Post Tagged with: "fitness"

Contributors

Push Ups And Prom Dresses: A Fitness Coach Shares Important Body Image Perspective For Girls

Push Ups And Prom Dresses: A Fitness Coach Shares Important Body Image Perspective For Girls

By Kit Emcee I run an after-school weight lifting program. Each May, my gym fills up with teenage girls frantically running on treadmills. They want to lose weight before prom. […]

Contributors

Fitness Media Needs To Stop Excluding Diverse Bodies. Health Isn’t A One-Size-Fits-All Industry

Fitness Media Needs To Stop Excluding Diverse Bodies. Health Isn’t A One-Size-Fits-All Industry

By Louise Green About 15 years ago, on a rainy night, I stood on the corner outside my local running club. I leaned against the cold concrete wall, watching the […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Athleta’s “Power Of She” Video Series Tackles Ageism, Pregnancy & Body Image

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Athleta’s “Power Of She” Video Series Tackles Ageism, Pregnancy & Body Image

It seems we have reached a moment in the zeitgeist where it is now commonplace to see advertising campaigns that aren’t built on the premise of enforcing and leveraging women’s […]

Body Image, Health

Miss Teen USA Pageant Ditches Swimwear For Athletic-Wear To Put Focus On Health & Wellbeing

Miss Teen USA Pageant Ditches Swimwear For Athletic-Wear To Put Focus On Health & Wellbeing

Well hello progress! While the media was focused on a scandal involving racist tweets from the newly-crowned Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay of Texas (which is an incorrigible act and […]

Body Image

These Women Will Completely Change The Way You Think Of Stereotypical Yoga Bodies

These Women Will Completely Change The Way You Think Of Stereotypical Yoga Bodies

It seems we are finally getting to a point where society accepts that health and fitness definitions are not a one-size-fits-all set of specifications. It’s not uncommon to see debates […]

Girl on a Mission

Mentorship & Advocacy Org. Girls On The Run Expands To All 50 States Across America

Mentorship & Advocacy Org. Girls On The Run Expands To All 50 States Across America

If you haven’t yet heard about Girls On The Run, where have you been?!? But seriously, that’s why we’re here, to share powerful stories about women and girls who are […]

Interviews

Aust. Fitness Leader Emma “Emazon” Chalmers Says Rebellion Is A Key Ingredient In Body Positivity

Aust. Fitness Leader Emma “Emazon” Chalmers Says Rebellion Is A Key Ingredient In Body Positivity

We have finally come across the best description of the body positive movement: a rebellion! We can thank Australian fitness and media personality Emma Chalmers for this description, because it […]

Body Image

An Important Message In The Body Positive Mov’t: “Fat” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Unhealthy”

An Important Message In The Body Positive Mov’t: “Fat” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Unhealthy”

We love the body positive movement! There are so many conversations that have been started regarding perceptions around body ideals, and despite the many divisive opinions, the fact that it […]

Sports

Saudi Arabia’s 1st Female Boxing Trainer Defying The Kingdom’s Conservative Society

Saudi Arabia’s 1st Female Boxing Trainer Defying The Kingdom’s Conservative Society

They may not be able to drive in the Kingdom yet, but Saudi Arabian women sure can fight like a girl. And there is one woman in particular who is […]

Sponsored, Sports

Get To Know These Five Kickass Inspiring Female Athletes In Action Sports

Get To Know These Five Kickass Inspiring Female Athletes In Action Sports

Getting outside and engaging your mind and body in a new sport is one of the best ways to improve your communication and leadership skills and sense of well-being, including […]

Girl on a Mission

Uganda’s 1st Women-Only Gym Offers A Safe Space For Women Away From Harassment

Uganda’s 1st Women-Only Gym Offers A Safe Space For Women Away From Harassment

Female-only gyms are quite common in some parts of the world. They are often created as a place for women to work on their health and fitness away from judgmental […]

Body Image

Fitness Blogger Cassey Ho Battles Body Shaming & Cyber Bullying In Viral Video

Fitness Blogger Cassey Ho Battles Body Shaming & Cyber Bullying In Viral Video

Monica Lewinsky said it in her powerful TED Talk about online shaming. The Gamergate movement proved it in its vicious treatment of female gamers and game developers. And all too […]

Body Image

Women Who Lift Weights Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting “Bulky”. Here’s Why…

Women Who Lift Weights Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting “Bulky”. Here’s Why…

Should Ladies Lift Weights? A woman’s fitness plan usually consists of yoga and running. Although these physical activities are effective at maintaining a slimmer body, they may not be enough […]

Contributors

Fighting For My Life Made Me The Badass Entrepreneur I Am Today

Fighting For My Life Made Me The Badass Entrepreneur I Am Today

By Lynn Le Fighting isn’t always physical or contained within sport. Though my passion for mixed martial arts itself has led me to this place now – as the founder […]

Sports

“I Jiggle Therefore I Am” New Fitness Campaign Proves This Girl Can Do Anything

“I Jiggle Therefore I Am” New Fitness Campaign Proves This Girl Can Do Anything

What stops you from exercising or being active? Do you shudder at the thought of the word “fitness”? Maybe because of all the homogenized images we see of women in […]