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

Shaun Adamson Velocity Cycling Club

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...]

What it means to be a lean start-up: insight into the workings of Blitz

Spin Blitz Conditioning front.jpeg

I will be the first to admit that a post from me is long overdue. I have been consumed with a lot of reading about start-ups and what we can do to further develop our business. I didn’t think there was much to write about that would be of interest to our readers until Chris wrote about the five-year anniversary. A light bulb went off that connected all the articles, books and journals I have read to what we stand for at Blitz and “how we put the muscle in the community”. Five years in … [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

Run All City Crew

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.

Walterdale Bridge Run Collective

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...]

We’re Five Years Old!


It's been five years since we opened our doors. Five years since we left the comfort, security, and stability of our previous professions and fitness companies to pursue our vision of a fitness community. Blitz has brought a different kind of unknown to my life, a different way of being scared. I wake up every morning knowing that I have full control over EVERY single aspect of my success and more especially that of my team and those that I influence. The fear of failing at the pursuit of … [Read more...]

Sedentary behavior and stress: how movement affects your mood.


We've all experience these: seemingly impossible deadlines, packed schedules, all leading to an inability to fit in a workout. We become one giant ball of stress ready to explode like a packed keg with a fuse the size of the tip of a pencil. Over time we find ourselves over stressed, and feeling down. There have been quite a few population-based studies asking questions about sedentary behavior and mood there have been few studies looking at how inactivity chemically affects mood until … [Read more...]