In this episode Caitie and I answer listener questions about Intuitive Movement.
Chrissy King is a Milwaukee-based ISSA certified personal trainer and fitness blogger. Chrissy first stepped into a gym eight years ago with a weight loss goal. But she was soon introduced to strength training, and realized that this fitness modality brought her a sense of confidence and inner strength that was completely independent of her weight...and of any results. She fell in love with the process. Now, she guides clients through strength training and creating a sustainable fitness routine that they can genuinely enjoy.
You might be wondering: what is Intuitive Movement? Well first, I’d like to say that I did not coin this term and I am certainly not the first to talk about it. But as a Personal Trainer and Intuitive Eating Counselor, it felt well, intuitive, to explore this concept and share my 10 Principles of Intuitive Movement (a play on the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating).
I think it’s important to point out that these are my 10 principles. These are observations I’ve made based on my personal and professional experiences and there’s still a lot to learn and discover! It’s also important to point out that these are not tricks to “do more” or “stick with” an exercise or fitness program. These are principles to help you develop your intuition to have a healthy, flexible, and relationship with movement (exercise, working out, fitness… whatever you want to call it!).
From scientific studies and medical professionals to Instagram influencer ‘experts’, there is no shortage of nutrition and health information out there. But, the reality is the field of nutrition and dietetics is still new, and safe and effective health and diet advice implementation not only involves a great deal of trial and error but also some solid critical thinking skills, nuance, a ‘big picture’ perspective, and occasionally the ability to hold two opposing ideas at one time. It’s not the simple cause and effect model that we’ve always assumed. Read the full post >>>
The Ketogenic Diet was one of the top Googled diets in 2017, according to Time magazine. If you follow #fitspo on social media or eavesdrop on conversations at your gym, it’s likely that you’ve encountered someone who is following the “Keto” Diet or “going keto.” Maybe you have even considered trying it for yourself. Read the full post >>>
In this episode we talk about how you can advocate for yourself when you’re suffering from amenorrhea (absence of a period) or Oligomenorrhea (irregular periods), how to know the difference between amenorrhea and PCOS, and what it takes, and how long it takes to get your period back, and how to check out your cervical mucus for a more intuitive way to track your ovulation. You can check out her website and popular blogs below and make sure to check out her book, No Period, Now What? For more details on all of the information we talked about in this episode!
In this episode Anna and I talk about what the term “Body Love” means to us, how she developed Body Love Yoga, how ableism in the yoga and fitness industry is rooted in the patriarchy, and how to get comfortable taking up space in this world. In this episode we cover how to navigate difficult conversations around asking for seat belt extenders, chairs without arms (AKA fat positive chairs), and writing open letters to public figures to elicit uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Anna also answers a listener question about her favorite fat positive yoga clothing brands.