Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have

Louise Green. Greystone (PGW, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $16.95 trade paper (248p) ISBN 978-1-77164-212-5
Green, an athlete and personal trainer who founded a plus-size fitness boot camp, has written an inspiring and useful book for women who see their size as an impediment to getting fit and healthy. Part memoir, part self-help guide, Green relays her own story of unhealthy years spent hating her body and making promises to change that she couldn’t keep until she figured out how to accept and love her shape. She realized she could be both big and athletic. Green encourages women to embrace their bodies whatever their shape and to get started working out and achieving their fitness goals just as she did. She argues that the fitness industry fails women of size by neither creating apparel to fit their figures nor providing a safe, nurturing environment where they can begin to achieve their athletic goals. She offers advice on realistic goal setting, positive thinking, and surrounding oneself with a supportive team. Start now, she advises, and don’t wait for “plus-size ambassadors” at the gym. This is an important rallying cry for big women to step forward, get noticed, and prove that they don’t have to be thin to succeed—athletically or in any other way. Agent: Jesse Finkelstein, Transatlantic Agency. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2017
Release date: 03/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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