• Woman in Gym

     Women Left Behind in a Man’s Gym The morning was sunny and bristling with a caffeinated buzz. A cleaner and a cloth were helping to fill gaps in my schedule. I worked to get the equipment as clean as the crisp white ‘Personal Trainer’ emblem stamped across the back of my shirt. This day, my ...
  • dumbbells and sneakers

    I have an autoimmune disorder that challenges me daily. I used to be relatively healthy and active; then I got sick. I was unable to do many things without pain and exhaustion. I say this not for sympathy, but so you can understand how important exercise is even when it’s hard.  Over the years I ...