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Speaking


I am available for speaking on topics around body image, fitness and health. There is a lot of work to do. Most of us hate our bodies. We don’t treat them with respect.

Workshops


I love to talk with personal trainers/wellness coaches and any sort of practitioner who’s job should entail empowering people in their bodies.

Coaching


Distance training is one of my more popular programs. It allows folks in the area as well as far away to get the benefit of workouts, nutrition goals and constant support.

Group Training


Seasonally I put together group fitness classes that usually involve strength training and cardio for a total body overhaul.

Recent Blog Posts

Lack of self-care– what a terrible day looks like

It’s easy for me to talk about the past.  How I used to feel.  What I used to do.  I’m often commended for my honesty, which […]
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Why I’m not a “work in progress.”

Let me just say, if you enjoy those words when applied to your person, if that feels empowering, productive and awesome to you– great.  I’m not […]
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Body policing as health activism

This is a book-worthy topic I’d like to boil down to a post.  So let’s for a moment set aside that you cannot look at someone’s […]

The after picture

I could write forever about before and after pictures.  You have probably read plenty of articles to that effect.  Themes: They represent hard work and life […]
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Snakes, snakes everywhere!

I’ve been hiking and running the same trails for years.  Until recently, I had never seen a snake on one of them.  I’ve always said I’m […]
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How do I stop hating my body? Well love, that’s within you.

If the question is, ‘how do I stop hating my body?’ The answer is within you. Enter annoyed skepticism: Oh great. I have to do this […]

The day my daughter discovered my fat.

My daughter saw me shaving my legs.  She’s 5, I’m her mother, she often catches me in various stages of dress and hygiene practices for a […]
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From the weight room to the trees, exercise as self-care

In the last year I’ve gone from regularly taking personal training clients and geeking out over training plans to hiking and running in the trees. A […]
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The downfall of the comment

With the advent of social media, we live in a world that is immediately accessible and available for commentary.  Your ex getting married, Target’s new marketing […]
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Body-shaming, love and anorexia

In my baby sister’s last year of college, we were all worried we might lose her.  Being four years apart, my sister and I have not […]
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Impossible resolutions to stop making

I love goal setting and creating positive intentions.  Rather than do this January 1, I do this on new moons, new weeks and occasional Tuesdays for […]
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Becoming who you are

Nugget: As I continue shedding things (mantras, life-scripts, relationships, actual “stuff”) that no longer serve me, I find myself with a deliciously smaller life. Within the […]