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Meet the people and see the places that inspire us everyday. From workout tips to travel advice, this is what lululemon looks like in the real world.


5 to Follow: Get Inspired By These Marathon Runners

Aug 15, 2017

by Bronwyn  Hendry

Need training inspiration for your next big race? From a pizza aficionado to a marathon whisperer, get to know these dynamic runners through their motivation-packed Instagram accounts.

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We’re The Neighbours: Kitsilano, Vancouver

Aug 09, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Our new and improved West 4th store is nestled in the heart of Vancouver’s seaside nieghbourhood of Kitsilano—an area with a storied past as a hippie haven in the 1960’s now know as being a trendy health and wellness destination. Read our guide.

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The Path to Self-Discovery with Atom

Jun 09, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Known as the goddess of Chinese punk-rock, Atom shares how drumming is her outlet for self-discovery, relaxation and occasionally releasing anger.

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The Piece: Packable Run Collection

Jun 27, 2017

by Jasmine Pahl

Hasta la vista, 2pm slump. Meet the packable run kit that makes noon-hour runs a reality.

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Ebb, Then Flow

Jun 27, 2017

by Kent St. John

We often question the feats of professional athletes. We want to know how they do what they do, and often hear the same responses. For Evan Valiere, his practice is about so much more.

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Mexico City is Voguing

Jun 23, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Meet the House of Apocalipstick—a vogue collective based in Mexico City—and find out how dancing helps them find the truest expression of themselves, and to let go of all inhibitions.

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Savasana: The Beginning of Your Practice

Jun 20, 2017

by Andrea Marcum

You most likely know savasana as that moment at the end of a yoga practice when you stop and lie down. We’re going to tell you savasana is not the end but the beginning.

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Designing a Practice of Meditation with CJ Hendry

Jun 09, 2017

by Ella  Barba

Australian photorealism artist CJ Hendry tells us why her art is her meditation and the comparisons are astounding.

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The Piece: Metal Vent Tech Surge

May 23, 2017

by Kristen Mohror

As the long anticipated summer season approaches, with it comes the Metal Vent Tech Surge. Encouraging you to get after it as the weather heats up, this functional piece is perfect for high intensity workouts when you need to stay cool.

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We’re The Neighbours: Brown Thomas, Dublin

May 16, 2017

by Annmarie O’Connor

Explore the labyrinth of cult cafes, studios and eateries around our newest neighborhood, Dublin City Center.

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We’re The Neighbours: Regent Street, London

May 04, 2017

by Amy Hopkinson

Our European flagship has been making its mark on London’s most iconic shopping district. Check out some hidden gems we’ve discovered.

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The Local

May 04, 2017

by Alex Gravel

Discover Montreal’s unique new store. Located in the Mile End, The Local is a special boutique-concept that was specifically created for runners.

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Antarctica: Exploring the Last Great Frontier

Apr 22, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Discover the beauty of Antarctica as we experience the remoteness, unrivalled fresh air, deafening silence, solitude, and sheer, uninhibited wilderness aboard an ice-hardened expedition ship.

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Found in NYC: Flex Studios

Apr 18, 2017

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Forget trendy workouts for the moment and shift your focus to this NYC pilates, reformer and barre studio for a tried and true, total body practice.

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 Kerri Walsh Jennings: Digging Deep

Apr 11, 2017

by Jasmine Pahl

Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings interview on her mindful training plan ahead of the Olympic games in Tokyo.

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Train Like a Heptathlete

Apr 04, 2017

by Chloe  Berge

Why the sport you’ve never heard of may be the key to next-level performance.

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In The Kitchen with Haylee LaCroix

Mar 28, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

When it comes to fueling our grey matter, eating food that makes us happy is equally important as consuming brain-specific nutrients, according to nutritionist, herbalist and Love Your Brain head chef Haylee LaCroix. Find out why.

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Come Run With Us

Mar 24, 2017

by Kate Wells

lululemon is embarking on the More Than Miles Tour to connect with runners across the United States and Canada

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Found in Calgary, Canada: UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

Mar 14, 2017

by Bronwyn  Hendry

Fight club meets night club at Calgary’s premiere boxing studio and community space.

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With Love and Gratitude

Mar 08, 2017

by Arrabelle  Stavroff

In celebration of International Women's Day, to honour you just as you are.

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Get to Know Nadia Ruiz

Feb 28, 2017

by Chloe  Berge

Meet a running powerhouse who went from bullied kid to world-record breaker.

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Found in NYC: Dogpound

Feb 16, 2017

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Its client roster is rife with the names of glitterati, but you don’t have to be famous to get your sweat on at Dogpound, a New York City gym.

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The Piece: Non-Stop Bomber

Feb 09, 2017

by Jasmine Pahl

Blossom-light and crazy versatile, the reversible Non-Stop Bomber is a piece that will romance you all spring.

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5 Minutes with Susie and Chris Dwyer

Feb 03, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Two of our Cincinnati, Ohio ambassadors have been known to push things to the edge. This time, they’re going to the edge of the earth—literally—with a 63,000 km trek across six continents.

