Punch pass and unlimited group fitness pass transfers from other Edmonton Fitness Companies

Your workouts are a very personalized activity. In so many instances we buy passes and don't end up using all of them, they expire, or even worse: the company changes or closes down.  Here at Blitz we want to ensure that you get a quality workout that improves your muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness, and that you feel like you're a part of a great community that will support you in ways that you could have never imagined. We want to give you bit of a break financially with this amazing … [Read more...]

Six tips to start running.

I used to believe that I wasn’t meant for running. I have been into weightlifting for the past few years when I first began my fitness journey. Looking years back to high school days, in gym class we had 12 minute runs. I would whine about shin splints, my legs being short, about anything that I could complain about to associate with running. I made excuses for myself. I love the weights, the way I felt after lifting. I also know I can lift weights, I am aware of my strength.   This year I … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Yoga for Runners

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Yoga is a great compliment to running as it helps to restore balance and symmetry to the body. It's easy for runners to forget about movements that will improve their performance. With different terrains in Edmonton, yoga can be an essential tool for the Edmonton runner's weekly training. Benefits of Yoga There are many benefits when it comes to yoga for runners. Improved flexibility Increased strength Improved balance Improved stability Improved mobility Improved … [Read more...]

Fitness Training for LGBTQA+ in Edmonton

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Have you met Émilie/Emmett Lamache? If not, we're sure you'll be hearing about them in Edmonton! Em specializes in fitness training for the LGBTQ+ community in Edmonton, with a focus on training for transgender and gender non-conforming people. CBC Radio-Canada Interview "When you go to school and meet people who are raised in a different way, you realize that there is a very different perception of being a boy or a girl." Recently Em was recently featured on CBC Radio-Canada. Click below to … [Read more...]

How to get ready for the Edmonton Outdoor Soccer Season

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The Edmonton soccer season is fast approaching and if you're like me, you are probably itching to get out there and play. I have been playing this sport ever since I can remember and one of my goals is to really focus on sport specific conditioning with my clients. Soccer is a team sport that taxes both the aerobic and anaerobic system, and involves lots of multi-planar movement. It requires good endurance, agility, speed, and power. Players will perform short intervals of sprinting at high … [Read more...]

Most Common Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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There are several ways that someone can get injured in soccer whether it is from a quick change in direction/twisting motion, landing awkwardly, or colliding with another player. Some of the most common injuries seen in soccer players are sprains and strains, typically in the lower extremities. Strains can occur in the adductor muscles, but more commonly in the hamstring from lots of short bursts of sprinting. Sprains occur most often in the ankle, most people refer to it as a rolled ankle. … [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...]