Redefining the Pilates body and examining racial bias with Sabrina Castro

In this episode, Nikki chats with Pilates teacher Sabrina Castro about her experience as a Latina woman and person of color in the Pilates industry.

They discuss:

  • The issues with Pilates being an industry that predominantly features white, thin women
  • How racism and fat bias show up in the Pilates studio
  • Sabrina’s experience with weight loss and how it impacted how clients and teachers treated her
  • How the traditional Pilates and fitness culture promotes disordered behavior around diet and exercise
  • Why representation is important and how opting out of diet culture can empower Pilates teachers and clients to make better choices for themselves

To connect with Sabrina, follow her on Instagram at @sabrinathefitnesswitch.

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