She Shoots, She Scores

Guest post from Marie Sawa, a hockey and ringette athlete from Toronto, ON. Nothing breaks the ice (pun intended) with strangers than letting them know you are a badass hockey player. The questions and comments that follow are usually along the lines of: “You mean on ice?”, “Do girls hit?”, “What position?”, “I can’t even skate.” […]

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Baby Got Back – Body Positivity in Roller Derby

Guest post by Terri Frew, a Keweenaw Roller Girls ‘blocker’, wife and mom. In the summer of 2015, my husband, our five month-old son Alistair, and myself moved from central Ontario to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  We had been living apart prior to Alistair’s birth in order to further our careers.  The move was one that […]

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The Freyathlon

The Rio Olympics is just around the corner and in anticipation of 2 glorious weeks of watching all the amazing athletes from around the world, we wanted to introduce you to another amazing athlete who is using these Olympics as a source of inspiration to re-build her fitness and health, after suffering and recovering from a major illness. […]

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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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