Butts, Guts, Tris, and Thighs: About Our Strength and Fitness Program
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi Last week I had a woman on Instagram reach out to me inquiring about our programs. She said she was brand new to training so I recommended she join our Strength and Fitness program. She insisted that since her goal was fat-loss, she was not interested in strength and fitness.…Read More
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…Read More
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
4 Bad B Life Lessons with Cynthia Roulston
Jamaidian Kettlebell Lady: Bad B Cynthia Roulston Our Jamaican Jerk kettlebell workshop was a real success on September the 25th with Bad B, Cynthia Roulston. It’s not often I give people the title of Bad B! I even introduce Cynthia as Bad B to new members at the gym – she’s someone who has walked…Read More
SPECIAL EVENT | Jamaican Jerk: An Introduction to Kettlebell Sport with Cynthia Roulston
SPECIAL EVENT | Pain to Power: Finding Calm in the Chaos of Identity Body Image and Disordered Eating
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
Leadership Identity Series: Episode 3 – Unwavering Reema Gets Down to Business
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi Photography by James Ip Meet Reema Rafay: Reema Rafay is a business beast! I was first intrigued by Reema several years ago when she added me to an annoying FaceBook group about body transformations. I suppose I get annoyed with anyone who adds me to any group! Reema however, impressed…Read More
Leadership Identity Series: Episode 2 – From Canada to Barbados!
Words by Fatima Lee Garsi Photography by James Ip Meet Fatimah: I am pleased to introduce you to Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best! Fatimah Jackson-Best is indeed the best! This is a lady who is the real deal; there’s something about FJB (I hope she doesn’t mind the acronym!) that is real nice. This is someone who…Read More