Fatima Garsi saw a real need for Sister Fit in the Muslim female community. She found the fitness community did not cater enough to women of her faith so she created Sister Fit, a fitness company that teaches women everything from meditation to self-defense! They even offer training Online. Here is what Fatima said:
R. Sister Fit teaches women boxing, muay thai, weapons training and fitness. How do you help beginners develop the self-confidence they need to do this?
F. Beginners develop self-confidence over time, practice, and through the process of self-development. It’s a multitude of skills that always need attention and we provide the right coaching and environment to facilitate this learning.
R. What kind of basic workouts do you recommend for working women, working moms and stay-at-home moms?
F. It sounds like this question is geared for adult women in general. I always encourage people to stick to something they like so that they can be consistent with it. That being said, as we get older, we lose muscle mass and bone density. I would encourage women to add strength training to their regimen.
R. How did Sister Fit start? Where did this inspiration come from and how has it developed since then?
F. Sister Fit started because I was unsatisfied with the fitness industry at a time where I wanted to reconnect with my faith community. It has grown a lot since the end of 2014 and year after year, the vision becomes more clear – to provide excellent coaching to Muslim women in an accessible way and in a professional environment. Recently, the years have been particularly challenging because we went from training large groups of women in community centers, to very small, semi-private groups in our own gym. We have a great team of professional coaches and make an impact in the Muslim community on a deeply transformational level. It’s very meaningful work ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ. When the pandemic ends, we will be ready to get back to work in the gym. In the meantime, we are ONLINE due to Covid.
R.How can we follow your journey?
R. Where are you based and how can we sign up? Are there digital opportunities for women who live abroad?
F. We are based in Toronto, Ontario. You can leave a message for us on our website if you’d like to sign up for our newsletter where we send fun updates about our programs and other fun projects! Women abroad can sign up for our online program!