Blitzing Tijuana: A Retrospective

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It's been a few weeks since the gang Blitzed Tijuana. The tans have faded, the sunburns have peeled and all that's left is a sense of pride and humility at what we've accomplished. We managed to build a house for a family in three-in-a-half days and if you haven't already, here's the video that tells our tale: When the customs officer let me back into Canada, I should've '"declared" that it was the BEST TRIP EVER!!! I would like to share a couple takeaways from my experience … [Read more...]

Meet the Castillo Durall Family from Tijuana, Mexico

Meet the Castillo Durall Family from Tijuana, Mexico.

  In less than three sleeps, members of the Blitz community and their friends are going to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house. You've met a few members of the build team, but now it's time to meet the family they're helping. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Castillo Durall family of Tijuana, Mexico: Oswaldo (43) - Father Claudia (34) - Mother Yobani (16) - Son Gabriela (13) - Daughter Oswaldo (12) - Son Hovim (10) - Son Rubi (9) - Daughter This family of seven live  in … [Read more...]

Meet Vicki de Haan, Chief Motivator of the Blitz Mexico Trip

Vicki and Sid de Haan

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family. This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team. This week, meet Vicki de Haan, Chief Motivator for the Tijuana house … [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...]

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

Triforce

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...]