Have you heard of the saying the couple that workouts out together stay together? Well, there may be some truth to this! Super fit couple Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor are the co-founders of the LIT Method. The dynamic duo met in 2012 at a small boutique gym in Beverly Hills where Justin was working […]
Finding ways to introduce exercise into your workday can be tricky, particularly when you have a desk job, but there are ways to make it work! There are a number of yoga poses that help you re-oxygenate your blood, stretch your muscles, and realign your body, right at your desk. Doing a few poses at […]
Beer Yoga is a legitimate thing now, and we are thinking the same thing as you—HOW?! Ever wanted to reach the ultimate level of Zen, while sipping on an ice-cold brew, well we haven’t either, but if you are interested in trying, you now have the chance!! This interesting fad first started through Berlin hipsters and […]
Let’s face it: as good as regular exercise is for our bodies and minds, sometimes hitting the gym is the absolute last thing we want to do. After all, an hour spent on the treadmill isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of a thrilling time. Is it really any mystery why working out is on our list […]
It might sound cliche but loving yourself is where all love starts. I have found over the years of practicing yoga, specifically Kundalini that I have so much appreciation for myself, mind, and body. It has allowed me to experience true joy and happiness within myself first. This allows love to flow in with ease […]
Are you sick and tired of seeing the same fit and sleek bodies in your average gym ad? Well, you are not alone! Blink Fitness recently launched a new ad campaign to address this same issue and encourage REAL Members, NOT Models. The campaign features 16 of Blink’s very own gym members–not models. Blink hopes to […]
Defined as a group of mental, physical, and spiritual practices; yoga is an excellent way to calm and clear your mind. Yoga can help you strengthen and tone your muscles, and can help keep your body loose and flexible. As a result, there is a “mind-body-spirit” connection that is often developed within this practice. Nowadays, […]
Well here’s some depressing news for you–in a study conducted on 361 children by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, researchers found that children as young as the age of three have body image issues. And by the time the children were four years old, they knew how to go on a diet. […]
Sarah Harry started Fat Yoga as a way to transform the images surrounding yoga, that only certain types of body can be flexible and fit. In a recent interview with Self, Harry talked about how she suffered from a severe eating disorder, and has worked hard over the years to now lead a healthy life and spread […]
Fat can come from a lot of different things in life, but would you ever blame the government for your weight? A mother does. Liz Thomson, a mother of an 11-year-old girl, said she wanted more government support for those who have obese children. Many disagreed with Thomson’s opinions when she went on British TV program, […]
Recently McDonald’s offered fitness trackers as a toy with their Happy Meals. Surprised or confused? Us too. It is no secret that the MdDonald’s fast food chain is not exactly known for promoting healthy habits. The brand is constantly criticized for their lack of any truly healthy meal options. The McDonald’s fitness tracker could be […]
I am all for women having a voice, sharing their experiences and opinions on things that have happened in their lives and just being honest about their journey. However, I believe I stumbled upon too much honesty last night when I read this article titled “It’s Important To Stay Skinny For My Husband.” And while […]
I honestly do not understand why gyms or fitness brands feel the need to attack women. It’s a subject that I’ve covered plenty of times, and I’m not really understanding where the disconnect for brands is because with social media, you’re likely to get dragged if you do something wrong. And that’s exactly what happened […]
In a new interview with ESPN, Roz “The Diva” Mays was profiled as being one of the cutting-edge pole dance instructors and personal trainers in New York City. Of course the angle for the piece was that Roz is “an anomaly,” since she dances on poles in 6 in heels and teaches fitness at 230 […]
On Thursday night, Simone Manuel made history as the first African-American woman to win gold in an individual swimming race ever. But as I waited anxiously for her gold medal ceremony, NBC quickly shuffled to other races that were going on and severely delayed her medal ceremony for almost an hour later. And while an […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called chubby, big or fat. My family members would tell me that as a baby, my arms and legs were comparable to lotus roots. They were big and round. In my family, I was pretty much one of the chubbiest girls. I had always been that […]
