Member of the Month — Eminate W’Giorgis!

Meet our vibrant Member of the Month for February, Eminate W’Giorgis Eminate G’s consistency, technical improvement, and excellent attitude make her a bright presence at Sister Fit! Learn more about Eminate below: What made you join Sister Fit? I was new to the area and I wanted to find a place where I could learn…

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Cooking, Culture, and Chaos: Episode 2 — Bolani with Moska Rokay

In this episode, we feature gym member and archivist, Moska Rokay! I chose Moska as a guest for our second episode because she’s very easy to talk to, does really interesting professional work, and has contributed significantly to the Muslim and Afghan community. It was really fun learning how to make bolani and the conversations…

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Cooking, Culture, and Chaos!

I’m very excited to introduce you to our special cooking project featuring the diverse members of Sister Fit. The purpose of this six-episode cooking series is to highlight and celebrate the heritage and professional work of our guests. All of the episodes were filmed by Vicky Tan, a member of our Muay Thai program. Vicky…

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Poking the Yogi Bear: What is Vulnerability?

An illustration of a cartoon bear doing yoga with a tiny devil ready to poke it with a spear.

Yoga is often the first thing recommended as a form of exercise that can help someone manage anxiety and depression. Yoga brings an awareness to the body and requires focus that feels calming. Some types of yoga do not bring the heart rate up to a degree that can feel too intense for people working…

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Member of the Month: Shweta Salil!

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Meet our bright-spirited Member of the Month for November, Shweta Salil! Shweta brings consistency and an inspiring attitude to every class. Her impressive improvement in her technical abilities is the result of her consistency and dedicated effort. An excellent attitude—focused, energizing, and kind—makes Shweta a true joy to have at Sister Fit. Learn more about…

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Ask a Member: Anti-Discrimination and LGBTQ Inclusive Education

Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in conservative religious communities is not new, but in recent months protests that claim to “stand against gender confusion, sexual orientation, and the indoctrination of children in schools” have focused attention on the role of public education in teaching meaningful inclusivity. Parents and communities who fear a conflict between the contents of the…

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Member of the Month: Vicky Tan!

Meet our wonderfully talented Member of the Month for June, Vicky Tan! Vicky shows incredible consistency, determined effort, and brings her bright, focused energy to each and every class she attends. Talented and relentless, Vicky’s presence is a testament to fortitude. Get to know more about Vicky below! What made you join Sister Fit?  I…

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Time to Get Skinny: How Words Connect Us

If any of you know me, you know I would NEVER say that it’s “time to get skinny” as a way to motivate you to do your exercises. But, I did indeed use this phrase with a group of Somali women when I was hired to teach a group fitness class for the teachers at…

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