A Brand Change for Sister Fit

By Fatima Lee Garsi Since its inception, Sister Fit has been a space open and affirming of diverse identities. Recently, you may have noticed that we have made a deliberate shift in our branding and services to more clearly and consciously include LGBTQ+ people and diverse women, in addition to Muslim women. Some Muslims have…

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Mainstream Fitness – Creating a Culture of Jerks

By Fatima Lee Garsi In the last ten years, I’ve ebbed and flowed through the fitness world as a certified personal trainer. Actually, it’s felt more like a battle. Many, many battles. I’ve worked for Goodlife Fitness, LA Fitness, boutique style gyms, a private women’s only studio, a physio/massage clinic, my own studio in Kitchener,…

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The BEST Diet!

By Fatima Lee Garsi This is NOT clickbait! I promise! I have been studying nutrition for several years and in 2013 became a Certified Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition. I’m aware of all the latest diets out there…Atkins, keto, paleo, low-carb, carb-cycling, calorie counting, baby food (which my mom insisted I do when I was…

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First Step: Self-education to Combat Anti-Black Racism

Do the Deep Work: When we’re not on social media, what are we doing? Awareness is important and essential – but what happens when we step away from our screens? What will happen a week from now? A month? A year? Anti-racism work is an ongoing, introspective, deeply connected process that involves a commitment to…

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3 Tips to Increase Iman and Embrace Solitude in Ramadan 2020

By Amber Von Grat Bismillah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem, This year we are facing our own unique challenges when it comes to protecting our communities and trying to ensure the well-being of everyone around us. Whether this year is your first Ramadan, or you’ve experienced it before, I want to give you three ways to help you…

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What is a Leader?

What is a Leader?  By FLG I am really excited to announce Sister Fit’s Leadership Identity Series – an interview project that will feature female leaders who I find strong, inspiring, and original. I look forward to meeting leaders from the Muslim community, the fitness industry, and the community at large to highlight the people…

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