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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

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.

The TEDx Dream!

Ok, many people might be getting tired of me talking and posting about TEDx but for me this was a life long dream. Prior to being accepted to speak at TEDx I had applied to five different events only to find out that I hadn’t been invited. The truth is,

Can You Remember What it Felt Like?

I’ve had the honour of being invited to speak at Vancouver’s first Body Love Summit Founded by radical body lover and revolutionary, Joyelle Brandt. The Body Love Summit is a day filled with inspiring speakers, playful workshops and one giant dance party. A day of art and music and writing

Can a Big Girl do CrossFit?

Kelly Glover is a kick ass Aussie living in LA and is the Founder of the popular blog Big Curvy Love, a blog dedicated to plus-size lifestyle, love and fashion. Here is her experience at CrossFit and while many athletes in a diverse range have had a good experience at

I’m A Plus-Size Runner

Yesterday I ran my fourth half marathon. It was a long and challenging run of 13.1 miles, and although I consider myself an athlete, my body isn’t exactly built like most runners we tend to visualize. I am ok with being the poster child of the “unconventional athlete;” in fact,

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

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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