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Yana Hempler

Yana Hempler

Yana's goal is to inspire people to improve their physical health through exercise. She is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and has studied Health, Wellness, and Nutrition at the university level while she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her athletic accomplishments include: Female Athlete of the Year: Grade 12 Badminton MVP: Grade 11 Track & Field MVP: Grade 10 Cross Country Running Zone Champion NWASAA Track & Field Champion (1500m, 3000m).

Race Report: Harriers Pioneer 8k Jan 11, 2015

Before the middle of December 2014, I was looking forward to the start of the 2015 race season. Unfortunately, by mid-December, things started to quickly go downhill… What I originally thought was just a cold, turned into the...

How to Cope with a Bad Race

Imagine this… For the past 6 months, you have been working very hard, training for your next race, which you believed will be the best race of your life. The thought of a new, stellar personal best...

The Key Elements of a Great Training Program

There are as many opinions on what constitutes a great training program as there are trainers and coaches. Although that may be the case, most coaches understand the importance of a balanced approach to training and put together...

Motivation of the Best Kind

People often ask me how to stay motivated to keep on training or to keep working hard especially when results are not immediate. Why do I keep on running 20 or 30+ km on weekends when watching TV...

6 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself

When it comes to getting fit, there are many obstacles that can get in your way if you let them. For those who are just starting their fitness journey, as well as those who have attempted to get...

Top 5 Things That Will Help you Be a Better Runner

Are you looking to become a better runner? Do you feel like the only way to become a better runner is to simply run as far as you can as fast as you can? Although running enough miles...

At Last, I’m Going to Boston to Run the Marathon

Just a little over 3 years ago, when I had to completely restart my training, I had no idea that I would qualify for the Boston Marathon on my first attempt at the distance, let alone go on to...

Why I Stopped Weighing Myself

“The number on the scale is nothing but a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. It does not measure how amazing you are. It won’t tell you how strong, fast and beautiful you are.” Back when I...

Top 10 Weight Loss Secrets

People often ask me: “What’s the secret to losing 20+ lbs and (most importantly) keeping it off?” Another question that they ask is: “Do I have to run 70+ miles a week and only eat salads to lose...

Congratulations, Robert Bailey! Another Client Success Story :)

I’m extremely excited to share Robert’s success story with you! Rob has shown tremendous improvements ever since I first met him back in January 2014. Ever since we first met, I knew he was a winner. Rob has...

10 Truths About Running

It’s very easy to make assumptions and stumble upon incorrect information about running. If you know how to decipher good information from bad information, then the Internet can be a wonderful source of knowledge. However, if you don’t,...

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