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Plus size athlete participating in an open water swim race

What’s your starting line?

You get to choose which starting line you are preparing for.  It can be BIG like an open water swim race, or there can be mini starting lines each day, like fuelling your body so you can swim afterwork.  Whatever you define as your starting line, remember that you deserve to be there standing shoulder-to-shoulder with […]

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12 Plus Size Bike Short Options for the Summer

With summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to get out on a bike and take advantage of the varying terrain where you live. Flats and hills naturally provide opportunities to work your body at varying efforts ( RPE 11 - 16 or if using Target Heart Rate training: endurance, strength and interval) without […]

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Unleash Your Inner Athlete

According to Webster’s dictionary, an athlete is a person who is trained in exercises, sports or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina. What I love about this definition is that it doesn’t come with judgement, comparison against others or require you to be the best, the way we typically think of Olympic athletes.  Regardless of […]

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Plus size women running in triathlon race

Welcome to Born to Reign Athletics

Welcome to Born to Reign Athletics.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what this place is all about. I created this website because I wanted a place where plus size women can learn, share and support one another in being healthy through an athletic lifestyle.  We’ve all been over exposed to media messages that negatively […]

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Plus size woman participating in a Tough Mudder race

It’s a Power Move

Why did I choose the tagline “It’s a power move”? It’s because I believe that we are given opportunities every day to make choices that are healthy for our mind and body - whether it’s how we think, how we physically become stronger, how we fuel our body and also take care of it with proper rest. The decision to see ourselves differently […]

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Dumbbells in a row, in a gym

How to Embrace The Gym As a Plus Size Woman

During the work week, I love training at the gym because it’s convenient and works with my schedule.   But when I talk to other plus size women who are interested in improving their fitness, or taking on a new athletic challenge, there’s a lot of resistance to joining a gym.  You can definitely use […]

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