Breaking Body Biases

Breaking Body Biases

an anti-diet and joyful movement podcast amplifying voices of fitness professionals, dietitians and health practitioners promoting HAES. Destroying diet culture one episode at a time.

Episodes

July 1, 2024 31 mins

What happens when your identity is so intertwined with your career that losing it feels like losing yourself? Join me, Christine DeFilippis, as I recount the emotional rollercoaster I experienced after closing Pop Fit Studio. My journey to recovery was anything but smooth. This episode sheds light on the crucial role mental health plays in our lives and the similarities it shares with the intimidation factor many feel in fitness en...

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What if the very fitness activities you love are subtly promoting a harmful mindset about food? What if the jokes you hear about 'earning' meals and 'burning off' indulgences aren't as harmless as they seem? Join me, Christine, in this solo episode where we talk about the intertwined issues of food, fitness, and body image.

This episode isn't about pointing fingers, instead, it’s about foster...

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In this emotional episode, I share why I closed Pop Fit Studio, a fitness space that was more than just a business for me and for many clients. This episode is not just about the closing of a brick-and-mortar business, but the complexities and emotions that come with such a huge change, and the reality of operating a fitness studio in the face of unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Also shared: a different approac...

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Imagine the emotions stirred when a simple Barbie movie touches the core issues of body biases and societal expectations. That's what happened to me, your host, Christine DeFilippis, as I immersed myself in the film's brilliant marketing, powerful performances, and resonant themes. We're exploring how this movie brought to light the struggle against diet culture and the patriarchal standards that women grapple with d...

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In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on Mindful Movement and how you can improve your relationship with exercise.

In this episode, I talk about 
👉🏻  mindful movement and its contrast with toxic fitness culture
👉🏻 the negative mindset and obsession surrounding exercise that often leads to burnout and dissatisfaction
👉🏻  the importance of shifting the focus from punishment or obligation to joy and self-care

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In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on weighing and measuring myself and my clients. As a fitness instructor, it's often the #1 tool to track progress. Why I no longer suggest it as a way to measure success and what I do instead.

In this episode, I talk about 
👉🏻 the limitations and drawbacks of using weight as the sole indicator of health & fitness
👉🏻 the comprehensive view of health: Highlighti...

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In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on the rebranding of Beachbody to Bodi. Bodi claims to have shifted their brand to be a "Health Esteem Brand". What does it mean? Are they more inclusive or is this simply another brand jumping on the bandwagon to seem more accessible? And what does their new commercial say about their ideas of weight and fitness.
 
Also in this episode - Nico's Dance Recital part 1 ...

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🎧Listen to this week's episode with Cari Gangaram; certified Fitness Instructor and the founder of everyBODY Fitness with Cari.

🚨 Cari shares her journey from hating exercise to becoming a certified fitness instructor. 
🚨 How her past trauma with gyms and fitness led her to create a space outside of the gym culture

🚨 We talk about eating disorders in fitness

🚨 and her secret sauce for joyful movement 🥳

Cari Gan...

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In this solo episode,  I talk about why I no longer focus on my weight and no longer promote intentional weight loss with clients.


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🎧Listen to this week's episode with Dr Lisa Folden; a Weight-inclusive physical therapist & anti-diet health & body image coach.

🚨 We talk about breaking up with diet culture, weight stigma in healthcare and so much more

Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a North Carolina licensed physical therapist, NASM-certified behavior change specialist (health coach), and the owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants i...

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In this solo episode, "This Week In Diet Culture" where I share my thoughts on something going on in current events. This week I am talking about Dove's Eating Disorders Film and What It Means for Social Media - should there be pressure on tech companies to limit or eliminate the harmful promotion of weight loss and thinness?
What can be done beyond what we do as parents, teachers, and mentors? Can we make a grea...

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🎧Listen to this week's episode with Charlotte Markey PhD; Professor of Psychology, Department Chair Health Sciences Rutgers University, NJ, and author of the Body Image Book for Girls and The Body Image Book for Boys.

🚨 We talk about her books and advice for parents that want to help kids foster a healthy body image.

Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., is a world-leading expert in body image research, having studied all things body image...

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In this solo episode, "This Week In Diet Culture" where I share my thoughts on something going on in current events. This week I am talking about Ariana Grande's response to conversations around the way she looks.

🚨 We need to stop commenting on other peoples bodies FULL STOP 
 
Check out Ariana Grande Video


New episodes every Tuesday (this week in diet culture) and Thursday (guest episodes)

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🎧Listen to this week's episode with M.Ed. & Certified Life Coach Gretchen Gegg

We talk about 

👉🏻 Body Freedom

👉🏻 Mindset   

👉🏻 State first goals
and more

Gretchen Gegg is a life coach and fitness educator with a passion for helping people find the freedom to live with joy!  She is known for her innovative class experiences and ability to take things “out of the box” to make an impact.  GretchenGegg.com, her online co...

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In this solo episode, I talk about the weight loss drug Ozempic. While I am not a physician, pharmacist, or expert when it comes to medications I understand the pressure to look smaller and lose weight. Recently a few bravolebs have admitted to taking the medication and it was celebrated by Andy Cohen.
 
I share my thoughts on casting Andy, bravolebs, and more on this week in diet culture.

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🎧Listen to this week's episode with Body Image Coach, Summer Innanen 

We talk about 

👉🏻 Body Image

👉🏻 Self Care    

👉🏻 Motherhood

Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence. She helps people all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Re...

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In this solo episode, I talk about my favorite musical SIX. 
I share my thoughts on casting all bodies on Broadway

Six the Musical

Queen themed Dance Workout at Pop Fit Studio (in person or on zoom)

New episodes every Tuesday (this week in diet culture) and Thursday (guest episodes)

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In this episode: Dr. Maria Luque, Fitness Expert, Professor, and Menopause Nerd. We talk about

  • Body image during menopause 
  • The role exercise/movement plays in the quality of life during menopause 
  • How to create healthy habits without diet culture coming along    

Dr. Maria Luque is a fitness expert, health science professor, education content developer, menopause nerd, and busy mother passionate about sharing knowledge and he...

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This week in diet culture: Gwyneth Paltrow and her "wellness routine"
Gwyneth Paltrow recently shared an interview with her doctor talking about her wellness routine which includes eating nothing but bone broth.
Check out this quick episode on this topic.

New episodes every Tuesday (this week in diet culture) and Thursday (guest episodes)

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In this episode, I interview RYT Liza Herman and she shares: 

  • Her journey in Yoga from participant to teacher
  • The importance of representation
  • Ways she teaches to help create more inclusion
  • Apparel for all bodies       

Liza is a E- 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance based in Philadelphia. She completed her training at the Amma Center and School in October 2015, under Bridget Yanni. Liza found a love of yog...

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