RECIPE – Chickpea Flour Banana Pancakes from Ashley Hildebrand

Hope everyone had a great Canada Day! Nothing quite like a short week in the summer… We’ve got a great recipe today from guest poster and friend of Yard Athletics, Ashley Hildebrand. Not your standard bisquick pancakes; these substitute standard wheat flour for chickpea flour, making for a deeper flavor, more protein, and a gluten free alternative to the usual. … Read More

RECIPE – Mexican Carnitas Tacos w/ Spicy Salsa Verde

Of all the recipes I cook on a regular basis, this is likely near the top for several reasons. Why? It’s cheap to prepare (pork shoulder is still – thankfully – inexpensive), very easy to cook, and can be done in a large batch for a party or portioned for the week. It’s also more about the cooking technique and … Read More

MUSIC + WORKOUT = SUCCESS

I think we can all agree, any type of workout done to your favorite music is going to be better than one done in complete silence. Unless you’re someone who gains energy from the quiet void, chances are you have an energetic playlist lined up to get you through the grind. Yard Athletics coach Jocelyn Erickson recently told me she … Read More

TRANSFORMATIONS – Sam Shaw

Happy Monday to all the #YardHard faithful… we’ve got a special edition of TRANSFORMATIONS today, featuring none other than Yard Athletics coach Sam Shaw. Sam took part in the “Yard vs. The People” challenge, hoping to gain as much weight as he could in one month to beat Ilan Cumberbirch’s loss. That’s right folks, some of us out there can afford to … Read More

RECIPE – Spiced Lentil Soup

This is hands down one of the easiest, cheapest and healthiest recipes you can make: spiced lentil soup. Lentils are incredibly good for you, full of protein, fibre and vitamins, and incredibly inexpensive to prepare. Make a large pot and the beginning of the week, then portion in tupperware containers for lunches, or freeze for a day when you don’t … Read More

TRANSFORMATIONS – Layla Vera

Were back! Over the last few weeks we’ve been blown away by the number of amazing Transformations story submissions coming in, so please keep them coming. It’s a huge inspiration to the team at Yard Athletics when we see the hard work people have put in to make a positive change in their fitness, eating and lifestyle. Next up we … Read More

Working out on an empty stomach: good or bad?

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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