Posts by Chris Tse

Strength Training for Cross Country Skiing


I love winter. I believe that Edmonton is one of the most fortunate cities to live in when it comes to winter. Yes it can last for many months, but the season brings countless sunny days and access to a totally different set of sports and activities. My intent this season is to learn how to, and take a deep dive into cross country skiing; many of our parks and running trails turn into cross country ski tracks in the winter so it's a great way to keep exploring! Cross country skiing is one of … [Read more...]

Get a grip: climbing gyms of Edmonton.

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I remember when Vertically Inclined first opened up in Edmonton in the 90's and I begged my parents to go. To no avail it was too far away from so I didn't have a chance to scale those walls. Flash forward to six months ago and for some reason it finally dawned on me that I lived only a few blocks away from my childhood dream of ascending dizzying heights through clouds of chalk! Climbing has become one of my favourite sports. It forces me to unplug from everything and focus purely on technique … [Read more...]

Walking Groups of Edmonton


There are so many mental and physical benefits to walking and hiking. From improved circulation to stress relief, it's simply good to get out and move. The greatest thing about walking is that it's accessible to everyone; you simply lace up your shoes and head out the door. If you're like me, I like having some company while I'm traipsing around town so it's great to connect with friends and walking groups to add a more social dynamic. Here are a few but not the only walking groups I found in … [Read more...]

Edmonton’s Hidden Running Gem’s Part 3

Goldbar Park Edmonton

Now that you know how to dress the cooler temperatures while exercising, here are some more great hidden running trails for your enjoyment! Terwillegar Park: This park is one of the most well trafficked off leash dog parks so be prepared for the cute puppy factor to hit incredible heights! After you get past the dogs there are many gravel pathways and single track trails to explore that are connected to the open field - head left for direct access to a lot of single track trails. These … [Read more...]

Dressing for Cold Weather Activities: The Basics of Layering


This week on CBC Edmonton AM we covered the what to wear for activities in the cold. As Edmontonians we've probably all had this happen at some point in time: you look out the window and it's sunny and bright but when you step out the door a massive gust of cold air hits you like a sucker punch with a bag of ice. But we are Canadians. Instead of packing it in for the fall and winter we look the cooler temperatures straight in the eye and punk slap it in the face so hard El Nino shoots out of … [Read more...]

Cyclo-cross: what’s that road bike doing on trails?!?


This week on CBC Edmonton AM I talked about the sport of cyclo-cross. If you have been on any of the trails in Edmonton you have probably had a double take when something resembling a speed bike came tearing past. These horned handled speedsters with knobby tires may look like a new sport but hybrid bikes have been around longer than mountain bikes. The sport has been around since the early 1900's and has always included plenty of obstacles like snow, mud, sand, logs, and all matters of crazy … [Read more...]

Fall Canoeing and Kayaking in Edmonton (and ways of renting them)


It's my favorite time of year! There is something about the fall colors, crunchy leaves, and that wonderful smell that makes hanging out in the outdoors so appealing. Although the scenery is awesome, we do begin to limit our activities; especially water sports. Instead of spending the last few weeks of warmth landlocked head out on a kayak or a canoe. These paddle powered crafts are great ways of exploring the changing landscape and there are plenty of ways of borrowing one without sinking your … [Read more...]

The Running Crews of Edmonton


Running has become an integral part of many Edmontonian's lives; just look at the sheer number of running-based events every weekend and you would think that every single person in the city runs! The rising popularity of the sport has also led to the development of running groups. Call them tribes, teams, crews, or collectives, these groups have assembled to share their passion for pavement, dirt, and friendship. Think of this as a healthy substitute for sitting around at a restaurant or pub - … [Read more...]

Leah’s Goodbye.


I don’t believe that anything happens by accident. I don’t think I really believe in divine energy or fate or anything like that, either, I just think that generally you end up where you need to be. Somehow. When I was twenty-two I didn’t get a job that I was convinced I was perfect for. I still maintain I was perfect for it (of course I do), but not getting that job made it so when HIV Edmonton came knocking, I could say “yes”. By saying “yes” I opened myself up to be changed in the most … [Read more...]

Funky Fork Catering at Blitz!


Hi everyone, I’m Erin and I’m really excited to be working alongside the amazing people at Blitz Conditioning. As a Red Seal Chef and educator in NAIT’s Culinary Continued Education Program, I have had the opportunity to teach people kitchen skills and share my love of food. I’ve always enjoyed pleasing friends and family with tasty treats such as Cupcakes and Banana Brie French toast. Unfortunately tasty doesn’t always mean healthy. As an extremely active individual, whether I’m training for a … [Read more...]