Find some tools to start your body positive fitness journey or give it a boost! Here you’ll find links to fitness communities,
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Body positive FITNESS & MOVEMENT
• Born to Reign Athletics - Plus-sized athletes, unite!
• Darebee - Equipment-free workouts to do at home
• Fat Girls Dance Movement - Trashing body image stereotypes through DANCE!
• Fat Kid Dance Party - Dance aerobics for ALL bodies
• ParticipACTION - Time for Canadians to sit less and move more!
• Superfit Hero Body Positive Fitness Finder - New tools to help you find BOPO fitness hubs across the U.S. and Canada!
Body POSITIVE HIKING & OUTDOORS ACTIVITY
• Ample Movement Adventures - Outdoor adventures for all bodies!
• Climbingncolor - Climbing inclusive of all colors, personalities, and people
• Escaping Your Comfort Zone - Plus-sized women's adventures
• Fat Girls Hiking - Trails Not Scales!
• She Is Able - Not-for-profit offering trauma-informed outdoor experiences to women recovering from trafficking, exploitation, abuse and addiction.
• Unlikely Hikers - Diversity + Inclusion + Representation in the outdoors!
• We Belong Outside - A diverse community of alpine adventurists
• Women Who Hike - Empowering women through adventure culture
DIVERSE RUNNING FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
• 261 Fearless - Social running community uniting and empowering women globally
• Black Girls RUN! - Welcome to the MOVEment!
• Couch to 5K - Running program for beginners
• Fat Girl's Guide to Running - Plus-size fitness movement!
• Not Your Average Runner - Be a runner in the body you have right now
• Big Gal Yoga - Celebrate your body and empower your life!
• Trap Yoga & Tacos - Houston-based, subverting exclusivity in yoga
BOPO HEALTH AND WELLNESS
• Black Girl in Om - Creating space for women of color to breathe easy
podcasts and #INSTAGRAMS
• Podcast: 300 Pounds and Running
• Podcast: Do No Harm
• Podcast: Every Body
• Podcast: Flaunt Performance
• Podcast: Not Your Average Runner
• Instagram: Big Girl Barbell
• Instagram: The #FatYoga Project
• Instagram: Project Diversify Outdoors
• Instagram: Project Start
• Instagram: #Ihavearunnersbody
books & Articles
• Marathoning For Mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield
• Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe
• Big Fit Girl by Louise Green
• Big Gal Yoga by Valerie Sagun
• Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley
• A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio
• Shrill by Lindy West
• Ultra by John Brant, Runners World, August 2015