So today is my 31st birthday. Last year I set out to make my nerdy thirties the best decade of my life. That objective motivated me to wage my war against the obese overlord. So much has happened the past 365 days and I can't help but be thankful. Thank you Blitz community, Fit League Friends and Revive Wellness. You are literally saving my life! I still have a long journey of health, wellness and movement but I wanted to take the time to recognize the little victories I've … [Read more...]
While most of us will be recovering from a weekend of indulging on chocolate bunnies and turkey, Graeme will start his Monday morning off running the famous Boston Marathon. The Blitz Triathlon Team will be cheering him on every step of the way! From everyone in the Blitz community, we wish you light legs and fast times! Track Graeme Bredo at: http://raceday.baa.org/individual.html … [Read more...]
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...]
Nothing comes easy. As long as you’re breathing you’re one step away form making your dreams a reality.
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...]