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an anti-diet and joyful movement podcast amplifying voices of fitness professionals, dietitians and health practitioners promoting HAES. Destroying diet culture one episode at a time.

Breaking Body Biases Christine DeFilippis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

an anti-diet and joyful movement podcast amplifying voices of fitness professionals, dietitians and health practitioners promoting HAES. Destroying diet culture one episode at a time.

    Why I closed Pop Fit Studio and What I am focusing on this holiday season - Ep 93

    Why I closed Pop Fit Studio and What I am focusing on this holiday season - Ep 93

    In this emotional episode, I share why I closed Pop Fit Studio, a fitness space that was more than just a business for me and for many clients. This episode is not just about the closing of a brick-and-mortar business, but the complexities and emotions that come with such a huge change, and the reality of operating a fitness studio in the face of unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Also shared: a different approach to fitness and food this holiday season.

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    • 15 min
    Barbie: Exploring Body Biases & Societal Expectations through the Barbie Movie - Ep 92

    Barbie: Exploring Body Biases & Societal Expectations through the Barbie Movie - Ep 92

    Imagine the emotions stirred when a simple Barbie movie touches the core issues of body biases and societal expectations. That's what happened to me, your host, Christine DeFilippis, as I immersed myself in the film's brilliant marketing, powerful performances, and resonant themes. We're exploring how this movie brought to light the struggle against diet culture and the patriarchal standards that women grapple with daily. From toe-tapping dance sequences to America Ferrera's heart-piercing monologue, prepare to dive into a discussion that extends beyond the screen.

    Barbie's world is not just about pink convertibles and dream houses; it's a reflection of our struggle and resilience. The movie's portrayal of the maddening standards we're subject to is a poignant reminder of the empowerment and beauty that lies in challenging these norms. We're going to dissect the movie's impactful moments: America's impassioned speech, the dance sequences, and more. Join me as I share my reflections on the movie and how it resonates with the overarching challenge of navigating life in its varied aspects.

    As we wrap up our journey through the Barbie universe, we ponder the film's subtle yet profound messages. The celebration of aging, the beauty of adaptability, and the necessity to dismantle patriarchal norms and diet culture take center stage. In our quest for a more equitable world, these conversations matter. Together, let's be part of this change. So, get ready to challenge, reflect, and inspire as we delve into the impact of the Barbie movie.
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    • 37 min
    Mindful Movement: Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Exercise with Christine DeFilippis - Ep 91

    Mindful Movement: Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Exercise with Christine DeFilippis - Ep 91

    In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on Mindful Movement and how you can improve your relationship with exercise.
    In this episode, I talk about 
    👉🏻  mindful movement and its contrast with toxic fitness culture
    👉🏻 the negative mindset and obsession surrounding exercise that often leads to burnout and dissatisfaction
    👉🏻  the importance of shifting the focus from punishment or obligation to joy and self-care
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    Why I No Longer Weigh or Measure Myself or Clients as a Fitness Instructor and What I Do Instead - Ep 90

    Why I No Longer Weigh or Measure Myself or Clients as a Fitness Instructor and What I Do Instead - Ep 90

    In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on weighing and measuring myself and my clients. As a fitness instructor, it's often the #1 tool to track progress. Why I no longer suggest it as a way to measure success and what I do instead.

    In this episode, I talk about 
    👉🏻 the limitations and drawbacks of using weight as the sole indicator of health & fitness
    👉🏻 the comprehensive view of health: Highlighting the importance of considering factors beyond weight
    👉🏻 explore non-scale victories and ways to track success that is behavior focused
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    The ReBranding of Beachbody to Bodi with Christine DeFilippis - Ep 89

    The ReBranding of Beachbody to Bodi with Christine DeFilippis - Ep 89

    In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on the rebranding of Beachbody to Bodi. Bodi claims to have shifted their brand to be a "Health Esteem Brand". What does it mean? Are they more inclusive or is this simply another brand jumping on the bandwagon to seem more accessible? And what does their new commercial say about their ideas of weight and fitness.
     
    Also in this episode - Nico's Dance Recital part 1 and part 2

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    Creating Fitness Experiences for Every Body with Cari Gangaram - Ep 88

    Creating Fitness Experiences for Every Body with Cari Gangaram - Ep 88

    🎧Listen to this week's episode with Cari Gangaram; certified Fitness Instructor and the founder of everyBODY Fitness with Cari.
    🚨 Cari shares her journey from hating exercise to becoming a certified fitness instructor. 
    🚨 How her past trauma with gyms and fitness led her to create a space outside of the gym culture
    🚨 We talk about eating disorders in fitness

    🚨 and her secret sauce for joyful movement 🥳
    Cari Gangaram is a certified Fitness Instructor and the founder of everyBODY Fitness with Cari. A virtual platform where she offers accessible, inclusive fitness where every BODY can move with joy, privacy and learn to accept their body.

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Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

RachelLavinFitness ,

RachelLavinFitness

Christine’s podcast shares a view that is LONG overdo! As human beings we are formed at infancy to have at least one problem with our bodies and it’s time that we change our mindsets! Are bodies are amazing in the things they can DO not what they LOOK like. I’m so excited to have this podcast on the air. I have a new positive takeaway every time I listen to the show.

Thank you Christine!, keep inspiring us! We need you!!!!

Amkdancer6775 ,

This is essential listening for Fitpros

Excellent podcast! Christine walks the walk when it comes to inclusive fitness and gym ownership. Each episode is a bite-size look into how fitness instructors can make adjustments to their teaching that add up to help people of all sizes and abilities feel comfortable and successful in their classes—and more likely to return. I’m a member of Christine’s studio, Pop Fit, so I can confirm that these are all tactics she uses in her own business—and it works. Christine is the voice of the future of inclusive fitness!

Sadie Simpson ,

Essential listening for fit pros!

If you are a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, or have any other role in a fitness-related job, this podcast is a MUST listen to expand your knowledge on how to better serve your clients and participants!

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