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Fit All Day

However you decide to add a little fitness into your work day, you don’t need to go fast, you just need to go.

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Ed Veal Talks Life on the Bike

Professional cyclist and head coach of RealDeal Performance, opens up about the therapeutic benefits of cycling, his transition into riding pro, and how to come out on top in a zombie.

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Every Run Is a Good Run

Baby, you were born to run – how else do you think cavemen survived? But in this lifetime, you don’t need to run to catch your prey, nor do you need to run to avoid becoming prey! Instead, you can choose to run for health and aesthetic benefits, of which there are many.

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Personal Growth: Learning to Skateboard at 29

My newfound love affair with hopping on my board(s) is so much deeper than the activity itself. I love how learning something new forces me to get in touch with my body. As an athlete, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of doing what I’m good at and cruising on autopilot.

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A philosophy. A vision.

Here at AHAA we celebrate the great outdoors. We’re lovers of exploring new trails, new activities and checking out new gear that take these experiences to the next level.

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Simon Whitfield on Outdoor Adventures, Being an Introvert, and His Love Affair with the Stand-Up Paddleboard

Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield on Outdoor Adventures, Being an Introvert, and His Love Affair with the Stand-Up Paddleboard.

**Originally Posted February 7th, 2015**

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Move of the Month: Toe Taps

Move of the Month: Toe Taps

Toe taps in and of themselves are will not give you super human strength, but they are an excellent addition to any training regimen. Whether integrated into a plyometric circuit, swapping them in for rest periods in between sets, or after a run – toe taps will help to ramp up your heart rate, increase speed, and endurance.

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Beyond Injury: A Look at Overcoming Mental and Physical Limitations

AHAALiving.com’s, Malina Kaija, sat down with self proclaimed life-athlete Catherine Strus, to understand the toll injuries can have on an athlete and how to overcome injury-induced challenges.

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Move of the Month: Push-Up to Alternating Bird Dog

By Beverley Cheng

#MoveOfTheMonth: Push Up to Alternating Bird Dogs

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Move of the Month: Plank with Alternating Shoulder Taps

What’s great about this plank with alternating shoulder taps is that you can do it anywhere. While it’s a great movement on its own, you can also add it in as a superset with plyometric and calisthenic movements.

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How I Went From Non-Athlete To Ultra Marathon Runner


Katherine says her journey to becoming an ultra marathon runner began when she was in university.

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Why I Bought a Steel Bike

Why on earth did I just buy a steel road bike? Steel? Isn’t that what the retro-grouches ride? Aren’t they heavy and old school and not particularly fast?

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Race Season: Preparing Both Body and Mind

AHAALiving’s Malina Kaija shares the importance of training both body and mind for peak performance. Once you can get a grasp of your mind, you will empower your physical training by leaps and bounds. You will be able to push harder and move faster than you ever thought possible. Training is a challenge, but if you make the time to get out and grind, the pay off is magic.

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Freedom on Two Wheels

By Elizabeth Ewanchuk

Ramping up for summer cycling? Here are some top tips for regular and seasonal bicycle maintenance.

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Ed Veal: Making History on the Track

38-year-old Canadian National Cycling Team member Ed Veal attempted to set a new world record—the ‘Best Hour Performance’ in the Masters Men’s 35-39 group, as well as the new outright Canadian Hour Record.

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GOAL-SETTING: Tips and Insights from the Experts

AHAA Living shares goal-setting advice from some exceptional athletes, trainers and coaches who have made their life goals a reality in this new video.

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