5 Simple Hacks For Keeping On Track This Holiday Season w/ Natalie Cumberbirch

By Natalie Cumberbirch – Nov 19th, 2018 I’m no nutritionist or health expert, but like every other person I’ve overindulged during the holiday season. Become best friends with the cheese board at that awkward staff party, said yes to a few too many holiday cocktails, and refuse to turn down any baked goods being offered. The downfall, you feel like … Read More

20 Questions with Jackson Friesen: #YardHard Faithful

Another day, another dollar, another installment of the most interesting questionnaire on the internet, courtesy of Yard Athletics!! Today we dive right in with Jackson Friesen, longtime athlete of Yard Athletics as well as lifelong hockey player. As you may have noticed, we switch up the specific 20 Questions each time so that no 2 posts are the same. This … Read More

RECIPE – World’s Best “Kale Caesar w/ Chicken”

By Henry Gould – Nov 12th, 2018 It’s lurking on every “premium casual” lunch menu, every hotel restaurant, sports bar; even craft breweries. For a plant that was once reserved only for garnish around buffet salad bars, kale has made such a dominant push into North American food culture that it has almost become a meme in and of itself. … Read More

20 Questions With Stephanie Gee: #YardHard Faithful

Since the start of the Yard Athletics “20 Questions” series, we’ve been absolutely thrilled with all the submissions. Each has given us a chance to get to know our community better, and have a little fun while we’re at it. Today we have the honor of getting to know Stephanie Gee, faithful regular of Yard Athletics and all around badass … Read More

Working Out On An Empty Stomach: Part #2

By Henry Gould – Nov 7th, 2018 Never content to sit on our laurels, it seemed necessary to put together another blog on the subject of the fasted workout (exercise without any prior meal) as a follow-up to our post on the Yard Athletics blog from May 29th, 2018. The prompting came from a recent post I saw, which seemed … Read More

RECIPE – Hungarian Goulash

Let’s be honest – now that we’re in Fall / Winter mode, people are secretly happy they have an excuse to eat those comfort foods that don’t seem appropriate on a hot July day. Most probably assume their favorite dishes aren’t healthy, and therefore tend to avoid eating and cooking them on a regular basis for fear of falling off … Read More

20 Questions With Henry Gould: Yard Athletics Blog Manager

Hello Yard faithful! Today we have the pleasure of getting to know the man behind your favorite Yard Athletics blog posts a little bit better. Resident DJ, Olympic Lifter, Blogger, Chef and one-time rugby powerhouse; Henry Gould. Vans vs Converse, Hendrix vs Clapton, American Muscle vs Euro Super Car and more. Buckle up, you’re in for a ride! 1. Hometown? … Read More

Staying Motivated (and Fit!) In The Dark Winter Months

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By Henry Gould – Oct 29th, 2018 Following what can only be described as a torrential downpour in Vancouver last night, it seemed only appropriate to start talking about Winter and its effects on motivation and fitness. Whether you’re a distance runner, yoga devotee or gym junkie, shorter days and colder weather mean it’s harder to get excited about exercise. … Read More

RECIPE – Homemade “Ajvar”

By Henry Gould – Oct 25th, 2018 This summer I was lucky enough to spend a week in Croatia, and in addition to the amazing weather, beaches, wine and architecture, the food really blew me away. Everything was a cool mix between Eastern European and Italian, which makes perfect sense given Croatia’s geographic location. Ajvar is a condiment they serve … Read More

20 Questions w/ Ilan Cumberbirch: Founder & Director of Yard Athletics

People! The much anticipated 20 Questions with Ilan Cumberbirch is upon us! Ever since we started the 20 Questions series, hundreds, thousands… perhaps even millions of people have been asking “When are we going to interview Ilan???”. That time, #YardHard faithful, is now. All seeing, all knowing founder and director of Yard Athletics, Ilan Cumberbirch, is in the hot seat, … Read More