A Fit Geek’s Tips On Building Resiliency

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,but in rising every time we fall.”  ― Nelson Mandela Hey there fellow fit geeks! Thanks for stopping by! Before I tell you this week's tale, I wanted to thank you all for reading my Fit Geek's Year In Review a couple of months ago. You all came in droves and made that entry the most popular one I've ever posted in my life! *APPLAUSE* But now on with the show. This time around, I wanted to talk to you about … [Read more...]

A Fit Geek’s Year in Review

'The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.' - Socrates Hello again friends and fellow fit nerds! Can you believe more than a year's passed since I embarked on my fit quest and changed my life for the better? I sure haven't! I wanted to take some time to share my progress and lay out what I plan to do in my 2014-2015 season of nerd fitness with you. So let's get started shall we? Last year, I signed up for Blitz … [Read more...]

Blitzing Tijuana: A Retrospective

It's been a few weeks since the gang Blitzed Tijuana. The tans have faded, the sunburns have peeled and all that's left is a sense of pride and humility at what we've accomplished. We managed to build a house for a family in three-in-a-half days and if you haven't already, here's the video that tells our tale: When the customs officer let me back into Canada, I should've '"declared" that it was the BEST TRIP EVER!!! I would like to share a couple takeaways from my experience … [Read more...]

Meet the Castillo Durall Family from Tijuana, Mexico

  In less than three sleeps, members of the Blitz community and their friends are going to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house. You've met a few members of the build team, but now it's time to meet the family they're helping. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Castillo Durall family of Tijuana, Mexico: Oswaldo (43) - Father Claudia (34) - Mother Yobani (16) - Son Gabriela (13) - Daughter Oswaldo (12) - Son Hovim (10) - Son Rubi (9) - Daughter This family of seven live  in … [Read more...]

Meet Vicki de Haan, Chief Motivator of the Blitz Mexico Trip

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family. This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team. This week, meet Vicki de Haan, Chief Motivator for the Tijuana house … [Read more...]

Meet Marion and Rob, VPs of Getting It Done in Mexico

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family. This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team. This week, meet Marion VanGaalen and Rob Kainz, VPs of Getting It Done for the Tijuana … [Read more...]

Meet Topher MacDonald – Head of Good Times and Fun for the Blitz Mexico Trip

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family. This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team. This week, meet Topher MacDonald, Head of Good Times and Fun for the Tijuana house … [Read more...]

Meet Sid de Haan – Chief Inspiration Officer for the Blitz Mexico Trip

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family.This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team.This week, meet Sid DeHaan, Chief Inspiration Officer for the Tijuana house project. What's … [Read more...]

Not Starting from the Bottom Anymore

The highs and lows of a fit quest can be quite interesting. At one point you're flying high and you think that nothing can stop you, and then you hit an emotional wall that makes you feel like packing up your fancy tri-colour shoes. I've always thought of myself as a pretty positive guy so whenever I hit an emotional speed bump, I dug my head in the sand, felt ashamed and thought that I have to start all over again.  I felt like I have no choice but to start back a level one and pick a brand … [Read more...]

Steve’s Run Quest and Push-Update

Hey Fellow Fit Nerds! Steve here with an update on how my push-up and run quests are coming along. First, let's talk push-ups. I've been doing some work with Chris, and on my own, to improve my overall strength and I am seeing results! I started with barely being able to push myself up without the assistance of my knees and here's a video taken last week that shows how far I've come along: >>>Steve's Push-Update #1 Whoo! I'm pretty pumped that I was able to do nine (ish) … [Read more...]