There have been advances in the category of wellness and curve women, but we’re constantly reminded that there’s such a long way to go. A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Apparel suggests that fitness apparel in curve women is an area that needs dire reconstruction. The likelihood of a curvy woman being […]
Our hearts go out to the three women who were found dead while they were out jogging. Vanessa Marcotte, 27, went for a run on Sunday in Massachusetts but never returned. The Google account manager worked in New York but was visiting her mother in Princeton. Great escape to Rockaway this morning???? A photo posted by […]
If you’ve been watching the Olympics like I have, it’s been fun and definitely a joy to watch. But one thing that’s become more and more apparent to me is the way that newscasters approach a woman winning. Of course there is the initial congratulations, but within seconds of most of the women winning, the […]
I’m all for ladies who have curvy bodies naturally, but don’t go wearing a waist trainer to try to get that hourglass figure if you don’t already have one. Just saying, your body is perfectly wonderful the way that it is. However, I get it. The hourglass figure is something you want to attain. We’ve […]
Obviously our focus is curvy women and women’s issues, but with all the Olympic athlete coverage, and the ESPN Body Issue, it’s hard to ignore that men are often going through the same body image issues as women. Recently Cody Miller qualified for the Olympics and shared his struggles on Imgur; this shed some light on […]
I’ve watched many documentaries and films on ballerinas, and more specifically Misty Copeland, who has paved the way for African-American dancers to believe they too can become a world-renown Principal ballerina. So when I read her interview with New York Magazine today, my crush on Misty grew even larger because of her ability to speak […]
Though I’m not sure what makes people believe that they have the right to comment on someone else’s body, it keeps happening over and over again. The only positive thing to really come out of body shaming is to see women stand up for themselves and share their stories publicly to encourage others. Michelle Kirk […]
If you haven’t already read the really disgustingly disappointing story of Playboy model Dani Mathers snapchatting a naked woman’s body at the gym for the sake of body shaming, you *might* be living under a rock. And while there haven’t been any reports of the woman coming forward, another woman, Christine Blackmon, who goes to […]
With the Olympics coming up soon, we’ve gotten a chance to see a lot more women athletes come out and speak on their experiences dealing with scrutiny, gender bias, body shaming and using overall wellness as a goal instead of just fitness like the amazing women part of ESPN’s Body Issue. Former Olympian Shawn Johnson […]
Just a few days ago we were raving about Nike’s first ad in India that featured a group of strong and empowering women from different sports. And now Nike has done another thing to make us love them even more: using Paloma Elsesser, to model their new sports bras. It’s a powerful move for Nike […]
With the Olympics approaching soon, there’s been so much talk about women and fitness, wellness, and sports over all. And while there is still a long way to go as far as treating women and men’s sports equally, seeing women from all different sports and from all across the world in India’s first Nike ad […]
I first heard about Louise Green a couple of months ago when she did an incredible TED Talk about athleticism at every size. Now, she is even more recognized internationally as a curve athlete, motivating trainer and outspoken advocate for women of all sizes to take care of their bodes. Today I fulfilled a big […]
My Pilates instructor is one of the healthiest and fittest people I know. She was swimming at her gym when an eight-year-old girl came over to her and said, “Oh, you’re not doing it right! I can teach you how to swim so that you can lose more weight!” We were stunned. This is what […]
There seems to be this crazy misconception that body positivity cannot include fitness. That just seems silly. The whole point of body-positivity is being positive about your body! That can include loving your stretch marks just as much as you love your biceps. I can’t get over how wonderful this is! ???? Exercise should never be […]
Blink Fitness launches “Every Body Happy” a campaign to encourage body positivity and remind everyone that everyone works out.
“I was fat shamed several times while I was obese and it DID NOT help me, it sunk me deeper!”
And Ashley Graham schools you on how to do a proper lunge.
Time to delete your Instagram account or whatever you scroll through at night.
Do I really need to feel weird about wanting to look halfway decent in a room full of attractive dudes lifting weights?
Khloe’s idea of an “off day” is when she has to run off camera mid-workout to throw up a bad batch of chicken fingers.