You know one of my absolute most favorite things about the people in the fitness industry? They’re so damn inspirational. Everyone has their own story behind their transformation, and their own set of obstacles to overcome. Take Lenka here, for example. She lost her husband to cancer last year, and she had to learn how to be a single mom to four kids, while still working and running a household. And she STILL found the time to train and be healthy. #NoExcusesRead More
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now (and you HAVE been, right?!) then you’re familiar with Shawn. If not, let me catch you up real quick. Bad accident as a teenager, was in a coma, had part of his brain cut out, had to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat, and to this day, he suffers effects from the accident. But does it stop him from living a full life, and going to the gym? NOT A FUKKING CHANCE.Read More
Hadi Choopan completely dominated this class at the 2019 Vancouver Pro Show, beating Nathan DeAsha, Lukas Osladil, Iain Valliere, and Josh Wade. Seriously, I’ve never seen a physique like this up close in my entire life. The size, the symmetry, the conditioning, the presentation, everything was on point.Read More
The whole time throughout the shoot, Derek kept teasing me about a giant Monster Cookie that he had specially made for him. As a HUGE fan of Monster Cookie (it’s one of my go-to hiking foods), I couldn’t wait to see and taste it. Damn thing was practically the size of my entire head!!!Read More
“Keep focused and moving forward no matter what!!!! I appreciate and am so grateful to be able to compete and stay healthy in my 40s. This sport means so much more to me than it did when I use to compete in my 20s.
At this point, it’s not all about myself. I love inspiring and hearing from people that I have motivated them on their fitness journey.”
The reigning 2018 (And 2017… and 2016) Bikini Ms. Olympia was in town to make a guest appearance at the 2018 Popeye’s Fall Classic at the River Rock in Richmond, and I was stoked to have her in my studio for a few minutes!Read More
Safe to say the Roelly Winklaar is EASILY the largest human being I’ve ever had in my studio! Roelly placed third in the 2018 Olympia in Las Vegas (and also walked away as the fan-voted People’s Choice Champion), and was in town to guest post at the 2018 Popeye’s Fall Classic at the River Rock in Richmond.Read More
Ever want to know what a bodybuilder’s peak week REALLY looks like? This is a look at my peak week leading up to the BCABBA 2017 Popeye’s Fall Classic, as I get ready to compete in the classic physique division!Read More
The Olympia Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Centre has quickly become one of the highlights of the entire year! Coming back with an entire suitcase full of supplement samples is pretty f’n cool, as is being able to try all the latest and greatest on the market!Read More
The past few times we’ve flown down to Las Vegas, we’ve always tried to squeeze a shoot in. This time around, we wanted to do something similar to what we did in Pittsburgh when we were down for the North American Championships – a cityscape backdrop!Read More
Mandy and Sophie out for a walk on a gorgeous (clearly pre-wildfire) day in downtown Vancouver! This was Sophie's modelling debut. How did the young Rhodesian Ridgeback do?Read More
"I don't usually do long posts like this, bear with me.
2002 I was in a accident, I was in a coma for 6 weeks, and i had a brain injury, so brain surgery as needed."
My wife Mandy, who is an internationally qualified figure competitor, found a set of images called Bodies of Work that she loved, and wanted to do a few images inspired by those. Challenge accepted!Read More
Congrats to Jas Grewal, who competed in the physique division at the 2017 Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic. He looked unreal!Read More
Congratulations to Troy Goodman, who looked AWESOME at his first ever competition! He placed fourth in masters physique at the 2017 Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic!Read More
You know what? There are few things in life better than a girl who SQUATS!! Thanks Shauna and Alexandria for braving an extra leg day. ;)Read More