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.

How To Cope With Holiday Challenges

By | 2018-12-10T14:09:35+00:00 December 11th, 2018|

Put Your Feet Up...You Got This! We're right in the thick of the holiday season. The weather here in Toronto is definitely feeling "wintery", even though it's not officially winter yet. I've already been ice skating with my family - four times! A nice outdoor workout, by the way. The other thing that happens at this time [...]

Do You Really Need Superfoods?

By | 2018-11-28T15:53:36+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

I pride myself on providing practical, evidence-based solution for weight loss. Losing weight isn't as complicated as people think, but it's NOT easy. In the quest for ideal health and leanness, many people turn to superfoods for an edge. What are SUPERFOODS? Superfoods is a marketing term, rather than a scientific one. There's no scientific criteria to [...]

Are You Telling Yourself The Wrong Story?

By | 2018-11-14T15:00:01+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

I recently joined up for Netflix (late to the party, I know!). One of the TV shows I was curious about was "This Is Us". I had seen some powerful commercials advertising the show and after passing the posters on the Toronto subway for weeks, I couldn't resist anymore. So I binge-watched two seasons of the show in about three [...]

How To Beat The Parent Trap

By | 2018-11-07T20:45:29+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

I'm sure we're all familiar with the stereotype of the overworked, exhausted parent of young kids. They're always tired and have a hard time focusing on their work. They seem to get by by pumping themselves full of caffeine and end up frazzled and stressed more than energized. They're burnt out and not themselves anymore. Obviously [...]

Three Weight Training Mistakes You Need To Avoid

By | 2018-11-02T12:02:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|

You probably already know that weight training should be the main part of your exercise plan. Training with resistance improves your strength, bone density, posture, and mood. If you want to build an athletic body, weight training to build muscle is the way to get there. Want a leaner midsection? Weight training has been shown to [...]

The Scary Part Of Weight Loss

By | 2018-10-31T13:19:56+00:00 October 31st, 2018|

Happy Halloween! Tonight is that exciting night when the kiddies dress up and collect chocolate and treats for the days (and weeks!) ahead. Here's the frightening part. We Canadians have already had Thanksgiving. Our American friends are about to hit this delightfully gluttonous holiday, which involves consuming parts of a big bird and accompaniments that include stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin [...]

The Life You Want…Lessons From My Birthday

By | 2018-10-24T15:06:49+00:00 October 24th, 2018|

Monday was my birthday, one of my favourite days of the year. I look forward to the celebrations, the cheesecake, and the time spent with family and friends. I also enjoy having a moment to reflect on where I'm at and where I want to be. Some things are great, while other areas could use some improvement. So, as I [...]

A New Take On Diets

By | 2018-10-10T11:28:22+00:00 October 10th, 2018|

The word DIET brings all sorts of emotions with it. From a nutritionist perspective, a diet is simply all the foods that a person habitually eats. Yet most people see diets by their other definition: A special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons. Unless there's a specific [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.