We have seen some big shifts in the body positive / plus size athletic and fitness community in these last few years. In fact, when we joined Instagram 4 years ago, the hashtag #plussizeathlete had only been used a handful of times. Today, as of this posting, this hashtag has been used over 8,100 times and we think that is FRIGGIN AWESOME because it shows that women are stepping into their power and feeling comfortable and confident to unleash their inner athlete. And tell the world all about it!
As part of this shift, more plus size women are embracing their passion and setting up community based groups around health & wellness, like Erin bogle who created Big Girl YYC (YYC is the identity code for Calgary Alberta).
In the latest Plus Performance podcast, we talk with Erin on why it was important to start Big Girl YYC and help create authentic connections offline. You’ll love her passion so much, you may be inspired to head up your own Big Girl chapter.
Key Take Aways:
[1:15] – Erin’s personal experiences and why she created Big Girl YYC
[4:50] – types of activities offered
[9:40] – the personal impact through creating authentic community connections
[15:24] – the Big Girl bucket list aka expansion
About the Author:
Krista is the Founder of Born to Reign Athletics, a website dedicated to motivating, educating and celebrating plus size women who unleash their inner athlete as a means of living a healthy life. She is an award-winning multi-sport athlete in triathlon and indoor rowing, and is recognized as a global leader in plus size fitness and athletics.