The Tall Club of Orange County is a not-for-profit social organization whose purpose is to provide a wide range of social activities for adults of above average height. We are located in Orange County, Southern California. Our activities range from social events such as monthly dances and house parties to bike riding, volleyball, and beach parties. We have fund raisers and donate to the National Marfan Foundation and also offer college scholarships.
So, who is that tall lady?
She’s you. You’re a little taller than the average gal. Maybe you’re a lot taller than the average gal. Either way, as an esteemed tall lady, your experiences are unique.
This tall lady’s name is Yvonne, from Vancouver, BC, Canada. (I know it’s raining before anyone else!) She’s 6’1″, and is a bit of a goof. She sees the world from a different view, and not just because her eyes are higher up. She often doesn’t notice someone else’s height unless they are as tall or taller than she is, or unless a shorter person points out, “Wow, I feel so short next to you.” She beseeches: don’t feel short.
She is proud of her height despite the common gripes and perceived afflictions of being “tall.” (Clothes never fit. So many boys are shorter. Feels awkward in crowds. Has been asked too many times, “How’s the weather up there?…etc.) Wanted to start this blog for all tall ladies to share. To share our tall experiences, our tall thoughts, our tall tales and, what the heck, our tall orders. (She’s also not afraid to make fun of herself. Weather’s great, thanks.)
Listing has been added: May 27, 2012)
Historically, most tall women's clothing has been dowdy, unfashionable and, all too often, poor quality.
At Simply Tall we are trying to change this by offering well fitting clothing with an emphasis on quality.
Our pants have inseams of at least 36" and all other specifications are proportioned to fit a tall woman.
At Simply Tall, we will strive to provide you fashionable clothing options and quality that, we believe,
will meet or exceed your expectations.
Listing has been added: Feb 29, 2012)
Dubbed one of the world’s sexiest athletes, former Women’s Beach Volleyball League star and fitness icon Gabrielle Reece, also known as Gabby, possesses a look that conveys both athleticism and feminine beauty. At 6’3”, Gabby is a dominate force on and off the pro beach volleyball circuit. Her commanding presence, passion for healthy living, and fitness expertise makes her a popular public speaker on the subjects of health and wellness. She routinely provides advice and guidance on fitness, nutrition, and active living, via gabbyandlaird.com. An avid proponent of empowering people to take responsibility for their own health, plus truly authentic example of healthy living, Gabby has become a role model to women worldwide regarding how to achieve peak fitness, good health, and overall wellbeing for themselves and their entire family.
In spring of 2012, Gabby was recently invited to Washington, DC to speak at the annual TEDMED conference on innovations in health and medicine. Gabby also has an ongoing relationship with the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens, an initiative benefitting needy schools through the planting of organic gardens, by which she speaks to children about the importance of eating healthy and regular exercise (www.takepart/teachinggarden). Additionally, to further help reverse the growing obesity crisis, Gabby has recently collaborated with her husband (surfing legend Laid Hamilton) to develop gabbyandlaird.com, a website dedicated to providing comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and motivational support to anyone looking to achieve a personal transformation to a healthier lifestyle.
Passionate about fitness throughout her life, Gabby has released and produced her own health & fitness products: “Bell Express 15” Workout Kits, “Gabrielle Reece Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts” DVDs and “Gabrielle Reece: The Complete Fit & Healthy Pregnancy Workout” 2 DVD set. The “Bell Express 15” Workout Kits for time-crunched consumer. The “Gabrielle Reece Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts”, as well as the “Gabrielle Reece: The Complete Fit & Healthy Pregnancy Workout” covering all three trimesters and the three months post-partum. Workout kits and DVDs, as well as her book “Big Girl in the Middle”, can be found on Gabby’s fitness site gabbyandlaird.com and on Amazon.com.
Gabby is also Nike’s first female athlete to design a shoe, and Nike’s first-ever female cross-training spokesperson. Working with Tinker Hatfield, designer of the Air Jordan, Nike Launched Gabby’s shoe the Air Trainer in 1994, the Air Patrol in 1995, the Air GR in 1997 and the Air GR II in 1998, her shoe eventually became the first women’s shoe to outsell the Air Jordan.
Gabby has most recently developed 48 functional training workouts specifically for women at GabbyandLaird.com. These workouts are designed to assist with everyday living, and have been developed to progressively allow women to advance form a beginner level to high-intensity sports performance conditioning over 120 days. As part of an overall healthy lifestyle program, Gabby has also provided comprehensive nutrition guidelines to assist woman in maximizing their results from their fitness program. Both the functional workouts and nutrition guidelines are free services available at gabbyandlaird.com
Beyond Gabby’s own websites, her health and fitness tips have appeared in Shape magazine, Conde Nast’s magazine, and Elle magazine. She was also a monthly contributing editor to Yahoo Health for several years, and has written for “The Huffington Post” and the “Los Angeles Times Magazine”. Gabby will soon be a contributor to Sharecare, the leading question-and-answer platform that allows experts to answer health and wellness questions.
In addition to providing extensive magazine content, Gabby has hosted ‘Insider Training’ on the Fit TV/Discovery channel, where she provided an inside look at professional athletes’ exercise regimens and what they eat (www.fittv.discovery.com/fansites/insidertraining). Gabby has also been a featured host of ESPN and NBC’s “Gravity Games”. Early in her television program hosting career, she won a huge following by taking risks road-lugging, white water kayaking, drag racing, surfing, and sky diving on “MTV Sports” and “The Extremists with Gabrielle Reece”, and she was a commentator at the 1998 Goodwill Games.
Listing has been added: Jan 25, 2013)
Stand Tall Steve, Steven A. Bollar, is an Upper Elementary School principal, public speaker, and a school culture and motivation expert. He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality. This awesome combination and in depth experience has allowed him to be one of the premier educational/motivational speakers and consultants available.
Listing has been added: Sep 22, 2012)
The Boston Beanstalks Tall Club (BBTC) is a chapter of the Tall Clubs International (TCI) confederation. TCI includes more than 60 not-for-profit tall clubs based throughout the United States and Canada. Additional tall clubs exist in Europe and Australia for a total of almost 150 tall clubs internationally. Our 80+ members live, work and socialize in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The club serves social as well as educational and advocacy purposes. It mainly presents an opportunity for tall folks to get together in order to establish friendships and share tall-related experiences and information. Comradeship is encouraged through social programs that promote a positive perspective on being tall and activities that are downright fun.
Listing has been added: Mar 10, 2012)
Long Tall Ally’s Tales from the Scales started in September 2008 as a way to deal with the ‘feelings’ (air quotes much needed) around what would turn in to shedding an entire person’s worth of weight. No longer could I run to the fridge to push down the emotion so I started running to the laptop and blogging it out instead. The blog has been turned into a book which I am hawking round various agents on the off chance of you all being able to get your mitts on it in your local bookshop.
Since the early days Long Tall Ally has evolved and is attempting to become a little bit of everything, not just me wanging on about the size of my bum or how single I am (answers: pretty big and very!) and I’m hoping that you, dear reader, will find something of interest contained amongst these pages. Or something to make you laugh at the very least.
Listing has been added: Mar 10, 2012)