Since the start of COVID-19, the rise of at-home fitness equipment has surged, especially with fitness centres not being able to remain open during lockdowns. Phil Villeneuve of Newtown Sales joins co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers in this Fit Farmer podcast episode, to discuss the sporting goods industry. Originally from Sarsfield, Ont., Villeneuve spent… Read More

Running is one of those activities that can be very polarizing: many seem to either love it or hate it. For this episode of the Fit Farmer podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers brought in someone who actually knows what he’s doing, because neither co-host is super confident in the running department. Justin Kurek of… Read More

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

On today’s Family Day/Louis Riel Day-holiday episode of the show: Edible weeds, poisonous weeds, and the ever-evolving challenge of effective extension, with Mike Cowbrough, weed specialist for field crops with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in this episode of Agronomy Geeks. Benefits to exercising outside even through the cold, plus tips… 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

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

 

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