Full House Lottery: Check it out this weekend!

'If you haven't checked out the Full House Lottery grand prize houses in Edmonton you definitely should this weekend! I was there hanging out with the Winners of The Bear's Boy's Night (we'll call it couples night instead) at the House where we watched the Oilers game, explored the house, and had some fun in the gym. The house is incredible with high vaulting ceilings and well... just take a look at this: Full House Lottery Boys Night Brief Tour And of course we managed to break in the … [Read more...]

Core Exercises for Runners

Have you ever felt that by the end of your run your movement pattern is a little less efficient, or that you don’t feel as stable? This could be from a lack of core strength and core stabilization. When a runner lacks core musculature it can lead to less efficient movement patterns, compensatory movements, strain on muscles, overuse of muscles, and potential running injuries (Fredericson, 2005).  By building strength in our core musculature we help improve our posture while running which leads … [Read more...]

Nike Train Speed 4 Review: Run (Sort Of), Jump, Cut, Lift Repeat

I live my life in workout gear; from runners to merino wool tops it's a pretty comfortable place to be. Over the past few months I have been testing the Nike Speed Training 4 shoes thanks to Sport Chek for all manners of workouts: HIIT Boxing Parkour Plyometrics Callisthenics Weight Lifting https://instagram.com/p/BQZOicigF2V/ All of these movements have put the shoes to their limits. I have worn a lot of cross training shoes but none that none that worked so well in … [Read more...]

Cross Training for Runners

Cross training is a type of training where the athlete trains in more than one sport in order to enhance their performance in their selected sport. For someone who trains in running cross training would involve a different aerobic sport such as swimming, cycling or strength training.  Running has great health benefits for the cardiorespiratory system, but what most runners forget is the importance of training the body to build muscle, bone, tendon and connective tissue strength in order to help … [Read more...]

Edmonton Oil Kings: Fun for the whole family

The Edmonton Oil Kings have been an institution in our city for over 60 years. One of the greatest things that the franchise brings to the city is an exciting opportunity to see up and coming players in a family oriented environment. Bringing the team to Rogers Place was a great decision that has allowed people to experience the facility without the high prices of other events like NHL games, concerts, and other events. The Oil Kings draw a crowd of high energy kids that will help you get out of … [Read more...]

Contest for Free Personal Training!!!!

We have been supporting the amazing NAIT Personal Training program for the past 5 years and we are happy to do it again! We have four students who are finishing their last semester and they need 70 hours to complete their practicum. So we are opening it up to you and offering FREE personal training for up to 15 people. All you have to do is commit between 10 - 15 hours over the next three months for personal training. Please fill out the form below if you want a chance to train with our … [Read more...]

Under Armour Nobreaks ColdGear Infrared Men’s Reflective Jacket Review

I’m usually pretty skeptical when it comes to men’s winter running jackets and shells as I don’t fit the stereotypical runner’s body. I’m not a 5’7” tall guy with a slender physique, quite the opposite, I’m a 5’2” muscular guy who fills a tight fitted jacket looking like a water balloon. I was pleasantly surprised when I recieved the Under Armour Nobreaks ColdGear® Infrared Men's Reflective Jacket from Sport Chek! How I wore it: 1) Outer Shell: - I could wear the jacket as in … [Read more...]

Four Exercises You Can Do With A Foam Roller

You'd think the only thing you can do with a foam roller is roll but we have a few exercises that you can do with a roller that are adaptations from conventional ones. Check these out: Pikes Main muscles used: Abdominal Start in a plank position with the foam roller under you shins. Keep you back & hips in line (flat) & abdominal engaged. Keep your wrists & elbows stacked underneath your shoulder . Draw knees towards your chest. Keep abdominal … [Read more...]