Women s Fitness Clothing Biography
Marika was founded in 1982 with the vision of producing an exclusive line of contemporary women’s fitness clothing. We quickly changed the face of the industry during the aerobic clothing explosion in the mid 80s, emerging as one of the first companies to specialize in women's aerobic clothing. Today, nearly three decades later, we continue to sell women’s activewear in department stores, sporting good chains, specialty stores, gyms, yoga studios, spas, and catalogs. With three different collections, Marika is one of the most familiar names in the women’s activewear market. In fact we are one of the leading manufactures in the growing yoga clothing market today.
The Balance Collection, our fastest growing brand, has carved out a unique niche within the industry as a contemporary line for women who want to combine yoga with other more traditional forms of fitness. Its feminine yet functional design empowers women emotionally, spiritually, and physically while training for everyday living. In addition to our yoga clothing, we also manufacture Marika Fitness Apparel, our flagship collection. This line offers an uplifting mix of athletic basics and feminine style. Whether working out or enjoying the weekend, Marika’s easy fit and trendy designs are versatile enough to keep up with a healthy, active life.
Biggi is a leader in the Personal Fitness Training field providing professional fitness training encompassing a Total Body approach, weight training, core training, balance training, functional training, and training in all three planes – to make you a healthier and more functional individual. By keeping your workouts interesting and challenging, Biggi helps you stay motivated.
Biggi has over 24 years experience in the fields of fitness, bodybuilding, and nutrition.
She is a former competitive bodybuilder and has been certified as a Personal Trainer for 19 years and now holds four certifications in Personal Training. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Biggi is a very compassionate and kind trainer. A client once said: “Biggi is not a Drill Sergeant, she’s a cheerleader. She makes you do things you don’t want to do, but in a nice way.”
I believe that many of today’s diseases are caused by our sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits. Most people also don’t get enough rest. A healthy, slim, fully functional body and a strong immune system are the basis for a joyful and productive life. Proper nutrition, supplementation, rest, and above all exercise (cardio, weight training, and stretching) will result in such a body.
As a former bodybuilder I have experienced how incredibly good it feels to have a fit body. What amazed me the most are the achievements that can be made from exercising no matter what your current age or shape.
I have made it my mission to share my knowledge and experience with others. It brings me joy and satisfaction improving people’s lives.
After a successful three year run at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico, Borden brought her private and corporate luxury fitness retreats to the 5-star Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California. The four-day experience included personal training, spa treatments and customized meals by the executive chef according to Borden’s S.O.S. Food Plan. Her retreats are now available to be tailored for individuals or companies at any resort property.
Borden volunteers with the physical rehabilitation of breast cancer survivors and also worked with with at-risk youth through the Chaka Khan Foundation, helping children to improve their knowledge of nutrition and fitness.
An avid dancer growing up, she always felt an inherent connection to fitness, yet battled a vicious eating disorder throughout her teen years. Hitting bottom at 18, Borden finally found a peaceful balance of exercise and nutrition through Overeaters Anonymous. “After having such a profound recovery experience, I felt inspired to share my insight on exercise and nutrition with others,” she says. Borden currently trains privately and at Fitness Factory in Los Angeles. To schedule an interview, contact Wildfire Public Relations or
Highly regarded in the American fitness industry, fitness expert and writer Lisa Johnson runs an award-winning Pilates studio and continues to work directly with clients on a daily basis, giving her a practical real-world perspective on women's health and well-being.
After earning her B.S. from Harvard in 1994, she became a certified personal trainer in 1997 and a certified Pilates instructor in 1998.
She has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Family Circle, Boston Globe, and Inc. A regular contributor to the AOL Health website That's Fit, she was also a columnist for