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The Flip Side of Fiji

Jan 31, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Ditch the fly-and-flop holiday for these five active adventures in the Fijian Islands.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Feelosophy

Jan 26, 2017

by Chloe  Berge

Let the feel-good vibes fly at this blissful class that combines yoga, massage and music.

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Train Anywhere

Jan 24, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Five exercises to get your HIIT on without ever stepping into a studio.

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10 Ways to Recover Like A Pro

Jan 24, 2017

by David Morton

Everyone can train tough, but do you have the guts to recover hard?

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Forest Bathing for Happiness

Apr 21, 2014

by Kate MacLennan

When the idea for a story on ‘forest bathing’ was pitched at a planning meeting a few weeks ago in our Vancouver store support centre, the looks around the table could be summed up in a noise: “Huh?”

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Biet Simkin Meditation Podcast

Jun 15, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Biet Simkin will challenge everything you thought you knew about meditation. From her days as a rock-and-roller to her career as guided meditation leader, she’s confirmation that the practice of meditating doesn’t have to look any particular way.

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All for One

Nov 07, 2016

by Arrabelle  Stavroff

These four guys live together, train together, and fly down a sheer ice track in a metal box together. Meet the top Canadian men’s four-man bobsleigh team.

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How To Reach Peak Pull-Up

Jan 10, 2017

by David Morton

Turns out that practice really does perfect the pull-up. Coach Mark Brockhurst provides an expert leg-up to reach that peak in just four weeks’ time.

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Designed To Shine

Oct 24, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Our Director of Concepts for lululemon labs, Pascale Guéraçague, has accomplished the seemingly impossible: she’s making New York a whole lot more visible with her latest print design, Reflective Splatter. Find out what inspired the beautiful and functional print.

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Fit for Travel

Oct 09, 2013

by Kate MacLennan

If the Terminator movies were all about the rise of the machines, the exact opposite is true of functional strength training, says Pete Kendrick of CrossFit 604 in Vancouver. “The idea of working out on machines is gone. The more simple and basic the movement or exercise is, the more effective it is.”

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How to Uni-Task to Meet Your Goals

Feb 20, 2015

by Catherine Roscoe Barr

Mulit-tasking is so last century. We dug into the growing science around uni-tasking, and how to tap into your brain’s natural ability to focus on one thing at a time.

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Five Foam Rolling Exercises to Try Now

Jul 20, 2017

by Chrissy  Abram

Want to up your self-love game? Take a minute or three and roll it out with physiotherapist and co-founder of Bespoke Treatments, Dan Giordano.

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How To Visvamitrasana

Jun 17, 2016

by Carolyn Anne Budgell

A huge feat of balance, strength, expansion and transformation, the devil is in the details of Sage’s Pose.

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LoveYourBrain: The Film

Mar 06, 2017

by Alex Gravel

LoveYourBrain is the story of two brothers who are building a yoga-based community where people affected by traumatic brain injuries can accept themselves exactly as they are.

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Yoga is for Everyone

Jun 20, 2016

by Alexis Finlay

Can’t make it out to one of our community classes celebrating International Day of Yoga? No sweat – we’ve got some videos featuring ambassador Carolyn Anne Budgell so you can get your downward dog on right in the comfort of your living room.

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Come Up For Air

Nov 15, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

How, by simply breathing into our hearts, we can access the air out there anytime, anywhere.

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Surfer Maya Gabeira: Beyond the Blue

Mar 08, 2015

by Carlee Wallace

Maya Gabeira might be the most badass woman in professional surfing, but her real business, you could argue, is making history. Not only is the 28-year-old Brazilian big wave surfer tackling waves that no other woman has, she’s an inspirational athlete out of the water who possesses an admirable outlook on living in the moment. Conquering recent injuries, back-to-back surgeries and a major comeback from a 2013 near-drowning incident in Nazaré, Portugal during one of the most extreme swells ever surfed, she’s finally back in the water and doing what she loves most. Maya is powerful, independent and inspiring, and during our recent trip to the North Shore of Oahu our team spent three incredible days with her.

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5 Active Adventures You Can’t Miss in Iceland

Jul 08, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Five must-do sweaty adventures in Iceland, with a local's tips and tricks along the way.

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Where Do You Go To Connect With Nature?

Nov 17, 2016

by Alyson Strike

We asked some of our friends and athletes where they go to find that moment of clarity in nature, whether for an epic sweat or just a moment to connect with the great outdoors.

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Union Station Yoga London

May 12, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Ten minutes from Clapham Common, an oasis in the middle of busy South West London, is Union Station Yoga, the city’s newest addition to the growing yoga community. With natural light pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, a juice bar, and a staff that knows everyone’s name, the all-levels Vinyasa studio on Lavender Hill was born from a goal to offer more opportunity for Londoners to be still, slow down and connect with each other and themselves.

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Lysha Kamisato Wernig's Maui

May 17, 2016

by Natasha  John

The inside scoop from a Maui local on where to sweat, fuel-up and unwind on the impossibly beautiful Hawaiian island.

