Why I Wear Men’s Shirts to the Gym: Guest Post by Hissy Fit

 

catcalls2Since moving to a new city a few months ago, my fitness routine — and my life in general — has drastically changed.  And not for the better.  After the dust of moving settled, I have simply been astounded at the rampant misogyny that exists here.  I was going to say I was “culture shocked,” but that’s too polite.  It’s not culture shock.  It’s pure old-fashioned sexism.  Continue reading

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My Slump: Guest Post by Deanna Harder, aka Fitbabe

Time to be honest!

I’ve been in a funk friends. Down and out. Been full of self-doubt, having anxiety attacks for no reason and just generally unhappy. In the beginning I thought it was related to my body image issues. I’m training hard, eating well (maybe too well) but feel like I’m getting fatter. I feel disgusting.  It’s frustrating. I want to live like a happy, fit lady who doesn’t have to follow a restrictive diet to look good. I guess that’s too much to ask. Anyway, that’s another rant. Continue reading

Ask A Trainer: Should Pre-Teen Girls Lift Weights?

zzzzzzzz lift and bitch 033Dear Fitbabe,

The other day my 12-year-old daughter pointed to her legs, stating that she “needed to do something about them.” When I questioned her, she said that she wished to gain muscle in order to have toned legs. My daughter is quite slim and about 5’10 inches tall, with long legs. She already plays soft ball and takes swimming lessons. How should I respond to her desire for muscular legs? Continue reading

Ronda Rousey Should Fight One Direction

My view at the One Direction concert in Edmonton on July 21, 2015.

My view at the One Direction concert in Edmonton on July 21, 2015. I took a 12-year-old girl to the show after her mother promised to kill one of my enemies in exchange.

I know how the One Direction On the Road Again tour could be vastly improved. Have Ronda Rousey come onstage to beat the living crap out of Harry, Niall, Louis, and Liam, in that order. Continue reading