This Fit Farmer topic can be likened to when a parent tells their child to eat their vegetables, or how a person knows they should floss their teeth, but never do it. On this episode of the Fit Farmer podcast, hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers talk about stretching and the associated benefits, and why… Read More

It seems that the fitness trends from 2020 have spilled over into 2021 and have become a lot more mainstream. Co-hosts Gary Chambers and Shaun Haney discuss the top trends of 2021 in the fitness world, including everything from virtual training and racing, to food boxes, to working out outdoors. Online and virtual training, for… Read More

We’re back with our latest episode of the Fit Farmer podcast. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers talk with Kira Sutherland, Australian Naturopath, to talk all things nutrition and the importance of knowing that everyone has different genetic make-up. To start off, Sutherland goes through the differences between a nutritionist, dietician, and naturopathic nutritionist. Mainstream… Read More

We live in Canada and I get annoyed when people complain about the cold rather than embracing it. Much of society has become so accustomed to being comfortable all the time that when we hit an extreme cold stretch we lose our minds, even as Canadians. Yes, extreme cold is not ideal for machinery to… Read More

If you’re sacrificing the amount you sleep during busy farming seasons, do yourself a favour, and focus on quality, for not just your health, but also your safety. “Sleep affects us in a lot of ways,” says Gary Chambers, co-host of the Fit Farmer podcast. “It affects our overall health, our ability to manage stress,… Read More

So you’re on track, you have found your groove and have finally carved out the time for an exercise routine. In fact, you rarely miss a workout, but along with that training comes the aching muscles and joints. Now is the perfect time to create a recovery plan. It’s important to take recovery as seriously… Read More

Is diet a four-letter word? Really, instead of a “diet” being viewed as only a way and means of reducing body shape and size, it’s all the things we eat and drink — regardless of a goal or outcome. Our diets don’t need to be overtly restrictive and exercise need not be punishment, says dietitian… Read More

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…ly hot, but it’s still important to stick to your goals and keep getting a sweat on, when you’re already getting your sweat on just standing still. But working out in the heat requires a little more effort to stay safe and to stay on track. There are benefits to… Read More

There’s very little routine from one day to the next in farming. Equipment breaks down, weather changes, animals need help, truck drivers call, neighbours drop by to visit — it’s what keeps every day interesting, but it also makes sticking to a disciplined fitness plan difficult, especially when it comes to seasonally busy periods. In this latest… Read More

One of the biggest challenges in our fitness routine on the farm is strength and conditioning. Cardio is pretty simple with wide open gravel roads and fields. It’s pretty simple to throw on some running shoes or hope on a bike and ride. Strength and conditioning on the other hand, often done at a gym,… Read More