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Eoin Finn's Eco Karma Project

Jun 03, 2016

by Sarah  Harvison

Through his Eco Karma project, global yoga ambassador Eoin Finn deep dives into the inextricable connection between the ocean and every person on Earth.

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The Glory Details

Jul 18, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Sometimes the magic that makes an athlete elite is sewn into their DNA. Other times, it’s in their gear.

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Found in San Francisco, California: Love Story Yoga

Jan 17, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

For our Global Yoga Ambassador Steph Snyder, the greatest love story of her life was less romance and more dharma. We caught up with her at her brand new studio to find out more.

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The Importance Of Prehab

Nov 28, 2016

by Alyson Strike

British sprinter Joey Duck shares her tips on proper preparation before you hit the pavement.

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Outside the Frame with Matt Roy

Jun 19, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

At 40, our Miami-based ambassador Matt Roy took an entirely new career—literally by accident.

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Found in North Vancouver, Canada: Sweat Vancity

Nov 07, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

At this TRX studio, get ready to reach for another towel.

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What is Baptiste Yoga?

Oct 17, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

It took twelve days in Kenya to discover that the physical postures are only one part in the equation. Read on to learn what makes this practice so special.

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One Week Meditation Challenge

Jul 06, 2015

by Danielle Mika Nagel

Welcome to our seven-day meditation challenge podcast series led by our Mindfulness Manager, Danielle Mika Nagel. During the course of this series, we urge you to connect to your most expansive self without boundaries. Got 12 minutes? Let her guide you through a transformational inward journey.

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What are Kombucha and Water Kefir?

Apr 22, 2016

by Jasmine Pahl

The fermentation craze is ushering in its second act: a home-brew kombucha and kefir movement that’s growing like gut flora.

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Neat Nutrition Gets Off The Blocks

Aug 23, 2016

by Bronwen  Foster-Butler

When former British Swimming team swimmers Charlie Turner and Lee Forster retired from the pool their lives felt flat, so they dove into uncharted waters and launched a protein powder business.

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More Than Miles

Jun 29, 2016

by lululemon athletica

Not all of us run to beat our last pace or win our next race. Find out what makes the rest of us lace up and get out there.

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Summer of Yoga

May 31, 2016

by Alexis Finlay

This summer, we’re taking a road trip across the US to connect with yogis, musicians, athletes and entrepreneurs and meet some new friends, too. Traveling across the country in our big RV, the Summer of Yoga tour is taking place in a dozen intimate settings across the US as well as select Wanderlust festivals.

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The Sweet Life

Jun 21, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

When Kirsten Sweetland got doctor’s orders to stop training less than a year before the biggest race of her life she laughed, and set her sights on the start line.

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Welcome to the UnitedSTATE

Jun 30, 2016

by UnitedSTATE .

Meet the artists who created pieces inspired by a UnitedSTATE. We provided the space, they created the magic.

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Found In Toronto, Canada: Pursuit OCR

Oct 07, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Pursuit Obstacle Course Racing gym is bringing recess back.

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Hit. Run. The Residency. Repeat.

Nov 07, 2016

by Stratton Easter

When linked to our initiative The Residency, the sport of Speedgolf proves to be a playground for magic-making.

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Six Meditation Apps To Try Now

Apr 21, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Whether it's taking a mid-day break at work or looking for something to help get some sleep, we've done the work and tested out six apps that cater to all meditation styles from beginners to experts.

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The Piece: Tidal Flow Paddle Suit

Mar 01, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

A dream combination of feminine lines and functional details, the one-piece Tidal Flow Paddle Suit stays put on your body so you can be 100 per cent present on your board. Ultra-light and perforated so water flows right through, you’ll feel almost naked wearing it but fear not, with UPF of 50+ fabric we’ve got you covered from the sun. Not much we can do about the stares, though. Might as well grin and own it.

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Find True East

Mar 18, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

Vibrant and intriguing, the UAE is a nation where many cultures co-exist, various religions are practiced, the ultra-modern lives beside deeply steeped tradition and a fast-growing yoga community is thriving.

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Wellness Trends: Set Your Intentions for 2017

Jan 03, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

We round up the best of last year (that aren’t going away) and what we’re expecting to see in 2017.

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5 Tips for Everyday Dressing

Jan 26, 2015

by Elim Chu

We are creatures of habit. There’s comfort in routine and the ability to be on autopilot for a few tasks each day. But what if the logistics of your daily routine—dressing for it—is literally weighing you down?

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The Juggle is Real

Nov 28, 2016

by Alyson Strike

A day in the life of Lindsay Jang is nothing short of multi-faceted: she runs four businesses, is the mother of two, and still prioritizes her yoga practice.

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Raising the Bar

Jul 19, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

American-born, Irish pole vaulter Tori Peña bounced back from failure by leaning on her rock-solid community.

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Found in NYC: Box + Flow

Dec 29, 2016

by Kristin Tice Studeman

Boxing and yoga may seem an unlikely pairing, but 50 minutes at this Noho studio will change minds about that.

