Real Fitness for Real Women: A Unique Workout Program for the Plus-Size Woman is a workout manual was designed for plus size women interested in feeling more comfortable in their skins. Because of this, it’s focused on movement, not diet, and features workout routines specifically designed for the needs and concerns of plus-sized women.
By this, I mean that some of the moves are modified to allow for bigger boobs, tummies, and thighs, and that the models used to demonstrate these moves are truly plus-sized. This was quite refreshing. Rice, the author, notes that the silence on the specific needs of obese women trying to get fit is so deafening, it’s as though the fitness industry has decided that only certain bodies deserve the privilege of movement.
Rice discusses the awesomeness of a good support network, and the signs of an unhealthy one, as well as suggesting readers check out Body Positive. While this is a really fun book, and I liked seeing big girls as the models, it’s unfortunately a bit dated. Only one of the sites listed in the resource section still work.