A Cautionary Tale for Women: My 8-week Experiment with Steroids
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi This sounds scary already! What kind of steroids did you take FLG? Tell me. About five years ago, I was rear-ended in a car accident. I suffered from whiplash, a spinal fracture, a tear between my vertebrae, and a concussion. I had to stop exercising for some time afterwards, especially…Read More
Ask a Member: How Does Sister Fit Measure Up to Similar Gyms?
Words by Raida C. Hi everyone! My name is Raida. I am a member of Sister Fit whenever I’m in Toronto, and I also attend 9Round, a gym specializing in kickboxing fitness, when I’m out of the city. As I’ve attended both gyms regularly, I thought I’d outline my personal experiences at each space. So,…Read More
Gyms, Culture, and Identity: Why Gyms Could be a Spiritual Space
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi What is a gym? By definition, a gym is a place that has fitness equipment for people to use for their physical education. A place where people go to get buff, to sweat, to stretch, kick, jump, and punch their way into a better body. Gyms are a new thing…Read More
Be a Basic B with your Health
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi If someone calls you a basic B, it’s considered a major insult! I’m here to tell you that being a basic B with your health is far from insulting – it’s what most people WISH they could be. Our bodies are amazing machines! They do incredible things without us having…Read More
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…Read More
If fat loss is your goal, how does “healthy” make you heavy?
By Fatima Lee Garsi Happy New Year (sort of, January was a write off!) It could be time to make another “resolution!” As a Coach and Personal Trainer, I come across many people who would like to lose some excess fat for a variety of reasons. There are some people who would love to gain…Read More
Pain to Power: Post-Traumatic Growth
By Fatima Lee Garsi On December 11th, we held the first session in our Deep Health Speaker Series – and wow, what a tremendously rewarding time. It’s not easy convincing people to get together to casually unload their deepest traumas. Preparing for this event was perhaps the most challenging thing I have done in years. …Read More
SPECIAL EVENT | Pain to Power: Finding Calm in the Chaos of Identity Body Image and Disordered Eating
Building an Authentic Identity • Asmaa Hussein from Ruqaya’s Bookshelf!
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi Photography by Keemya Parsa Meet Asmaa Hussein: Ruqaya’s Bookshelf lady! That’s what I’ve been calling Asmaa since I’ve been acquainted with her through my circle of friends. I think merging her with the name of her indie publishing company reflects my impression of her. She has built a strong and…Read More
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…Read More