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Get to Know Kevin Garrett

Jan 19, 2016

by Emma Dinzebach

With an understated, dry sense of humour, soft tone and soulful lyrics, singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett can captivate any audience. His music shares the emotion of Sam Smith’s and the drama of Adele’s. Tracks on his first EP, aptly titled Mellow Drama, are about falling in and out of love, and trusting himself. What Garrett delivers to his listeners feels naked, exposed—and he’s utterly comfortable in that space.

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LA Night Run Crews

Mar 11, 2016

by Jennie Nunn

Running has been synonymous with Los Angeles for decades thanks to sunny weather and mild temps, manicured beach pathways lined with palm trees (think The Strand that stretches 35 kilometres from Pacific Palisades to Torrance), and canyons ideal for year-round hill, speed, and interval training. Yet there was a time when the thought of a night run through the streets of LA would have been uninspiring at best, intimidating at worst. A group of dedicated runners are changing that thinking.

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Return To Your Mountain

Dec 06, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

No trekking required.

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5 To Follow Boston Marathon

Apr 13, 2017

by Alexis Finlay

Need training inspiration for a race? Follow these 2017 Boston Marathon competitors on Instagram.

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5 Minutes With David Norris

Nov 01, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

To stay active in whatever weather Alaska throws at him, elite Nordic ski racer and ambassador David Norris thinks outside the box.

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What if the Old Dog is the New Trick?

Jan 21, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

We’re already careening fast into the New Year. Most of us have already trotted out our list of resolutions and dusted off the broken promises of 2015 to begin creating superhuman change for 2016. But how do we make this year different? How can we replace our patterns of impossible expectation with real, renewable progress?

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Beyond Beauty: Auckland’s West Coast

Feb 22, 2017

by Tennille Ziegler

Dig into fresh adventure with a backdrop of stunning-beyond-words scenery.

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Finding Her Voice

Dec 27, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Why, before soprano Layla Claire makes a sound in practice or performance, she gets on her mat.

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On the Fast Track

Dec 13, 2016

by Arrabelle  Stavroff

Bobsledding involves flying down a narrow ice track at an insane speed. For the top Canadian bobsleigh team, though, the crux of the sport is about more than technical skill.

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Pack &go

Sep 21, 2014

by Elim Chu

In July I took a two-day business trip to New York City. Travel isn’t as glamorous as it once was; layovers, line-ups, lost luggage—not to mention luggage fees. There are many reasons to carry-on.

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The Piece: Simply Bare Collection

Jan 10, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

This bra and pant duo are as close as it gets to feeling naked, while still being clothed. Put simply, this is a very good thing.

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Runners Who Own The Cold, Own Their Cities

Dec 06, 2016

by Julia Montague

With more and more runners taking back their city streets from winter’s icy grip, the genesis of cold run crews is upon us.

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The Piece: Making Moves Short

Apr 04, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

The Making Moves Short does more with less. They’re light as a feather for a run and practically beg to hit the mat and stretch it out.

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World Marathon Challenge

Apr 11, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

If seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days sounds baffling, that’s because it is—mentally, physically and logistically. As she gears up to run her 16th Boston Marathon next week, we talked to our Natick, Massachusetts ambassador Becca Becca about what it took to set records at the 2016 World Marathon Challenge.

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Success is Yours

Jun 07, 2016

by lululemon athletica

We believe that success is what you make it. This is where we celebrate our elite ambassadors, their personal definitions of success, and their audacious pursuits.

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Introducing the Boys of Yoga

Apr 08, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

These six young, fit guys could pass for any group of friends, cracking jokes, heading for a burger after sweating it out on the field or in the court. But they’re coming from a different practice than you might assume – yoga.

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lululemon + Strava: Your Goals Are Showing

Jan 02, 2017

by Marika McKenzie

We’ve teamed up with Strava, the social network for athletes, to set your January up strong.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Lagree West

Feb 05, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

What do scrambled eggs, mermaids and snakes have in common? They’re part of a series of 60-second fitness moves that promise to have to shaking and sweating and stronger than ever.

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We’re The Neighbours: Las Vegas, Nevada

Jul 18, 2017

by Andrea Marcum

Our new Las Vegas store enjoys the sass and spirit Sin City is renowned for, alongside a plethora of mindful alternatives. Here’s our guide to finding mindfulness on The Strip and hitting the jackpot on your next visit.

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O2X Summit Challenge

Oct 24, 2014

by Mike Berard

Contrary to ’80s movie wisdom, sometimes you don’t need to build it for people to come. “The word used most by people to describe our race is ‘gritty” says O2X co-founder Adam La Reau. “Nothing is man-made on the entire course.”

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5 Minutes With Gabrielle Bernstein

Jun 26, 2014

by Erin Motz

Those of us who are familiar with her know Gabby Bernstein as a super high-energy motivational speaker and author. So before I met her at Wanderlust in Stratton, Vermont, I expected a pretty intense, firecracker of a woman. Turns out, she’s pretty mellow off the stage and fully embodies her message.

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Hanging Loose

May 19, 2016

by Alex  Deibold

What happens when you bring a bunch of pro athletes together on a Hawaiian island with a loose agenda? Snowboarder Alex Diebold found out.

