Panel Spotlight: Where Does Plus Size Fitness Fit In the Industry
Here’s a myth buster- Plus size people do want a healthy life. They exercise count calories and make great life choices when it comes to their health. The topic of fitness in the plus size community has always been one of little discussion because society has believed plus size people didn’t care about their bodies or health. Taking care of your body is a part of self-love. The plus size community needs to be more open-minded concerning weight loss journeys, weight loss surgeries, and healthy eating. And today we are so proud to present the panel, Where Does Plus Size Fitness Fit In the Industry with Chardline Chanel, Chasi Jernigan, Bianca Gale, Shainna Tucker and Tiffany Smith
Where Does Plus Size Fitness Fit In the Industry is set for Sunday, August 12th @ 1p.m. Now that you have the deets, let meet the panelist on the powerful chat.
Chasi Jernigan is a certified fitness instructor, body positive motivator, and all around creative with a passion for women’s empowerment. After losing over 100lbs., Chasi created the first body positive fitness class in Tupelo, Mississippi for women who struggled with gym intimidation. She has been teaching and training women in the area for over 5 years. She stands by her mantra, “Fitness has no size,” and continues to break fitness stereotypes being fit and over 200 lbs.
She launched Sweat in Mascara as a source of inspiration, a place of self-affirmation, and to remind plus size women that they can accomplish anything. A woman on a mission, she does not sit still. You can find her teaching fitness workshops, speaking, or taking care of her family. On the blog, you will find fitness tips, style inspiration, and her raw journey to self-love, body acceptance, and plus size fitness.
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Bianca Gale was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and is the blogger behind Curvaceously Bee. Curvaceously Bee was started a month after Bianca’s completion of her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis in January 2014. Coincidentally, Bianca started her graduate degree program in October 2014. Being passionate about representing the plus size community through fashion prompted her to juggle her love for education with her love for her blog. Curvaceously Bee has allowed her to reach readers from Germany, France, Kenya, and beyond. Curvaceously Bee is for the everyday woman that prefers a multi-purpose wardrobe.
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Chardline Chanel is a style, beauty, and fitness and travel influencer. Her blog curates fashion & beauty trends, engages her audience in her fitness and health journey, gives interactive updates on her travels around the globe and promotes body positive spaces. Realizing the strength and breadth of her voice, she actively works to bring awareness to the underrepresentation of plus-size women in mainstream media and will continue to advocate on their behalf.
When she isn’t blogging or training for her first 10k with her trainer OJ Fit, she is employed by the Boston Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity; where she works as the Intake Specialist and Investigator. Also, Chardline has completed two years of her Master of City Planning at Boston University. With interest in sustainability and a focus on equitable distribution of resources for vulnerable communities in the City of Boston, Chardline has also completed her graduate certificate in Applied Sustainability. It is Chardline’s hope that she can bring to light the effect of climate change on communities that are marginalized or ill-equipped to deal with the unintended consequences of climate change.
Recently, Chardline was featured in a segment on Chronicle 5, where she spoke about her growth as a blogger and her major campaign sponsorships in 2017.
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Shainna Tucker is the plus size girl making her own mold in the plus size blogging world and the creative mastermind of “A Thick Girl’s Closet“. With the mission to ensure plus size women a sense of confidence in all aspects of life; fashion, beauty, travel and everything in between. Tuckers lives her life on her own terms and inspires others to do the same. There have been amazing women that have poured into A Thick Girl’s Closet, and now Tucker wants ATGC to be able to pour back into other women while on their journey to being the best they can be.
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Tiffany “Beautiffullyme” Smith
Tiffany Smith is a full-figured North Carolina-based fashionista dedicated to empowering women of all sizes to live their best lives. Making her readers feel confident at all stages in their life journeys all while staying on budget. Tiffany’s love of fashion goes far beyond merely looking great outwardly; she believes self-love is your best accessory.
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Join these plus size influencers Sunday, August 12th at the TCFStyle Expo as they open the floor for a discussion about embracing body positivity and weight loss.
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