Posts with the tag: Body Positive

Tips to feel confident when starting out at the gym - Guest Post from LoyoboFIT

I’m so proud to collaborate with some of the leaders in the wellness industry who subscribe to my philosophy of following an anti-diet approach to fitness and body acceptance!

LoyoboFIT is one of them! Below is a brief description of their philosophy:

WE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL GYM AND WE LIKE IT THAT WAY.

We want to do things differently. We focus on fostering a community of people who support one another to be their best selves; to be fit, happy, body positive and healthy.

We focus on small group training that allows for a high-level of individualized attention, with a wide variety of class formats and special events, as well as wellness coaching to create personal action plans, goals and create behavior change in all areas of life.

Our goal is to help you feel better both inside and out. We want you to leave every class with a sense of belonging and a smile. Take the first step of your journey and try a class today!”

I’m excited to share LoyoboFIT’s blog post on Tips to feel confident when starting out at the gym. Keep reading for the full article. Make sure to visit LoyoboFIT’s blog for more great posts on fitness and learning to love your body!

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Subvert The 'Body Hierarchy'

We’re barraged day after day by oppressive messages that certain bodies are more valuable than other bodies.

These messages are based on body hierarchy, a system that ranks our place on its ladder depending on our unique human characteristics. Some we’re born with; others change as we live. The list includes body size, gender, race, class, age, ability and health status. Body hierarchy is built on the belief that there’s a “right” and “wrong” way to have a body.

The solution to poor body image isn’t to fix our bodies or even to just try harder to love what we see in the mirror, making our body the problem. It’s to dismantle what’s driving it, the root cause, this system that ranks some bodies as better than others. When we embrace body diversity the system will crash and body image will be a challenge of the past. Ultimately, by celebrating the uniqueness of each human body we can create a kind, just, compassionate world for every body.

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Mirror mirror on the wall, what we look like isn’t all

The pressure to measure up to the American beauty ideal — thin, firm, smooth and young — is greater than ever before. Redefining beauty isn’t about choosing to participate in beautifying or not. Instead it’s about creating a cultural shift in how beauty is defined and how our self-worth as women is defined.

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Mom’s body attitude can shape daughter’s

Never before have our girls been more obsessed with their weight and appearance. They are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents, according to the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination.

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Let's All Embrace Our Age - Fifty is the new fifty

How can we choose to see our aging bodies differently? By detaching our self-worth from our appearance, practicing gratitude for our present body, honoring aging as a privilege and seeing our body’s true purpose.

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We can stop apologizing for our bodies now

Instead of viewing our bodies as problems that need to be fixed, we can heal from generations of body shame created by cultural messaging based on assumptions about health and perfectionist body ideals.

We can dismantle body shame by understanding its origins and the myths that cultivate it, by learning to separate wellness from weight and celebrating body diversity as part of the human experience.

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