Its RUN time!

Jen Sean Chris

In January one of the goals I set was that I would complete a second marathon & better my 2008 time of 3:59:11. I registered for the August Edmonton marathon and that is to be my race this year. I’m not sure what’s happened, but we are nearing the end of May and since the start of April I have already raced in 2 MEC 15km events, the EPH half, a NorthFace Endurance Marathon Relay in New York state and completed a Sport Course 5 Peaks trail run. I guess its as we say at November Project … [Read more...]

Why fats are good for you


Does the word fat scare you? Do you cringe at the word fat and think you shouldn’t eat that because it will make you fat? Do you automatically look for low-fat or fat-free products while grocery shopping? If this sounds like you STOP! The truth is we all need a certain amount of fat in our diet. Without it we would miss out on vital nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K, which are fat-soluble, meaning they are better absorbed and utilized in the presence of fat. We also can’t forget about … [Read more...]

Welcoming Erika to the Ownership Team at Blitz!


  Blitz Conditioning is pleased to announce that Erika Barootes has joined Brett Kirkland and Chris Tse as the newest co-owner. Over the past five years, Blitz Conditioning Inc. has focused on building community and offering a unique experience to their clients. 2015 is a year of ambitious goals for the company which includes welcoming a new partner onboard. Erika Barootes will be joining the ownership team, responsible for Internal Operations and External Relations. Erika is no … [Read more...]

This is a Thank You


I’ve been asked a number of times why I have a personal trainer. I don’t have a profound or inspired answer. I actually can’t even remember the exact moment I decided it was something I was going to do. I guess I figured if I was actually going to make some changes I should get some help, since really I had no idea what I was doing. (When I say no idea, I cannot stress how much I truly mean NO IDEA.) I also don’t remember my initial plans with regards to said personal training. In the very … [Read more...]

Vancouver Half Marathon


Q: How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A: Don't worry, they'll tell you. ;) Runners love to talk about running, espically their races. So without further delay, our race reports from last weekend's Vancouver Half Marathon! Kacey's Race Report Back in February, I blogged my thoughts about starting my Vancouver half-marathon training program - And now, it is go time. I have anticipated the start of a new, fresh, uninhibited training program for months. And mixed up with all … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

I have always been a fan of protein balls. They are easy to make, portable and just the right size for when you’re on the go. Not to mention they require absolutely no cooking or baking. Of course being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist protein balls have to be full of real whole food ingredients. I’m talking wheat-free or gluten free oats that provide fuel and important dietary fiber, protein that helps rebuild muscle and healthy fats (yes, fats are good for you) that help to fill the … [Read more...]

163 km – Run for Joel

Joel and Rebecca

When you die you take nothing with you. The only thing that's left are the people you've impacted and the shared stories. Sit back for a moment and let that sink in. When I first sat down and ruminated over this concept I got rid of everything that was unnecessary, and donating all the extra stuff in my life to others in need. Then I partnered up with Brett to open Blitz. I consider myself privileged. I have the ability to wake up every morning with the opportunity to pursue my passions. With … [Read more...]

Step Up or Step Aside

Blitz HIIT Class.jpg

  As a spin instructor, runner, and a strong supporter of the Edmonton fitness community, I want to call out our current fitness organizations and put the pressure on to recognize the importance of being proactive and thinking of what the industry needs, before we as consumers, know we need it. Diversity is the foundation of innovation and economic growth. The fitness community, especially during the rapid growth we are experiencing in Edmonton, needs to recognize the importance … [Read more...]

Who is an athlete?


I had never really considered myself “an athlete”. I think I would instead classify myself as active. An athlete, well that was someone who is good at sports and I didn’t play any sports. My brother, he was the athlete in our family. I grew up taking ballet and jazz classes, I joined the cross-country team in elementary and junior high because it was the one team you couldn’t get cut from, and as a university student I began running and going to the gym because I was no longer dancing as … [Read more...]

It’s a journey, not a race..


So here I sit. Three months and a bit into my renewed fitness journey. Not really much progress weight wise, and if I'm being honest, I have more moments where I feel discouraged than encouraged. Perhaps because there seems to be a mentality on social media that it's a race, not a long and carefully crafted journey. On Instagram, we're bombarded with posts where people have "lost weight" or turned themselves into rock-hard bodies all in 2 or 3 months. There are posts of scantaly clad women … [Read more...]