Our Bodies Know Best.

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This Canada Day, I was not only reminded of our great nation, I was reminded of the importance of listening to one’s body. Like many Edmontonians, I started off my July 1st celebrations with the Canada Day Road Race. I knew that our Country’s 148th birthday was not going to be a 15-kilometer PB (personal best) but wanted to race it anyway. What I did not expect was a race result of DNF (did not finish). This was a first for me and not an easy decision to make on this patriotic, humid, … [Read more...]

Stay Motivated with a Race!

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Hey gang, Sarah Meier here, one of Blitz Conditioning’s newest Trainers! Over the past three years I have been leading fitness classes at a variety of gyms, as well as volunteer instructing at the Don Wheaton YMCA for the past year. I have also been a long time Blitz community member, so it has been incredibly exciting watching Blitz grow over the years! Now I am thrilled to be apart of the Blitz team and I love starting my Thursdays leading your morning Blitz HIIT class! It is inspiring seeing … [Read more...]

Blitz Obstacle Challenge!

You won't be getting this dirty we promise!

As Erika mentioned last week we've had a resounding demand to bring back our challenges. Instead of the traditional 30 day challenge, we are taking it up a notch and making it a team event. Between July 15 and August 15th your team will accumulate as many points as possible by attending group classes (HIIT and Spin). One class equals one point for your team. Each point is 2 seconds off your obstacle race time on August 16th. The more classes you attend as a team, the better chance you have of … [Read more...]

Running, Running and More Running

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Recognizing Edmonton summers are truly the best, I thought I’d let you in on my plans for the season: running. I enjoy waking up with the summer sun (sometimes before it) to get in a speed workout. I enjoy planning my weekends around a Saturday morning long run. I’ve learned how to properly use my Garmin watch. I’ve learned I am not blister-proof. I’ve learned peanut butter flavoured gels are not a good idea. And I’ve learned of routes through beautiful parts of Edmonton I never knew existed. … [Read more...]

WE ARE NOT MESSING AROUND

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It has been a busy month at Blitz and I suspect this momentum won’t be slowing down anytime soon. If we aren’t building new studios, riding through the province on a tandem bike, or making your muscles burn in preparation for short-shorts and the sleeves-option season – then we aren’t doing our job. Every time I walk by the HIIT studio I can hear our instructors pushing you through tough workouts that sound a little more challenging every day. I see sweat on the floor, exhausted but … [Read more...]

Beyond the Dairy Aisle

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accessed June 9, 2015

To consume dairy, or not to consume dairy is a fiercely debated topic. Of all the food groups, few elicit as much controversy as dairy. In regards to human health, dairy foods bring up any number of concerns. Yes, cows milk is high in calcium, but whether a diet high in dairy calcium protects you against osteoporosis or any other disease is a matter of considerable debate. (Calcium isn't the only nutrient that counts. There is no hierarchy of essential nutrients, but if you listen to dairy … [Read more...]

Pushing Past Plateaus and Avoiding Injuries

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Whether you are a runner, a weight lifter, play a specific sport, or just exercise to be healthy (the list goes on) every now and again it is important to change up your fitness routine or add different styles of training in the mix. Most people are creatures of habit and will fall into the same workout style because it is what they like to do, myself included. I want to say that there is no issue with finding your passion (I am truly an advocate for that), but different training styles should … [Read more...]

Blitz Bootcamp

Ezio Farone Park Bootcamp

It's safe to say that summer in Edmonton has arrived! What I love most about summertime in Edmonton, especially in the downtown area, is the huge increase in people getting outside and getting active! Our beautiful city has so much to offer us, and it is great to see people taking advantage of it. I've gotten into the habit of trading the gym for the great outdoors, and what started as a feeble attempt at getting a tan has gradually been gaining momentum; It started with inviting a few … [Read more...]