Something amazing happened in a little village in Nova Scotia on Saturday morning. A group of women filled a gymnasium and celebrated their strength and claimed their power.
I had the pleasure of organizing the 2nd annual #IAmStrong Workout in Honour of International Women’s Day, hosted by Fitness Junkies with special guest, The Yoga Hen Adventures. Attendees were coached through an empowering one-hour bootcamp workout followed by a cleansing yoga practice, with the reminder to never apologize for being a powerful f*#king woman. (Don’t you just feel more powerful looking at that tank?)
This event was born out of a need for women to come together and acknowledge the strength we already have. We are mothers and partners and daughters and sisters and we are important to so many people in our lives. We as women need to celebrate our abilities here and now and love who we are! There is nothing more powerful than a women who knows her own strength and isn’t afraid to share it with the world.
Last year, the event supported the Evangeline Middle School breakfast program and this year the beneficiary of funds raised is Girls on Boards. What better way to acknowledge International Women’s Day than by having a community of women support a community of young girls in learning to love and accept themselves?
I wish I could have been there to sweat and laugh and spend the morning with my East Coast tribe, but I shared their story with the women at the One Woman Fearless Summit here in Victoria. I’m looking forward to #IAmStrong 2019 and to encouraging more women to join the #IAmStrong movement!