Brady – My journey to becoming a firefighter!

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My name is Brady Cook and I’ve achieved my dream career goal of becoming a fire fighter. I can attest that to successfully be accepted as a recruit takes an incredible commitment. You need to want it more than anything - I did and I still do – the hard work is worth it. I love my job. The process is long and stressful; it demands the very best you have to give, day in and day out. Understanding that top physical fitness is paramount and an integral part of the hiring process and a career … [Read more...]

Hitting the trails with intent.


I've been fortunate to be gifted three things in life: a voice, the desire to make a difference, and endless energy. Thankfully I've had many opportunities to use these three things - aside from yelling at you in classes - to help others through some pretty awesome foundations, events, and building communities. I also get to meet some amazing people like this guy, Joel... He was my side-kick and official time keeper when I was volunteering at Ronald McDonald House every week (as an update … [Read more...]

Fitness: A Family Affair

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I have my NP-family, my Blitz-family, my running crew; so many great communities that I get to sweat with, and who challenge me on a daily basis but... “family” family is truly at the centre of everything that I do. With them I have shared some of my greatest moments, including my most memorable fitness “feats”. This photo album of sorts captures some of those favorite moments. With each other’s encouragement we stay active, we hold one another accountable, and we have a lot of fun … [Read more...]

Checking In.


Wow. We’re already into March. With the warm temps and clear streets, speedo season is just around the corner. We’re also 2 months into our blogging with Blitz and we thought this would be a good time to check in and let you know where we are at. That’s what community is for, right? Kacey Life, training, and running is inevitably full of ups and downs. I think it’s important to take some time to reflect on what’s going well/not so well and see the big picture and make some … [Read more...]

‘Listen to Your Body’

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It’s been over a year since my fitness journey began, first with weight training and HIIT then with running. And I’ve been injury-free – unless you count what happened at the River City Runners’ 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge (but let’s not). I credit this mostly to proper training, along with dumb luck and good socks as I’ve never even had a blister. I run four times a week and am at Blitz six days a week. My schedule will change, as I’m currently six-ish weeks away from full-on marathon … [Read more...]

No More 30 Day Challenges! BUT….

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  Yes, you heard it right! We're discontinuing the 30 Day Challenges here at Blitz for spring and summer. It is not because they haven't been successful; as a matter of fact over the past year and a half of running the challenges we have had hundreds of inches lost, and practically every person finish the challenge successfully.  It is because over the past year we have grown in our understanding of our community.  We wanted take our programs down to what truly has developed success … [Read more...]

And this folks, is what we call the TSN turning point


And now for the TSN turning point.... I may or may not have a teeny tiny fear of commitment. It's why I don't have a phone contract and.. maybe why I'm single? But that's another blog. When I was first asked to blog for Blitz, I said yes immediately. And then the realization of what that would mean sunk in. That means going to HIIT ... every day? Shit. What did I just get myself into. The first 6 weeks were alright. I would go 3 times a week, the next four, the next two. Part of it was … [Read more...]

Rob’s Birthday Goal


So I was contemplating about what to blog next and I thought about setting a short term fitness goal to see if I could accomplish it. I Often get caught up in a cycle of just working out with no specific goal in mind other than “to be fit”. With no specific goal set, It is easy to cheat with treats or miss a class so making gains becomes much more difficult. I set goals for work, career, finance etc but really never for fitness. This time, I want to set a short term training/eating goal, stick … [Read more...]

November Project Edmonton: How did this all happen?

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Let’s start from the beginning...the short version… 2 dudes from Boston decided that they needed to hold one another accountable to fitness after finishing their collegiate rowing careers and entering the “grown-up world”. They committed to showing up three mornings a week for the month of November and “November Project” was born. Check out the whole story here. Through social media this free fitness community grew...running stairs at Harvard stadium brought my brother Andrew out to join this … [Read more...]

Big HIIT Class Announcement!

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Over the past year we've had a lot of amazing things happen: from Blitz being voted as top fitness studio in Edmonton, to Brett and myself being awarded the top two trainer spots in Edmonton, to myself being chosen as an ambassador for 5 Peaks Racing, and to Brett being recently chosen as one of the top trainers in Canada! We would never be where we are now without you. We decided to celebrate this by giving back to our community. For a limited time, we're offering THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE our … [Read more...]