Size-Friendly Classes & Events

The following are size-friendly classes and events all over the country. Just click on "Edit" in your browser and "Find" the events in your area. Or you could just enjoy reading through all the things that are happening in the plus size fitness world!

Abundia summer retreat for large women

Retreats located in Midwestern US. Contact Sandy Dixon 630-455-9133 or Leeann Enright 847-947-4858

Aquatic Sparks: Size-friendly swim aerobics with Melanie Sparks

Los Angeles, CA area

Buddha Body Yoga with Michael Hayes - Plus size yoga for everyBody

Located in NYC

Bumblebee Fitness with Sharon Snyder, size-friendly personal trainer

San Francisco Bay Area

Chunky Dunk PDX: Size-friendly swimming parties in Portland, OR

Club Round has size friendly bellydance and fitness classes!

Located in Loves Park, IL

Danielle Lewis

Water aerobics for big men and women 651-225-9922

Exercise in the pool at Mills Water Exercise! All sizes of all fitness levels welcome! Oakland, CA

Feeling Good Fitness Classes in San Francisco, CA

Feeling Good Fitness classes are low impact, high energy aerobics classes designed with your enjoyment in mind. These classes feature easy to follow moves, 30+ minutes of aerobic work and 20 minutes of strength training, original music (no remakes), and appropriate stretching and cool down periods. Feeling Good Fitness classes are designed for all fitness levels. Everyone is welcome!

Family Therapy Center

"Heavy, Healthy & Happy" exercise and support group in Houston, TX 713-591-1721

Fitness that feels good! With Cinder Ernst

Fitness program for large women in the S.F.Bay Area

Full-body Fitness: Exercise programs for fat women in West Haven, CT 203-933-6112

Guy, Carol

Low impact aerobics class for "forty plus in age and/or plus in size" in the Oakland, California area.

Heavyweight Yoga with Abby Lentz

Located in Austin, TX

In Fitness & In Health

New York fitness program exclusively for women of size. Offering an environment where women can exercise physically while feeling secure emotionally, In Fitness & In Health strives to empower women through movement. By incorporating fitness habits into your lifestyle, you will achieve physical empowerment.

Kelly Bliss leads Move and Live with Bliss, Group Personal Training and Lifestyle Lessons in the Philadelphia, PA area.

Kira Lang: BBW offers size-friendly bellydance instruction in Atlanta, GA

Laura Schofield-Pierson: Health and Wellness Director, YMCA; HAES-oriented Nia fitness instructor

Located in Wilmington, DE

Lucia Kim August, MA, MFCC

I provide dance/movement therapy for large women. 510-792-5588

Major Moves

Size friendly cardiovascular fitness in East SF Bay Area, 510-841-4741

Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center

You can be large and fit! 410-453-9111

Marci Getz: HAES/Nia fitness instructor in Anchorage, Alaska

Padded Lillies Synchronized Swimming: Artistic performances from the deep end of the pool

Plus Yoga: Largely Graceful - Bodies of Substance by Tish Parmeley

Yoga 4 Everybody: Jan 2005

Reginald Clements Fitness Company

Certified personal trainer in the Los Angeles area, 310-897-1253

Rhythm and Motion Dance Program is size friendly!

Most classes in Bay Area, check website for other locations throughout USA

Robyn Maltz: Size friendly black belt Nia instructor near Boston MA, 978-369-5501


SAFE swims: Size friendly swimming with Size Acceptance and Empowerment (SAFE)

Huntington Beach, CA

Samarya Center offers yoga for all ages, sizes, (dis)abilities

Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

A powerful experience that will soothe the senses, both physically & mentally Located in Seattle, WA

SweatShop Health Club

Size friendly health club in St. Paul, MN - 651-646-8418

Tai Chi Chuan with Dawn Fleetwood in Grand Blanc, MI

Featuring slow, gentle movements and breathing exercises - 810-235-9864

The Dance Factory

A fitness class by Reggie Clements of 'A Big Atitude'

The Other Size of Fitness at Mission Valley YMCA

Fitness programs presented by Sabra Bonelli, certified instructor & program creator - 619-298-3576

Try Irene Rubinsky's FIRE fitness class in LA. It's size friendly.

Try Qigong: Chinese moving meditation, fitness, and healing art

Visit Fat and Fit Inc. to support your fit and fat lifestyle

Located in Georgetown, Ontario Canada

Water Women is an all-female, size friendly swimming club near Seattle WA, USA

Weekly private swim in SF Bay area

Swimming for large women, 200+ pounds welcome, 510-524-6470

Women of Size Fitness and water workouts in Baton Rouge, LA

The Women of Size Fitness Classes are taught by large women who are certified fitness instructors. The classes are size friendly, with easily modifiable exercises. These unique classes are designed for large to supersize women and are taught through the Woman's Center for Wellness, a part of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Wise At Every Size talking circle on positive body image and non-diet healthy living

Offered by SEARHC - Serving the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimishian, and other native people of southeast Alaska

Whole Life Yoga studio in Seattle WA: Yoga for Every Body!

Women's Sumo: In The Ring With Katy by Charlotte Cooper Apr 2007

YMCA - Movement Class

Karen Gagnon, certified instructor, offers a movement class at the Oak Park YMCA in Lansing. 612-821-2725