Big is beautiful. Or can be. Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have (Greystone 2017) by Louise Green makes sizeable inroads beyond the fashion industry to grapple with inherent sexism within the fitness industry. Plus-size girls and women should feel welcome at the gym or aerobics classes and at the Sun Run. Having contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail, Glamour and the Huffington Post, North Vancouverite Louise Green relates her own experiences along with those of other large women who got off the couch and into spandex or maybe sweat pants, offering advice on how to choose an activity, set goals, choose the right clothes and address food issues to pursue better fitness leading to enhanced self-esteem. Louise Green is a plus-size athlete and a personal trainer who has founded Body Exchange, "a plus-size fitness boot camp" with seven locations in Canada. If Ron Zalko and Steve Nash can do it....


Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have (Greystone 2017) $22.95 978-1-77164-212-5

[BCBW 2017]