January 30, 2017

I am proud to call Victoria, British Columbia my home. It is a place which inspires movement and exploration, where the great ocean and the temperate rainforest provide nourishment and diversity. 

A few years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Bristol, UK and was...

February 5, 2016

When February comes around, many people are either starting to feel resistance to their New Year’s Resolutions or looking for a way to reinvigorate their fitness goals. We are inundated with messages from health professionals preaching about how fitness is a lifestyle,...

September 7, 2015

As the world grows smaller and international competition becomes even more unifying, the sporting world is more certain when they crown their respective champions. Recently, CrossFit has attempted to probe the world's population to find the fittest man and woman on the...

August 13, 2015

Desktop computers, tablets, iPhones, Galaxies, Nexus, MacBooks, 4K TVs – our faces are constantly illuminated in the basking blue glow of backlit screens. In a previous Friday Challenge, I proposed a week long screen free time one hour prior to bed. This time, I want t...

August 10, 2015

There has been a lot of buzz lately around the #squateveryday challenge, made popular by MusclePharm’s president, Cory Gregory, inspired by John Broz, owner of Average Broz Gym. The principle is simple –squat daily, grow stronger. This movement of practicing exercises...

July 6, 2015

Laird Hamilton is one of the pioneers of big wave surfing, always pushing the limits of creativity and the boundaries of human potential. He introduced tow-in surfing and hydrofoils to the sport, and has stood out as one of the world's best athletes. Now 51, Laird cont...

June 29, 2015

Simon Whitfield will forever be revered as one of Canada's greatest Olympic distance triathletes. With two medals in two Olympics (gold in Sydney and silver in Beijing), this athlete has proven his ability to perform at the highest levels. Nobody will forget his gutsy...

June 26, 2015

I was recently sent an article on Time Affluence, by Arianna Huffington, defining the term as a new metric for defining success. Along with our success and wealth, the currency of time needs to be addressed as something that we can earn and spend, not something that co...

June 24, 2015

One of the key elements of classical weight loss thinking is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), the amount of energy you expend at rest. While not engaged in physical activity, the body still needs calories to carry out metabolic processes. Thus, the BMR has become a standard...

June 22, 2015

Shinji Takeuchi's "Most Graceful Freestyle" video is one of the most viewed swimming videos of all time. His so-called "Total Immersion Technique" is incredible to watch, as he makes the stroke seem so effortless. The use of a prolonged glide phase, minial kicking and...

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