3 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Mood

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As we approach winter our beautiful long days shorten and typically our energy levels drop. We become lethargic and unmotivated. Here are 3 simple steps to make sure you stay that awesome, upbeat person you are. 1) Spend time outside regardless of how cold and cloudy it is. That vitamin D works wonders for us. 2) Eat a well balanced diet. Make sure you are getting substantial vitamins and nutrients. Surprise, surprise when you eat healthy you feel good. 3) Exercise a minimum of 3 times … [Read more...]

Olympic Motivation

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The Olympics are happening before our eyes and I am sure there are many of you who are in awe just as I am. Not only are these athletes a pure inspiration but there is something so heart-warming about watching someone’s dream become a reality on live TV.  To see such genuine tears of joy is something that doesn’t happen often in this life.  Those tears of joy come from a place that most people couldn’t even start to fathom.  The amount of time spent practicing for their event, the hours they … [Read more...]

CTV Morning Live – Park Bench Workout!!

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We were extremely excited to be back on CTV this morning showcasing some great exercises that could spice up your run or any outdoor workout using a park bench. We all know how us Albertans love to take full advantage of our summers so why not get out and get active. Try out this circuit as a way to finish your fun in the sun. Bench Step-up A very simple exercise that will help build that bubble butt you have always wanted.  Make sure to keep all your weight through your heel and focus … [Read more...]

Dino: A Realistic Fitness Journey

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Dino has been a client of mine for 2 years and he has a relatable fitness journey for many people. He started off with a goal of coming to workout with me twice a week. He wanted to feel better, have more energy, and drop a few pounds. In the beginning he stayed pretty consistent and saw some slight results, he dropped a few pounds and was getting stronger. As time went on there were times where we were lucky if we were getting one workout a week together and the results were becoming … [Read more...]

CTV Partner Workouts

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We were on CTV morning live today with Rob Williams showing some awesome resistant band partner workouts. This is not the first time we have showcased resistance bands on CTV. They are an amazing dynamic piece of equipment that can be used for any fitness levels. The bands come in all different kinds of tension so they are great for everybody. At Blitz Conditioning we find partner training session can work the best for many clients. Having a friend there to support and push you can get you … [Read more...]

Should Athletes Train During Their Season?

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I wanted to answer one of the most common questions posed by athletes: "Should I workout during the season?" The answer is absolutely!  Even after beginning a training regimen many athletes become hesitant to put forth 100% because they are concerned that it will affect their play in a negative way.  Most athletes who play at a competitive level have a high volume of practices and games.  It is very difficult to progress in their workouts without causing too much fatigue that could affect … [Read more...]

Why Women Should be Lifting Heavy Weights in their Workouts

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It is a common misconception in the fitness world that women should not lift heavy weights. As personal trainers we hear this all the time, “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I put on muscle really easy.”  At the end of the day it is very hard for women to put on muscle mass because of how low their testosterone levels are. At Blitz we are constantly trying to get our female clientele to lift heavier and we know they won’t turn into the Hulk overnight. The heavier you lift the more fat you burn. A … [Read more...]

Top 3 Exercises Everyone Should Do.

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Amy and I were on CTV Morning Live today showcasing my top 3 exercises everyone should know how to do. These are exercises that you would expect to see in our HIIT classes or our free classes. They really focus on your core, legs, back and will help improve your cardio! The first exercise is a plank; this is one of the most basic core exercises and also one of the most important! This exercise works your inner core (transverse abdominus) and will really help strengthen your whole body. Always … [Read more...]

I Love…

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I love watching you struggle and I love hearing you say “no more”, I love seeing you tire and hearing you claim "I can't". I really love watching your struggles become your strengths and hearing you request "give me more", I really love watching you get up after a fall and hearing you protest "I can!" I'm sure that plenty of personal trainers can support this same feeling. More than anything else, working out is about the mental attitude. Within every single client we have, their is … [Read more...]

TRX Workout on CTV Edmonton with Craig Larkins

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We were on CTV again this morning with Craig Larkins putting him through a tough TRX workout! TRX is a suspension device that uses gravity and your own body weight to put you through an intense workout.  It is a great resistance training method that is a great alternative to your typical dumbbell exercises. The circuit we put Craig through is going hit large muscle groups like core, legs, chest and back. TRX Push-up Pike- Start with both your feet in the harness of the TRX in a push-up … [Read more...]