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

accessed June 9, 2015

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

Dairy Free Gluten Free Granola Bar

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

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


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!

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...]