Yeah, I know. That's a lot of things!
But all of the work I do is very much intersected into helping folks ditch diet culture and cultivate a more satisfying relationship with exercise, eating, and their bodies.
I approach movement, eating, and health from an anti-diet culture lens.
The short version of what this means: you will never hear me encourage you to earn/burn calories. If you're looking for weight loss coaching, I'm not your person.
The longer version: diet culture is the belief that body size and shape are more important than physical, psychological, and general well-being. Diet culture is a system of oppression that upholds other oppressive systems and is harmful to folks in marginalized bodies. It associates body size and food choices with morality and is rooted in individualism. Research has shown us that dieting (or intentional weight loss) isn't sustainable for most people long-term.
As an anti-diet culture fitness professional, I'm here to help you disengage from the harmful narratives that keep you in a cycle of distrust with your body while cultivating a better relationship with exercise and eating. I believe that establishing a movement practice should be practical, realistic, and at least a little bit enjoyable...and completely void of shame, manipulation, or guilt.
My work is founded upon the principles of Health at Every Size® (HAES®) which includes: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, eating for well-being, respectful care, and life-enhancing movement.
I'm not gonna give you my full resume (...I mean, if you want it, I'm happy to send it to you!), but instead, I'll give you a quick run-down of what makes me qualified to do this work:
I believe that you are the autonomous decision-maker for you + your body. My role is to coach and support you with exercise, movement, and through the Intuitive Eating framework, but I will never dictate or demand anything from you. Instead, we will work together to cultivate the capacity to tune inward and learn how to listen to what your body needs in terms of physical activity, nourishment, and more.
CLARITY & COMMUNICATION
I highly value transparency, honesty, and clarity. I am committed to creating an environment that allows for open (two-way!) communication, asking questions, and being upfront. Communication is kind!
What can I say...I like systems, routines, and well-made plans! I also very much prioritize simplicity; I'm a no-frills kind of a gal. There are so many contradictions in the "right" way to exercise and the "right" way to nourish our bodies, IT'S CONFUSING! My job is to help you tune out all of the excess noise, focus in, and to work with you to create a plan that's enjoyable, practical, and sustainable.
Need a quick and easy framework to put together your own workouts without overthinking it? I've created a plug-and-play resource to help you figure out what the heck to do (without spending a lot of time, effort, and energy to plan it all!)
The podcast where we explore how ditching diet culture makes our whole lives more satisfying! We cover all kinds of topics, re: Intuitive Eating, body image, exercise & movement, and so much more. New episodes are released every other week. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or at SatisfactionFactorPod.com
Building a community that aligns with your anti-diet values can be HARD (...especially if your close friends are still aboard the dieting train). The Satisfaction Space is a brave [virtual] community to dive deeper into the work of ditching diet culture and connecting with others who are doing the same. For just $10/month, you'll get access to a close-knit group of folks doing this work, exclusive podcast episodes, monthly live sessions (Q&A, mini group coaching) and more!
I offer Personal Training and facilitate Small-Group Movement classes through All Bodies Movement and Wellness! All Bodies is an anti-diet culture fitness studio that focuses on helping you heal your relationship with your body and movement while developing sustainable, accessible, and intentional movement practices. In-person and virtual options available!
Founded upon the evidence-based Intuitive Eating framework, I provide virtual 1-on-1 coaching created for individuals who are interested in working to cultivate a shame-free and satisfying relationship with eating and exercise. Sessions can be held in-person locally at All Bodies Movement and Wellness in Asheville or virtually.
Are you interested in a custom program for your group? I offer trainings, workshops, and speaking for: staff teams, gyms and studios, retreats, community events, businesses, non-profits and more.
Every week (ish!) I send out an email newsletter with info, education, & resources about all things Intuitive Eating, ditching diet culture, exercise + movement, and more!
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