The SweatLife

Sometimes it takes a little more than gear to get out and get moving. These stories are all about giving you that extra kick in the (stretchy) pants so you can go out and live the sweat life.


Savasana: The Beginning of Your Practice

Jun 20, 2017

by Andrea Marcum

You most likely know savasana as that moment at the end of a yoga practice when you stop and lie down. We’re going to tell you savasana is not the end but the beginning.

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Tips From a Running Technique Coach

Jun 15, 2017

by Ella  Barba

For performance, injury prevention, and of course, enjoyment.

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Running or Walking: Melbourne’s Top Tracks

May 23, 2017

by Ella  Barba

From the city to the bush, we run and walk some of Melbourne’s most popular tracks with ultra marathon runner and ambassador Samantha Gash.

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Half Marathon Training Tips

May 08, 2017

by Kate MacLennan

Each year, millions of people train for half marathons. We polled some of them to help us (and you) reach the finish line.

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Found in NYC: Flex Studios

Apr 18, 2017

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Forget trendy workouts for the moment and shift your focus to this NYC pilates, reformer and barre studio for a tried and true, total body practice.

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5 To Follow Boston Marathon

Apr 13, 2017

by Alexis Finlay

Need training inspiration for a race? Follow these 2017 Boston Marathon competitors on Instagram.

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Train Like a Heptathlete

Apr 04, 2017

by Chloe  Berge

Why the sport you’ve never heard of may be the key to next-level performance.

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Found in Calgary, Canada: UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

Mar 14, 2017

by Bronwyn  Hendry

Fight club meets night club at Calgary’s premiere boxing studio and community space.

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Found in NYC: Dogpound

Feb 16, 2017

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Its client roster is rife with the names of glitterati, but you don’t have to be famous to get your sweat on at Dogpound, a New York City gym.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Feelosophy

Jan 26, 2017

by Chloe  Berge

Let the feel-good vibes fly at this blissful class that combines yoga, massage and music.

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10 Ways to Recover Like A Pro

Jan 24, 2017

by David Morton

Everyone can train tough, but do you have the guts to recover hard?

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Train Anywhere

Jan 24, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Five exercises to get your HIIT on without ever stepping into a studio.

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Found in San Francisco, California: Love Story Yoga

Jan 17, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

For our Global Yoga Ambassador Steph Snyder, the greatest love story of her life was less romance and more dharma. We caught up with her at her brand new studio to find out more.

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Found in Auckland, New Zealand: Deedy Studio

Jan 11, 2017

by Tennille Ziegler

A pilates-focused studio, reminiscent of a New York loft. We check it out.

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How To Reach Peak Pull-Up

Jan 10, 2017

by David Morton

Turns out that practice really does perfect the pull-up. Coach Mark Brockhurst provides an expert leg-up to reach that peak in just four weeks’ time.

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Found in Portland: Yoga Pearl

Jan 10, 2017

by Marika McKenzie

Look, over there! It’s a studio! It’s a restaurant! It’s a one-stop-shop to turning any day around.

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Roadmap To Freedom

Jan 10, 2017

by Andrea Marcum

Daily routine can become as uninspired as mindless, hurried vinyasa. This is your roadmap to freedom—no automobile required.

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Found in NYC: Box + Flow

Dec 29, 2016

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Boxing and yoga may seem an unlikely pairing, but 50 minutes at this Noho studio will change minds about that.

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How to: Bird of Paradise

Dec 22, 2016

by Amelia Carter

Mindful practice, persistence and strength go into mastering this challenging, hip-opening pose. We show you how.

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Return To Your Mountain

Dec 06, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

No trekking required.

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Breathe Yourself Better

Dec 05, 2016

by Michael  Townsend Williams

Tips from Michael Townsend Williams, founder of the app BreatheSync.

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OneWave Is All It Takes

Nov 21, 2016

by Ella  Barba

How a surfing community is using fluoro, the water and the outdoors to free the funk and break down mental health stigmas around the world.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Moment Meditation

Nov 14, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Vancouver’s first meditation-only studio provides the tools to get calm, get focused, and get happy.

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Found in North Vancouver, Canada: Sweat Vancity

Nov 07, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

At this TRX studio, get ready to reach for another towel.

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Found In Sydney, Australia: Fluid Form

Nov 07, 2016

by Maya Kiusalaas

Touted as ‘the best’ pilates studio in Sydney by its loyal locals, we set out to understand what all the fuss is about.

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Found In Toronto, Canada: Pursuit OCR

Oct 07, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Pursuit Obstacle Course Racing gym is bringing recess back.

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Exercise You Can Do Anywhere

Sep 28, 2016

by Ella  Barba

We get it. Sometimes it’s just really hard to find time to workout. Cue convenient workouts devised so you can exercise anytime, anywhere.

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What Not To Wear To Hot Yoga

Sep 28, 2016

by Bonnie Sien

Some say ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to hot yoga we think it never hurt to know a little somethin’ somethin’ before hitting the studio for the first time.

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Gritty Truths About Ultra Running

Sep 28, 2016

by Carly Steggles

It’s a 100km trail run in Australia’s Blue Mountains Nation Park. It’s one of the most celebrated endurance events on the world calendar. It’s the North Face 100.

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Essential Run Questions Answered

Sep 28, 2016

by Ella  Barba

How to get in the mindset, improve technique and come to love your run.

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Found in Melbourne, Australia: Studio PP

Sep 28, 2016

by Ella  Barba

Put a former Olympian, a holistic approach to training and a luxe studio space all under one roof, and you’re bound to uncover movement that works.

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Dial These Foundational Strength Training Exercises

Sep 16, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Trainer Aaron De Jong breaks down six exercises that are the foundation to all strength training movements.

