Body image panel conversation

Body image panel conversation

Speaking engagements are an important part of my job, as they are essentially an extension of this blog. Any of you who follow me regularly will know that I’m passionate about dispelling health industry myths and am also highly focused on helping people leave...

Body trends that suck

Thigh gaps are just one of a half dozen popular body “trends.” There is also “cracked abs,” “protruding ribs,” “A4,” and the “belly button challenge”. I’d explain what these are, but here’s what...
It’s not called an “inner thigh”

It’s not called an “inner thigh”

Guess what? Anatomically, there is no such thing as an inner thigh. That’s a term we would expect to see in Playboy, or similar….aka, it’s reducing our workout to looking good, rather than to performing well, being strong or being functionally adept....
Who wants to be a teenager anyway?

Who wants to be a teenager anyway?

At the swimming pool yesterday, I wondered where all the cultural reverence for body “perfection” comes from, anyway. There were people from age 2-82, and I saw cellulite, wrinkles, and non-firm skin. I saw only one body that would be...
Body Judgement

Body Judgement

Body judgement drives me insane. And my industry contributes to it: implying that you are just more willpower away from the body transformation of your dreams (you’re not) choosing instructors based on their frame size Cueing subtle but real messages that your...
You cannot change your body shape

You cannot change your body shape

You cannot change your body shape. You cannot change your body shape. You cannot change your body shape. You CAN get stronger. You CAN get leaner. You CAN (probably) get more “flexible” You can feel more confidence in your clothing. But you aren’t...