We've got another 30 Day Challenge! Our last few were such an amazing success that we wanted to keep the momentum rolling and provide one more challenge to cap off the spring season. 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 … [Read more...]
Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent of all mental disorders. Between 16% to 29% of the population will have experience it in their lifetimes(1). One of the biggest reasons why is that anxiety is associated with many other mental disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder. The DSM-V classifies panic attacks as including four or more of the following symptoms in a sudden … [Read more...]
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If you have been looking down at the feet of runners and gym goers recently you might have seen a plethora of new styles of shoes. We're not just talking about colour patterns but the emergence of five toed shoes and ultra flat or minimalist running shoes. The high tops and ultra cushioned armour-like shoes have been dramatically replaced with stripped down, low profile, and barely there foot wear. We are asked quite often about athletic foot wear simply because, as trainers, we live in running … [Read more...]
The sun's out and the temperature's rising which means runners and walkers (not zombies) are showing up in the River Valley to shake off their winter rust. This beefy body of mine has joined the fray and conquered the devil's staircase (Royal Glenora Stairs) already for the first time this year. I'm not going to lie it feels pretty great. Physical activity is becoming a co-star in my life again and seeing/feeling progress is what keeps me going. Any change I notice can push me beyond what … [Read more...]
Chronic pain is quite a complex area of study but there is a progressively growing body of evidence for the use of exercise as a tool in treating migraines and tension-type headaches. Upwards of 4% of the population suffers from headaches (1) which is quite a considerable number of people when you think about it. Interestingly there has been a strong association between lack of physical activity and the increased prevalence of migraines and non-migraine headaches(2). So we should move … [Read more...]
Back in another life I used to be a lab nerd. My profession focused on doing the exact same procedure over and over again, hundreds if not thousands of times, in order to find an answer to a question. I remember my first lesson in the objective approach happened 2 years into my job: I walked into my boss' office and slammed my note book and lab coat on the floor in absolute frustration - yes I just threw a hissy fit, give me a break it was 8 years ago - I began mumbling incomprehensibly about … [Read more...]
Hot off the heels of our amazing time at Bust A Move we wanted to announce the next event that we're supporting: The Down and Dirty Race This 5 km obstacle course will challenge you physically while ensuring a mud flinging dirty ol' time. One of the main reasons why we chose to support this event is because of it's association with the Alberta Cancer Foundation. We wanted to support a local event that raises funds for Albertans. What other time can you thrash around in mud with your besties … [Read more...]