Posts Tagged ‘fit and fat’

Fit N Fat: On Being Here and Discovering My Body

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

At the YMCA I have to use a stool, on my toes to reach the pull up bar. A majority of the fellas I see jump and latch on, but I am 5’7 and never made my high school basketball team. Completing a pull-up was a big deal to me and now on a good day I can do three. I lift heavy weights but you wouldn’t know it looking at my slight frame in slightly baggy band shirts. Once I…

Fit & Fat – Running alongside Toronto’s own Chubbie Chasers

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

It was just the other week, I was making a run to my local Starbucks when I noticed a sign up on their community board for a program called ‘Chubbie Chasers‘.  Given the largely problematic usage of the term ‘chubby chaser‘ – my interest was piqued on who was behind this group and what they were all about. What I didn’t expect to find was a hugely positive and amazing community behind Chubbie Chasers created by one Monica Low.  The community…

The Homebody’s Guide to Fitness

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Liz Jukovsky

Going to the gym can be nerve-racking, regardless of your body type or fitness level. If you’ve ever talked to a crossfit person, you know how dogmatic and cliquey people can be about their workout routines. Our all-or-nothing, “body-hacking” culture can make the gym an intimidating place for people who aren’t interested in getting ripped, make gains, or starting their own “fitspiration” instagram account. Maybe your idea of exercise isn’t slipping mid-Asana on your own sweat and tears in front…

Fit N Fat: Body Image Ideals at the Gym

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Jodie Layne

We hear it all the time: how great working out makes people feel. We think, ‘Hey! I should get some of those endorphins people keep talking about.’ So we throw on our best lycra, put our hair back, and get ready to sweat. We roll into yoga class, hop up on a bike at spin class, hit the pavement for a run, or get to the gym and the confidence and good vibes we feel about doing something for ourselves…

Fit & Fat — Babes on Bikes

5 May, 2014  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d become a person who rode a bike. Before buying my own last summer, I used to think it looked really dangerous and it seemed like a lot of work. Why would I want to get to work and be really sweaty? What’s so bad about public transit? Why would I want to alter what I wear? When I saw my friends were getting places faster by bike than I was, I started to…

Fit & Fat: #AdditionElleMoves

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Jodie Layne
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To hear it, it sounds like a typical Sunday morning scene: women chatter as they mill about, waiting for their yoga class to start. They stand by their mats stretched out in rows, dressed in stylish activewear as the teacher welcomes students. When everyone has arrived, she summons the group to their mats and invites them to practice. However,   this particular class – and the 27 others happening simultaneously accross Canada – was a little different. The class consisted solely of…