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

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

Sleepless Nights = Anxiety

by Henry Gould – Dec 17th, 2019 We all know that anxious feeling of going to bed for an early wake-up, and immediately calculating how much sleep you’ll get if you can just fall asleep right now. Or there’s the dreaded “It’s-1:45am-and-I’m-still-at-the-bar-doing-shots-but-I-have-to-be-up-for-an-8:00am-meeting” kind of sleep calculations which we won’t even get into. Sleep is a fascinating subject. From an evolutionary … Read More

Price Adjustments For Groups, 1:1, 2:1

Yard Athletics - Sam Shaw, Ilan Cumberbirch, Torin Nikiforuk

by Yard Athletics – Nov 1st, 2019 Heads up to all our Yard Athletics community. As of today there have been some adjustments to the pricing for Group Training, as well as Customized Strength & Conditioning 1:1 and 2:1 packages. Please take a look below and familiarize yourself with the new pricing. If you have any questions, feel free to … Read More

RECIPE – Ragu Bolognese

Recipe – Ragu Bolognese

by Henry Gould – Oct 25th, 2019 Ragu Bolognese, the slow cooked meat sauce typical of the city of Bologna, served often but not always with tagliatelle egg noodles, is well loved the world over. However, if you want to start a quick argument, try asking four Italian Nonna’s the “correct” way to make it. Questions like this are almost … Read More

The Power Of Belief

by Henry Gould – Sept 20th, 2019 Positive thinking is more than just a catch phrase. Often times we doubt ourselves and our abilities, and we give up before we’ve really, truly pushed ourselves, or before we’ve exercised all potential options in front of us to achieve a goal. Whether this is at work, at home or at play, having … Read More