This business is a result of overcoming a lifelong struggle with obesity and it’s accompanying body image/self esteem issues. On the other side I have found a passion for health and wellness that I feel compelled to share with others and help them find for themselves.
This is truly the answer to the career day question “What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about money?” as well as the greater charge to “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
It started as a personal training business with an accompanying blog but has evolved to be more about the message of self-love than about the actual training. As the facebook page grew and the emails came flowing in, it became clear to me that where I was needed more than the weight room was in the body image front lines.
What started as a blog for a personal trainer has become a website, social media platform and upcoming book centered around living healthy and feeling good in your skin. What I already knew, that women overwhelmingly struggle with what they see in the mirror and the messages they give themselves about that, became an overwhelming plea for help.
I’ve been listening to women my whole life talk about how they feel about their bodies both in overt and covert ways. That conversation shaped the way I felt about my own. I want to help change that conversation. To help women feel worthy, beautiful and powerful instead of always “not enough.” I want my daughter to grow up surrounded by women who don’t devalue any part of themselves as unimportant or wrong. I want to inspire women to live their best lives and not burdened with a need to chase an ever-changing ideal.
I think we deserve better than the majority of the body-shaming the majority of the fitness and health industry deals us. So I write, speak and social media my little heart out to that end.