There has been more and more interest in the news about the prevalence and rise of Eating disorders and disordered eating. So what exactly is disordered eating? What things should we be looking out for and should we be worried? Firstly I want to break a couple of myths around Eating disorders and disordered eating. Myth 1: Unfortunately what is often portrayed in the media … Continue reading What is Disordered Eating?
Self-love and body positivity are all the current rage in marketing and #inspo. I applaud everyone who posts their bikinis pics feeling all jazzed and confident with the tag #bodypositive. But for most people this concept is unrealistic and these images feel completely fake and contribute to those feelings of unworthiness. A client said to me, I saw this post on Instagram that said you … Continue reading Ditch the body hate. My top 4 tips to like your body just 1% more.
This is a question that has been going around in the online circles I hang out, Does a personal trainer need to look the part? It has also been on my mind since the recent Brittney Dawn scandal, which if you haven’t been following you can catch up here, but basically, she scammed a whole bunch of clients. She is a fitness infleunce with tons … Continue reading I don’t have abs, does that mean I am not a good Personal Trainer?
Working in a gym and I often hear the conversations about shredding, bulking, leaning up and cutting daily. Clients and trainers talk about food, diets, calories, macros, weight and restriction constantly. Trainers and clients celebrate dramatic weight loss without a question of how or why. High fives are given for double sessions and smash and grab training, reinforcing the idea that clients need to be … Continue reading Are you a Fit-Pro who is worried about your Client’s relationship with their body?
You might have heard of this thing called orthorexia before, but what is it and why are we worried about it? Orthorexia about an obsession with eating only healthy and clean foods. Orthorexia is a subsection of an Eating Disorder but it is currently not a diagnosable eating disorder as it is not listed in the DSM 5. However the longer these thoughts and behaviours are … Continue reading Orthorexia: The Unhealthy side of Clean Eating