Started as a passion project in 2013, the Fit in a FAT World Blog has since helped launch Dain's reputation as a top health & fitness expert both in Toronto and across Canada. Now a Body IO® Coach as well as a contributor for several media outlets including and The Huffington Postall of Dain's publications can be found here!
Caffeine and Health: How Coffee Is Making Women Fat
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I bet you don’t even know why you drink coffee. Be honest. After polling clients and friends, I found that most people started drinking coffee seemingly because it’s “an adult thing to do”, almost a rite of-passage into adulthood. There … Read More

Gym Newbie: Your Beginner Weight Training Template

Are you new to lifting weights? Not sure where to start? Hesitant to try that new Get Ripped! template in the latest Muscle & Fitness magazine? Fitness can be intimidating and confusing, so I wanted to simplify things and present … Read More

HER Body™ Podcast #18 with Dain Wallis | Longevity for Health and Sport – Body IO ®

What type of preparation is needed for competitive sports? How can you sustain your health for sports and life? In today’s HER Body™ episode, AJ and Alex chat with fellow Body IO® coach, Dain Wallis, about the training and preparation … Read More

Lifting 411: How To Pick Your Working Weight

  One of the biggest apprehensions people have about lifting weights is how to determine the proper working weight. Many trainers will throw workout templates at people (Just do 5×5!… huh?) but when do warm-up sets stop and working sets … Read More

Are Your Workouts Making You Fat? – Body IO ®

  I see her in the gym every day. Let’s call her Sarah. She arrives in her heels and business casual attire, changes into her sneakers and Lulu gear, and begins to stretch and roll out on the gym floor. … Read More

Simplifying Workout Nutrition – Body IO ®

  I decided to write this piece on workout nutrition because the Internet is full of contradicting “scientific opinions” about what you should put in your body in order to get any benefit from weight training: “You need shakes with sugar … Read More

Shortcuts to Nowhere – Body IO ®

Attacking health and fitness goals is a lot like going on a long road trip to an exotic new location. You pick your destination and then you go, right? Simple as that! Well, first you need to fuel up. Maybe … Read More

The Importance of the Competitive Mindset – Body IO ®

In the spring of 2008 I entered my first Strongman competition. At 24 years of age, this was the first time I’d ever competed in an individual sport. I grew up playing team sports like soccer and baseball, and although … Read More

Five Common Fat Loss Lies You May Still Believe – Body IO ®

When I was an undergraduate kinesiology student, just a short decade ago (good lord, I’m getting old), I was taught to believe the generally accepted rhetoric about health: eat lots of whole grains, avoid saturated fat, engage in cardiovascular activity, … Read More

Finding Your Discomfort Zone – Body IO ®

Nobody likes to be uncomfortable. It’s human nature to take the path of least resistance and to place ourselves in comfortable situations. Comfort equals safety, and instinctually safety means survival. But in this day and age, the safe and comfortable … Read More

Strongman World Championships

On March 6th 2015 I represented Canada in the 175-lb weight class at the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships. At the end of the day I was tied for 4th in the World, which is a nice result, but one … Read More

Post Arnold Strongman Results – Part 2 – Body IO ®

Q: In our last article, covering the week leading up to the Arnolds, you were in a good state of mind. You had a couple of quick training sessions scheduled before driving to Ohio. Nutrition and recovery was your focus that … Read More

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