Book Review: Riding Through Thick & Thin

A while ago, I was offered the opportunity to do a book review for “Riding Through Thick & Thin – Make Peace with Your Body and Banish Self-Doubt – In and Out of the Saddle” by Melinda Folse.    As a former recreational horseback rider, back in my early teens and with more readers looking for information on […]

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2nd Annual Unleash Your Inner Warrior Contest

Last year we launched the Unleash Your Inner Warrior contest and we are doing it again this year. If you’ve ever dreamed of doing an obstacle course, have had it on your ‘bucket list’ then this  is your opportunity to win a race entry for any Reebok Spartan race in the Continental U.S. Doing a Reebok Spartan race is quite the […]

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3 Reasons To Try HIIT

You’ve seen the little acronym everywhere  – HIIT. Everyone is talking about it, doing it, or posting about doing it, and you may be thinking about having a go at it too. The problem is, if you prefer reading about these workouts without the usual noise about fat burning, chiseling and toning, then it can […]

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Squash, It’s More Than a Vegetable

Squash. It’s more than a vegetable. The sport doesn’t get the same fan-fare like other sports. You don’t see it in the Olympics, it’s doesn’t receive mainstream TV coverage for World Championships and athletes don’t often grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. But after years of walking pass the squash courts on my way to the […]

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We’re Turning 2 and Giving You a Thank You Gift

Born to Reign Athletics is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary. And we want to celebrate with you, by giving you a gift as our way of saying thanks for supporting us.  For sharing your stories, photos, feedback and more. We’ve created a 6-page, PDF adult colouring exclusively for the plus size athlete, titled Bold Strokes. Adult […]

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Trail to Couch and Back Again

I live in Arizona where the seasons are reversed, it is hotter than Hades in the Summer and Winter is our play time. So even though Spring has sprung and many of you may be starting to train outside, my athletic life goes in the opposite order. Except for this past winter where I found myself […]

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“Who Are You Wearing?”

“Who are you wearing?” This is what I heard several times on International Women’s Day.  I wasn’t on the red carpet for a fancy event, I was working out with my trainer in our matching, very vibrant and funky Katie K Active capris.  In a sea of black-yoga leggings and activewear, only a logo may distinguish the difference between brands, so for […]

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Self Trusting Strategy, Have You Got One?

Over the last few days I had been reflecting on 2015, like so many people. I look at all aspects of my personal and professional life which encompasses the efforts of Born to Reign Athletics. Last year, I declared 2015 to be “Year of the Plus Size Athlete” and I am thrilled at the positive progress made on […]

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December’s Featured Plus Size Athlete – Samantha, Spartan Finisher

Back in May, we ran a contest called “Unleash Your Inner Warrior“.  With the support of sponsors including Spartan Race, Katie K Active, Sportsbras.ca and Body Positive Athletes, we created the ultimate plus size athletic opportunity for 2 women to be fully supported through athletic wear, training support and a free race entry to successfully complete a Spartan race of their choice.  One […]

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Send Holiday Love to Your Friends in Athletic Style

The Holidays are upon us, and if you’re like me, you may enjoy bringing your personal passions into other areas of life, such as sending out sports-theme holiday cards to all your training friends, coaches etc. A lot of them come from artists on Etsy, which I love supporting creative entrepreneurs. Prices start at $2.95 […]

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