Once I got over my issues with fitness and exercise, the next hurdle was to deal with the anxiety around going to public fitness arenas. You see, in my experience, and the experience of many other plus sized women, we aren’t very welcomed in the fitness community. It’s so ironic that people are constantly judging women by their bodies and telling them to lose weight, but when they go to the gym they are ridiculed, mocked, and even shunned. Most exercise classes are welcoming to skinny people, including yoga, dance, zumba, etc. It can be challenging for women of larger size to feel at ease when taking classes or working out, because of the prevalence of body shaming in fitness.
One of the things that can be a deterrent to women going to the gym is the challenge in finding quality, comfortable workout gear in their size. I know for a FACT that is can be HARD to find this in plus sizes. If you are in a body that is over the size 12 most brands don’t even want to serve you, so good luck with that! Most of the options left for the cuties with the curves are baggy sweat pants or leggings. Trust, me I’ve worn both to yoga and dance class and they work, but they don’t feel as bright, bold, and sexy as the lycra outfits that I was surrounded by. That is why I was ELATED to find My Manifesta! They truly represent body diversity by providing athletic clothing for women sizes 2-26 in bold, beautiful, quality material. It is rare to find a company with such a wide range of sizes, much LESS an athletic clothing company that offers those options. So when I reached out to Rachel Blumenfeld, the CEO and founder of Manifesta, I was intrigued to learn more about her mission and the company. I must say that Rachel was very personable, friendly and accommodating in sharing information about Manifesta. I even had the pleasure of wearing some of their clothing pieces and their customer service was patient and helpful with my search for the correct fit. I’ll be sharing more about my PERSONAL experience wearing Manifesta clothing (I can’t wait to share) soon. But I want you to learn more about the founder, the mission, and how to win some of your OWN!
For the “My Body’s Favorite Things” Give-Away
Rachel Blumenfeld of Manifesta, LLC
is offering one pair of athletic capris (sizes 2-24)
Learn More About her and register to win below:
CEO and Founder
How did the idea for your business come to you?
What do you love about your business the most?
What is the most challenging part of what you do?
Why do you offer such a wide range of sizes?
What makes your fitness gear different from others?
You have a social cause involved in your business, tell us more about that.
What is one thing that you want every customer to receive from your business?
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