‘This Is Effort’: Celebrating what ‘Doing’ Really Looks Like

‘You’re like me, I’m not a pretty runner either.” I’ve got to admit that I actually did laugh-out-loud at this one. In fact I may have snorted too. I had just finished a race where I was stoked that I had conquered my first open-water swim, and this is one of the comments I received … More ‘This Is Effort’: Celebrating what ‘Doing’ Really Looks Like

What Happened When I Became a Body Positive Athlete: Carin

I class myself as one of the luckiest people in the World. Every day I get to witness people changing their whole outlooks on fitness and athleticism and seeing their lives change for the better as a result of it. Starting to acknowledge and value our athleticism and fitness is such an amazingly positive experience, … More What Happened When I Became a Body Positive Athlete: Carin

Focus On Fitness Tip 1: Making Peace with Your Body

As mentioned in my page ‘Training like an Athlete, What Changes?’, one of the greatest changes I see occur in people when they begin to think like an athlete is a complete shift in how they perceive their bodies. ¬†Over time, we stop seeing those ‘tuck shop arms’ and start understanding the role of triceps … More Focus On Fitness Tip 1: Making Peace with Your Body

#IWD: Celebrating Caitlin Constantine, Fit and Feminist

I personally love endurance training for what it teaches you about yourself. I feel it is a very humbling pursuit – as each kilometre ticks over, another layer of ego comes off and by the time the screws are really turning, there is only your raw ‘self’ left. It is, at this point I believe, … More #IWD: Celebrating Caitlin Constantine, Fit and Feminist

#IWD: Celebrating Jill Angie, Running with Curves

I remember coming across the ‘Running with Curves’¬†Facebook page for the first time and thinking ‘wow, this Body Positive Fitness movement really is happening, and its big.’ It was such a heartening thing to see someone else passionately encouraging people of all shapes and sizes to pursue their passion for running without the fear of … More #IWD: Celebrating Jill Angie, Running with Curves

#IWD: Celebrating Catherine Andersen, fivemore Active/Lifestyle

To me, Body Positivity is a shapeless, size-less concept that can only be advanced by each and every one of us changing the nature of the language we use when talking about our bodies. Anyone who has followed my writing and advocacy work will know that one of my core aims is to encourage activewear … More #IWD: Celebrating Catherine Andersen, fivemore Active/Lifestyle