All New September

Hey Brucesters!

I may be on hietice for the summer but I’ll be back in September with all new content. I hope you’ve been enjoying my monthly Badass Beards! More great reviews and antics coming your way on Bruce in the City!

Stay tuned!


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Beard of August


Heres what you are waiting for! Meet Chase Augusts beard! Dont forget to vote for your monthly bearded! Visit my official Instagram @bruceinthecity2010 to vote hit the heart on his pic and article post. It’s that easy! Grand prize announce January 1st! 2020!

1) I’m a Mens Physique Competitor
2) I had a cornea eye transplant two years ago
3) I have two beautiful dogs, a Saint Bernard & a Sheep Dog
4) I am a Danish Viking ⚔️- family is from Denmark 🇩🇰
5) I’ve only had a beard for just under a year now.
6) I am a Fitness Coach and I own my own Online personal training business

Ok folks let’s Chase this one down! See what I did there? LOL! Go vote!


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Beard of July

Sorry for the delay. I was having some technical difficulties. Finally here is the badass beard of the month! July is burning hot with this bearded fellow!

I grew up on a horse farm, and can ride both English and Western (I prefer western and have several Western Gaming trophies from over the years) @smalltowncublife

I will always have at least two dogs in my home, home isn’t complete for me without my fur babies.I read a minimum of an hour each day. Stephen King is my favourite author but Michael Crichton and Margaret Atwood are close seconds.I got married at 22 and we purchased our home when I was 23. I’m now 31, you do the math 😜I love to fish and be outdoors. The biggest fish I’ve caught (and not kept to eat) was a 48″ muskie at my family cottage. I’m an outdoorsman. I can catch you dinner and cook it over the fire I build for you.

Join the fun on my official Instagram account @bruceinthecity
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What’s the Buzz!

Check out my official Instagram @bruceinthecity for all the summer fun! I’ll see you back here in September!

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Congratulations Raptors

Congratulations to the Raptors! NBA Champions 2019!

Bruce in the City

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Beard of June


Hopefully I can get the temperature rising for June with this Toronto based local adult celebrity! It’s Pride month and what better way to hear er up but with one of the hottest beards this side of the rainbow! Thus is Zack! Follow him now on Instagram @zack.acland

Happy Pride!

Bruce in the City

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Summer Siesta

“Well my friends the time has come. To raise the roof and have some fun. Throw away the work to be done. Let the music play on”- All Night Long by Lionel Ritchie

One of my favourite tunes of all time. With the weather finally starting to play nice I’m starting to think a lot about what my summer is going to look like.

It’s starting off with a bang as the Raptors win their way to the NBA championship starting this Thursday. I sat with my folks as we barely contained ourselves in the last 7.5 minutes of the game. What a nail biter! Big congratulations to them for that amazing win!

The Blue Jays season is well underway and with some line up changes it should be a colourful season.

The Toronto Island will be open for business I understand in spite of the floods over there. The island is a great place to get away. You’ve got Centre Island for you and the kids and Hanlan’s Point for the big kids with the clothing optional beach.

As I always do, I’m going to sign off for the summer, get some much needed TLC, and pick up in September for a new season of Bruce in the City.

There are some amazing new changes coming for my blog and I invite you all back Fall 2019 for all of the fun! The beard of the month will continue during my summer break and you can follow me on my Instagram @bruceinthecity to vote for your favourite beard of the month along with photos of what I’m getting up to.

Thanks for all of your support over the years. This October my blog will be celebrating 9 great years!

New stories! New features! New guests! See you in September. Time for a much needed Summer Siesta!

Bruce in the City

Edited by Mary Ellen Monk

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Workout Wednesday

My workouts continue and I think I’m finally starting to see results. I’ve decided to show you a few machines I use at my gym, Goodlife. They’ve been working for me and they’re easy to use. These are not in any particular order. I like to change it up so my muscles don’t get too used to the program.

