What I’m Reading This Week: Two Articles and a Recipe

I’m on the cusp of some exciting stuff with Booty Quake and Roller Derby Athletics, and am spending all of my free time getting ready for the amazingness that’s headed your way. As such, this week’s post is some great content from other people’s blogs. First up, former power lifter … Keep reading

The Triumvirate of Training

“What are you training for?” It’s a question you hear a lot in the gym (or the park or the trail or wherever it is you do your training).  And it’s a good question – what ARE we training for? Typically, with derby skaters the answer (or at least the … Keep reading

Strength Standards: My Love Letter to NRG

I’m back from Beach Brawl, and had the chance to watch some incredible derby.  One team that really stood out – and has been standing out in the WFTDA for a while now – was Nashville.  It wasn’t just their level of play that was impressive, it was their commitment to … Keep reading

New, Improved, and Good Enough

New site!  New blog post!  So many things have happened since November! It’s been an unending winter here in Canada, and the cold, dreary weather, *might* have inspired yours truly to hibernate instead of blogging.  But no more!  It’s spring!  And all of the things are born in springtime, including … Keep reading

Do The Work: My Path to StrongFirst

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Bang Fitness in Toronto to participate in a StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell certification. I am beyond excited.  And a little bit (or rather a huge, massive, heaving bit) scared.  I have trained all year for this weekend.  I have followed a meticulous training schedule (thanks … Keep reading

Rocking the “Big Rocks” of Weight Training

Most of you know that I’m a big fan of Booty Quake (from the other TCRG) and the awesome content she posts on Roller Derby Athletics.  She always has fantastic videos, gives great advice, and really cares about the conditioning of roller derby skaters. Well, since Booty is jet-setting around … Keep reading

Sex & Sports & Fitness, Oh My! (Part Two)

Sex sells.  Lots of things, in lots of different ways.  Our media is awash in lots of sexy, irrelevant advertising. In part one, I addressed how I’m pretty okay with using sex to sell women’s sports. Mostly because I think in time, more spectators who actually care about the sport … Keep reading

Sex and Sports and Fitness, Oh My! (Part One)

A recent article in the Daily Mail caught my eye.  I’m not on the Twitter, so I didn’t see any of it first hand, but 15th seeded French tennis player Marion Bartoli, who won June 6th’s Wimbledon final, was trolled like crazy on Twitter after winning the championship. The trolls … Keep reading

What I Learned At: The CanFitPro Conference 2013

It’s that time of year again.  Last weekend, I attended the Canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference.  It was their 20th anniversary, and it was massive.  Allegedly, there were 15,000 people through the doors for the conference and trade show.  I am inclined to believe it after some of the … Keep reading