A Work In Progress


My typical week Monday: Personal training 1hr Tuesday: HIIT 1hr and 8-10km run Wednesday: Personal training 1hr and 8-10km run Thursday: HIIT 1hr Friday: HIIT 1hr and 8-10km run Saturday: HIIT 1hr Sunday: 12-18km run When I think about my fitness journey thus far, it’s easy to categorize it in terms of personal training, HIIT and running. And my advice for those three things is simple: show up and give it your all. But any fitness journey obviously encompasses much more than, well, … [Read more...]

Fuel for the Week

Mixing Cookies

Inevitably, what we eat is an integral part of fitness. And for both of us, it seems to be one of the hardest things to get right. Fuelling our bodies well to train and perform is vital to meeting all the fitness goals we’ve set.     Planning and preparation are what we have found to be most helpful strategies to keeping our eating on track throughout the week. For us, planning and food prep isn’t a super scientific process. We don’t get too caught up in the details. Because we run a … [Read more...]

Fitness Challenges

Lunge Rob Bekius

At 47 and fast approaching a mid-life crisis (BIG 50) my fitness journey has not always been an easy one. All of this happened to me after hitting 40: Tendinitis - running, hockey Torn ACL – hockey Separated shoulder – compliments of Tough Mudder Bulged disk in my lower back – shovelling snow because my lazy kid didn’t Double hernia surgery last summer – just after I got married … coincidence?? Arthritis in both shoulders – bad genes donated from my parents Deep desire to sleep … [Read more...]

Step-Up Your Weights


We all heard the saying, “if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!” So why do I still see so many people using those little weights. If you are using what people consider a little weight, but you are struggling with it, keep using that weight you’re doing it right! But if you are using a weight that by the end of your set you’re ready to do it all over again, with no struggle, time up that weight! You will see much better, and faster results using that weight that makes you feel … [Read more...]

Good Intentions


How does that song go? I had good intentionnnnns.. Or something like that. As I left on a plane for Las Vegas last week, I had full intentions to eat properly, limit my alcohol intake, and get proper rest. Well, anyone who has ever been to Las Vegas can predict how this story ends. I actually didn't eat terribly. Which, as most trainers would tell you means I definitely didn't eat properly. Alright, I had chicken and waffles one day. The cheat is rarely worth it. Except for this … [Read more...]

AMRAP- Your workout, your pace.


We are very excited to be adding in even more group classes! At 7 AM Monday-Friday and also Mondays at noon we will be adding AMRAP classes. AMRAP stands for As Many Rounds As Possible. We will have the workout of the week up on the newly painted chalk board in the HIIT room and you will be given 55 minutes to see how many rounds you can complete! Once you have completed the workout you can write your name on the chalk board (if you wish) with how many rounds you've finished.  AMRAP classes are … [Read more...]

Sign up here for the February 30 Day Challenge!

Blitz Conditioning HIIT Class

  Let's keep those 2015 goals on track in February with the 30 Day Challenge! 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. Once you have completed your sweat session you will mark it off on our participant board that will be located at the studio. You can not transfer your classes between weeks. Complete 4 sessions/week over the month of … [Read more...]

Blitz Triathlon Club 2014 – A Year in Review

2014 Tri Club Feats

The Blitz Triathlon Club has just celebrated its one year anniversary! For many, January is the time of the year for reflection and goal setting. At the Blitz Triathlon Club, we’re no different with the exception that our season is all year, every year. There is no off season and January is just another month of where we push towards our goals. With IronMan (3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42.2 km run) and ultramarathons on the tri team's list of goals we need every workout we can … [Read more...]

This is the year.


This is the year I stop looking back and start giving back. This year, I am not going to let my past performances, injuries, and disappointments define my future ability or confidence as a runner. It’s time to set new goals with renewed energy. I will invest what is required to run a sub 1:32 half marathon and quality for the NYC marathon. I am committed to giving my best in preparation and on the mountain trails of Sinister 7 – my ladies crew is striving to be the  #1 female team this year … [Read more...]

One Year and Counting

Heather McIntyre 1 year

I was truly honoured when I was asked last summer to write a blog for Blitz about my fitness journey. At that point it had been six months since I first walked through the doors, pledged change for myself, and asked for help in both accomplishing and sustaining it. Now, nearly a year to the day of my first workout at Blitz with Brett, I'm starting a more consistent blogging routine. To be thought of for the Influencer program is, again, an honour and I simply hope you enjoy reading about my … [Read more...]