#Lifting #Fitness #Bodybuilding: Why Transparency Matters

This one is for the athletes, influencers, trainers and coaches of social media. Your content comes with a responsibility and it’s time to own up to it. The general public deserves it, and both your business and sport demands it. It doesn’t matter whether your focus is on aesthetics, strength or endurance. Your followers are…

New goals, new stress, same me

The calendar year is coming to an end, and like the type A that I am, this is when I start to plan for the next 12 months. I recognize my goals are only meaningful to me, but I do believe there is value in putting things into the universe for the sake of accountability….

What it really means to be a female powerlifter

Powerlifting is a sport that demands you do not suck in your waist, avoid food or remain quiet. It is a sport where heavier girls are stronger, and growth is celebrated. It is a metaphorical middle finger up to everything we were taught to define being a woman. 

Fat to #Fitspo, dedicated to disordered

I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…

Essential steps for choosing a gym

This is a sensitive topic because a new job has forced me leave the best strength gym in the GTA, leaving me to shop for a new place that is willing to accommodate my obnoxious grunting.

Talking to women at the gym

“What a creep. He asked if I needed a spot for my squats” So you want to be friends with, or more-than-friends with, a woman at your gym. However, being a male, you have the choice of either never approaching her, or risking being labelled as the gym creep or a**hole forever.

Dieting 101: Diet breaks

Most people will warn you longterm dieting backfires eventually. However, you’ve finally mustered up the courage to face your fear of potentially failing. All is well until you eat two desserts and end up a month deep into dietary ignorance. Research suggests your strategy might be working against you.

Dieting 101: Calculating calories and macros

DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to replace the work of a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist. If you have health problems related to diet, the following advice will not rid you of them. This is only intended as guidance for those who are overall healthy but wish to understand the mathematics behind how energy intake works…

Dieting 101: What you need to know

Outside of the fitness and lifting communities, people have very limited knowledge on how effective and sustainable dieting and weight loss actually works.