What We Do
Launched in May 2008, the Fit Bottomed Girls website features multiple weekday posts with fresh fitness content for real women and girls (and even the guys) interested in increasing their health through physical activity and sensible eating. The blog offers workout DVD reviews—including both new releases and Retro Reviews—fitness news, new product information, personal accounts of their exercise endeavors, tidbits on healthy food, workout music suggestions and playlists, and fitness humor. The FBGs pride themselves on their honest reviews and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.
In 2010, the pair added a sister site, Fit Bottomed Mamas, to its line-up to bring the FBG approach of fitness and a balanced, healthy lifestyle to pregnancy women, new mothers and families!
The Fit Bottomed Girls’ Mission
It’s not always easy to get motivated to get healthy, but the FBGs believe that the key to success is a healthy balance of both good food and good activity. They bring their humor and energy to the masses to inspire women (and men!) to make working out fun, not a dreaded punishment. They believe that fitness should be accessible and attainable for everybody, which is why they want to share their perspectives. The girls insist that there are no “good” foods or “bad” foods, but preach the philosophy of everything in moderation and want to help people strike a balance in their fitness and diet regimens. They want women to realize that an active lifestyle and good health aren’t about counting calories or the number on the scale, but rather being active, eating healthfully and having a positive attitude and outlook. Jenn and Erin always preach that if you get out there and get moving, you are a Fit Bottomed Girl, because after all, fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes!
How FBG Came To Be
Jenn and Erin met while they were both working for a magazine publishing company in the Kansas City area. They quickly noticed the big similarities in their lives: Both lived in Lawrence, Kansas, while their boyfriends were attending graduate school, and both endured a lengthy 50-minute commute. Once they became carpooling buddies, they realized that not only were they saving the planet one tank of gas at time, but they were also forming a fast and lasting friendship. Among dissecting all aspects of life, from reality TV to their existential crises, fitness was always a topic of conversation on those commutes. Health nut Jenn would keep Erin motivated when workout motivation was lacking, and the two would enjoy noon walks and Zumba classes together. It wasn’t until Erin sadly moved states away that the pair came up with the idea of a fitness blog—effectively marrying their love of fitness with their love of writing.