20 Questions with Natalie Cumberbirch: #YardAthletics Family

Greetings! Today we have the special privilege of talking to none other than one of the esteemed Cumberbirch clan… sister to Yard Athletics Founder, Natalie Cumberbirch! Natalie lives an incredibly jet-set lifestyle working as a pastry chef in Europe; find out below what she thinks of her big bro, whether Juul-ing is cool or lame, and whether white, red, or … Read More

20 Questions with Jackson Friesen: #YardHard Faithful

Another day, another dollar, another installment of the most interesting questionnaire on the internet, courtesy of Yard Athletics!! Today we dive right in with Jackson Friesen, longtime athlete of Yard Athletics as well as lifelong hockey player. As you may have noticed, we switch up the specific 20 Questions each time so that no 2 posts are the same. This … Read More

20 Questions With Stephanie Gee: #YardHard Faithful

Since the start of the Yard Athletics “20 Questions” series, we’ve been absolutely thrilled with all the submissions. Each has given us a chance to get to know our community better, and have a little fun while we’re at it. Today we have the honor of getting to know Stephanie Gee, faithful regular of Yard Athletics and all around badass … Read More

RECIPE – Hungarian Goulash

Let’s be honest – now that we’re in Fall / Winter mode, people are secretly happy they have an excuse to eat those comfort foods that don’t seem appropriate on a hot July day. Most probably assume their favorite dishes aren’t healthy, and therefore tend to avoid eating and cooking them on a regular basis for fear of falling off … Read More

Staying Motivated (and Fit!) In The Dark Winter Months

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By Henry Gould – Oct 29th, 2018 Following what can only be described as a torrential downpour in Vancouver last night, it seemed only appropriate to start talking about Winter and its effects on motivation and fitness. Whether you’re a distance runner, yoga devotee or gym junkie, shorter days and colder weather mean it’s harder to get excited about exercise. … Read More

The Myth Of The “SUPERFOOD”

By Henry Gould – Oct 18th, 2018 Folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears that drinking chia seed water might not be the holy grail after all. Nor will bags of kale, oily fish, avocado toast, or green tea before bed. At least, not on their own. The last 10 years of health news … Read More

RECIPE – Roasted Vegetable Salads

By Henry Gould – Oct 15th, 2018 Cooking for yourself is not only one of the best ways to maintain a healthy diet, it can be a huge source of pleasure, particularly if you’re cooking for others. The kitchen can be intimidating, but if you start to learn the basics it can be a real gateway to eating better, as … Read More

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

How To Recover Smarter From Your Workouts

By Henry Gould – Oct 1, 2018 Hope everyone is having a great start to their week! Thank you to those who made it out to the first annual “Yard Work” event in Stanley Park on Saturday. It was a huge success and would not have been possible without all the volunteers, sponsors, and of course the participants. Get ready … 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