Working out on an empty stomach: good or bad?

The Yard Athletics - Sam Shaw

By Henry Gould – May 29, 2018 Despite the huge advances in research surrounding health, nutrition and fitness, I can’t think of another industry that is still so plagued by junk pseudoscience. The dietary supplement industry in North America alone was estimated at $37+ billion in 2016, and since their sole objective is to sell you as many products as … Read More

TRANSFORMATIONS – ANONYMOUS

Welcome to our latest installment of Transformations! Spotlighting the many #YardHard athletes who participated in the Yard vs. The People challenge, or who otherwise wanted to share their personal fitness journeys. Although our next feature would prefer remain anonymous, that doesn’t mean his story is any less impressive. “Mr. ______” had wanted a program to help lean down, which Ilan … Read More

RECIPE – Braised Chicken Thighs with leeks, bacon and white wine

Hope everyone had a great long weekend! As we get into the week and reality sets in (…wine at 1pm isn’t appropriate on a Tuesday?!?!?!) it’s always nice to plan some meals for a few days so that the tempting piece of pizza or donut doesn’t pull you off track. This recipe of Braised Chicken Thighs with Leeks, Bacon and … Read More

Transformations – Will Kinash

Welcome to another installment of our TRANSFORMATIONS series! This week we hear the inspiring (and hilarious) account of Will Kinash’s personal fitness journey. The self-professed “Mayor of Kerrisdale” takes us through his last 3 months at Yard Athletics, and the gains he’s made in strength, endurance and overall body composition. We love stories like these, so send them in as … Read More

TRANSFORMATIONS – Ilan Cumberbirch

Hi Everyone, As some of you may or may not know, Yard Athletics recently performed a body transformation challenge. Sam Shaw and I challenged our clients to see how much weight they could lose or gain (depending on their goals). Sam and myself had 1 month to complete the challenge, our clients had 2. So here you have it, my … Read More