IronMan Boise 70.3- June 7th RACE RECAP

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My Blitz Triathlon teammate Danielle and I went down to try our hand at IronMan Boise in early June of this year. It's fun to read these race reports after the season is over, which is great because it's the only time I get a chance to write them. Here’s how the race went: Swim 1.9 km: Let’s start with the positives. Compared to other races where the buoys are put out late the night before or the morning of, the buoys were out for the practice swim. Even better, during the pre-race … [Read more...]

September 30 Day Challenge Sign-up Here!

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September is upon us! Let's get back into the swing of things with a 30 Day Challenge! 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...]

New Beginnings and a Tough Goodbye.

So much love for these boys!

I am not surprised that this is a tough blog to write. The past 4 years of my life have been packed to the brim for me with shock, heartache, confusion, love, new careers, amazing companies, goal setting and eventually, 2 years ago, an opportunity that led me to fulfil my true passion and realize more about myself and what I am capable of than I ever thought possible. That opportunity came about over a lunch meeting in July 2012 with Brett Kirkland and Chris Tse. It started with a workout … [Read more...]

Heather McIntyre’s Amazing Transformation!

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Six months ago I would have laughed at the thought of being even remotely fit, let alone writing a blog about my journey of getting there. I was moderately active growing up and in college I rode a stationary bike often enough to balance out the beer I drank. It was the years following post-secondary when the wheels fell off.  I immersed myself in my career, as many do, and fell victim to the most overused excuse: I was “too busy” to exercise, too busy to cook, too busy to sleep. I fuelled … [Read more...]

Meet the Castillo Durall Family from Tijuana, Mexico

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...]

Down N’ Dirty: Workout 8

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Here is the eighth workout in our prep to help you get ready for the Down N' Dirty 5 km Obstacle Course! Today we are taking out side and having some fun in the park! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IafsG4fGY4   Workouts: Hangs Monkey Bars Box Jumps Precision Rabbit Bounds Toe Taps   If you'd like to sign up for the race click here: http://downanddirtyobstaclecourse.com/ … [Read more...]

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...]

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

Vicki and Sid de Haan

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...]