In this episode, Nikki and Leigh discuss body dysmorphia in the fitness industry and how to distinguish self image from societal conditioning.
– How personal identity should be a primary factor in determining your fitness goals
– Body acceptance versus denial, how we end up setting goals that don’t really serve us, and how to find trust within ourselves
– The role of the internet and Instagram culture in body image
– The importance of body autonomy and the problem with unsolicited advice and how it contributes to body dysmorphia
About Leigh Peele
Leigh Peele, a nationally published author who’s been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, The Guardian, and The Washington Times.
Leigh was a co-host of the popular fitness podcast, Fitcast, and she’s a self-described “layman researcher”.
As a personal trainer with a certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Leigh’s worked with actors, models, fighters, and athletes from all over the world.
To learn about Leigh, visit her website leighpeele.com.