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Shaping the next generation of Body Positive Fitness Professionals BloomFit Training is shaping the next generation of Body Positive Fitness Professionals by starting the conversation on body image in fitness.

10/27/2020

Fantastic post by @laurenleavellfitness 🌸 It’s so important for fitness instructors to consider the impact of the language we use! Just because something is common in the industry doesn’t mean it isn’t harmful.
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“Sometimes, I just want someone to guide ME in a workout and I turn to recorded stuff online. But let me tell you, it's not all fun in games when you just try to do something like a popsugar workout and ALL OF THEM are either labeled as slimming, calorie blasting OR the intro line is "join us for this 30 minute fat torching workout to get you bikini ready" ⁣

1️⃣First of all, I can be bikini ready by throwing on a bikini ⁣

2️⃣Second, you can't promise anyone the spot reduction, societally acceptable fat loss that you're insinuating. ⁣

I am aware this is a marketing technique and I am in a space where I can handle the daily exposure to diet culture relatively well. But the truth is, some folks can't. People who are just exploring the idea of ditching diet culture may not be able to tolerate this. ⁣
And it's so pervasive or omnipresent that we don't even realize how often we are absorbing it until we actively decide not to. ⁣🤷🏾‍♀️

So I hope today if you're working out, you move in a way that makes you feel strong and whole. ⁣

Happy Monday, friends ✨🙌🏾⁣


#riotsnotdiets #fitnessforeverybody #intuitivemovement #antidiet #bodyrespect #workoutmodifications #bodypositive #ditchthediet #dietculturesucks #groupfitness #fatpositive #joyfulmovement #bodykindness #intuitiveexercise⁣⁣ #mondaymotivation⁣”

10/26/2020

Repost from @jennifer_rollin 🌸
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“The same way that dogs, pumpkins, and flowers come in ALL different shapes and sizes-humans do too, mmmk?
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Sure someone might be above or below their natural set point weight range, but can we pleaseeee stop assuming that everyone in a larger body is ‘unhealthy,’ or have a problematic relationship to food and that everyone in a smaller body is ‘healthy and happy.’
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First off, someone’s health does NOT determine their worth. Secondly, you cannot look at someone and know about their relationship to food, their health, or their mental health. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Full stop.”

10/21/2020

Repost @jessiembarnes 🌸
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“There is a lot of talk about healthy habits. But it’s important to realize that health and weight loss are not synonymous.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Why does that matter? It means you can take care of yourself and not have it be weight focused...so you can go ahead and let that weight/body/appearance guilt go and focus on what actually matters.”

10/15/2020

Repost from @damali.fraiser 🌸
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“𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝑰 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒐 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒆𝒓... 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑰 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒐 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅...

Strength training has so many ways that it can change the body but it can also change YOU.

Them: “You’re Fat”
Me: “thank you 🤷🏾‍♀️”
....I wish this was how I could respond but I unfortunately tackle my own internalized fat phobia far too often.

Folks - weight stigma is real, fat phobia is real. PERIODT

There is barely a moment or any conversation that I have with a woman where she does not raise concerns on her weight, back fat, stomach pooch or whatever. So how should I feel if that person is in-fact smaller than me...

Can you imagine an existence where your every thought revolves around your body not being good enough to be seen. Your very existence questioned as though it’s less than.

We can do better.

Black women are suffering, not from obesity, it’s the dehumanizing affect of the overall judgemental beliefs that have been internalized and passed down for generations.

Separating weight loss from fitness would be a great place to start. For my folks who train and coach for aesthetics, I have love and respect for you. However, the perpetuation of the belief that a beautiful aesthetic is only small, thin & lean is having a devastatingly negative effect on the overall health and well-being of all those people we want to help. The belief that fitness and wellness only exists to “cure” obesity is hindering our humanity. Consider that please.

Together, we can do better.