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Everyday Functional Strength Training

Sep 15, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Personal trainer Becky Sidow shares five simple strength training exercises to create balance in the body.

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The Weird Yoga

Aug 17, 2016

by Jasmine Pahl

Devotees swear that Kundalini—modern yoga’s freaky but inexplicably powerful sibling—has the power to break through emotional and mental blocks in record time.

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SeaWheeze Digital Packing List

Aug 05, 2016

by Sairah  Hearn

Our Global Social Media & Digital Engagement Manager shares pro tips on the best tools to capture, share and soak up the experience to the digital max.

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The Slow Road

Aug 02, 2016

by Bronwyn  Hendry

What can be learned travelling coast-to-coast in a 40-foot long RV? On the Summer of Yoga Tour we found out.

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The Runner’s Guide to Yoga

Jul 15, 2016

by Liz  Hammond

Set your sights on the finish line with Mark Berger’s mini yoga series.

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Is Yoga for Real Men?

Jul 12, 2016

by Alex Gravel

Everything about Dusty Breeding is real—his muscles, his beard, and, yes, even his name. To him, manliness, yoga and life are about one thing: the mastery of self.

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Yoga is for Everyone

Jun 20, 2016

by Alexis Finlay

Can’t make it out to one of our community classes celebrating International Day of Yoga? No sweat – we’ve got some videos featuring ambassador Carolyn Anne Budgell so you can get your downward dog on right in the comfort of your living room.

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How To Visvamitrasana

Jun 17, 2016

by Carolyn Anne Budgell

A huge feat of balance, strength, expansion and transformation, the devil is in the details of Sage’s Pose.

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Found in NYC & LA: Y7 Studio

Jun 10, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

At Y7 Studio, Vinyasa flow comes in a candlelit, warm room with a side of hip-hop.

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Lysha Kamisato Wernig's Maui

May 17, 2016

by Natasha  John

The inside scoop from a Maui local on where to sweat, fuel-up and unwind on the impossibly beautiful Hawaiian island.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Lagree West

Feb 05, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

What do scrambled eggs, mermaids and snakes have in common? They’re part of a series of 60-second fitness moves that promise to have to shaking and sweating and stronger than ever.

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What if the Old Dog is the New Trick?

Jan 21, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

We’re already careening fast into the New Year. Most of us have already trotted out our list of resolutions and dusted off the broken promises of 2015 to begin creating superhuman change for 2016. But how do we make this year different? How can we replace our patterns of impossible expectation with real, renewable progress?

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Take A Moment: Danielle Mika Nagel

Sep 01, 2015

by Danielle Mika Nagel

Our mindfulness manager Danielle Mika Nagel on how she embarked on her own journey to meditation, and 7 chakra meditations.

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One Week Meditation Challenge

Jul 06, 2015

by Danielle Mika Nagel

Welcome to our seven-day meditation challenge podcast series led by our Mindfulness Manager, Danielle Mika Nagel. During the course of this series, we urge you to connect to your most expansive self without boundaries. Got 12 minutes? Let her guide you through a transformational inward journey.

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Tips for Better Sleep

Jun 29, 2015

by Catherine Roscoe Barr

When life gets busy it’s easy to try to get by on less sleep or catch up on it later, especially when what makes you busy is fun. Consistently poor sleep, however, can have detrimental effects on your mental and physical health.

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Biet Simkin Meditation Podcast

Jun 15, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Biet Simkin will challenge everything you thought you knew about meditation. From her days as a rock-and-roller to her career as guided meditation leader, she’s confirmation that the practice of meditating doesn’t have to look any particular way.

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Union Station Yoga London

May 12, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Ten minutes from Clapham Common, an oasis in the middle of busy South West London, is Union Station Yoga, the city’s newest addition to the growing yoga community. With natural light pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, a juice bar, and a staff that knows everyone’s name, the all-levels Vinyasa studio on Lavender Hill was born from a goal to offer more opportunity for Londoners to be still, slow down and connect with each other and themselves.

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How to: Astavakrasana

Apr 02, 2015

by Carolyn Anne Budgell

Open hips and a strong core: breaking down a challenging and fun pose.

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Trade Stress for Breath

Mar 19, 2015

by Kellen Brugman

“Soft surrender is as important as hard work.” This mantra helps me function as a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor and writer with optimal vitality, ease, and creativity. It also makes a great guiding principle for achieving dreams, fitness goals and career success.

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How to Uni-Task to Meet Your Goals

Feb 20, 2015

by Catherine Roscoe Barr

Mulit-tasking is so last century. We dug into the growing science around uni-tasking, and how to tap into your brain’s natural ability to focus on one thing at a time.

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Yoga for Sports

Feb 10, 2015

by Bonnie Sein

We know that sometimes it’s hard getting a full practice of yoga in. You’ve had a long day at work, it takes time to get to the studio, and your couch is looking pretty inviting. Whether you’re after a little something to boost your energy level, a killer core workout, or maybe a restorative pose to detox and nourish your body from the inside out, we’ve got you covered with a yoga series that you can do in less than 15 minutes. All you need is a mat and you’ve got yoga that works for you, whenever, wherever.

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Forest Bathing for Happiness

Apr 21, 2014

by Kate MacLennan

When the idea for a story on ‘forest bathing’ was pitched at a planning meeting a few weeks ago in our Vancouver store support centre, the looks around the table could be summed up in a noise: “Huh?”

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Fit for Travel

Oct 09, 2013

by Kate MacLennan

If the Terminator movies were all about the rise of the machines, the exact opposite is true of functional strength training, says Pete Kendrick of CrossFit 604 in Vancouver. “The idea of working out on machines is gone. The more simple and basic the movement or exercise is, the more effective it is.”

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