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

December 7, 2022 18 min

NEW SERIES in 2023: This week in Pop & Diet Culture, where I share my thoughts on things going on in pop culture and diet culture. This week I am sharing two subjects that have come up over the last few weeks:
👉🏻 Taylor Swifts new video: AntiHero - is it fatphobic?
👉🏻 Heroin chic - this trend is back?!

Share your thoughts on our website Breaking Body Biases

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In this episode: Jenna Waite, RD. We talk about 

  • Her journey toward body acceptance
  • How to feel comfortable in your own skin in a fatphobic world
  • Why focusing on your weight is bad for your health 
  • How to create healthy habits without diet culture coming along        
  • Jenna has been a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist since 2007. She’s also a mother of 5 and host of the Finding True Health podcast. 

    Jenna loves helping fellow moms feel b...

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    Disney's first plus-size protagonist is featured in the Dinsey short "Reflect".  What impact does this have on young people today?  Check out this solo episode with CHristine and share your thoughts on our social media.

    Reflect on Disney Plus

    Learn more about the Body Image Upgrade

    Check out our free webinar for our Weight Inclusive Instructor Training.

    Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator & Unconventional ...

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    In this week's episode, we connect with Fit Pro, Health Coach and author of Diet Free Diva, Tracy Desjardins.

    We talk about all the different ways to create a path for yourself in fitness. We can all have different approaches and how Tracy found a healthier and happier path. We talk about her history with binge eating and body image in the fitness industry.

    Tracy Desjardins is an International Health Coach, Mind Body Eating Coach...

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    Tired of feeling bad about your body? Tired of wasting precious time and money and never feeling good enough?  

    This week we explore the topic of Body Image and how you can create a better relationship with your body. How to:

  • Stop hating your body
  • Quit comparing yourself to others
  • Connect with feeling comfortable in your own skin
  • Truly believe your body is enough
  • And so much more. We talk about our belief system and how to create boundar...

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    In this week's episode, we connect with Fitpro and board-certified health and wellness coach Tasha Edwards.

    Learn how Tasha got into the fitness industry and her experience with exclusive formats like yoga and pilates and how she brings more accessible and inclusive movement to clients.

    Tasha Edwards, MS, is a Chicago native with close to 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She is a board certified health ...

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    When is it okay to compliment a person's body? Not criticizing or critiquing but actually paying someone a compliment and praising someone for their body. The answer is never. NEVER We don't talk about people's bodies, period. BUT WHY?

    This week we explore the reasons why giving someone a compliment centered around their body could be harmful to them as well as others around you..

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    In this week's episode, we connect with Weight Neutral Fitness Coach, PRO TRAINER with CanFitPro, and Fitness Educator with Heart. Beth was a previous guest (listen to episode 6 here) 

    We talk about 

  • CanFitPro Conference 2022
  • Curiosity in fitness
  • Compassion in fitness 

  • CONNECT WITH Beth

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    Why do you exercise? If exercise did not change your weight or how you looked in any way would you still do it?

    This week we explore why our reason for exercising is important and reasons for movement beyond aesthetic changes.

    Join us for a screening of Embrace at Pop Fit Studio on Friday 9/23 at 7pm.

    Join us in person or online for a fundraiser to support Smile Train on Friday 10/7.

    Learn more about the Body Image Upgrade

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    In this week's episode, we connect with author, personal trainer & WIFA ambassador, Rachel Lavin.

    We talk about 

  • Her book The Doughnut Diaries
  • Body Image and Body Love
  • Things we'd love to see differently in fitness
  • Rachel Lavin is a Published author of The Doughnut Diaries, Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Health Coach. She grew up in Northern California and has lived in Hawaii, Vancouver, Washington and Portland, ...

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    CanFitPro wrap up with Christine DeFilippis

    Upcoming events:

    Join us for a screening of Embrace at Pop Fit Studio on Friday 9/23 at 7pm.

    Join us in person or online for a fundraiser to support Smile Train on Friday 10/7.

    Learn more about the Body Image Upgrade

    Check out our free webinar for our Weight Inclusive Instructor Training.


    Christine is a Movement Motivator, Body Liberator & Unconventional FitPro
    Her mission is to disrupt the ...

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    This week we recap the entire 10 episode series for taking a weight neutral approach in group fitness in order to have a greater impact.  This is the 10th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    Learn more about the entire series and what's next here.

    Resources

    Join the ACE Facebook page to access the complete video series each Monday

    Check out the full series


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    This week we explore the BMI: what it is, where it came from and what could be used instead. We explore Body Autonomy and how we could better support our participants on their health & wellness journey.  This is the 8th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    Learn more about the origins of the BMI. Examine ways you might measure your clients success without measuring weight loss?...

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    This week we explore the spaces we create. How we can create spaces that are inviting and accessible for all bodies in order to reach the 50% and more of the population that is intimated by gyms and studios.  This is the 8th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    Walk into your studio or gym. What are some things that could be triggering or barriers to fitness for clients and potenti...

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    This week we explore how we can better program our workouts in order to reach the 50% and more of the population that is intimated by gyms and studios.  This is the 7th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    How can you program your classes in order to create more success? Add your thoughts here.

    Resources

    Join the ACE Facebook page to access the complete video series each Monday

    Check ...

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    This week we explore food could influence our impact. Why should we separate food from our workouts and how that would look?  This is the 6th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    Start untangling food from your workouts. What would change? What things would you need to stop doing or saying? And what could be said instead?  Add your thoughts here.

    Resources

    Join the ACE Facebook page ...

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    This week we explore the LOOK of fitness. How could taking a less aesthetic approach help to create a greater connection with clients?  This is the 5th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    This week pay attention to your coaching and cueing. Could you change some aesthetic cues from your coaching? Add your thoughts using the link below. Add your thoughts here.

    Resources

    Join the ACE ...

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    This week we explore the power of our words. Take a listen to learn why reframing what we say could help create a much greater connection with clients. This is the 4th video in a series for fitness instructors for the ACE Group Fitness FB page.

    Assignment: 

    This week pay attention to the words you use in your classes or when taking classes. Observe and reflect on what words are harmful and not helpful. Are there some words or phrases...

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    In this episode, the 3rd in a series for fitness instructors, we examine why fitness instructors would benefit from taking a weight-neutral approach.  This week we explore what it would look like if we took a weight-neutral approach. Take a listen to learn what a weight-neutral approach is and how it might benefit participants and those that haven't found their way to us quite yet.

    Assignment: 

    Learn more about the SCIENCE behind...

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    In this episode, the 2nd in a series for fitness instructors, we look at BIAS.  If you haven’t completed the Harvard Implicit Bias Test from the last episode, be sure to do that first. The results from this quick 'test' will help you as we talk about bias this week and how it could affect your classes. Take a listen to the video and complete the suggested activities.

    Homework:
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