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  • If Everyone is an Athlete; considerations for “everyone” moving towards a new year.

    There is something I, we, believe here at Athlete On Fire. The idea that EVERYONE is an athlete.  Bring us your lazy, your overweight, your elite, your depressed and broken, your everyday…

  • The Toughest Game

    My dad…. is gone. But life is a game and we are all athletes.  He taught me this.  Let me tell you about the toughest game I ever played. Pregame I can…

  • Different and Same

    The backstory Six years ago I met a man and his son.  His son was eleven years old, wiry, and pretty funny. He was a normal kid. He had a prosthetic for…

  • Winning the rough days

    Goodness. It’s been a while! Things have been shifting over the past month and a half for me! This year, April brought exams, two unexpected injuries, and (after 5 years in London,…

  • Today is a couch day

    Earlier this week (despite knowing better) I did a workout that was too much for my body at the time.   I started thinking: If I’d done that workout on a day…

  • STSS 6: Leptin — The Satiety Hormone

      Leptin is a neat little hormone that tells us when we’ve had enough to eat. If there’s a hormone for this, why do we often tend to overeat? Note: While this…

  • Walking on [an excessive amount of] sunshine

    I’d like to share a few boring, self-centred facts with you:   Fact 1: This past summer, I spent tons of time soaking up the sun. My sister and I spent several…

  • Achilles Pain: Three to do’s, one not to do.

    Let’s talk about nagging chronic injuries like achilles pain. As a lifelong Exercise Physiologist/Trainer/Coach/”whatever you wanna call me” I have helped athletes and recreational athletes alike get over common ailments with basic…

  • Acknowledging the Sneaky Things: A Lesson on the Knee Joint

    The body has many sly little processes that it carries out everyday — processes that are crucial to our health, but they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves. We probably…

  • STSS 5: Macronutrients & The Role of Glucose

      Carbs, fats, and proteins. Mmmm!   How does your body use the food you consume? How does it take what you eat and turn that into running, jumping, swimming, and thinking?