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

#IWD: Celebrating Krista Henderson, Born to Reign Athletics

Like any thought movement, in the Body Positive Fitness and Health movement there are spokespeople, thought-leaders, and then there are the pioneers. I class this woman in the latter. For many years now, Krista Henderson has bravely been working to change society’s perceptions of what an ‘athlete’ looks like. One of the original (and award-winning) … More #IWD: Celebrating Krista Henderson, Born to Reign Athletics

#IWD: Celebrating Lyndi Polivnick, ‘The Nude Nutritionist.’

Personally, my poor relationship with food started when I was very young. Like many women, throughout my life food for me was either one of two extremes: overindulgence or complete restriction. Since working in the health and fitness arena I have seen first-hand the damage that has been done by the diet industry on women … More #IWD: Celebrating Lyndi Polivnick, ‘The Nude Nutritionist.’

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Women behind the Body Positive Health Movement

International Women’s Day is always a great time to reflect on the collective power that women wield in this world. To celebrate the fearless campaigners working tirelessly to improve the lives of women, whether it is through fighting for equal wages, greater political representation, or working towards the overall empowerment of women. Then there are … More International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Women behind the Body Positive Health Movement