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We’re on the Edge of Our Mat

Jun 13, 2016

by lululemon athletica

We’ve been holding our breath, but it’s finally time to let it all out. Apple Pay is coming this Fall. And it’s going to be rad.

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Energy Bra Makes History Exhibit

Aug 09, 2016

by Rebecca  Tay

Why one of our most beloved bras is on display amongst 18th century corsets and modern lingerie in Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

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The Life Holistic: Make Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Jan 31, 2014

by Bonnie Sein

Jacqui, Nikki and Georgia are three rad chicks. Their goal? To create healthy minds through healthy foods. Oh, and to make ridiculously good ice cream that’s dairy-, gluten- and refined sugar-free, therefore completely guilt-free as well.

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Be You, Bravely with Stephanie Labbé

Jul 28, 2016

by Alyson Strike

After four years on the women’s national soccer team, Canadian pro goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé bravely redefined success and her performance transformed.

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The Calm of the Mountains

Jun 14, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

This year is American pole vaulter Melinda Withrow’s last opportunity to vault in the big event happening this summer. That’s a lot of pressure for one person to handle. Luckily, she’s got the most incredible support system around–her dad.

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Why I Left lululemon

Mar 06, 2014

by Jason Field

Let me start by saying that I’m a believer that fortune favours the bold. After graduating with a degree in finance and working for a major financial institution and marketing agency, I was still searching for how I could make my dent in the universe.

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Get to Know Marcus LeBlanc

Mar 28, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Marcus LeBlanc is a creature of habit, and with that comes an obvious work ethic, razor sharp focus, and ability to make crucial decisions—fast. That, paired with his time working for menswear maverick John Varvatos and a stint at ready-to-wear brand Theory, is exactly what our NYC lab needed for its inaugural collection to come into fruition.

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5 Minutes with Matcha Monarch Sarah Holloway

Oct 24, 2016

by Ella  Barba

How ballerina-turned-lawyer-turned-matcha merchant Sarah Holloway created a life she loves.

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Big Wave Surfer: Jamie Sterling

Apr 23, 2015

by Stuart Cornuelle

Surfers, as the story goes, are pretty carefree. Laidback. Maybe a bit aimless, even. No one ever told that story to Jamie Sterling.

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5 To Follow: Pace Beavers

Jun 03, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Want inspiration to keep running? Look no further than the Instagram accounts of these five SeaWheeze 2016 pace beavers.

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How to: Astavakrasana

Apr 02, 2015

by Carolyn Anne Budgell

Open hips and a strong core: breaking down a challenging and fun pose.

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Leaving a Legacy with Tucker Dupree

Jul 05, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Swimmer Tucker Dupree is clinically blind, but don’t think for one moment that he can’t see.

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Yoga for Sports

Feb 10, 2015

by Bonnie Sein

We know that sometimes it’s hard getting a full practice of yoga in. You’ve had a long day at work, it takes time to get to the studio, and your couch is looking pretty inviting. Whether you’re after a little something to boost your energy level, a killer core workout, or maybe a restorative pose to detox and nourish your body from the inside out, we’ve got you covered with a yoga series that you can do in less than 15 minutes. All you need is a mat and you’ve got yoga that works for you, whenever, wherever.

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Bulletproof Coffee

Aug 16, 2014

by Aleksandra Sagan

When was the last time you reached for oil and butter when making your morning coffee? It’s not exactly the first thing that comes to hand—or mind. But, that’s what the man behind Bulletproof Coffee wants to convince us to do.

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Find Our Gear Here

Oct 31, 2016

by Shelby  Lewis

Sometimes we sell our product in rad studios. We caught up with three strategic sales partners (we’ll translate that) to talk sweat and hear from them what it means to be a partner.

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Flow With It

Jun 28, 2016

by Rumon Carter

How Hawaiian lifeguards, Canada, the icy cold Pacific, hiking and halibut added together equals flow.

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Found in Portland: Yoga Pearl

Jan 10, 2017

by Marika McKenzie

Look, over there! It’s a studio! It’s a restaurant! It’s a one-stop-shop to turning any day around.

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We’re The Neighbours: Bondi Beach, Sydney

Jan 12, 2017

by Elle Glass

What we discovered when we opened our first ever concept store in one of the world’s busiest holiday destinations.

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The Great Wall Marathon

May 08, 2014

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

For some people, just seeing the Great Wall of China warrants a check off life’s bucket list. For 2,500 others each year, including our ambassador Joe Rios, ticking it off the list means they conquer 5,164 steps of one of the greatest human engineered structures in history in less than eight hours.

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On The Line

Jun 07, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

After a disappointing loss in 2012 and the end of his team with his then on-court partner, pro beach volleyball player Jake Gibb wasn’t sure his heart was still in the game. Then he met Casey Patterson.

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We’re The Neighbours: The Pearl District, Portland

Jan 10, 2017

by Marika McKenzie

Named after an Ethiopian philanthropist, this area is known for coffee, craft beer and culture of cultivating the unconventional. Here, do as Portlandians do and walk to the off-beat.

