Lauren Leavell joins me for today’s episode. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and fitness instructor with a mission to make fitness and movement more inclusive and accessible. She believes that movement should be enjoyed and used as a way of reconnecting with your body.
Lauren talks about why finding a form of movement that is health promoting is important, myths in the fitness industry about forms of exercise, and shares her advice for someone who wants a better relationship with movement. Then, Lauren provides first steps for someone who is starting to increase their movement and finding what works for their lifestyle to ensure they have a positive experience. Last, Lauren describes situations where body movement should not be incorporated in someone’s wellness journey and how to identify red flags when searching for a fitness program, trainer, or gym.
If you currently or have previously struggled with body movement, don’t feel connected to a gym in your area, or can’t find the motivation, this episode is a must listen!
In this episode, we cover:
- The fitness industry and health promoting movement
- Cardio vs strength training
- The importance of not comparing yourself
- Restructuring your expectations
- Motivation and accountability
- How to identify red flags when finding a program, trainer, or gym
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Lauren Leavell (she/her) is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and group fitness instructor who is based in Philadelphia. Her mission is to make fitness and movement more inclusive and accessible through her online membership. Lauren believes that movement is meant to be enjoyed and used as a way of reconnecting with your body.
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