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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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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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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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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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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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How to Survive the Athletic Time-out Chair

Guest post by Liis Windischmann, plus size model, world traveller and body acceptance advocate. What happens when the athlete in you is forced to take a time out?  Whether through injury or illness, life interruption or the stress of losing someone dear to your heart, sometimes athletes get off course. It can be deflating on a […]

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