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lululemon + Central Saint Martins

Jan 03, 2017

by Lucy Brook

The backstory of our collaboration with students from the prestigious London design college to create six wildly unique prints.

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Ride Inside &go

Oct 22, 2014

by Carlee Wallace

Life can move fast and furious. Nobody has the time to run home to change outfits three times a day. So why not wear clothing that can handle your pace? From a morning sweat session to the office and then out for dinner, &go has your back with wrinkle-resistant, breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics that keep you looking stylish and feeling fresh. Here’s how:

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Sports Bras for Street Wear

Feb 03, 2014

by Kate MacLennan

We sat down with two of our designers to take you behind the seams in the creation of some of our sports bras, and they also served up some inspiration in ways to wear them from sweat to the street.

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The Storm Before the Calm

Nov 27, 2016

by Arrabelle  Stavroff

Piloting a bobsleigh requires transitioning from sheer force to laser focus in a matter of seconds. Canada’s top driver talks mental challenges, meditation, and mindfulness.

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Singapore Street Art

Apr 27, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

The heart of lululemon is our stores, and every community where we open a new store is unique. Singapore, our very first store in Asia, is nothing short of that. In a city well-known for its sky-high luxury hotels, legendary shopping malls, cleanliness and zero tolerance for crime (graffiti, in particular, is punishable by law), we decided to bend the rules, just a little bit.

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Yoga in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Mar 07, 2016

by Deborah Livingstone

On an intrepid yoga retreat in the middle of the Gobi Desert, one yogi discovered there’s much, much more to the unforgettable landscape than meets the eye.

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We Read You: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Nov 10, 2016

by Michelle Pellizzon

The American yogi, motivational speaker and life coach’s new book digs into transforming fear into faith—with the tips to do so.

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Yoga, Meditation and Pottery

Feb 15, 2016

by Lara  Zilibowitz

Lara Zilibowitz lived two very different lives for many years. Practicing yoga was a longstanding passion, as were senior roles she held in the magazine world. When she gave up her corporate gig last year, Lara found herself immersed in a surprising new world of creative expression.

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Get to Know Jian Pablico

Mar 08, 2016

by Rumon Carter

Passionately and humbly Jian Pablico is elevating the world, one truth at a time.

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10 Marathon Training Tips for Fall

Jul 31, 2017

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Training for a marathon? Check out these 10 pieces of expert marathon-training advice that will have you running 26.2 miles in no time.

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Tips for Better Sleep

Jun 29, 2015

by Catherine Roscoe Barr

When life gets busy it’s easy to try to get by on less sleep or catch up on it later, especially when what makes you busy is fun. Consistently poor sleep, however, can have detrimental effects on your mental and physical health.

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Found in Vancouver, Canada: Moment Meditation

Nov 14, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Vancouver’s first meditation-only studio provides the tools to get calm, get focused, and get happy.

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Trade Stress for Breath

Mar 19, 2015

by Kellen Brugman

“Soft surrender is as important as hard work.” This mantra helps me function as a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor and writer with optimal vitality, ease, and creativity. It also makes a great guiding principle for achieving dreams, fitness goals and career success.

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We’re The Neighbours: Queen Street West, Toronto

Sep 29, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Toronto’s Art and Design district offers unique sweaty pursuits, delicious places to refuel and an atmosphere to bring out the creative in everyone.

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Roadmap To Freedom

Jan 10, 2017

by Andrea Marcum

Daily routine can become as uninspired as mindless, hurried vinyasa. This is your roadmap to freedom—no automobile required.

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Whatever The Weather

Oct 18, 2016

by David Lieberman

Inspired by our commitment to outdoor activity, we’ve designed outerwear that moves with you, no matter the forecast.

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The Flight Before Christmas

Dec 18, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

These 10 tips for mindful movement will silence any inner Scrooge and make holiday travel that much brighter.

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What’s in a Feeling?

by Cayley Thiessen

Feelings have always been important to humans. Listening to the way we feel has helped us to survive, to create meaningful relationships, to interpret the events in our lives. Simply put, our feelings drive our interactions with each other and the world.

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5 Minutes With Chris Jones

Jan 17, 2017

by Matt Bielby

Nobody becomes an ultramarathoner by accident. We speak to one to get to the bottom of how you do.

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Get to Know Ryan Leier

Feb 03, 2016

by Jasmine Pahl

Ryan Leier is a man with a past. Though it’s hard for us to imagine a time when he wasn’t on the mat, Ryan’s journey began as a record-breaking, semi-professional athlete. Read on as he tells us how an enticing offer from a rock star buddy brought him full circle.

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Walking the Talk at The Hike

Nov 10, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

We land in Chattanooga and watch as a group of 20 entrepreneurs and makers connect, take risks and best of all, hang glide.

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5 Minutes with Theresa Lopetrone

Dec 27, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

How this fitness model and elementary school teacher is making fitness a lifestyle.

