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...]

Setting SMART goals for 2017

Hi friends, I hope your 2017 is off to a great start! I wanted to write a blog about setting goals and working towards them through out the new year. Now, I realize most people have already set goals and that's totally cool. I am here to offer some advice for anyone that may feel stuck in reaching their goals. My advice isn't revolutionary, and you may have heard all this before, but here we go! Have you ever heard of making a SMART goal? A SMART goal stands for Specific, Measurable, … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge but with a Twist: You could win $300!

We've revamped our 30 day challenge and made it bigger and better! Instead of an initial weigh in or tape measurements we decided to focus on an even more important factor: improvement in overall fitness. Here's how we're going to do it: On February 4th, we will be having a timed circuit of six exercises: Station 1: Weighted squat jumps (holding weight at chest) Station 2: Thrusters (90 degrees or more for range) Station 3: Burpees (Chest to ground) Station 4: V-sit press, heels on … [Read more...]