Resources

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

BOPO YOGA
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

blogs

IronFat
• Running Fat Chef
Mile Post's Massive List of Running Blogs

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