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…

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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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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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