Thursday, November 22, 2012

Where are they now? BDHQ trainers...

We are so happy for former BDHQ trainer, Brittney Tannock, who just completed her Professional Firefighter Program at ESA (Emergency Services Academy) in Sherwood Park, Alberta. 
Britt on the far right with her crew
She was in a class of 24, with four other girls, with people from all over Canada, including the Northwest Territories, Halifax, BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  It was a 12 week course running from August - November.  She recieved her NFPA 1001 and 1002's, as well as a certificate in Wildland Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Operations and a Certificate in Pumping.

From Brittney herself:  "It was without a doubt the most physically and mentally challenging thing that I have ever done and I loved every minute of it.  What a roller coaster!"

Britt holding the ladder

Now Britt waits patiently to get hired on at a fire department.  Any of them would be lucky to have this fit chic on their team.  I personally have her on speed dial for any such emergencies.  It's in her blood too - her dad was a fire Captain in Nanaimo until he retired.  He must be so proud of you, and so are we Britt!!  Hopefully we can get her out to teach some fire fighting worthy Bootcamp workouts this winter... 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Intro to BDHQ classes

As trainers, day to day conversations with people we meet usually end up revolving around working out and what we do.  We invite them to come try a class at BDHQ, and too frequently the response is, "I feel like I need to get in shape before I come down there."  Anyone who's been to BDHQ knows this is ridiculous.  Yes, there are really fit people there, but there are also newbies who bravely come try out classes everyday of all ages, sizes and fitness levels.   

We've decided it's time for a class for anyone nervous or curious out there to come try out both styles of BDHQ workouts - indoor and outdoor.  Try one workout or both.  Invite all your friends and family who you've told about our fun workouts. 

Classes are by donation to BDHQ trainer Alex's Movember fund (minimum $5 donation). We have morning and evening options...

Friday, November 23:
7:00 - 7:45am, Intro to Bootcamp, meet at BDHQ and we'll head into Market Square
7:45 - 8:30am, Intro to BDHQ, you'll try a little bit of everything from kettlebells, TRX, tires, spin, etc...

5:00 - 5:45pm, Intro to Bootcamp, meet at BDHQ and we'll head off to the Songhees
5:45 - 6:30pm, Intro to BDHQ, you'll try a little bit of everything from kettlebells, TRX, tires, spin, etc...

These classes are for first timers only, unless you are a BDHQ-er bringing a nervous first time friend.  We will be giving away Victoria Royals Hockey tickets to the hardest working participants!

Please RSVP to