Fitness Category

POP Pilates, Blogilates, fitness influencer
Coach, top CrossFit competitor, devoted mother - Elisabeth Akinwale is a force of nature. True to her surname (Yoruba for “The warrior has returned”), Akinwale has championed multiple CrossFit games and weightlifting competitions. She radiates strength and determination. This month we are empowered by her philosophy on obstacles, perseverance, and women’s strength. Read More
Coach, top CrossFit competitor, devoted mother - Elisabeth Akinwale is a force of nature. True to her surname (Yoruba for “The warrior has returned”), Akinwale has championed multiple CrossFit games and weightlifting competitions. She radiates strength and determination. This month we are empowered by her philosophy on obstacles, perseverance, and women’s strength. Read More
John McGrath, high performance coach, Africa's Last Strongman

Posted On November 18, 2018By Parvati MagazineIn December 2018 - Sanctuary, Fitness, Wellness

Cultivating High-Performance Capacity

The mind is the athlete, the body is the tool. The body can do an awful lot more but it’s the mind that is limited. Over time, the difficulty of things doesn’t change that much. What changes is our perception: if we can do it or not. So that is why you work on the mind first - once you get that right, anything is possible.Read More
plus-sized fitness, plus size workouts, women's empowerment, body empowerment
Entrepreneur CeCe Olisa started blogging in 2008 to share her experiences with fashion, fitness and dating as a plus-size woman living in New York City. CeCe’s popular workout videos have garnered over a million views on YouTube and her positive body image messaging has touched the lives of supporters all over the world. Read More
terry laughlin, total immersions swimming, ti swimming

Posted On September 17, 2018By Parvati MagazineIn Fitness, October 2018 - Introspection, Wellness

How to Swim Like a Yogi

Swim coach Terry Laughlin has revolutionized swimming for people everywhere, particularly Tim Ferriss, who featured him a year ago in his book “Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World”.Read More
Functional functional training, bodyweight gurus
Holistic Functional Training vs. Traditional Isolated Training Methods “Understanding and being in harmony with yourself opens the gate to higher levels of self-awareness and contentment.” Ricky Warren brings this mentality to life with his gym Bodyweight Gurus. Ricky’s coaching style is based on form, precision, and alignment. He uses knowledge of human biomechanics to ensure maximum performance and adapts his programs to include physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques. About Bodyweight Gurus Parvati Magazine: What inspired you to start Bodyweight Gurus? What does the name mean? Ricky Warren: In Sanskrit, the wordRead More
Fit Bottomed Girls
Fit Bottomed Girls is fitness with a difference—that begins with the tagline “You can’t hate yourself healthy.” Co-founder Jennipher Walters is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach, who writes and edits content for the Fit Bottomed Girls site. She has been joined by Kristen Seymour who became co-owner of the brand and Editor-in-Chief of Fit Bottomed Eats. Now, the two have expanded the body-positive brand with Fit Bottomed Mamas, Fit Bottomed Eats, Fit Bottomed Zen, a book, a podcast, and more potential live events in the future. Parvati Magazine:Read More
Make Fitness Playful with Ryan Hurst
Training doesn’t always have to be structured and goal-oriented to yield results. We tend to get caught up in “getting the skill” or “getting a good workout,” and while those goals have their place, if we never take the time to explore movement without any specific goals in mind, we lose out on a sense of play and freedom. In this post, we’ll look at what play is, why we think it’s important for everyone to engage in, and we’ll give you three movements to try out. What is “Play”Read More
Fitness Greg Wells The Ripple Effect
Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist with a gift for explaining the complexity of human performance in ways we can all understand. As such, he is an expert source for media outlets during major sporting events like the Olympic Games. As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Parvati Magazine: When did you know you were destined to be a communicator and teacher as well as a scientist, and howRead More
What if finding the right sport for you could make the difference between a collegiate career and an Olympic dream? Enter the RBC Training Ground, a Canadian talent discovery program for athletes aged 14-25. Created two years ago in partnership with CBC Sports and the Canadian Olympic Committee, this program assesses athletes on several key performance factors including endurance, explosive speed and strength. It’s an opportunity to push your limits, cheered on by Olympians. The athlete considered by the judges to have the greatest potential is supported to train asRead More