#StartWhereYouAre
#MasterTheBasics
#Brampton
#LiftOFF

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#kettlebellsforeveryBODY #kettlebellbasics #weightsigma #fatphobia #wellness #bodyliberation #morethanabody #kettlebells #empathy #compassion #selfcare #practice #kettlebells #womenshealthcoach #KettlebellCoach #KettlebellInstructor #StrengthTraining #bodypositivefitness”

10/14/2020

Beautiful illustration and thought provoking caption by @y0uareworthy_ 🌸
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“In a world that priorities looks and beauty over anything else we can’t keep judging each other for trying to keep up with these standards. I have been amongst many conversations (and I’ve even done this myself) where women will judge other women for decisions they make to change their bodies or excessively edit their photos whereby they become unrecognisable. We need to stop judging people’s actions and start opening our eyes to why people make these decisions in the first place. We have to take notice how colossally fu**ed up society is in that it has the capability to make us feel so insecure in our natural looks that we feel the need to drastically alter ourselves to simply fit in and in some cases go under surgery and potentially RISK OUR LIVES in order to be a step closer to its ideals. 😣😤🤯
BE KIND. BE KIND. BE KIND. 💗💗💗

This illustration is of @manlikesophia ✨✨✨✨✨”

10/12/2020

Repost @selflove.lydia 🌸
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“We are not born hating our bodies
Let that sink in....

We are not born with a natural judgemental attitude for our bodies, we are not comparing booties and tummies as little girls and we certainly don’t have negative self talk daily about our external shell

So where are we learning this?
What beliefs have been embedded deep within you to make you believe your body isn’t worthy?
To make you believe your fat?
To make you struggle with emotional eating?

This is the magic stuff we will focus on in body beautiful to help you understand your connection with your body and see why you have the beliefs and thoughts you do

It’s not normal for women to feel ashamed of their bodies
It’s not normal for negative self talk and avoidance of the mirror
It’s not ok to yo-yo diet because you battle with an emotional eating habit and this is the juicy stuff I will coach you through in the programme. How to turn down those loud voice and become your own body cheerleader

Body beautiful begins 5th October, if your interested in a spot DM me to secure your place now #bodybeautiful #selflove”

10/07/2020

Repost @trinityhandleypt 🌸
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“‘Athletic’ is not a look. It’s not an aesthetic description. Just because someone has visible abs, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re athletic. Equally, just because someone doesn’t have visible abs, it doesn’t mean that they’re not athletic! If you are fit, strong and active then you are athletic according to the dictionary definition.

First of all, we need to break the habit of categorising people by body shape or appearance. Second, we need to stop idolising a slim and muscular physique as the goal for athletes. And third, you all need to go and read my latest blog post which talks about this better 😌 Link in bio!
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#athlete#bodyshape#bodysize#weight#stigma#stereotypes#wellbeing#health#fitness#sport#personaltrainer#gymbody#gymlife#gymmotivation#healthy#healthylifestyle#eatingdisorder#edrecovery#mentalhealth#wellness#fitnessgoals#antidiet#haes#happiness”

10/01/2020

Repost from @irismcalpin 🌸
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“If you’re triggered when you hear these terms, you’re hearing the sound of your own judgements and reactions, not what’s really there. ⁣

Terms like “anti-diet,” “fat positive,” and “heath at every size” trigger the heck out of people, but that’s because they’re viewing these terms through a black-and-white lens and completely missing the nuance. ⁣

You can be anti-diet, eat loads of fruits and vegetables and care about your health. Diets have been scientifically proven to only work short term and contribute to disordered eating, metabolic damage and weight gain long term, which actually makes diets themselves anti-heath. ⁣

Fat positivity is about reducing fatphobia, weight bias, and promoting unconditional self-acceptance. It’s not trying to recruit people to become fat (FYI obesity is a really problematic term). ⁣

