About Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an adorable 4-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.

Can You Build Muscle After 35?

By | 2019-04-23T10:42:01-04:00 April 23rd, 2019|

I recently had an enquiry from a 30-something dad about something I get asked about A LOT. He had been roaming the Internet for information (always a dangerous move!) and found discouraging articles. His question was: "Can You Build Muscle After 35?" The short answer is YES YOU CAN. I've done it myself and I have Online [...]

What Does The Scale Really Tell You?

By | 2019-03-26T11:09:05-04:00 March 26th, 2019|

Some people avoid it like the plague and others check in daily to see how they're doing. THE SCALE. It can be a source of pain or temporary satisfaction. Fitness professionals tend to fall into two camps with the scale. It's either, "Throw it away!" or "It's the only measure of progress." I'm somewhere in the [...]

How To Get Leaner And Fitter With Age

By | 2019-02-22T11:22:47-04:00 February 22nd, 2019|

Just because you've hit a certain age doesn't mean that you don't care about getting lean and fit anymore. We all want to look  and feel great, right? And there's no reason why being a certain age should slow you down. People have very defined ideas about what people should be like at various ages. What [...]

Chocolate And Your Health

By | 2019-02-14T13:40:23-04:00 February 14th, 2019|

Today is Valentine's Day, and many people's thoughts turn to chocolate. There are few foods as positively regarded as chocolate. It has a certain allure that you just don't associate with broccoli. Chocolate was even thought to be an aphrodisiac, although some interesting research from 2006 seemed to indicate that it doesn't increase sexual desire. It [...]

6 Tips For Coping With The Winter Blues

By | 2019-02-07T16:25:37-04:00 February 7th, 2019|

This has been a tough couple of weeks on the weather front. Things went from "pleasantly wintery" to "ridiculously frightening" last week, resulting in snow days and cancellations here in Toronto. Three snow days in 3 weeks - yikes! The Polar Vortex hit Canada and the US Midwest and we were facing -35 degree Celsius (-30 Fahrenheit). [...]

How Important Is Exercise For Weight Loss?

By | 2019-02-04T13:13:02-04:00 February 4th, 2019|

Let me start off by saying that I believe strongly in exercise (not surprisingly!). As a child, my parents kept my sister and I active in our spare time. I started judo at 8 and then moved on to karate (my lifelong love) when I was 9. I was a competitive karate athlete for 14 years, [...]

How To Deal With Food Temptations

By | 2019-01-25T12:07:20-04:00 January 25th, 2019|

Many people have weight loss as their goal at this time of year. Over a third of North Americans will vow to "eat healthier" and/or "get more exercise". While those are certainly good measures to take, most people fail within a few months (some even sooner!). The failure of these resolutions isn't a big surprise. This [...]

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