I travelled to Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio which has has become legendary for its brutal form of strength training. The gym's founder Louie Simmons attracts people from around the world to study with him, but the gym's unconventional methods and some members' views on steroids have brought controversy to Westside.
Yogis, shamans, and meditators have been using breathing techniques for centuries to induce altered states of consciousness. And for some, breath work is the preferred way to get high.
American Astronaut Don Thomas has orbited the earth 700 times and thinks that if more people saw the planet the way he has the better off the world would be.
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Researchers note: “the act of performing surgery itself has a profound placebo effect”
Urbanization has increased levels of mental illness. and researchers have been looking into the possible effects of a nature deficit on our mental health.
For most of us, the only relationship we've ever had with leeches was cringing during that scene in Stand By Me when the kids go swimming in a pond only to find their junk being sucked by the bloodthirsty devils. But we might have been wrong to be terrified. According to modern research, leeches are undeserving of the Stephen King treatment...
I've always loved this one scene in Pulp Fiction as a case study in applied mindfulness: Shortly after performing a kidnapping, gangster Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta, of course, accidentally blows the head off the victim sitting in the back of his car...
Group workouts are good for a company’s bottom line.
Hopefully this video ends up saving us from a Nuclear War.
Rooftopping photographer John Tablate is better known by his Instagram handle, ASVPShooter. He's captured stunning views of Toronto's skyline from the tops of skyscrapers and construction cranes, but he's also risked his life and those of others to do so. We met up with him on a roof to find out why.
Talking mental health, mindfulness, and general life hacks with Simon Sinek, acclaimed author and one of the most-watched TED speakers of all time.
Toronto's Oasis Skateboard Factory offers a new take on high school to students who have had trouble making it through the traditional academic system. We check out the school and hang out with a student who just opened his own skate shop.
We head to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet James Johnson, the founder of the Disciples Motorcycle Club. At first glance, his crew could pass for Hell's Angels-big beards, leather jackets, black Harleys-but Johnson's club is filled with folks who have devoted their lives to Christianity.
George Mumford taught NBA superstars Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant the techniques of mindfulness. He tells us how to stay in the moment and achieve 'flow state'.
Systema is an ancient Russian martial art that was taught to the KGB, the main security agency for the Soviet Union. We went to train with a world renowned Systema instructor in Toronto and later recovered at a traditional Russian banya.