An inspiring account of how plus-size women can become fit and healthy. In this kick-ass call to arms, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health. By sharing her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and got fit, Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same. She provides concrete advice about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, how to set goals, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, and how to improve one's relationship with food. She also showcases similar stories from other women.
Louise Green is a plus-size athlete, a personal trainer, and the founder of Body Exchange, a plus-size fitness boot camp. Green has been published internationally on such platforms such as Time Magazine, The New York Daily, The Wall Street Journal, UK's Daily Mail, Glamour, Huffington Post, and xoJane. Her speaking engagements have included the Body Love Conference, and a keynote presentation James Madison University, during Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
Jess Weiner (foreword) is the author of A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn't Begin 5 Pounds from Now. She has also served as Dove's Global Esteem Ambassador for the past decade. She lives in Los Angeles.