Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens Got in Fighting Shape with Kettlebells

High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgen's used Kettlebells to get into fighting shape for her new chic gang action movie "Sucker Punch". Nice to see she isn't afraid of "bulking up" by lifting heavier kettlebells. Zack who?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Start running ANYTIME - if Flea can do it YOU can do it!

It's never too late to start running, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is proving it. He just ran his first marathon this year and only started running 6 months ago. He did it in 3:52:59 to raise money for Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Pretty cool, I must say. Plus he's modeling crazy James toe shoes!

BDHQ is getting pretty excited for the TC10K and the Oak Bay Half Marathon Relay, both of which are coming up in May. Flea's video is a perfect example of why I love our Run Club and the Relay. Exposing people to running and trying new things while making it achievable and fun is just as rewarding to us as we hope it is to our clients.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 - An exciting year for BDHQ so far...

Wowzers, what a busy couple months it's been! January is typically busy in the fitness industry with New Years resolutions, but usually starts to simmer down by February. I'm proud to say that BDHQ'ers are committed to their health and as February and March began, it just got busier!

I need to sit and take a breather for a minute and reflect on what an amazing year 2011 has been for BDHQ so far.

Let me start off by saying how cool it is that BDHQ got picked by Douglas Magazine as one of "10 to Watch" for businesss in Victoria. An even bigger surprise that our own Michele Shorter landed the cover! Well, not really actually. She looks pretty darn good if I do say so.

As great as we as staff think BDHQ is, our achievement is largely due to YOU, our loyal and super fit clients who come day-in and day-out, achieving your goals, success stories and amazing fitness journeys with your positive energy and sweat and tears left on the studio floor.

The Biggest Winner group is a perfect example of this and they finally got some recognition they deserve from Shaw TV last week:

2011 has also brought a surge in popularity to James' Kettlebell classes, as many of you regulars know and now have to fight over kettlebells! haha Not to worry, another KB order will be here any day with a new batch of bells. Phew!

Like a true professional, James likes to stay on top of his game, for himself and for his loyal kettlebellers. He flew to San Fransisco this February to participate in Kettlebell "Sport Camp" led by world renowned Russian Kettlebellers Ivan Denisov and Valery Fedorenko. This was a gruelling and fun weekend (total oxymoron, I know) filled with all things KB and James has been like a giddy school girl ever since he got back!

Photo: Ivan Denisov presenting James with his participation medal. On the down low, Ivan also told James he had the best form of everyone at the Camp. I'm not surprised...

Photo: James and all the Sport Camp participants in San Fransisco.

Okay, my minute of reflection is over. Time to get back to work and kicking some butts into shape. We love you guys and we love our jobs. Big High-5 to ALL of you for you hard work and dedication to BDHQ. Let's make the rest of 2011 just as exciting!