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...]

Steve’s Run Quest and Push-Update

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Hey Fellow Fit Nerds! Steve here with an update on how my push-up and run quests are coming along. First, let's talk push-ups. I've been doing some work with Chris, and on my own, to improve my overall strength and I am seeing results! I started with barely being able to push myself up without the assistance of my knees and here's a video taken last week that shows how far I've come along: >>>Steve's Push-Update #1 Whoo! I'm pretty pumped that I was able to do nine (ish) … [Read more...]

A Happy Nerdy 31st Birthday

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So today is my 31st birthday. Last year I set out to make my nerdy thirties the best decade of my life. That objective motivated me to wage my war against the obese overlord. So much has happened the past 365 days and I can't help but be thankful. Thank you Blitz community, Fit League Friends and Revive Wellness. You are literally saving my life! I still have a long journey of health, wellness and movement but I wanted to take the time to recognize the little victories I've … [Read more...]

Nothing comes easy. As long as you’re breathing you’re one step away form making your dreams a reality.

Nothing comes easy make every breath count

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Tracking your fit quest progress

Sweet Quote

The sun's out and the temperature's rising which means runners and walkers (not zombies) are showing up in the River Valley to shake off their winter rust. This beefy body of mine has joined the fray and conquered the devil's staircase (Royal Glenora Stairs) already for the first time this year. I'm not going to lie it feels pretty great. Physical activity is becoming a co-star in my life again and seeing/feeling progress is what keeps me going. Any change I notice can push me beyond what … [Read more...]

Let’s SPRING Into Action!

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Now that Spring hath sprung who's ready to kick it up a notch? I SURE AM! Throughout winter, I trudged through literal and metaphorical snow and had a heck of a time getting motivated. I was like a bear. I slept, gained weight to survive and I kind of looked like this: Well now this big sexy bear has woke up from hibernation and it's time to kick some butt. Looking for some motivation? Here are Four Ways to a Fitness-Filled Spring Set a seasonal goal - Nothing can keep you … [Read more...]

Blitz & The Triforce of Power

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Hey fit geeks! Whenever I look at the Blitz logo, something always pops out at me and if you enjoyed a certain Nintendo game then I'm sure it pops out at you too. This is the Triforce from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series: One of the most iconic symbols in all of video games, the Triforce consists of three distinct entities represented by the three smaller triangles. The triangles are referred to as the Triforce of Power, the Triforce of Wisdom, and the Triforce of Courage. The … [Read more...]

Getting Back in the Game

The Blitz Dream Team!

I have to be honest about something: I didn't workout AT ALL for the last two weeks of January. It's actually not that big of a secret. If you take a look at the January 30 Day Challenge board, you'll see that I kicked ass for the first two weeks. Four workouts per week? No problem. Owning it. Let's do this. And then, mid-January, a bunch of crazy things happened in my personal life. And those things hit me hard. I could barely keep up with work, school, and personal stuff, let alone early … [Read more...]

Don’t think of where you’ve been. Think of where you are going!

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This blog is for people who have, or had, no confidence in their bodies. I was there once. I hated the way I looked and felt. This was me before (CLICK BELOW IF YOU DARE): I was a weezy, unhealthy mess of a man and the biggest life decisions I made was whether or not to eat McDonald's or Tony Roma's for dinner.  I was so focused on where I was that I never thought of where I could go. I had zero confidence in myself and wouldn't try anything because of a paralysing fear of … [Read more...]

The Little Things

Brittany Kustra Blitz Conditioning Edmonton

When I started working out with Chris, he asked me what my goals are. I have some lofty, long-term ones (that I’m not quite ready to share -- yet), but there was one specific goal I had in mind: make it through a Blitz Edmonton HIIT class without going on my knees for pushups (that includes regular pushups, army pushups, tricep pushups…oh man, Blitz makes us do a ton of different kinds of pushups). Well last Thursday at Amy’s 6 AM HIIT class, I accomplished that – almost. I did modify one set … [Read more...]