Personal. Political. Powerhouse. Meet Lina Khalifeh from SheFighter!
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi Photography by Keemya Parsa Meet Lina Khalifeh! I’ll always remember the first time Lina came into Sister Fit. When she saw me, her eyes widened in surprise. She wasn’t shy to tell me that she expected me to be a conserative looking Muslim woman from Pakistan. Instead, she was met…Read More
12 Amazing Facts You Need to Know About Arnis
By Fatima Lee Garsi If you’ve ever been curious about this intriguing art, here are 12 amazing facts you need to know about arnis. I was first introduced to arnis when I was living in Taiwan in my twenties. I saw an ad on a blog for expats that said “stick fighting” and felt compelled…Read More
Don’t treat me equally; treat me fairly
In athletic settings, is it possible to treat genders “equally?” Coach EL explores why fair treatment is not the same as equal treatment. By Coach EL I was on my way to a downtown gym to attend a Level One boxing coach course with the National Canadian Coaches Program (NCCP) and I couldn’t help but…Read More
A Bold Move: First Gym for Muslim Women in North America!
Sister Fit = Community + Experience + Results! Sister Fit is a community based gym dedicated to combat arts, professional training, and achieving results. We teach women real boxing, Muay Thai, weapons self-defense (arnis), and fitness. Background: Sister Fit was born in December of 2014 in a West Toronto mosque. Through word…Read More