bras · clothing · covid19 · fashion

What do you wear when working and exercising at home?

Unlike Cate, up until the pandemic, I’ve never been much of a work from home person. I’ve been a pretty strict compartmentalizer. In my usual life, I relax at home and work at work (mostly). I wear work clothes at work, gym clothes at the gym, bike clothes on my bike, and PJs (or PJ… Continue reading What do you wear when working and exercising at home?

fashion · fitness · inclusiveness · link round up

Fit is a Feminist Issue, Friday Link Round Up #95, Inclusive Fitness Fashion

Today’s link round up focusses on fitness, fashion, and inclusivity. Athleta’s Latest Launch Is The Inclusivity Push In The Fitness Industry I’ve Been Waiting For “Those of us trying to be more active who don’t fit society’s image of what “health and wellness” looks like can often feel excluded. While the fitness industry has made… Continue reading Fit is a Feminist Issue, Friday Link Round Up #95, Inclusive Fitness Fashion

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Breastfeeding? Exercise is good for you

Last summer we heard about Olympic athletes who faced obstacles to their need to breastfeed their children while participating in the games. Spanish athlete Ona Carbonell described the rules imposed by Japanese officials as dangerous and impractical. Because it is World Breastfeeding Week, a yearly event promoting breastfeeding and its important role in food security… Continue reading Breastfeeding? Exercise is good for you

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Sure you can run in your bra!

HI readers– remember when we all had the bandwidth to worry about things like what sorts of impressions we made if we ran or cycled or hiked in sports bras (instead of fully shirted)? Ah, those were the days. In honor of Throwback Thursday, here’s a great summer 2015 post by Natalie about the aforementioned… Continue reading Sure you can run in your bra!

fitness · swimming

Cold water swimming fever: Catherine’s caught it

It seems like everyone is talking about or doing cold water swimming. Of course, it’s been around for a long time (pretend I’ve inserted links here to historical polar bear swims in many places and times and locations). Sam just posted this morning about the siren call of the cold water that she’s hearing. Diane’s… Continue reading Cold water swimming fever: Catherine’s caught it

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Workout Wardrobe Woes (guest post by Renee Frigault)

Prior to this year I had never taken a live online workout class. My favourite fitness is aerial training, which can be very dangerous without an experienced coach or spotter present. Then suddenly, like so many over the last year, I was signing up for zoom, along with downloading apps for other systems, learning about… Continue reading Workout Wardrobe Woes (guest post by Renee Frigault)

fitness · fun · holiday fitness

Why not have more fun? Try a Halloween workout!

With Halloween just 7 days away, I thought it would be fun to post a few themed workouts in case you wanted to get in the ‘spirit’ of things. (ooooooh, so scary!) I haven’t watched or completed all of these, I just picked the ones that seemed fun and weren’t obviously problematic. Please take good… Continue reading Why not have more fun? Try a Halloween workout!

fitness · food

10 unsung health benefits of oranges

We at Fit is a Feminist Issue occasionally receive topic suggestions from readers. Sometimes they’re straightforward (e.g. sport bra reviews), but other times less so. This is one of those times. But because you asked, we give you: 10. they have antioxidants, which protect your cells against free radicals, which, uh, I’m out of explanations… Continue reading 10 unsung health benefits of oranges

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Moving Through Big Emotions

I feel seasick a lot of the time at the moment. I’m working through a perfect storm of grief in my life. Between relationship woes, no longer living with my beloved cat, illness and death among family and friends and moving from my long (long) time home in New York City to Montreal (a city… Continue reading Moving Through Big Emotions

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Social distancing with The Swarm

This Sunday we hit peak Zwift, 34,940 riders. I was part of that peak, riding with the Swarm, a ride for women riders many of whom are new to Zwift, led by experienced Zwifters. Here’s my indoor bike and me. The Swarm rides are meant to be easy paced with lots of chatter. A text… Continue reading Social distancing with The Swarm