RECIPE – “No-Cook” Tomato Pasta w/ Burrata, Basil & Garlic

by Henry Gould – July 29th, 2020 It’s getting hot, so the last thing you want to do is spend an hour over a hot stove. Even BBQing can be a bit too “sweat inducing” these days. Since tomatoes are coming into their seasonal perfection, your best bet for a summer lunch / dinner is this awesome pasta. All you … Read More

RECIPE – Baba Ganoush w/ Cumin Spiced Lamb

by Henry Gould – July 15th, 2020 If you put this down as an appetizer or as part of a main course at any summer BBQ (to be eaten with lots of warm bread), you will be a rockstar. Baba Ganoush (roasted eggplant dip) is amazing on its own, but topped with warm lamb, fried with cumin and other spices, … Read More

Can Stronger Muscles Pump Up Your Heart Health?

by Henry Gould – July 8th, 2020 For those of us trying to lead healthy lifestyles, most probably have some sort of goal in mind when we workout. Whether it’s losing a few pounds, gaining muscle, or simply staying active to help try and ward off disease, we’re all typically working towards a particular goal, whatever that may be. According … Read More

RECIPE – Canada Day Pulled Pork w/ Mustard Pickle Slaw

by Henry Gould – July 1st, 2020 Happy Canada Day from Yard Athletics! The first six months of 2020 have been somewhat chaotic (opening a new gym in the middle of a pandemic = stress) so we think it’s time we all sat back on the patio, poured a celebratory drink and said happy birthday to our great country. Making … Read More

RECIPE – Italian Stuffed Peppers w/ Bread, Anchovies & Basil

by Henry Gould – June 24th, 2020 These are amazing. Really no other way to put it. Dead simple to make, and allows lots of room for tweaking to your taste. Can be made as a light main course, or a side to something else. Don’t like anchovies? Leave ’em out – but you probably won’t notice them that much. … Read More

NYC’s Dumbbell Dealer; Daily “Shred” Diet; 100 Chinups Per Week

by Henry Gould – June 17th, 2020 Weekly roundup! A few things I’ve stumbled across on the “information super highway” the last few days, which I figured might be of interest… GQ: “Meet Marc Miller, NYC’s Underground Dumbbell Dealer” If you’re like me, as soon as Yard Athletics had to close in March due to COVID-19 you were scrambling to … Read More

RECIPE – Haitian “Pikliz”; Spicy Pickled Cabbage

by Henry Gould – June 9th, 2020 The two heavyweights in the pickled cabbage world – kimchi and sauerkraut – have just met their match. Enter pikliz (pronounced “pick-lees”) a spicy pickled cabbage that keeps in the fridge for weeks, and goes with practically anything. Whereas kimchi and sauerkraut require a long time to ferment, pikliz is done after a … Read More

We Owe You An Apology

by Yard Athletics – June 2nd, 2020 We owe you an apology. To be honest, we have been wrapped up in our renovation and re-opening. We are so excited to offer you a space where you will feel safe, strong, and supported. However, that excitement directly reflects our privilege as a white gym owner and white coaches. Our privilege allows … Read More

Assumption of Risk Waiver for Yard Athletics

by Yard Athletics – May 23rd, 2020 Given the changing nature of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yard Athletics is instituting a mandatory assumption of risk waiver that needs to be completed before each visit to the gym. Please read through below and let us know if you have any questions. Waivers can be signed online before you arrive … Read More