On the surface, the fitness industry can seem empowering and feminist, or at least attempt to, but a closer look reveals otherwise. These tips from a professor and fitness instructor will help you make your fitness more feminist with less body shaming and more empowerment.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Polly Crathorne is her big smile. After that you’ll probably notice the ease of the conversation and her general easy-going attitude. You may even take note of her affinity for funky patterned fabrics. What you probably won’t pick up on is that sitting across from you is the first woman and youngest person to kite across the English Channel. Crathorne is a professional kite surfer who currently holds four kiting world records. She has travelled to 25 different countries and is attending university as a full time student.
And she is only 21 years old.
Even a single small step outside of my comfort zones is an adventure in itself. As I hung upside down from the silks in a move I once thought impossible, my old boundaries faded behind me and exciting unexplored territory stretched endlessly ahead.
To help you cross the finish line in any new distance up to a marathon, Travel Well has developed the ultimate running guide just for you, covering everything from selecting your event and how to stay motivated through those tough training days. With the proper resources, guidance and encouragement, running your first race goes from something overwhelming and impossible to a check mark on your to-do list.
Big goals and healthy lifestyles take just as much mental endurance as physical. To stay in it for the long haul, employ the following strategies to help you make a lasting effort in creating a healthy lifestyle.
An open letter from a former couch potato to anyone struggling to start–or restart–a weight loss journey and a healthy, active lifestyle.