Why Are Jamaican Sprinters So Fast? 5 Potential Explanations [Femme FITale #4]

On today's installation of Femme FITale, we're taking a look at the fastest women in the world. More specifically, how a small, not particularly wealthy country in the Caribbean managed to take the sprinting world by storm. Jamaican Excellence Jamaica is home to around three million people, about the same number as live in Chicago. … Continue reading Why Are Jamaican Sprinters So Fast? 5 Potential Explanations [Femme FITale #4]

Ronda Rousey and the Rise of Women’s MMA [Femme FITale #3]

Mixed martial arts (MMA)–a combat sport combining techniques from a variety of disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing, and Wrestling–was a men's game until the 2010s, when its fate was forever changed by "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, the women's MMA superstar whose career ushered in a new era of combat sports. Rousey's career did not … Continue reading Ronda Rousey and the Rise of Women’s MMA [Femme FITale #3]

Who Are The Best Female Gymnasts of All Time? [Femme FITale #1]

In light of the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympic Games officially kicking off, I've got a bonus post today–the first in my new series: Femme FITale –– focused on recognizing women who have made a big impact in the fitness world (be it through competition, research, or business and entrepreneurship).  For this installment, I'll be focusing … Continue reading Who Are The Best Female Gymnasts of All Time? [Femme FITale #1]