Introducing Lauren O’Sullivan: Yard Athletics Personal Training Specialist

by Yard Athletics – Oct 20th, 2020 Yard Athletics is pleased to welcome the newest member of the personal training team, Lauren O’Sullivan! Starting October 26th, you can find Lauren on the MindBody schedule for both daily group classes as well as 1:1 and 2:1 personal training. We want our amazing community to meet and train with Lauren ASAP, so … Read More

Community Spotlight: “Merci Boulangerie” & Natalie Cumberbirch

by Yard Athletics – Oct 16th, 2020 By now you may have heard about Merci Boulangerie, the amazing “taste-of-Paris-without-landing-at-CDG” patissiere from Yard founder Ilan Cumberbirch’s sister, Natalie. After spending years in Paris working at two Michelin star L’Atlelier de Joel Robuchon and Mamiche, Natalie has brought her talents home to Vancouver to start a pick-up and delivery boulangerie. If you … Read More

RECIPE – Sticky Soy Glazed Salmon

by Henry Gould – Oct 14th, 2020 It’s no secret that fresh wild salmon is one of the best sources of protein you can eat. Loaded full of Omega-3 fatty acids, B Vitamins and other antioxidants, it’s not only delicious but arguably the healthiest fish, and maybe the healthiest animal protein – period. Salmon tends to be more expensive than … Read More

Yard Athlete Development Spotlight: Blake Hayward

by Yard Athletics – Oct 8th, 2020 Next up in our spotlight of Yard Athlete Development; Blake Hayward. Currently playing his collegiate hockey in Montreal at McGill University, Blake has been training at the Yard for several off-seasons, continuing to develop at a ferocious pace. Where did you grow up playing hockey?  I grew up in Kitsilano playing hockey for … Read More

Yard Athlete Development Spotlight: Scott Atkinson

by Yard Athletics – Oct 2nd, 2020 Yard Athletics is extremely fortunate to be able to offer such a wide range of training sessions each week. In addition to our 1:1 and 2:1 personal training, we have our Bone Yard, Junk Yard and Yard Sale Group Classes, which each offer a unique approach to strength and conditioning. We’re also very … Read More

RECIPE – Spicy Chicken Burgers w/ Jalapeno Mayo

by Henry Gould – Sept 23rd, 2020 Food trends come and go with reckless abandon. In the mid to late 2000’s it was pulled pork on everything, yam fries and chipotle mayo that reigned supreme. Since then we’ve had a poke revolutions, “natural wine”, desserts with non-traditional ingredients (miso ice cream anyone?) and chefs fermenting anything that wasn’t nailed down. … Read More

Community Spotlight – Debbie Samsom + Terry Fox Run Sunday Sept 20th, 2020

by Yard Athletics – Sept 17th, 2020 We wanted to shine a very special community spotlight this week, as one of our #YARDHARD faithful is running in the 2020 Terry Fox Run this Sunday, September 20th. Dr. Debbie Samsom is a clinical psychologist and longtime Yard devotee, who also moonlights as a hardcore marathon runner. Over the last few years … Read More

Top 100 Most Nutritious Foods In the World

by Henry Gould – Sept 16th, 2020 As much as we like to pretend we’re above clickbait, “listicle’s” and Top 10 lists, we’re really not. At least not me…! Ranking the best movies, albums, TV shows, restaurants and other forms of pop culture is inherently intriguing as it plays on our pattern seeking behavior as humans; we want to know … Read More

RECIPE – Oven Dried Tomatoes (…and ideas to use them!)

oven dried tomatoes

by Henry Gould – Sept 9th, 2020 Late summer and early fall is when tomato season starts to hit its stride. Given the amazing weather we’ve been having (with no sign of let up) it’s likely that people’s back yard tomato plants will continue to produce well into September. If you grow tomato plants at home, you’re probably getting sick … Read More

20 Questions w/ Delaney Macneil

by Yard Athletics – Sept 2nd, 2020 It’s officially September :(… but it still feels like summer! The sun is shining and the forecast for the next week is sun, sun, sun, which makes the transition to Fall a little easier. It’s also time for the next edition of 20 Questions. You know, you love it, you gasp in excitement … Read More