RECIPE – Rolled Turkey Breast w/ Speck, Goat Cheese and Arugula

By Henry Gould – Oct 3rd, 2018 It’s Thanksgiving weekend! For some of you, that means going home to families houses, eating the traditional roast turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy mashed potatoes, the whole 9 yards. And that’s all great. But for others, it might mean a smaller gathering of a few friends, maybe two or three, which doesn’t … Read More

A Few Thoughts On The Ketogenic Diet…

By Henry Gould – Sept 19th, 2018 I’m not that old, but in my short stint on earth it feels like I’ve lived through a lifetime of diet and exercise fads. Atkins (low carb, high protein, high fat), South Beach (low carb, high fiber, low fat), Paleo (eating like a neanderthal), Tom Brady (no tomatoes or strawberries), Tae Bo (Billy … Read More

Breaking Down The Mediterranean Diet

By Henry Gould – Aug 28th, 2018 Greetings #YardHard faithful! Hope everyone is catching as much late summer sun as possible. I’ve recently returned from a holiday in Greece and Croatia, which renewed my interest in the so called “Mediterranean Diet”. something I wanted to do a deeper dive on for the purposes of this blog. The Mediterranean Diet – … Read More

Ilan Cumberbirch & Yard Athletics Featured In BC Business!

#YardHard faithful! Stop what you’re doing and head over to the BC Business website (or pick up a copy of their latest print issue) to see all-seeing, all-knowing owner and trainer, Ilan Cumberbirch, take you through a day in the life. Have you ever wanted to know what time Ilan wakes up? Has for breakfast, lunch and snacks? It’s all here! … Read More

5 Tips For Staying Healthy During The Week

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By Henry Gould – July 23rd, 2018 It goes without saying, the single hardest part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is CONSISTENCY. Regularly exercising (even when you don’t want to), eating good quality food (despite the $1.99 pizza slice across from your office…) and getting 8+ hours of sleep night in, night out, is no easy task. We live in … Read More

RECIPE – Eggplant “Baked Potatoes” with Spicy Tahini Sauce

By Henry Gould – July 18th, 2018 Hope everyone is beating the heat! We’ll complain when the rain starts, so best to soak up every last drop of the summer in Vancouver while it’s still here. Below is a wonderful recipe for summer, as you can do the eggplants on the BBQ, bring to the table on a big platter … Read More

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 – The Best Canada Day Burgers Ever

Happy (early) Canada Day! Hopefully everyone that follows the blog has been working hard in the gym, and is therefore deserving of a cheat day on July 1st. Burgers are a hot topic of debate. There is no “best burger” in the world, but there are definitely burgers people seem to prefer more than others. This recipe is  for an … 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

RECIPE – Bone Broth

  Despite the power of the food trend juggernaut (Poke bowls? Kale Caesar? Turmeric in everything?), “bone broth” is nothing new. Since humans started using water as a medium to cook with, meat, bones and vegetables have been boiled together to extract more nutrients and make the digestion of food easier. Bone broth can be as simple as simmering a … Read More