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...]

Good Intentions

Salz

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...]

Nibble on Nutrition: Wednesday 7:00 pm!

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How strong is your snack game? Bring your snack and meal recipes to tomorrow's nutrition session where we'll share, salivate, and satiate our needs to be informed about snacking!  Meagan is going to give some tips on what constitutes a proper snack and we'll brainstorm some awesome ideas too. Where: Blitz Conditioning When: 7:00 pm Wednesday How: Sign up here (spots are limited to 10), bring a healthy appetite... for learning.       … [Read more...]

Nibble on Nutrition This Wednesday at 7:00 pm: pre and post workout meals.

This week Meagan from Infuse Nutrition will be chatting about the importance of pre and post workout meals so bring your paper and pen with you, she's got some amazing ideas! This class is included in as a punch in the 10 class punch pass and part of 30 Day Challenge, 1 month unlimited pass, and personal training.  We are only taking in 10 people for this class so registration closes when all the seats are taken up. Please sign up here: We'll see you on Wednesday! … [Read more...]

Nutrition Night Sign Up Here!

Healthy Plate Model

Meagan is going to be chatting about the foundation for healthy meal planning this Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  We only have 10 spots available so they will fill quickly! Sign up here: … [Read more...]

Diet – That other four letter word!

Meagan McLavish

We're excited to add something a little more tasty to our group classes! Fitness is just one part of the equation in good health and many of us have questions about what type of food we should be putting into our bodies. With all of the food fads and quick fixes we wanted to provide the real facts from an expert. We're pleased to be bringing on Meagan McLavish as our Dietician! Meagan has been sweating it out with us for over a year now and has a great understanding of the needs of the BlitzFit … [Read more...]

A Fit Geek’s Year in Review

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'The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.' - Socrates Hello again friends and fellow fit nerds! Can you believe more than a year's passed since I embarked on my fit quest and changed my life for the better? I sure haven't! I wanted to take some time to share my progress and lay out what I plan to do in my 2014-2015 season of nerd fitness with you. So let's get started shall we? Last year, I signed up for Blitz … [Read more...]

Not Starting from the Bottom Anymore

Steve meet's his nerd hero Mark Fraunfelder at an event hosted by the Edmonton Public Library

The highs and lows of a fit quest can be quite interesting. At one point you're flying high and you think that nothing can stop you, and then you hit an emotional wall that makes you feel like packing up your fancy tri-colour shoes. I've always thought of myself as a pretty positive guy so whenever I hit an emotional speed bump, I dug my head in the sand, felt ashamed and thought that I have to start all over again.  I felt like I have no choice but to start back a level one and pick a brand … [Read more...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Food Consumption Pattern

Oatmeal Cookies

In my last blog I had touched on some connections between specific nutrients and how that can affect mood disorders, like seasonal affective disorders (SAD). What a person eats can affect not just the individual, but it has the potential to expand to an entire society. For example, The trend surrounding the lack of omega-3 consumption and rates of illness can be seen occurring internationally. The relevance of polyunsaturated fatty acids for their effects on mental disorders has been … [Read more...]

Putting on a Happy Plate: How to eat your way through Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Over time technology has made dramatic strides in the way food is processed and prepared. Being able to store foods for weeks at a time without it ever going bad has now become the norm. There is greater emphasis on having foods that compliment a person/family’s busy lifestyle. This has resulted in the increasing popularity of prepackaged foods. However, in the factory production of these meals, nutrients are stripped away and loaded with filler calories to make the foods energy dense but … [Read more...]