Abs Don’t Make the Athlete

As a culture, we have got to let go of the idea that abs are the pinnacle of health and fitness. They are NOT. Abs do not make the athlete! Showing up to do the work of learning new skills and practicing them consistently is what makes someone an athlete. Not...

How to get unstuck and make progress on your goals today

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my own personal development is that I can’t expect my future self will be willing to do anything I’m not willing to do today. We all tend to assume that in the future, we’ll have more willpower, more courage, and more grit...

What does it mean to be a feminist gym?

When you think of a traditional gym, it’s easy to picture a fleet of treadmills, some machines you may or may not know how to use, and a row of TVs playing news and sports. Unless you’ve dropped in on a class at Bold & Badass, it might be difficult to imagine what...

Kill the Thing You Love (Over Again)

I recently came across the essay Screw Finding Your Passion, by Mark Manson, and it got me thinking about how screwed up we can be about pursuing happiness. Half of our time is spent trying to avoid discomfort, to convince ourselves that we should always be at least...