Rebel With A Cause

Welcome to the Big Fit Girl Blog! I am so excited after several years of planning a blog, wanting to blog but never doing it, it has finally landed. I feel I have a lot to say and needed an outlet to share my voice and my business endeavours.

Smash the Scale

As a fitness professional my colleagues may think the smashing the scale concept is absurd since the fitness industry uses the scale as a key tool in measuring success.  That is where I have very mixed views.  Over the years my position towards my body has changed.

Plus Size Representing

My entire career is dedicated to physically training, advocating and changing the way society views the plus size community when it comes to health and fitness. Some of you know my latest project was writing my first book – BIG FIT GIRL – the drive behind the book is to

Addicted

I don’t think it is news that I have an addictions background and not in the way that I am trained in addictions and counsel people but in the way that I am an addict and live with addictive traits.  Now you may have this image of me sitting in
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Pioneering Fit and Fat

It’s race day and after flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to run my first half marathon, I am already tired from the anticipation. I get up at 6:00am, brush my teeth and, with insane nervousness, lace up my shoes. I hail a cab to Golden Gate Park where they
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The Starting Line of Fitness

7 Tips for Success, at any Size If you are standing at the start line of fitness and you don’t know where to begin, I don’t blame you. The most difficult time in this process is getting started. This is especially so if you don’t fit into the common “fitness
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Plus Size Fitness DVD – The Campaign

So why produce a fitness home video for the plus size community? Because the resources for this demographic are ridiculously limited and there is virtually no visual representation of this group in any media, advertising and television. Often when the plus size individual is show cased, it is only in
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The Polarization of Living Plus Size

Written and published for HLN TV Online, published date: January 17th, 2015. http://www.hlntv.com/article/2015/01/16/fit-and-fat-plus-size-trainer-health-fitness The Polarization of Living Plus-Size By Louise Green In 2008 I decided to follow my passion. I wanted to inspire people and change lives through fitness and adventure, so I became a personal trainer. I’ve always been
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Penningtons: Uncompromising Women

About a month ago I received a call from Penningtons Head Office in Montreal. Penningtons is one of the Canadian plus size fashion authorities. They called to see if I wanted to be a part of a special project called Uncompromising Women. As you can imagine, the title of the
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This is What an Athlete Looks Like

It’s race day and after flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to run my first half marathon, I am already tired from the anticipation. I get up at 6:00 a.m., brush my teeth and, with insane nervousness, lace up my shoes. I hail a cab to Golden Gate Park where
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