Health at every size is an acknowledgment of the incredible weight stigma people in larger bodies face when they receive medical counsel, and strives to promote healthful behaviors and non-diet interventions for everyone no matter their size. It is not suggesting that one can be healthy at every size, rather that one can pursue health at every size without going on a diet. ⁣

Next time you’re triggered, take a breath and summon all the curiosity you have. There might be more to the story than you realize, and you’ll only discover that if you seek more information. 💛🤓⁣
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#nuance #blackandwhitethinking #antidiet #dietcultureistoxic #dietculture #haes #healthatanysize #fatpositive #fatpositivity #triggers #weightbias #weightstigma #selfsabotage #traumainformedcare #listen #bingeeatingrecovery #bulimiarecovery #anarexiarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #weightloss #dietplan #caloriedeficitdiet #weightstigmaawarenessweek #wsaw #wsaw2020”

09/30/2020

Repost from @baileydelvecchiord 🌸
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“I decided today I’m finished with obsessing about whether or not my body is worthy of a particular piece of clothing. ⁣

But rather is that piece of clothing worthy of allllll this? ⁣

Like literally, concerning myself with what I’m going to wear to the gym at 5 o’clock in the freaking morning. ⁣

Or what work outfit will make my stomach look smallest. (ps. if you don’t know, I work with Older Adults all day who could literally give a s**t what my body looks like.)⁣

No one actually cares what your body looks like as much as you do.⁣

Stop spreading yourself thin on things that don’t matter. ⁣

You’d accomplish so much more in a day if you spent less time worrying about what your body looks like and more time worrying about just being a better human. 🖤”

09/29/2020

Repost from @breedoesgoodyoga 🌸
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“Take a quick look behind you - see how far you've come.⁠
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My body has changed shapes and sizes so many times. I've worked to "slim down" for years - usually in response to feeling like I don't belong or that I'm not enough. Dieting became a way for me to shave off the sharp edges and fit in with other women.⁠
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Learning how to love my body as it is now in a world that tells you that you are only acceptable under a certain weight is hard. Learning how to live out loud in a world that tells you that beauty comes only from your ability to be small or delicate is also hard.⁠
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But when you get out from underneath that place, you can find so much beauty in yourself, in your own body. Today, my body leads me into a job that I love working with other women trying to learn to love themselves in the same way. Grateful doesn't even begin to cover it. 💜”

09/20/2020

A little self-care Sunday message from @real.life.nutritionist 🌸
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No matter where you are on your body acceptance journey, negative thoughts will pop up! Learning to re-frame, put things into perspective, and become less affected by negative body thoughts is so important.

09/18/2020

We love this series by @the.lovelybecoming 🌸
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“Tools for body acceptance:
1. Delay body checking: distract yourself and see if the urge decreases.
2. Practice writing down or saying daily neutral (or grateful) statements about each part of your body.
3. Affirmations (even when you don’t yet believe them): “my body is good” “my body is my own” “I can wear clothes that fit me and feel comfortable” “my body was never bad”
4. Diversify your feed: human = body diversity, and this is beautiful! Look at different body types than that which society perpetuates as “the norm”. Your body is good and right and normal because it is.
5. Interrupt and challenge negative thoughts about your body: push back on that voice that says you’re gross or ugly or not enough: talk back fiercely: I am enough, my body is good and right and whole.
6. Practice showing up in your body when you don’t feel good about it; prove to yourself that you can withstand the discomfort. This is such a good exposure, to show up each day. This is vulnerability: being present with others and trusting that your body is not a hindrance to love and connection.
7. Remember, it took years to learn that your body was bad; it takes time to learn how to accept it again: loads of self-compassion!!!
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#realocd #normalizerealocd #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #erp #exposureresponseprevention #hocd #pocd #rocd #pureo #sexualorientationocd #obsessions #compulsions #intrusivethoughts #ocdisnotanadjective #ocdawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #edrecovery #therapythoughts #osfedrecovery #orthorexiarecovery #amplifymelanatedvoices”

