Have you found yourself up at 2am, knowing you should go to sleep but scrolling through blog after blog, desperately searching for the solution to lose the last 10 pounds?
Are you worrying what “clean” dish you’ll bring to the Thanksgiving table?
Does thinking about “bikini season” throw you into a panic?
Is this your fourth attempt at keto?
Have you tried every diet and fitness fad, grasping at the solution that you’re sure this time will work?
Are you convinced you’ll never like how you look?
When you describe yourself, do you use words like, “lazy,” “fat,” or “gross?”
Are you wondering when you’ll reach your physical goals and finally feel good enough?
There’s a place for you in The Bold Body Initiative: a 12-week group fitness and mindset coaching experience.
Imagine: you wake up in the morning, roll out of bed to head to the bathroom, flip on the light, and...brush your teeth. There are no thoughts screaming, “why do I look like this today?” or, “I hope I have a pair of jeans that won’t give me a muffin top.”
You’ve put on your clothes, packed your bags, herded your kids out the door to school, and head to your meeting. You’re giving a presentation today, and you’re totally focused on what you have to say, not on how your clothes lie on your body.
You give your presentation confidently and smoothly, with your head held high and your shoulders back, receiving the feedback from your colleagues about your course material. You walk out of the room and move on to your next task, grabbing a lunch that leaves you feeling energized and focused, not bloated and guilty.
You leave work, rushing to make your daughter’s soccer game. You sit down with the other moms, cheering on your daughter and catching up with your friends, snapping selfies, and you notice there’s no echo demanding to see the picture (and promptly delete it once you notice that love handle was on full display).
You head home, have dinner with your family, and take an evening walk with your partner, catching up on each other’s days and getting some movement in because it’s how you connect, not because it needs to be punishment for the less-than-perfect lunch you snagged this afternoon.
You head inside, get the kids to bed, and spend a few minutes reading before you turn out the light. You take a moment to notice: you’re grateful for this day, and you’re at peace knowing that you did what you could, and you can choose the same gratitude, peace, and ease tomorrow.
Think it’s impossible? Think again.
I know exactly how you feel, because I spent a lifetime feeling the same way:
I was raised by a mother who fell prey to all of the advertising gimmicks, and I can’t remember a single family dinner where my food wasn’t carefully portioned and my body wasn’t a topic of conversation. I tried the Atkins diet for the first time at age 10. I kept up with swim team not because I loved swimming, but because I was terrified of what would happen to my body if I chose to pursue my passion of writing instead.
I even initially entered the fitness industry in hopes that choosing fitness as a career would help me finally figure out how to get my dream body.
I see you, because I’ve been you.
And now, I teach womxn all over the world to find peace in their struggles with their bodies, spending less time thinking about how to pose and more time thinking about how to make their magic.
Because, whether it’s, “gross,” or “sluggish,” or “bad,” the words you choose to describe your body are often the word with which you identify in the rest of your life.
The way you describe your size calls you to shrink – away from your dreams, from your beckoning adventure, from your inherent worthiness.
The fitness programs you’ve sped through one after another haven’t worked because the problem has never been your body.
The problem has been you denying yourself the opportunity to get strong, to explore, and to define yourself.
Which you already know on some level, don’t you?
Together, we’ll work through the stories holding you back.
We’ll build a movement practice that feels good: one that feels authentic to you, that helps you feel powerful, and that calls you to move through the world like the strong, powerful, magical mermaid you are.
You'll find a 12-week fitness program that makes you feel powerful.
You'll learn how to create habits that accomplish the goals you really want to achieve.
You’ll rewrite your story and abandon the narratives telling you you’re not good enough as you are.
You'll meet a group of womxn who share your struggles – who get you – and who are working to get stronger, physically and mentally.
You’re here because you’re ready to drop the stories keeping you small.
You’re ready to stop stealing your own power.
You’re ready to find fitness that actually fits into your life, that energizes you, and that reminds you of how capable you are.
You’re ready to #ALWAYSBEFEELINYOURSELF, recognizing that your body — whether you feel that it’s bangin’ or bad or straight-up boring — is not the most interesting thing about you.
Throughout our 12 weeks together, you’ll not only find a fitness program that reminds you of your power and that feels good.
You’ll also grow into a self-assured womxn who knows her worth. You’ll learn how to finally achieve the results you’re after in a way that works for you. I’ll be here to guide you every step of the way, helping you to define your standards for yourself, examine your habits, build confidence, and show yourself compassion.
You’ll feel stronger, more resilient, and lighter — as you release the weight of the judgment and shame that comes from trying to fit yourself into a standard that was never designed to hold you.
Your body isn’t gross, and you weren’t bad because you ate a donut.
You aren’t lazy, and your legs aren’t too big because your thighs spill over the sides of your chair when you sit down.
Your self-esteem and sense of self-worth aren’t dependent on your adherence to a fitness program.
For most of us, our diets and our training are meant to fit into our lives and to enhance them, not to be the yardstick by which we define ourselves or the anchor keeping us planted until we’re light enough to move on.
It’s time to divorce our fitness from our morality and get down to the business of creating a movement practice (and a life!) that serves us.