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5/4/15 2:01 P

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You are moving to the PERFECT place to find fitness classes taught and tailored for your body. I live slightly south in Salem, OR. I'm a single mom and work full time, so can't make it up to Portland during the week for this, but if I could I'd be going to FAT YOGA. Check out their website. Very inclusive and embracing. Note: You are not allowed to talk about weight loss there. It is all about fostering a postive body environment.

http://www.fatyoga.org/Home.html


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5/4/15 11:52 A

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My mom said that the program she went through is the Easter Seals in Portland. Hope this helps.

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5/1/15 12:56 P

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Last year I got up the nerve to go find a bathing suit and I was terrified! But I was pleasantly surprised that after trying on many that made me feel like a whale and super gross, I did find one that I love! It is super cute, and actually figure flattering which is hard when you weigh 270 + lbs! Find the right one and you will love it! I feel more confident in my bathing suit than I do in a pair of shorts and tank top. Good luck and have fun emoticon

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5/1/15 12:19 A

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Thanks! Water aerobics/zumba sound really up my alley, so I will have to take a look! And yes, if you know of a class I would love the details! Just means I have to find a bathing suit :/

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4/30/15 8:20 A

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My mom lives in Portland and goes to a water arobics class that she loves. She has told me that alot of the ladies who take the class are overweight and very welcoming. I'll ask her where exactly it is located at for you.

Jeanette

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4/29/15 11:35 P

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Try AquaZumba. It's butt kickin fun and most of your body is underwater, so nobody can see you.

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4/29/15 6:37 P

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I don't have any experience but my wife has struggled with this. She found the most comfort in a local Jazzercise class. She tells me there are all different fitness levels in her classes so she feels pretty comfortable. I guess you can go to the gym and stalk the class and get a feel for the classes when you get there.

Anyways, good luck.

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4/29/15 6:05 P

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I know how you feel! emoticon

Wish I could be of help, but I keep all my workouts out of the gym.

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4/29/15 4:54 P

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Hey all! I am getting ready to move to a bigger city, and along with the move I want to try out a few new fitness classes to use as cross training for running. I've been considering Zumba, dance classes and yoga, because I enjoy all those activities. I am, however, very uncomfortable with my current weight, and really don't want to be the only fat girl in the class. Do you know of any friendly exercise classes/ companies that would be less nerve-wracking? What has worked for you? (I am moving to Vancouver, Wa, so Vancouver or Portland company suggestions would be great, but any and all ideas are welcome!) in other words, what classes have you found to be safe/welcoming environments?

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