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FiA is Females In Action | January 17, 2017

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11/4/16 Iron Maiden Backblast & Light or Darkness

November 4, 2016 | | One Comment

After a late night getting out of parking lot from Verse and Vino for Charlotte Library Foundation, it was only FIAS who could get my arse up at 4:25AM! THANK YOU to all the FIAs who came out! And to Zena Warrior … Read More

What We Do in the Dark

October 10, 2016 | | 15 Comments


I’m sure most of you have seen Michael Phelps’ Under Armour commercial that debuted during the Olympics by now. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a watch here.

The tagline at the end says, “It’s what you … Read More

ICYMI: Makeda Delivers and Then Some!

September 13, 2016 |

While I hated to leave early, I was thrilled to attend at all.  Makeda is a friend and while I’ve spent many dinners or brunches across the table from her listening to her story and sharing tales of this or that, … Read More

A Few Of My Favorite Things and See-Ya-Later

August 11, 2016 | | 3 Comments

It happened.

My first Co-Q at the House of Pain.  

It seemed only fitting for my first and (potentially last) Co-Q/Q to be with Capitol Bride at the House of Pain bootcamp.  The HoP was the place I became … Read More

FiA Fire Event: Makeda Pennycooke on Sept. 7 @ 6pm

August 11, 2016 | | 20 Comments

You ARE Enough with Makeda Pennycooke

Practical strategies for moving from perfectionism to radical self-acceptance


The idea that you are not enough is universal. Women, in particular, wrestle with believing we have to be something (or someone) other than … Read More

Posting with Poli

July 24, 2016 |


Introducing “Posting with Poli”:

On June 6, 2016, Poli’s husband, F3 “Little W” shared news on Caring Bridge: “This all began Poli feeling poorly for several months and determination by our family doctor that she needed to get a … Read More

Like a Boss!

March 8, 2016 | | One Comment

Sappy post: March 5th was my 31st birthday. When I first started FiA 34 weeks ago, I got sick after my first workout and could not even do ONE sit-up.


I have always considered myself pretty athletic but after kids, … Read More

A FiA Love Letter #DeepThought

February 14, 2016 | | 10 Comments

Happy Valentines Day FiAs!

With our 3rd anniversary, Valentines Day and F3s 5th Anniversary Party coming up there is a lot to celebrate!

So pardon my enthusiasm, I just had to write you a love letter.

This letter is way … Read More

Summerville’s Fittest Stalker!

January 12, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Before I tried my first FiA workout, I thought I was doing well with my health and fitness. I joined challenge groups online and did videos in the privacy of my own home. When I heard about a free, women’s … Read More

It’s a NEW year, so why FiA?

January 2, 2016 |

Can you believe it?!?  It’s a whole new year, full of opportunities, challenges, changes yet to come and much more! And what a better way to start the new year with FiA in Rock Hill than to watch it grow!  … Read More

Outside = Inside

December 27, 2015 |

FiAs – we are all ambassadors of this amazing group of strong women.  And this time of year, as the excesses of season seem to pile up and the focus on what is truly important seems confused for many in … Read More

“I am the right person to lead the team”

December 2, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Last month, 18 brainy Metro FiA’s knocked out The Confidence Code.  Lively discussion as always!  We debated male vs. female confidence – is there a difference?  We debated birth order as a differentiator for confidence levels.  We debated genetic vs. … Read More

Age-old problem

November 22, 2015 | | 9 Comments

FiA has supported and encouraged fitness, friendships, careers, weight loss, confidence, faith, marriages, parenting, etc.  Look no further than the growing number of FiAs, the expansion into new cities, the heartfelt blog posts here. I want to add another verse … Read More

Surviving a Midyear Crisis

July 3, 2015 | | 7 Comments

According to psychologist and writer Oliver Robinson, a life crisis is defined as a period characterized by unstable mental and emotional health, altering the course of their lives and affecting them for a year or longer. A midlife crisis, coined … Read More

From External Consultant to Card Carrying Member of FiA

March 9, 2015 | | 7 Comments

Around two years ago, I was sitting in my dear friend’s kitchen listening to our girls play in the background.   This friend Jas (AKA  ‘JazzMatazz’ and later ‘Firecracker’) would not stop talking about this group of women that she was … Read More

Hiding Ugly | A FiA Blog Post Turned Novella Overshare

February 19, 2015 | | 9 Comments


I run, but I am not a runner. I don’t think of myself as a runner. I certainly don’t call myself a runner (despite the shock and disgust of my FiA friends). When people ask if I’m a runner, … Read More

Then FiA Came to Town

December 5, 2014 | | 6 Comments

Flashback to #FalconsGauntlet Nov. 5, 2014…then my Deep Thoughts:

“FiA is all about being a part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s more than a workout. It’s a community that strengthens and encourages each other to be better than the … Read More

The Community I Didn’t Realize I Was Missing

December 4, 2014 | | 10 Comments

I’m not from around here. Not even a little bit. I’m from New York by way of England and Washington, DC and I only came to South Carolina for grad school. I’m used to living on my own and I’m … Read More

What Are YOU Thankful For?

November 26, 2014 | | One Comment


It’s been a thankful few days among the PAX.

It all started with a Thankful Indian Run at Down Under on Saturday. Then an Attitude of Gratitude at Afterburn. Followed by T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L FiAs at Green Mile, Bark, Midway, Down … Read More

Identity CRISIS!?!?

November 25, 2014 | | 5 Comments

I have secretly always wanted an alias.  An alias allows you to assume a new identity.  Thanks to one workout at FiA I have one…my alias is SURF.   I’m not sure why FiA gives their members a new name, but … Read More