Pilates: Cats and Capitalism

Words by Tai Salih   As you flip through a plethora of fitness magazines and scroll through Instagram fitness influencers, you’ll come to find the same messaging over and over again:  “You are not fit enough.” “These are the only acceptable standards of health and fitness.” “These expensive outfits are the only acceptable attire in…

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Fine Ideals: Body Positivity vs. Body Neutrality

Words by Hollay Ghadery There’s this picture of me I posted on Instagram: I’m wearing high-waisted jeans and a blue and red houndstooth cardigan tied in a tight knot over my belly button. The bottom of the picture cuts off mid-thigh, the top, around my shoulders, so you can’t see my face. I took this…

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The Problem with “Safe Spaces”

By Fatima Lee Garsi Whoa FLG – what on earth are you talking about? Isn’t Sister Fit a “safe space” for Muslim (and non-Muslim) women! YES! It is! Hold your horses and henchmen! Let me explain… What exactly is a “safe space?” A safe space is a place where the owner of the space can…

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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…

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