Boyscout Wisdom: Be Prepared

At this point in December, you should be aware of your festivity obligations for the rest of the month and possibly into January. If you are not aware, now would be the time to figure out when and where you are expected to be since this can play a huge role in your emotional or physical health. I know, planning isn’t sexy or exciting but some form of planning is the key to success in many areas of life and it is a strategy I often recommend. We will discuss planning events for less stress & … [Read more...]

The Brownie Project

Who has a love affair with chocolate? Don’t worry you don’t have to admit it out loud if you don’t want too. But what if I told you, you could indulge in delicious chocolaty brownies guilt free? Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free, but don’t worry- you don’t have to sacrifice flavor! These brownies are delightful, and no one will ever guess you’ve used black beans and chia seeds, infusing these brownies with tons of fiber. The recipe calls for raw cacao, which is a powerhouse … [Read more...]

Beyond the Dairy Aisle

To consume dairy, or not to consume dairy is a fiercely debated topic. Of all the food groups, few elicit as much controversy as dairy. In regards to human health, dairy foods bring up any number of concerns. Yes, cows milk is high in calcium, but whether a diet high in dairy calcium protects you against osteoporosis or any other disease is a matter of considerable debate. (Calcium isn't the only nutrient that counts. There is no hierarchy of essential nutrients, but if you listen to dairy … [Read more...]

Dairy-free, Gluten-free and Refined-sugar free Granola Bars

It can be tiring and difficult to find a granola bar that isn’t full of useless additives that we just don’t need. I know everyone loves a little sugar (or a lot), but our bodies are just not designed to handle massive amounts of it. When I came across this recipe I was so excited because the ingredients called for whole-food substitutes. Dates and honey contain natural sugars and are great energy boosters. Wouldn’t you rather eat foods that have an expiry date on them than foods that somehow … [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...]

Fuel for the Week

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

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!

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!

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...]