Body Image

How Do You Speak About Fitness?
Have you ever read one of the list articles about all the hidden meaning in logos? After you do, you’ll never not see the arrow in the FedEx logo. Marketing doesn’t happen spontaneously. Companies create messaging campaigns around a brand...
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The Generational Side of Body Image
How many times do you find yourself in a conversation with other women and the only topic of discussion is what their clothes look like, how their body sizes up, and how they wish they could change or alter their...
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How Genital Body Image Impacts Our Sex Life
No one really tells us how to be sexual beings. Most of us learn through our poorly informed friends, uncomfortable parents, porn, or through a highly scientific sex-ed class that conveniently skips over the pelvic floor and concepts of pleasure...
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My Body Size Does Not Determine My Ability
Self-talk is a pretty big deal. We all have internal monologues that consistently play in our head, guiding us through our day. If we are lucky, those monologues tell us to go out and do awesome things, be immensely kind...
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Coaching Clients Who Want Their "Pre-Baby Body" Back
Advice and guidelines on postpartum weight loss can be extremely confusing, and there is one good reason for this: Everybody is different! This means that women’s experience of pregnancy and postpartum will also differ, from the way each pregnancy carries...
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Why Is Everything Such a Shameful Secret?
When the occasional (poorly informed) person tries to tell me that sexism doesn’t exist anymore, I sometimes ask in response: So you think women can talk just as freely about bodily functions as men? Typically, the response I get is...
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How to Talk to Our Children About Body Diversity
Whether you’re a parent or not, there’s a good chance that, if you have children in your life, whether a sibling, niece or nephew, of children of friends, you’ve likely had the “pleasure” to live a moment where a child...
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Life as a Plus-Size Trainer
I’ve been a personal trainer for seven years now. I consider myself a bit of a “sneaky” trainer, because to look at me you would have no idea. I look nothing like a trainer you would see on TV. I...
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Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?
Asking whether or not being really lean is really worth it — in the fitness industry, no less — might seem like an odd thing to consider, particularly to people for whom “fitness” and “leanness” are almost interchangeable. At the very...
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