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.

Your Fitness And Nutrition Strategy for 2019

By | 2019-01-25T12:08:05-04:00 January 9th, 2019|

Happy new year! I hope that 2019 has started off on a bright note for you. And if it didn't...there's still plenty of time to have an awesome year. My holiday break was surprisingly busy and I didn't get as much downtime as I expected. I had a couple of weeks of quality time with family [...]

A Quick Message About The Holiday Season

By | 2018-12-27T10:53:39-04:00 December 27th, 2018|

Hopefully you're enjoying a bit of rest in the next week or so. While many of us are still working (sometimes with the added constraint of having our kids around!), with any luck you're having a bit of down time too. I'm reducing my gym workouts a bit to spend time with my family. We're keeping active though. [...]

Overcoming The “All-Or-Nothing” Mentality

By | 2018-12-19T15:40:35-04:00 December 19th, 2018|

We're in the midst of a tough time on the nutrition and exercise front. The parties are everywhere. The chocolate, the gingerbread, the candy canes...perhaps even the wine, cocktails or beer. 'Tis the season, right? Hopefully you haven't decided to throw in the towel and get back on track in 2019. That's something I refer to [...]

How To Cope With Holiday Challenges

By | 2018-12-10T14:09:35-04:00 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 | 2018-11-28T15:53:36-04:00 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 | 2018-11-14T15:00:01-04:00 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 | 2018-11-07T20:45:29-04:00 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 | 2018-11-02T12:02:18-04:00 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 | 2018-10-31T13:19:56-04:00 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 [...]

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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.

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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.