In this episode I’m gonna be talking with you about body image
Particularly the image that is sold by the fitness industry of stereotypically muscular “men” (People assigned Male at birth) and feminine, toned and petite “women” (People assigned Female at birth).
Now I know that I often point out the messaging and imagery that the fitness industry uses. This is because they are selling a false image to people.
They bet on folks coming to them because they feel unhappy with where they are at and thinking that if they just cut calories and go to a gym do and do HIIT classes and lift weights then they are going to look like the fitness models in the pictures they see everywhere.
And there is so much wrong with this. The biggest problem I see here is that it is selling a really toxic image that implies that health can only be achieved if you look like a fitness model.