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Taylor and Davis Phinney: The Art of Letting Go

Jun 09, 2015

by Tatiana Jovic

If the thought of stepping into the home of an Olympian is daunting, imagine stepping into the home of three. The Phinney family home, however, couldn’t be further from a relentless, competitive environment that one might associate with the world’s top athletes. It’s surprisingly quiet and calm energy pervades each room. The secret to Davis, Connie and Taylor’s winning mentality, it turns out, is knowing how –and when – to let go.

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Breathe Yourself Better

Dec 05, 2016

by Michael  Townsend Williams

Tips from Michael Townsend Williams, founder of the app BreatheSync.

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Found in NYC & LA: Y7 Studio

Jun 10, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

At Y7 Studio, Vinyasa flow comes in a candlelit, warm room with a side of hip-hop.

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We’re The Neighbours: Avalon Mall, St. John’s

Dec 13, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

North America's oldest city is home to its newest community of sweat enthusiasts, and whole lot more.

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The Grand Scheme

Jul 12, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

American pro cyclist Taylor Phinney has some serious questions. What does it mean to be an athlete? Where does he fit in the world of cycling? What is success? We joined him on a road trip to look for some answers.

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Men’s Workout Shorts

May 13, 2014

by Giulia Halkier

The wrong gym clothes won’t just ruin your look, they can ruin your workout. Leave behind that pit-stained cotton tank and those frayed shorts so you can focus on getting sweaty.

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Yoga For Every Season

Jun 21, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

Though we accept transitions in nature, we’re often resistant to allow change in our lives—even if we suspect it might lead us towards something better.

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We Read You: Perfectly Imperfect by Baron Baptiste

Jun 01, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

When digging into yogi Baron Baptiste’s latest book, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga, be prepared for the unexpected.

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Get to Know Jamie Sterling

Apr 23, 2015

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Dotted with lush green rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and an endless coastline where surfers and humpback whales play, any tourist will attest that the seven-mile paradise known as Oahu’s North Shore is hard to leave. It’s no surprise that the locals, including our ambassador and surfer Jamie Sterling, feel the same way.

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5 Minutes with Natalie Taylor

Jun 24, 2016

by Liz  Hammond

How mindset, a mantra and nachos can make the runner.

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Marathon Training Tips

Feb 02, 2015

by Kate MacLennan

Each year, more than half a million people finish marathons in the US alone. We polled some of them for 26.2 marathon training tips—one for every mile of a marathon—to help us reach the finish line.

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Rise Nation Takes Fitness To New Heights

Jan 21, 2016

by Julia Montague

It’s 6 a.m. and Andrea Marcum is plotting her escape. Looking out the window at still-dark skies, the Los Angeles-based yoga instructor is craving comfort rather than the challenge that awaits. “I’m usually trying to figure out which kind of smoothie I’m going to have afterward,” she confides.

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Take A Leap with Melvin Echard

Nov 17, 2016

by Alyson Strike

We’ve all been there—questioning our choices in life, assessing the future, and envisioning the moments we might miss if we don’t take a leap. Melvin Echard, a former Smithson Valley and Texas A&M champion jumper, felt just this.

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Changing Gears

Jul 05, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

Evelyn Stevens had no idea what she was getting into when she quit her Wall Street job to become a professional cyclist. Then she found a great mentor.

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Behind The Seams NYC

May 03, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Founder of SERENE Social Millana Snow on rooftop yoga, transformations and what’s next for the wellness community she has created.

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Get to Know Alexis Young

Mar 11, 2016

by Julia Montague

If Alexis Young issued a manifesto, it would include the following: Have the courage to be unapologetically yourself. Captivate with your authenticity. Believe in yourself, and people will believe in you.

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Powered By Plants

Dec 13, 2016

by Hannah Guthman

Ironman and triathaloner Nicholas Johanson dishes on the benefits of a vegan diet and what’s on the menu at his new Westlake Village restaurant, Joi Café.

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5 Minutes With Morghan King

Jul 07, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

Three years ago, American pro weightlifter Morghan King never would’ve expected to be heading to the biggest competition of her life. In fact, she’d never even lifted before. Here she shares how she’s created a life completely unexpected.

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Five Minutes with Tory Nyhaug

Jul 19, 2016

by Megan  Clark

How BMX racer, Tory Nyhaug, finds success between fast laps and relaxing moments.

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Naked Yoga

Apr 19, 2016

by Andrea Marcum

Little brings us so face to face with our bare essence as yoga.

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The Runner’s Guide to Yoga

Jul 15, 2016

by Liz  Hammond

Set your sights on the finish line with Mark Berger’s mini yoga series.

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Take A Moment: Danielle Mika Nagel

Sep 01, 2015

by Danielle Mika Nagel

Our mindfulness manager Danielle Mika Nagel on how she embarked on her own journey to meditation, and 7 chakra meditations.

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MELT Method

Jan 27, 2016

by Juliana  Bergstrom

The body’s structure is held together and maintained by our connective tissue, or, the fascia. We spoke with experts to learn what it is, how it works, and why keeping it healthy is integral in leading an active lifestyle and in achieving optimal performance.

