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.

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 [...]

Can Donuts Be Part Of Your Nutrition Plan?

By | 2018-11-08T15:24:18+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|

Today I saw an interesting post in a Facebook group for Online Coaches. There was a personal trainer on there who's trying to get into Online Coaching. Let's call him Ben. Here's what Ben posted: "Just had the very awkward moment of running into my personal training client at the donut shop (about 10 minutes away)...right after our session [...]

How To Minimize Weight Gain On Vacation

By | 2018-09-20T15:14:08+00:00 September 20th, 2018|

I've been back from my holiday in the Czech Republic for three weeks and I'm right in the thick of things. Back to school (for my 4-year-old son), back to (more serious) work for most of us, and back to a more regular routine. I was away with my husband and 4-year-old son for ten days and [...]

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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.

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.