Posts by Chris Tse

Edmonton Police Recruit For A Day

Chris Tse Edmonton Police Recruit Day

I had the privilege of being a part of the Edmonton Police Service's (EPS) recruitment class for a day to experience some of the extensive training that they bring their candidates through.  This is one of the first times that the EPS has opened up portions of their practices to the public so I jumped at the chance to do it.  This profession is one of the most selfless ones you can get into and it was an honour to get up close and personal with the trainers, canine handlers and some of the … [Read more...]

August 30 Day Challenge Sign Up!

30 Day Challenge

Let's kick some butt in August! We've got our August 30 Day Challenge sign up here! CHALLENGE DEETS:  You must sweat at Blitz Edmonton at least 4 times a week! Those sweat sessions must be an hour long and Personal Training sessions and Karma classes count. Yoga counts as 1 session Once you have completed your sweat session you will mark it off on our participant board that will be located at the studio. You can not transfer your classes between weeks. You can not enter into … [Read more...]

The Association Between Cancer, Body Weight, and Inactivity.

Chris Running in Jasper

Obesity and inactivity have been correlated to many chronic illnesses but we have just recently began to study the it's interrelationship. Dr. Darren Brenner recently wrote a paper titled: "Caner incidence due to excess body weight and leisure-time physical inactivity in Canada: Implications for prevention" where he talked about the potential relationship between these modifiable factors and cancer(1).  We already know being overweight and having obesity have already been linked to the following … [Read more...]

July 30 Day Challenge! Sign up here!

Nothing Great Comes Easy

Want a way to stay motivated over the summer? We've got our July 30 Day Challenge sign up here! CHALLENGE DEETS:  You must sweat at Blitz Edmonton at least 4 times a week! Those sweat sessions must be an hour long and Personal Training sessions and Karma classes count. Yoga counts as 1 session Once you have completed your sweat session you will mark it off on our participant board that will be located at the studio. You can not transfer your classes between weeks. You can not … [Read more...]

Tijuana House Building Project Update

Tijuana Team 2014

It's been a whirlwind 2014 so far. Half the year has flown by and we've been a little remiss at updating you all on our first official global project that Sid chatted about a few months ago in his blog. We have still been working like crazy to get all of the details ironed out including the team and travel details but I'm excited to be a part of this inspiring team. Most of our team had a chance to meet up this weekend for the first time and as always with our community we're a diverse group … [Read more...]

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned After 10 Years in the Fitness Industry

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.

A weird reminder popped up on my calendar this week telling me that I've been in the fitness industry for 10 years as of 2014.  Professionally it's been a hell of a ride from working at front desks, to moonlighting and training in small gyms while working full time, and finally co-ownership of this amazing community we call Blitz. Life has changed a lot and as I reflect on the changes in the industry it feels like it has too. We've moved from bootcamps, to Zumba, to Crossfit to H.I.I.T. and then … [Read more...]

TEDxEdmonton Goal Setting Night This Saturday!

Reflect Goal Set

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We all fall down, it’s how you get back up.

Falling down us part of life getting back up is living

A truly inspirational clip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnOYGYEe1Mw … [Read more...]

Yoga Update: New time and Kellie’s teaching!

Kellie Lefebvre

We have an awesome guest yoga instructor tomorrow for our new 7pm yoga time slot!! Kellie Lefebvre!! Kellie taught last week and by popular demand will be back in studio tomorrow! ABOUT HER: Born and raised in Edmonton, my childhood and adolescence were marked with soccer games, baseball tournaments and various other sports designed to exhaust an energetic kid. As I grew older, soccer became my true love as I played at the elite level throughout high school and University. Ridden with … [Read more...]

Out of the weight pit and hitting the concrete: my fitness evolution.

Picture from one of the November Project Hill Runs

Lifting weights has been part of my life for 15 years. The sound of weight stacks clanging, the music muffled by it's own echo in a large room, the smell of sweat, rubber mats, and iron combined together always induce vivid flashbacks of the first gym I ever walked into as a teenager. My personal and professional development have been all closely interrelated with the weight pit. I go to the gym to de-stress, clear my head, and re-organize my mind. It was an obvious evolution when I decided to … [Read more...]