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by Yard Athletics – March 17th, 2021 It’s been a wild start to the year! Despite the current hold on athletic group training, we are as busy as ever which means Yard Athletics has had to beef up our roster and make some few key free agent signings. ***Yes we love sports cliche’s, no we’re not going to stop using … Read More

Introducing Melis Papila! NEW Yard Athletics Coach

by Yard Athletics – Feb 18th, 2021 Big news! Yard Athletics has just picked up a new first round draft pick 😉 … Please give a warm welcome to our newest personal training specialist, Melis Papila! Melis is now available to book for 1:1 and 2:1 personal training sessions at Yard on the following days and times. For all availability … Read More

Yard Athlete Development Spotlight: Brett Festerling

by Yard Athletics – Dec 9th, 2020 We’re back with the latest installment of our Yard Athlete Development Spotlight. This week we’re getting to know a Yard Athletics legend by the name of Brett Festerling. “Festy” has been a mainstay with Yard Athletics since the early days, and has carved an impressive career that has gone from the WHL, NHL … Read More

Yard Athlete Development Spotlight: Tyler Morley

by Yard Athletics – Nov 25th, 2020 Over the last few months we’ve been turning our attention to some of the amazing athletes that have come through the Yard Athletics doors to train for their upcoming seasons. Next up in our Yard Athlete Development Spotlight is Tyler Morley, currently playing centre for Skelleftea AIK in the Swedish Hockey League. A … Read More

Yard Athlete Development Spotlight: Lainey Joyce

by Yard Athletics – Oct 28th, 2020 For the next installment of our Yard Athlete Development Spotlight, we are pleased to be speaking with Lainey Joyce, an up and coming hockey player from Delta, BC. Lainey first started training this summer at Yard Athletics and made amazing progress from June until September. Where did you grow up playing hockey?  I … Read More

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

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

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