Podcast Episode 14: Escaping Your Comfort Zone with Richelle Olsen

Photo credit: Richelle Olsen

Our final Plus Performance podcast episode of 2017 features with Richelle Olsen, a plus size global adventurist who has conquered many continents and trails on her bike, feet and in the water.  In this episode, Richelle shares her personal stories and experiences that have led to her quitting her full-time job and starting her own adventure business for plus size women, Escaping Your Comfort Zone.


Photo credit: EscapingYourComfortZone.com

Key Take Aways:

[1:54] - How Richelle’s adventure seeking lifestyle began

[9:18] - Richelle’s self realization of the concept of fitness and how it plays into having fun in life

[17:59] - Whose crazy idea was it to cycle across North America from Canada to Mexico?

[20:49] - Why Richelle created Escaping Your Comfort Zone

[33:22] - Responding to @aaalyson‘s question from Instagram “Hi, @richellerides! I am going with a group of plus sized women to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in 2019. What kind of advice do you have for a size 22 lady who is only about eight months into their new (body positive) fitness lifestyle? Thanks!!

[43:43] - Richelle’s future goals both personally (Project FAF) and for professionally with Escaping Your Comfort Zone.

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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.



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3 Responses to Podcast Episode 14: Escaping Your Comfort Zone with Richelle Olsen

  1. Shelly D May 26, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    👍🏼 Thank you!

  2. Shelly D May 25, 2018 at 3:34 am #

    Hi. I am a 64 yr old who would like to bike. I got a cute little cruiser several years ago and found, much to my disappointment, that I couldn’t pedal it. It was hard to get on and off it, and I struggled to go faster than a snail. That bike had no gears and I wonder if that was part of the problem.

    Are there bikes for heavy women? I weigh 250 lbs and am 5’ 6”. Biking looks so fun, but I want to get the right advise this time. Thanks!

    • Krista H. May 25, 2018 at 10:59 am #

      Hi Shelly D, thanks for comment and your question. There are definitely bikes for heavy women (and men) including frames. Talk to your local bike store. They can make suggestions based on your needs and most definitely get a bike with gears. It makes the experience so much better 🙂

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