I feel like every time we interview someone for our podcast, I learn something. Or, I hear something in a new way that is so crystal clear that it’s almost like I learn it all over again. You know what I mean? This happened recently when we were chatting with Stefani Ruper of Coconuts & Kettlebells. She dropped a number of truthbombs, but the one that stood out to me was her past experience with the “restrict-binge-shame cycle.” In case you’ve never heard of it — or you’ve never heard of it called that — let me break it down…

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It’s not every day that someone brings up Greek mythology during a podcast interview, but Kathryn Budig is not your average yogi. With Artemis —  Olympian goddess of the hunt — as the inspiration for her “Aim True” motto, the yoga teacher, author, and animal lover seeks to help everyone find joy in whatever form of movement they use. While you could once find her teaching yoga in California, where she trained at Yogaworks under the tutelage of her mentors, Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, she’s now living a somewhat quieter life in South Carolina, teaching online classes at Yogaglo,…

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In this post featuring our favorite diet-culture-busting Instagram accounts to follow, we mentioned that we were also putting together a list of our favorite podcasts that do the same thing. Because, when diet culture is found seemingly everywhere (even in the sneakiest of ways!), it’s important to have media and content that is truly supportive of the idea that fitness and health comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s something we believe in. It’s something we strive to do on our podcast (although, to be honest, we’re always learning!). And it’s something that we applaud these podcasts for doing episode…

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How often do you get on social media? Ever noticed how it tends to make you feel? While there are A LOT of positive things going on in the Facebook-, Instagram- and Twitter-sphere today, the research is clear: Whether we’re aware of it or not, social media does affect how we feel about ourselves. And, it particularly seems to influence our body confidence. In fact, a study by the Center for Eating Disorders found that among users aged 16-40, 51 percent of people felt more conscious of their body and weight after spending time on Facebook — and more than…

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We chatted about size inclusivity in gyms and what fitness professionals can do to better support body neutrality and positivity in this recent podcast episode. That chat got so much buzz that we wanted to keep the convo going. Because if there’s one thing we’d like to do in this world, we’d like let everyone know that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes. So, when Blink Fitness told us about its body positivity and inclusivity movement at numerous locations across the U.S. and its 2019 campaign,”Every body is different, your gym should be too,” we were like, yep,…

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You guys feel that excitement? via GIPHY Because we do! via GIPHY We’re about a month out from our Love Yourself Healthy Retreat at H3! So, right now, we’re putting the final touches on our sessions to make this an event that you’ll leave you feeling not just more empowered and confident, but also supported and grounded in the belief that you GOT THIS. And, of course, in the fact that you can create and live a healthy life on your terms that you freakin’ love, no matter your size or goals. Because, girl, you deserve that. Get the deets…

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As a health and fitness professional, I initially thought it was nice that my doctor’s office started sending me helpful emails about making healthy food swaps and adding more steps into my day shortly after my last regular check-up. Then, I came to discover that it was actually an automated response to the body mass index (BMI) number that was calculated during my last visit. My doc’s system thought I was “overweight.” I typically carry about 145 pounds on my 5’2″ frame. That gives me a BMI of 26 — which is “overweight” according to the chart. But I’m also…

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Our podcast guest today, Stefani Ruper, is not only the co-author of Coconuts and Kettlebells: A Personalized 4-Week and Fitness Plan for Long-Term Health, Happiness and Freedom, the founder of Paleo for Women, and the co-host of the Well-Fed Women Podcast (which is already super-impressive if you ask us!), but she is also currently working on her PhD in philosophy at The University of Oxford and living a very “Harry Potter-ish” existence — complete with all-night study sessions at the library and a cafeteria lifestyle. (One of her higher education pals’ printer even makes an appearance in this ep!) As…

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We talk a lot about how being fit doesn’t “look” a certain way. And this guest post from Kim Holmes, an online fitness coach and founder of My Fit Coach, drills down into why exactly that is. There’s a lot of pressure to look fit — especially “bouncing back” after birth — and Kim helps busy working moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching. As a mom of two young sons herself, Kim understands that you don’t have hours to spend at the gym or meal-prepping. Check out and join her free Facebook…

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We recently had a discussion off-air about our disappointment in the way some personal trainers and gym instructors seem to be using old-timey talking points that incorporate body-, age-, and fat-shaming as a part of their interaction with members. And, as you’d imagine, we had thoughts about it. A lot of ’em. So we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of bringing in a guest for this ep, we thought we’d pick up that discussion and share it with you all. So, in this ep, you’ll get lots of Margo, Jenn, and Kristen, as we talk about outdated ideas…

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