09/15/2020

Repost from @projectsparkrecovery 🌸
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“Are you allowed to feel bad about your body sometimes? Of course. No one feels amazing 24/7 (including during eating disorder recovery!) and that’s ok.
This is just a gentle reminder to be kind to ourselves. We have all been through a lot, and we deserve better than the way that we talk to our own bodies. 🥰🥰🥰”

09/10/2020

Repost from @mybodywpg 🌸
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Reasons to workout that have nothing to do with what your body looks like✨
Here’s a few to get you started👇🏼
-Support your mental health (endorphins, serotonin, stress reduction, YAY!)🧠
-Better Sleep 💤
-Build Strength physically, mentally, and emotionally💪
-Discover what you’re capable of🤩
-Improve your relationship and connection with your body🥰
-Create non-appearance related goals and defy your own expectations💫
-Improve lung capacity to speak out against injustice and discrimination🗣
-Get even stronger to fight racism and dismantle white supremacy👊
-Build stamina to stand/sit/march at protests🦶
-Increase grip strength to clench your fists tightly and smash the sh*t out of diet culture, fatphobia, transphobia, homophobia, racism, ableism👊
-Discover the Joy in a type of movement that you love❤️

@car._ssa 📸

COMMENT BELOW! Add to the list!⬇️”

09/09/2020

Body inclusivity has no size limit 🌸
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People of all sizes deserve to have access to athletic apparel, workout equipment, and fitness services, and movement practices.
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This is the reality we envision for the fitness industry. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality for most of the fitness industry right now. We have a lot of work to do.
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But if you are reading this post, chances are you are one of the amazing people dedicated to making fitness more inclusive to people of all sizes. We’re so happy you are here!
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#bodyinclusivefitness #bodyinclusivity #inclusivefitness #joyfulmovement #bodyacceptance #bodypositivefitness #bodypositiveyoga #bodypositivemovement #haes #healthateverysize #sizeinclusive #plussizefitness #bloomfit #bloomfittraining

09/04/2020

Repost from @jenna_stern_ 🌸
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“C E L E B R A T E// the last official weekend of Summer with 0️⃣ shame!

🧡WEAR THE BIKINI
🧡EAT THE FOODS
🧡DRINK THE DRANKS
🧡LAUGH AND ENJOY THE TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Get some movement in this weekend only because it’s going to be gorgeous out, not because you feel you have to to earn your #laborday calories or look a certain way in your swimsuit. Soak up some sun, get your rest {or your #workout in} and know that whatever happens will NOT affect you and your goals but will actually help you achieve them in the long run! #thephilasophy”

08/31/2020

This is such a great question posed by @therapywithalyssa 🌸
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We desire weight loss because of the way Diet Culture assigns meaning and morality to body size.
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When working towards body acceptance and pursing a weight neutral approach to health and fitness, we have to look beyond the weight loss goals and figure out what we actually desire.
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What meaning does weight loss have to us? To our clients? What do we think we would gain from losing weight? Is there way way to make THAT the priority instead of body size?
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#weightneutral #intuitiveeating #antidiet #losehatenotweight #inclusivefitness #bodypositivefitness #bodypositiveyoga

08/28/2020

Repost from @mylife.myweigh 🌸
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“Hey beautiful, this is post is for you.

Whatever size you are, you are enough.

I don’t care if you have ten rolls on your stomach or zero, you should be able to workout on your front porch in your sports bra if you want to.

Society has formed this belief that only skinny people can show their stomach. Society’s definition of beauty is thin and trim.

Well society, you can suck it.

I am tired of being bullied and shamed for my size. I’m not pregnant. I have fat. I am beautiful. My stomach has rolls. My legs have rolls. And FYI, it doesn’t matter if this is a before or after shot of me. It’s a picture of me working out on my front porch in whatever clothes I want to wear doing whatever I damn well please. I don’t need your permission and either does anyone else.”

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