Surviving The December Decadence

by Henry Gould – Dec 3rd, 2019 We’ve hit December, which means holiday parties and excessive eating and drinking are starting to gain momentum. It can sometimes feel impossible to escape, especially when there’s a seemingly endless stream of excuses to indulge every day of the week. But that’s why we’re here to help! Instead of being the grinch who … Read More

December Holiday Sale!

by Yard Athletics – Dec 1st, 2019 Yard Athletics is getting into the holiday spirit, and are ready to launch some awesome savings on a variety of sessions in the gym. Available through the month of December, all the below deals are now live on the MindBody app. Any questions, give us a shout –> [email protected] 10 session 1:1 package … Read More

RECIPE – Miso & Tahini Chicken Rice Bowl

by Henry Gould – Nov 27th, 2019 I’ll be honest, sometimes I invent recipes and they don’t turn out well. Garlic and strawberry ice cream was one example. But this miso & tahini chicken stir fry rice bowl, this did not suck. Not at all. Miso adds amazing umami flavor, and tahini thickens everything very nicely. Also? It could be … Read More

20 Questions w/ Billy Baker

by Yard Athletics – Nov 22nd, 2019 If you’ve been to Yard Athletics (especially on a Friday morning around 7:59am) you probably know Billy. He’s hard to miss! Tall, handsome, flexible, and most importantly, can dish out chirps out like a chickadee during mating season. Bill has been a mainstay at the Yard since before the Yard was the Yard, … Read More

Yard Athletics Sandwich & Warm Clothing Drive

by Yard Athletics – Nov 21, 2019 Mark your calendars! Dec 14th, 2019, Yard Athletics is joining forces with Natalie Cumberbirch to do a Sandwich and Warm Clothing Drive in downtown Vancouver. The holidays are a time for giving, especially to those less fortunate who may not be able to give or receive. We wanted to do our part by … Read More

Big Announcement!

Yard Athletics Training Series - Foundations of Strength - Program 1

by Ilan Cumberbirch – Nov 19th, 2019 Hi Everyone, Today, I am extremely excited to launch The Yard Online Training Series ( ). I created this online training portal out of necessity; a necessity to provide quality, scientifically backed training programs for individuals of all experience levels and with varying goals. In an industry overpopulated with fly-by-night fads, show pony … Read More

20 Questions w/ Betty Meng

by Yard Athletics – Nov 15th, 2019 You might have thought the well would have runneth dry by now, and we would be out of interesting people from the Yard Athletics community to feature on the 20 Questions. Thankfully not! The #YARDHARD crew runs deep, and everyone who comes through the door has an interesting story to tell. Today we … Read More

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

by Henry Gould – Nov 13th, 2019 I wanted to say it’s an age-old question (“Should you exercise when you’re sick?”) but in reality, our cultural obsession with health and fitness is regularly new, so perhaps the question isn’t age-old but decades old. Still, collectively I would say an obsession with our health is a good thing, so being dedicated … Read More

20 Questions w/ Torin Nikiforuk: Yard Athletics Personal Training Specialist

Torin Neriforuk

by Yard Athletics – Nov 8th, 2019 Yard Athletics newest team member, Torin Nikiforuk, is now becoming a familiar face around the gym. Everyone who’s trained with Torin knows he brings an infectious energy, positive attitude, and strong knowledge of strength & conditioning. But how well do you really know Torin? Sure, you might know he goes by the nickname … Read More

Soup Soup Soup Soup

by Henry Gould – Nov 5th, 2019 Some people insist on only eating soup in the Fall / Winter. Personally, I will gut my way through an uncomfortably hot bowl of ramen in July, purely for the love of the game. Soup as a food is comforting, restorative, delicious, easy to make, easy to eat, and versatile. If you have … Read More