gender

I have never understood why group exercise is dominated by women participants. I have a few theories on why this is, in regards to dancing, ability to listen, and community.
I recently discovered that not much has been written on how to get women into BJJ, so I did some research and talked to women I know who practice the art. Here's what they had to share on the topic.
Let's assume for a minute that not all women's gyms promote pink 2-lb dumbbells. Could they have benefits for members, or are they discriminatory and old-fashioned?
I find it freeing that jiu jitsu allows me to express my masculine side. As women, we need to realize the way we've been socialize and our feminine behavior may not be appropriate in the gym.
If you're a man, imagine how your perspective on the world might differ if you were concerned for your physical safety pretty much all the time - and how it might affect your orientation to jiu jitsu.
An increase in the influence women bring to BJJ doesn’t have to be negative, and it doesn’t have to result in watered-down practices. Let me explain what we at WGC want to do for EVERYone.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: gender stereotypes, training advice, the power of community, and more!
I’ve only been to one Pilates class in my life. I’ve also only been referred to as “butch” one time in my life. Well, one time to my face. What if gyms were free of such alienating judgements?
Men and women might seem alien to each other in regards to their gym behavior, but really we're just on opposite ends of a continuum and could learn some good lessons from each other.
As a woman in a male-dominated sport, I have experienced sexism of every stripe. Sadly, I've also handed it out. Here are 3 things I've learned and admitted about grappling, gender, and myself.