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Finding Peaceful Fire

Jun 21, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

How being at peace lights golfer Veronica Felibert on fire.

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Meditate with Nature

Nov 28, 2016

by Danielle Mika Nagel

A strong, harmonious connection with nature can enrich our lives and our practice—here’s three tools to learn how.

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SeaWheeze Digital Packing List

Aug 05, 2016

by Sairah  Hearn

Our Global Social Media & Digital Engagement Manager shares pro tips on the best tools to capture, share and soak up the experience to the digital max.

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5 Minutes with Maker Maggie Pate

Oct 19, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

As the Chattanooga-based creative gears up for The Hike 2016, she gets real with us about her past, present and bright future.

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Get to Know Paige Elenson

Oct 11, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

It takes guts, vision and heart to move across the world and build a non-profit. Luckily Paige Elenson, co-founder and executive director of Africa Yoga Project, has those qualities in spades.

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United We Stand

Oct 10, 2016

by Jedidiah Jenkins

As a nation, what if we were in an active pursuit of a relationship, the one that we’re all in together? Jedidiah Jenkins digs into the idea.

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The Piece: Men's Einn Shell Jacket

Oct 14, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

We can’t guarantee this jacket will knock seconds off your per-kilometre time, but it’s sure to get you trying, no matter the weather.

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In The Kitchen with Katie’s Eats

Aug 23, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Our Women’s Global Brand Lead, Katie makes a lot of messes—and—magic in her kitchen. Find out what feeds her love of cooking, and the fixings required to recreate her favourite recipes.

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The Weird Yoga

Aug 17, 2016

by Jasmine Pahl

Devotees swear that Kundalini—modern yoga’s freaky but inexplicably powerful sibling—has the power to break through emotional and mental blocks in record time.

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A Change of Pace

Aug 09, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Two young entrepreneurs are redefining island time as they spur social change in Puerto Rico through the SweatLife.

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Every-Minute-on-the-Minute Strength Training for Runners

Aug 03, 2016

by Chloe  Berge

Build 360-degree power with these five exercises to create balance in your body.

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Running Across India With Samantha Gash

Aug 02, 2016

by Ella  Barba

This August, Samantha Gash is going for a run—a 77-day, 3,800 kilometre run that will take her more that five million steps across India. The question is, why?

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The Slow Road

Aug 02, 2016

by Bronwyn  Hendry

What can be learned travelling coast-to-coast in a 40-foot long RV? On the Summer of Yoga Tour we found out.

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Is Yoga for Real Men?

Jul 12, 2016

by Alex Gravel

Everything about Dusty Breeding is real—his muscles, his beard, and, yes, even his name. To him, manliness, yoga and life are about one thing: the mastery of self.

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Behind the Seams: Colorado River

Jul 26, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

Ambassadors brave mosquitos and themselves to explore vulnerability on a photoshoot in the wild.

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Behind The Lens: Full Moon Film

Oct 04, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

We turn the camera on Ben Webb, principal cinematographer for the snowboarding film Full Moon.

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Is Collagen the Secret to a Stronger Body?

Sep 30, 2016

by Chloe  Berge

Yogi and chiropractic doctor Genieve Burley suffered from debilitating knee pain until she started a natural, holistic treatment. Could collagen be the key to training recovery?

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Found in Toronto, Canada: Academy of Lions

Sep 28, 2016

by Marika McKenzie

This gym in the thick of Toronto's famous Ossington Avenue packs a serious community punch that leaves us wondering, what can't it do?

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When in Nairobi

Sep 27, 2016

by Cayley Thiessen

We spent 18 days in Nairobi, Kenya. Here are our top picks around the city when it comes to a good sweat, great food and some serious fun.

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The Sky's the Limit

Sep 23, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

In BC's rugged mountain wilderness, helicopters are opening up a playground for sweat-passionate thrill-seekers, no climbing experience required.

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Full Moon: The Making Of

Sep 27, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Our elite ambassador and pro snowboard powerhouse Leanne Pelosi’s latest film is a gift to women in sport. We go behind the scenes.

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Africa Yoga Project

Sep 20, 2016

by Alison Murphy

Get to know the first global partner of our Here to Be program, Africa Yoga Project.

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Kevin Pearce Puts Mind Over Matter

Sep 20, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

How ex-pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce is turning a traumatic brain injury on its head.

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Dial These Foundational Strength Training Exercises

Sep 16, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Trainer Aaron De Jong breaks down six exercises that are the foundation to all strength training movements.

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Everyday Functional Strength Training

Sep 15, 2016

by Alicia-Rae Olafsson

Personal trainer Becky Sidow shares five simple strength training exercises to create balance in the body.

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We’re The Neighbours: Spitalfields, London

Sep 13, 2016

by Annie  Clarke

We’re open in Spitalfields Market, London. This area—known as East London—is rich in character, things to do and places to see. Local Annie Clarke of Mind Body Bowl shares her favourites.

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The Other Ireland

Aug 26, 2016

by Kate MacLennan

Though it’s historically renowned for fighting and free-flowing ale, it’s surprisingly easy to experience the Emerald Isle by being active.

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