Baby Steps to Healthy Living

Dear Reader, Are you having troubles getting started with leading a healthy lifestyle? Are you finding it overwhelming to know where you should start? Keep reading. This blog is tailored to you, the beginner. We know that eating a healthy and well balanced diet paired with physical activity is what will classify us as leading a healthy life, however we often have a difficult time knowing where to begin. Changing everything about your routine at once may work for a few days however, we find … [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...]

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...]

Vancouver Half Marathon

Q: How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A: Don't worry, they'll tell you. ;) Runners love to talk about running, espically their races. So without further delay, our race reports from last weekend's Vancouver Half Marathon! Kacey's Race Report Back in February, I blogged my thoughts about starting my Vancouver half-marathon training program - And now, it is go time. I have anticipated the start of a new, fresh, uninhibited training program for months. And mixed up with all … [Read more...]

Diet – That other four letter word!

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...]

90 Day Challenge – A Dietitian’s Perspective

Last week I (Robin from Revive Wellness) met with Rosemary to help her practice some EBT (Emotional Brain Training) skills when she mentioned her 90 Day Challenge was finishing up this week.  While briefly discussing her successes and challenges, I was struck with the old saying it’s not about the destination but rather the journey.  Rosemary has truly made great strides along her journey and now has the tools to take her for the next 90 days (and so on)! Although I initially offered to … [Read more...]