The side project I mentioned last week is pretty much up and running although I still need to transfer some useful content over from my own blog and Kyra’s MSN Bfl Women group.

I’m still waiting for co-administrator Kyra to jump in and add her two (or 50) cents worth as well, but I think her computer issues are hindering her.

Anyhow, I’d like to announce the beta test of, a non-program specific fitness community for women who are flouting the ridiculous notion that females can’t lift anything heavier than a fuschia hand weight.

The forum, chatroom, link submission, news submission, and self-registration are already up and running, though I may go with a different chat script in the future. Suggestions for what to put in the banner graphic would be welcome!

7 thoughts on “

  1. I think it will be nice to have a centralized location to hang out with other certifiable fitness enthusiasts who have graduated from the hand-holding support groups but still want to talk shop (or “gym” in this case) with others who understand their goals and insistence on eating 5-6 meals a day and working out 5-6 days a week instead of being “normal.”

    Also, just think how cute a line of “Pink Dumbbells” workout gear with snarky slogans and logos would be! :slappy:

  2. Oh yeah! This is a fabulous thing and I’m all about the idea that we take those silly pink dumbells and make them ours! :dbell:

  3. Maggie –

    I enjoy your site for its content and your style. I have to say that this new “pink dumbells” as a name portrays the opposite of what you project. To me this is name is attracting all those girls who “don’t want to bulk up”. I envision 5 lb dumbells and no sweating aloud.

    I know that’s not what your about and I’ll continue to visit the site. Just thought I’d give you my 2 cents.

  4. Cindy–The “pink dumbbells” title is a facetious joke poking fun at how women’s fitness is commonly viewed.

    I named the site that way to thumb my nose at all of those “I just want to tone, not bulk” types as well as the silly males who think that women belong in prancy aerobics classes, not the free weight floor.

    If the title SHOULD attract some real devotees of the pink dumbbells, well, I think they’ll see soon enough that they are out of place. Maybe they’ll even learn something…

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