Leg Press

This is an amazing excercise. If you don’t feel like doing cardio, this exercise really gets the heart going and I think it’s a great warm up exercise. It’s kind of a sexy fun exercise too. Try it.

The next machine I love is the tricep press. It’s a great workout. The tricep is actually the biggest muscle in the arm so don’t forget about it. You can build up that bicep but without the tricep you’ve still got smaller looking arms.

Pushing that machine feels incredible on the arms.

Speaking of arms, the bicep is always a favourite muscle to workout. Men just love their biceps. Men kiss their own biceps. Yes, it’s a thing. I may have kissed mine once or twice. This bicep curl machine is great for beginners because free weights can be a little tricky to manage when you’re first starting out.

There you go! My little workout blog for this week. Keep going and I promise you, you will begin to feel great and your body will begin to strengthen.

I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s a journey not a destination!

Bruce in the City

A word from my editor

Mary Ellen Monk

My weight loss journey is ongoing as well. From January 2 when I got really serious about it I have lost 10.5 lbs and 16 lbs overall. For me that 11.5% of my overall body weight!!! I’ve moved from a size 12 down to a comfortable 8 (and even bought a size 6 for one pair of pants)! Would like to lose 6 more lbs but I’m happy with the fact that at 43 years years old and after having 2 kids that I’m officially lighter now than I was on my wedding day, pre kids and 29 years old!!! Keep at it! 🙂

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Happy Queen Victoria Day!

Have an amazing long weekend! Have a great weekend to all my readers around the world!

Bruce in the City

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It’s workout Wednesday and it’s been,I think, a couple of weeks since I updated you on my working out. I had a bit of a set back when my brother invited me over when he had the flew and gave it to me but I’m back in the game. I’ve been really focused on quality of workout and also knowing when to take a recover day.

Im actually starting to feel like I’m getting somewhere. Although yesterday I was having a super fat day.

There are a few things I like to do to prep for my workouts and I thought I’d share them with you. The first thing I believe to be incredibly important is getting enough quality sleep. Sleep is so underrated but so important to muscle growth and recovery. We heal and repair when we sleep. Pick a sleep time and stick to it as much as possible.

Can you guess the next important thing you should do to prep for a workout? Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Tea, coffee, pop and juice unfortunately don’t count. It’s all about the water. I’ve really gotten into drinking water lately. I’ve finally got myself off pop and milk and I’m h2o all the way.

Grab a snack. … Dont go hungry! Working out takes a lot of fuel and if you are not feeding yourself with enough healthy choices then all your hard work will be in vane. Healthy snacks are also a great way to keep your insulin level.

Its all about comfort people! Maybe a bit of style to if that’s your thing. Make sure you’re wearing the right clothes and footwear for the workout you’re doing. You don’t want to go to yoga in your short shorts. No one wants a ball sack in the kisser when doing the downward dog.

I have to admit my favourite part of my workout is the sauna. However you should learn to love the warm up. It’s really important to wake the body up with some cardio before a workout. It doesn’t have to be a long warm up but it should raise your heart rate and get you sweating! With that in mind it’s so important to stretch it out!

As a good gay man once said “Nothing better than a good protein shake.” A protein shake before and after your workout are soooo important to help support and repair those muscles. I’m always down for a couple of shakes before and after. My favourite nutrition place is Popeyes at Pape and Danforth. The owner is yummy and so are his protein shakes!

My last little tip for you is all about the accessories. Put a glove on it! The benefits of wearing weight lifting gloves is immeasurable. Weight lifting gloves improve your grip on weights. They stop the formation of callasus and blisters. Lifting weights over long periods of time results in calluses and blisters on the hands. And know man wants that. I can hear it now! “Hey man where’d you get those blisters? Spending to much time on your own?” Weight lifting gloves also relieve pressure placed on your hands when lifting heavy weights and supports your wrists. You can actually lift more weight when wearing gloves.

There you have! I hope theese we’re helpful tips. They have helped me so maybe they will help you.

Until Sunday have a great week and keep lifting!

Bruce in the City

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