Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier is the creator and host of the Thrive Forward web series, based on his bestselling Thrive book trilogy (Thrive, Thrive Fitness, and Thrive Foods). Brendan is a former professional Ironman triathlete, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brendan is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition for athletes. He is a lecturer for our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program where he presents a lecture based on his best-selling books entitled: Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism.

Whole Foods for Optimum Health

As a professional endurance athlete I have had to learn to deal with high levels of stress. Not just mental stress from competition, but also extreme physical stress from training over 30 hours a week.

Strength = Endurance

Building strength to improve running efficiency.

A few decades ago endurance athletes where encouraged to avoid gym training¬Ě for fear that they would develop heavy, bulky muscles. The reasoning was: extra mass without function will inhibit endurance performance.