Kaleda decided to obtain CrossFit trainer certification. The next step in her unexpected transition was a bit of a surprise, but a fortuitous one.

9717Talking about her successes in the gym with others and on social media led to friends and acquaintances asking her to train them. Sharing the benefits of CrossFit with others was a logical fit for Kaleda. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her dedication unquestionable.

DSC_0444As CrossFit founder Greg Glassman says, “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind—one needs functional competency to win gold medals and one needs it to stay out of the nursing home.” From this truism, Kaleda’s Degree CrossFit Seaforth business took shape.

9751DSC_0436Combining varied full-body exercise with the encouragement and exuberance of a work-out group is a recipe for success. With aspects of weight lifting, track and field, and gymnastics, Kaleda’s specially designed programmes are tailored to the needs of people of all ages.

9820Personal training available.

EquipmentThe Municipality of Huron East’s successful and inspiring “Win This Space” initiative spurred Kaleda on to eventually expand to a larger facility.  She soon found the perfect building in which to set up a CrossFit “box”, where she welcomes her keen regulars as well as athletes new to CrossFit. Kaleda Connell and Degree Fitness care—about your health, about how you’re feeling, and your future.

Cathy and Doug Elliott Open HouseCommunity comes out for Degree CrossFit Seaforth’s Open House and tours of its new facility.

DSC_0441Comfortable seating and bright open space complement the workout area.

Waiting roomThe supportive athletic community fostered there is so much more than barbells and weights. It’s your space, your place of self-care, and because it’s fun, you’ll know you’ve truly won when you leave – looking forward to the next time.

9806For further information, contact;

Kaleda Connell
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

Degree CrossFit Seaforth 38 Railway Street, Seaforth ON

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Written for the Municipality of Huron East by: Carolyn Parks Mintz

Photography: Lynne Moreland, Westcoast Photography & Jan Hawley

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Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

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To date the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon event has raised over $8.5 million dollars for critical hospital equipment needs in Mid Western Ontario with over $500,000 being pledged for the HPHA – Seaforth Community Hospital site.

Quality Health Care close to home……..YOU can make a difference!

Be a Health Care Hero and support your local health care close to home by listening to CKNX AM920 for the 14th Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon‎.     _MG_0204The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation invites you to be a Health Care Hero on Saturday, October 17th‎ by joining us at the ‎Seaforth Legion between 9am and 5pm…

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Fun for the entire family.

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  • register a team of 2-4 people in the Amazing Race. Registration and pledge forms are available at event sign in from 9-10am Oct 17th at the Seaforth Legion.
  • WIN a Galaxy Samsung Tablet!.. Story writing Contest for All Ages. Tell us in 100 word or less why your local Seaforth Hospital is special‎ or write about an experience your family has had with the Seaforth Hospital. Submit entries (forms available at ‎ to your hospital foundation or CKNX by October 9th, 2015
  • participate in the Silent Auction. Donate and drop off an auction item at the Seaforth Hospital the week of Oct 12th. Bid throughout the day at Seaforth Legion from 9am to 5pm
  • Donate by calling CKNX on Oct 17th  519-357-1310or toll free ‎1-877-227-3486 or Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation at 519-527-1650 or coming to the Seaforth Legion.
  • Join us for a BBQ Lunch and Entertainment

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