Today, February 1st, marks the start of Black History month, which originated in the United States, but as been recognized by the Canadian government since 1995. The aim has always been to promote and celebrate the stories of marginalized people, people who should have been celebrated from the onset, and who will continue to be celebrated long after the month of February ends.

In honour of this movement, we here at Inside Fitness have taken the opportunity to promote stories of the people of colour across our nation who have left an impact on it, particularly in the world of sports, fitness and athletics. We hope that you will join us in continuing to share and celebrate these stories, and the people who they are about, not just for this month of February, but for the entire year.

Canada has always been a nation of many cultures, many colours and many spirits; we hope that we can continue to use our platform to promote, encourage and support this fact.