Boyscout Wisdom: Be Prepared

At this point in December, you should be aware of your festivity obligations for the rest of the month and possibly into January. If you are not aware, now would be the time to figure out when and where you are expected to be since this can play a huge role in your emotional or physical health. I know, planning isn’t sexy or exciting but some form of planning is the key to success in many areas of life and it is a strategy I often recommend. We will discuss planning events for less stress & … [Read more...]

Holiday HIIT workout

The holiday season is notorious for being overly busy and packed with various obligations. I put together a quick HIIT workout that you can do at home that can be done in about 15-20 minutes. So make time for yourself during this busy season and try out this workout! Check out this video with all of the exercises:   Equipment: One flat resistance band One circle resistance band (if you only have a flat band you can tie it into a circle) Go through all the exercises … [Read more...]

Permission to Mindfully Indulge.

The most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the most stressful, busy, and expensive times of the year with additional obstacles for health or nutrition. The holidays are complicated enough without adding even more pressure on ourselves by trying to lose weight too. The goal for most of us this holiday season is maximizing your satisfaction from food with the added benefit of weight maintenance. My advice isn’t exactly revolutionary but hopefully it is presented in way that will … [Read more...]

The Effect of Exercise on Breast Cancer and How to Get Started on a Workout

Many are aware that including exercise in to your every day life can help to reduce the risks of chronic illnesses and can also help to manage chronic illness. So what are the benefits of exercise on breast cancer? Statistics In Canada alone it is estimated that 25,700 women will have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016; making up 26% of new cancer cases found in women. This means that 1/9 women are expected to develop breast cancer. 230 men in Canada are also expected to become … [Read more...]

A New Mom with New Fitness Goals

I am back! I am back as a new mom with new fitness goals! Three months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and since then I have spent my days bonding with my little guy! But I have also been slowly adding exercise back into my life. Back when I pregnant I was blessed with no morning sickness and no serious health complications. This allowed me to continue leading all my fitness classes and stay fit throughout my pregnancy. And thanks to my active job, I am a living example of the … [Read more...]

Waterton Hikes

This last month I had the good fortune to spend some time in my favourite place in Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park. If you haven’t heard about Waterton, you’re not alone, but in a nutshell, it’s a little rocky mountain paradise, just north of the United States border. The town itself is quite small, but the mountains seem to go on forever. Although I do not consider myself a skilled hiker, it is one of my favourite activities to do whenever I get to the mountains. I could go on and on … [Read more...]

That Announcement You’ve Been Waiting For…

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.   - John F. Kennedy I've been told that partnerships are like marriages: in order for the relationship to grow you need to give it love, time, and a whole lot of effort. We started Blitz with the intent to focus on one thing: building a community that supports each other through changes in life. Blitz doesn't focus on pounds dropped, weight gained, or personal bests - those are simply … [Read more...]

SPIIT Registration for August 27, 2016

Event Description Come and celebrate Race week with us by attending our SPIIT class at Michael Phair Park! SPIIT combines our two favourite workouts: Spin and HIIT into a 55 minute long full body workout.  Proceeds of the event are going to Free Footie Emonton who are providing over 1000 kids in Edmonton with free soccer. WHEN Saturday, 27 August 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM WHERE Michael Phair Park - 10124 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7 - View … [Read more...]

Global TV Segment July 6, 2016: Partner Banded Exercises

Partner exercises can be a fun addition to any workout! The partner offers a more dynamic challenge to the movement since you have to react to something unpredictable. When your partner is the anchor they have to try and resist as much as they can to keep everything as stable as possible. Some exercises also force both partners to counter each other's movements in the opposite direction. Check out the following exercises we featured on Global TV this week: Partner Torso Twists: … [Read more...]

Life on the Single Track: Learning to Mountain Bike in Edmonton

  Edmonton boasts the largest urban green space in North America, and one of the best ways to experience it is by bike. You can escape the noisy city—even for a little while—on the expansive single and double track trail system that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Mountain biking is sure popular here, but watching fearless riders bomb down hills and fly over jumps may leave you wondering if this sport is for you. Trust me when I say that anyone who has a big love … [Read more...]